In the Guardian today Sami Ramadani has an article where he refers to
a de facto alliance against the Shia ‘crescent’ between the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel and al-Qaida.
The key addition of the words “de facto” are, I assume, there to suggest that the alliance may not be an actual one.
Alternatively, Dr Mamdouh G Salameh, an International Oil Economist & Consultant to the World Bank on Oil & Energy, was interviewed on Voice of Russia. He posited the theory (25:55-26:10) that:
There might be an unholy alliance between the United States, Israel and Iran to syphon off the oil and energy resources of the Arab Gulf.
The question I therefore have is this: are the Americans and Israelis working with the Sunni Arab states and Al Qaida against the Shiites or with the Iranian Shiites against the Sunni Arabs?
Hat Tips: Hegemony OrBust and David Patrikarakos.