“Trump will destroy Iran!” Saudis gloat, ecstatically thanking the anti-Muslim president | Ben Norton – Far-right President Donald Trump immediately kicked off his reign by ramping up aggression against Iran. In just two weeks, his administration, which is chock-full of vehemently anti-Iran hawks, imposed further sanctions on the country, publicly put it “on notice,” and accused it of being the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism.
Gulf monarchies, which have long seen Iran as their greatest enemy, are rejoicing. Saudi Arabia, in particular, can hardly contain its excitement. Popular Saudi social media accounts are portraying the racist, anti-Muslim U.S. president as a noble gladiator, gleefully gloating, “Trump will destroy Iran!”
President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis have made it clear that they are going to pursue even closer ties with Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the Saudi monarchy, which frequently speaks of itself as the supposed protector of Islam, has offered no criticisms of Trump’s ban on refugees, nor has it said anything negative about his barring migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. The fact that the Trump administration’s ban targets the primary enemies of Gulf regimes (namely, Iran, Iraq, and Syria) certainly should not go unnoticed.