Saudis’ secret-‘proxy’ nukes?
On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016.
A letter from Clintons’ top advisor Sidney Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton in 2010, describes his conversation with former Vice Chancellor of Germany, Joschka Fischer (director of the Nabucco pipeline project at that time*, as noted in the letter), on Iran, Saudi Arabia issues.
It appears that, at that time, “harsh, targeted sanctions” against Iran were “absolutely necessary” according to the US establishment and its Western allies.
However, Blumenthal pointed that “A purely condign sanctions strategy can contribute to the regime’s will to punish and tighten repression. Talking of regime change, of course, undermines the cause of regime change. It is a gift to the regime. The opposition is a new factor in the Iran equation that must be taken into account on the political and moral level. Pushed to the wall, the regime may feel compelled to repress, which might involve thousands or tens of thousands of political killings.”
Yet, the most interesting part comes at the end of the letter with Fischer’s view on “Saudi bomb”:
“On Saudi Arabia, Fischer points out that if Iran develops nuclear weaponry the Saudis already have their own bomb. The Saudis invested in Pakistan’s nuclear weaponry partly for this eventuality; that’s their bomb in reserve.”
This is a characteristic example of how the brutal Saudi regime is treated by the West compared to the Iranian government. The Iranians are treated as a dangerous regime, apparently because they are considered Russia’s allies, and pushed to the edge in order to abandon their nuclear program. At the same time, it has been proved that the Westerners knew that the Saudis had already invested on “proxy” nuclear weaponry through Pakistan.
A few years later, Iran reached a deal with the US paying the price of a strict surveillance concerning its nuclear program, but no one bothers to deal with the Saudi regime who supported Daesh in Syria, together with Turkey, bringing absolute mess in the Middle East.
Consider that the US were forced to make a deal with Iran, partly because they probably thought that they could “use” it to clean up the mess in Middle East together with Russia, Hezbollah and the Kurds. Indeed: Barbarians – fools – hypocrites to the bone …
* In 2009, Fischer took a post as adviser to the Nabucco pipeline project, in which the German RWE company is also involved. According to media reports, the “six-digit salary” consultancy contract has already been signed. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joschka_Fischer]
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