Bannon said a driving force behind the transformation of Saudi Arabia and other major events in the Middle East is the recognition by many regional powers that “President Trump and the United States of America have had enough of it and are just not going to tolerate anymore this financing, the exporting of radical Islamic terror into Western Europe and the United States.”
He recalled Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s giving a landmark speech several years ago about “how Islam had to reform itself internally to Islam, just like Christianity went through a huge reformation. … “Christianity had gone through things like the Thirty Years War and the Reformation, et cetera, to reform itself.”
And I’ve got to tell you, for all the elites out in the world, the Party of Davos guys are sitting there today gobsmacked, absolutely shocked,” he said. “The largest financier in the Arab world, the Muslim world, is Prince Alwaleed. He’s got stakes in just about every high-tech company. He’s a huge partner of Rupert Murdoch. … He owns a huge stake in Citicorp, he saved Citicorp from going bankrupt.”
“People are stunned today that he was put under house arrest, put under arrest yesterday in Saudi Arabia, in this situation of what they called corruption, money laundering, et cetera. People are thinking this is directly tied to the financing of the Muslim Brotherhood, this whole thing about cleaning up Saudi Arabia to take care of this. You’re going to see a lot of changes. This thing is far, far from over. You’re at the top of the first inning. You’re probably at the first batter,” Bannon said.
“Look at what’s happening in Iraq now. Look at what’s happening with this expansionist Persia, Erdogan; John Bolton just said it. Erdogan is going to announce an Ottoman caliphate on the 100th anniversary of Ataturk. I’ve said it from day one: Erdogan is one of the most dangerous guys on the world stage. He believes in his heart that he’s a man of history. Those guys can be dangerous.”
The world is asleep and does not realize that the Middle East is like a volcanic cauldron, getting ready to blow. Erdogan may be the catalyst to the event. His “coup” was the first step. He is likely indeed to declare his new Caliphate. It’s the ONLY reason he fought ISIS. He saw them as pretenders to HIS throne. Otherwise, they think exactly alike. Remember, it was Erdogan who said: “Moderate Islam? There is no moderate Islam. There is only Islam”.
A reader corrects me: Erdogan said: “Moderate Islam? What is moderate Islam? It’s an insult! Islam is Islam”.
Looking around the web, I find Erdogan quoted as saying ˜These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
We get the idea.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific