Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Islamic Military Alliance

I have been meaning to write about this so called Islamic Military Alliance (also known as the Muslim NATO, which it is not at all) for a time since its inception but did not have the time to do it. Also there was no clearer picture of what it purpose was, which I don’t believe it does now either. But with the visit of the U.S. President it became a little clearer, although not that much that it was from the start as suspected an Anti Shiite and Anti Iran alliance. Anyway whatever the purpose of it, when it was announced, most of the countries that have become part of it forcibly were not even aware of it. Its headquarters will be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and I believe it will be bankrolled by the Saudis too since most of the countries in the so called alliance have a hard time feeding their own population, let alone contribute much to the alliance except their mostly not combat ready troops if and when it is called for. It has been dubbed as the Muslim NATO but there is no mention of where it will operate who will contribute what and how many troops if any and if they will have the permission to enter countries who have been hit hard by terrorism like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and to a lesser extent Egypt. I will hardly doubt that Pakistan which is the hardest hit by terrorists attack will allow foreign forces to enter its country and fight alongside Pakistani Troops. There has been no mention of how many troops each country will contribute and what will their sphere of combat. Who will pay for the logistics and financial contribution which I believe will be the rich gulf countries? But with crude oil revenue sliding, how will the rich gulf countries be able to contribute overwhelming funding to this fantastic concept.

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