Thursday, July 10, 2008

Strategic Vacuum, G.C.C needs to invest in Military

The Arab Gulf countries obviously have a lot of oil,, and ehm
American Bases.. The whole World is interested in Oil there but obviously the U.S has its bases there, and wont Allow Russia or China any control over that oil.

The U.S is never going to leave Iraq.. yess it will reduce its forces there but only to deploy them else where, Obama can say all he want The U.S never actually left any country it built bases in.. thats since second world war, there are still bases in Germany and South Korea. In fact the U.S has over 700 bases all over the world...

The U.S is power is starting to decline, yet still its Hard Power (Military) is unmatched.
The Gulf and pretty much all the Islamic World have been handed over from one power to another since the fall of The Ottoman Calphate. French, Brits, Other Europeans, Russians and lately the U.S and we will keep on being handed over to other rising regional powers till we are strong enough to stand on our own...

What we see with Iran is essentially the U.S wanting to contain it and especially to reduce its rising influence over the Arabian Gulf and its extending arm to the its western region..

The point is when the Gulf is so rich and with whooping oil prices and plenty of extra cash... maybe folks like in Dubai ought to invest in firearms and start producing their own weapons instead of doing a lot of crazy buildings, its good for the economy sure but can be blown away real quick in potenial futre conflicts

There needs to be a transition from that declining U.S power in the region instead of leaving it to potenial rivals the the GUlf needs to stand for itself..

the question is...
why the G.C.C doesnt invest in Firearms and Military equipment???

.. its good for the economy and the future inshaAllah!.. am not talking about buying the stuff from the U.S or U.K with high prices and reduced options am talking about producing your own stuff!!!


LuLu...! said...

IM EVIL??? :@:@:@:@
im cute and kind as an angle(A)

i hate politics (ITS BORING)

MASS said...

yeah cute and kind like an angle..
and Im the President of Liberia

LuLu...! said...

angel** :@

Man of Letters said...

What do you think the US would do if the Arab countries did start producing their own weapons?

MASS said...


there is a limit to what they can do of course. it depends in what context they are produced.

in a friendly context it would limit them, of course of we start doing it with hostility they would find ways to pressure us to stop them.

Im suggesting that they start as small businesses not opperated by givernments, then they could start growing larger and perhaps sell their waepons to Arab governments.

zaytuna said...

Make weapons?
Man nothing good can come out of weapons..
I beleive in what Switzerland did, or is that too unrealistic?

MASS said...


[60] Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.

[61] But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is the One that Heareth and Knoweth (all things).

[62] Should they intend to deceive thee, verily Allah sufficeth thee: He it is that hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers;

Reminding you of Surat al Anfal.. Allah says wa 2a3idu.. thats Obligatory...

Ya3ni we have to prepare for our enmies and even potenial enemis "whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know"

Of course its unrealistic.. I dont even know what switzerland did but id tell you it sure doesnt work for us.

emma said...

sad but true

and i agree with man of letters,
arab countries like the GCC ones do have their activities constantly under check, and i beleive any such initiation would be squashed from its inception, even under a friendly guise.

im still around:)
lurking somewhere in the shadows!

zaytuna said...

lol! Deja vu!

Oh, I get your point.
We don't attack unless we get attacked, BUT we have to prepare just in case, and also to avoid being an easy target.

Switzerland= No army, no arms. That was their way of saying they don't want to get into any kind of wars. And no one would attack cause they don't have an army to start with; that would be against the laws of war.

Too many "whys" though, about what's being done around us. And yeah that probably wouldn't work, since we're already being attacked (if we're talking about Muslimeen, and not only the Gulf).

So the solution is to build weapons?
But Mass look at what happened to Iraq, and what's about to happen to Iran (InshAllah not), all because they owned or wanted to own nuclear weapons.
but again what do I know, I'm still a marshmallow in politicsh, so hit me :P

MASS said...


Men said to them: "A great army is gathering against you, so fear them": but it (only) increased their Faith; they said: "For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs."

Of course doesnt mean be up in their face about it.. There are plenty of legit reasons to invest in military.. and when there is a will there is a way

good that yr still around!

MASS said...


you can never be your own boss if you dont produce your own food and weapons..

you ll always be bullied around by bigger folks.

having weapons wont come overnight.. you make a gradual move and could initially be commercial.

now make your bros interested in guns and maybe perhaps they could make their own gun factory!