|code: 332887||Date: 2012/07/30 - 02:50||source: Moqawama|
Bandar Heads KSA’s Intelligence... More Aid to Terrorists
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Well informed sources unveiled that "Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz headed the Saudi intelligence, succeeding his uncle, Prince Mokren, after the King recently dismissed the latter over the consequences of the arrest of the Shiite Saudi Sheikh Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr."
"Bandar headed the intelligence, developed new plans, and rearranged priorities after the protests and public demonstrations spread into the various large Saudi cities," they added.
Bandar bin Sultan, who is one of the most prominent US and Zionist policies Godfathers during his years as a Saudi Arabia ambassador in Washington, adopted the vision of mixing regional papers.
According to sources, his strategy is based on the fast movement on more than one level: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Egypt.
"The recent terrorist bombs that took place last Monday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other cities represented a clear sign for a Saudi movement towards escalation and shuffling the cards," sources clarified.
This came after al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for such operations based on the former methodologies and the current ones that emerged in Syria with the limitless support of Riyadh and Doha.
The sources clarified that Prince Bandar wanted to send a clear and quick Saudi message to the Iraqi government especially after its supportive positions to Syria and rejection of any process of change through military option and foreign interventions.
"One of Saudi Prince's orientations is to lure the Iraqi Kurds and Sunni Arab tribes, in the border Iraqi areas with Syria, to the Syrian conflict," the sources mentioned and noted" the way to apply this aim is by providing different kinds of inducement material to them to back Syrian rebels and contribute to accelerate the fall of President Bashar al-Assad."
In all these movements, charts, and plans, sectarian and religious factor plays a pivotal role in guiding the main tracks and formulating attitudes to be later applied on the ground.
Meanwhile, Iraqi security circles predicted an increase in the frequency of terrorist operations in Iraq in this period. "This is closely linked to the pace of events in Syria, as well as to the regional and international confrontation, especially with the clear Saudi and Qatari intervention."
It should be noted that Prince Bandar bin Sultan, had served as ambassador to Riyadh in Washington for 22 years (1983-2005). During this long period, the man built network extensive relationships with various US circles including the Jewish and Zionist lobbies. He further witnessed major events in which Riyadh had a main role, such as the first Persian Gulf 1980 War, the second 1991 Persian Gulf war, and the 2003 US invasion od Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein.
In parallel, some of the media and political circles used to call him Bandar Bush due to his close family ties with former US President George W Bush and later with Bush, the son. It is also said that President Bush had told him the details of Washington's plan to topple Saddam before the US President informed senior officials in his administration.
After exempting him from the post of ambassador in Washington, Bandar was appointed as a national security adviser, where he was away from the spotlight.
Later, King Abdullah appointed him as the head of the intelligence service to success Prince Mokren after the latter was subject to a campaign of criticism, because of his lack of intelligence experience as well as his personal problems.
Through this appointment, the King hopes to address the differences in views between Washington and Riyadh on some vital and sensitive regional issues. He further aims to strengthen the role of the regional role of the Kingdom, in addition to avoiding it scenarios of change witnessed by several Arab regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen over the last year.