Skip to comments.Syria's Assad slams Saudi ideology as 'threat to world'
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:04:26 AM PST by mac_truck
Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday with Iran's foreign minister that Saudi Arabia's political and religious ideology is "a threat to the world," state television reported.
He was referring to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim tradition which is predominant in Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's revolt against Assad.
"President Assad warns during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of the threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region," the report said.
"The Syrian people and some peoples in the region know how serious the threat posed by Wahhabism is, and everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root," said Assad, who belongs to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam.
The comments came amid ongoing tensions between Syria and Saudi Arabia, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
Assad's meeting with Zarif, top diplomat of Syria's chief regional ally Iran, comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.
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Kettle calling the pot black but I can’t argue with his conclusion.
If he was smart, he’d explicitly link Wahhabism and 9/11.
Assad is apparently much brighter than Bammy.
Actually, I think Obama may have finally woken up about the Saudis, we’ll see.
The solution to Islam is simple, effective, and cheap: The Pig Bomb.
Any and all Islam is antithetical to, and irreconcilable with the rest of the world.
Assad is a secularist and an ally of Syrian Christians.
Ha. Well, that statement ensures the flow of more $$$ from Khamenei, whose ambitions are no different from the Wahabbis
A pile of dog poop is smarter than obama.
With the exception of Israel, there are no good players in the Middle East.
But it were Wahabbis who bombed NYC and Pentagon on 9/11 and took Russian schoolchildren hostage in Beslan, not Khamenei.
Assad’s ideology is
Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.
“Assads ideology is
Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.”
That’s how things work over there. That is why Iraq is falling to Al-Qaida and Afghanistan will always be a crap hole.
Assad knows the only way to keep ancient enemies from killing each other is to make them fear you more than each other. The Russians understood this too in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania.
unfortunately for the Middle East and decades of U.S. Middle East foreign policy, Assad is correct
unfortunately also, the theocrats in Iran are no better; just a Shia version of radical fundamentalist Islam
It was the IRI (Khamenie) who allowed some of the terrorists safe passage thru Iran
And it was the IRI who financed the bombing of Khobar Towers, Beirut Barracks Bombing, and the IRI who killed & maimed tens of thousands of Americans in Iraq & Afghanistan with Iranian made IED’s and through their tutelage having others do it.
US - Power; Cost - irrelevant; export Whabbism.
Tough not to agree with him..
Stopped clock, check again in 12:00 hrs.
Wahhabism is killing the planet in ways petroleum never could.
Right, the Shia are tame. They’ve never hurt Americans.
The key to understanding the Third World is family life.
If your family can lay claim to your success and is a network of interlocking relationships in which you don’t get to choose your spouse, nor live in a nuclear family without ties to your extended family then your country will be backwards.
That’s the formula.
An enemy of an enemy is the phrase that comes to mind.
My enemy is Al Qaeda, not Bashir Assad.
The entire ME is a tar baby. I’d be building as many nuclear plants as possible here in America. I’d kick open the floodgates of petroleum exploitation and completely deregulate the energy markets. Other than Israel, there are very few good guys.
Until that culture changes, things will continue to deteriorate. Have you seen this?:
That’s the psychology we’re up against and we thing government schooling has caused terrible indoctrination.
Yup .... Pot, kettle. Kettle, pot.
A broken clock is right.
"...during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif..." ...comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.so-called is correct; of the 130,000 dead, more than 90 percent have been murdered by the Assad regime, his Iranian thug enablers, or the Iranian proxies the Hizzies.
I’m not advocating on part of either radical group but there is a huge difference between militants taking on US military in the Middle East and another group, killing civilians en-masse in America and Russia.
Btw, an idea that US supports the latter group in ruining the Middle East makes huge impact on the first group and that is why they are planting their IEDs against military. I can’t say their idea is really wrong. Both Bushes supported Al-Qaeda, so did Clinton but all of it is so open and official under Obamao.
And that’s saying something. I always thought Bashar Assad wasn’t as bright as his father was.
I give Assad credit for putting his finger directly on the problem which is more than any feckless American leader will do. He's also smart enough to give up his chemical weapons stockpile, now that the Saudis are using them in his country.
“Im not advocating on part of either radical group but there is a huge difference between militants taking on US military in the Middle East and another group, killing civilians en-masse in America and Russia.”
If the IRI thought they could successfully pull it off & get away with it, they would. Instead, they finance attacks and cooperate to help others achieve that goal.
It’s so simple.
This is why many formerly backward countries are moving ahead; their family structures are geared toward power and success through professional lives as well as marital alliances and unlike us, they are actually uninterested in being politically correct or ‘nice,’ but actually CARE about the well being of their family members.
Whooooa, Assad to Iran, the Wahhabi is a threat? Who does he think runs Iran? All those Mullahs brought in by Khomeini were Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia. The Iranians I know wish those Mullahs would get the hell out of Iran.
Wahhabism is banned in Iran so I’m not sure what you’re talking about.