The yellow journalism of reports and news that appear in the Western leftist media targeting Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s personality is currently a pressure weapon of which the aim is to stop the wheel of his reforms or in the worst case, to try to obtain the privilege of managing the project and controlling its outputs. Writes Hani Aldahri
Is it not an absurd war that is being waged by the Western leftist groups over the last two years against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specifically targeting the image of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman? With all simplicity, I would say the emphatic answer “no.”
It is easy for any analyst, who is interested in political affairs, to see vividly how an organized war is taking place, and that has its own planners, directors, supporters and celebrants, and that each of these groups has its own goals and vested interests though they may not be accomplished.
The emergence of Prince Muhammad Bin Salman as a leader par excellence and the launch of the Vision 2030 project constituted a milestone in the Middle East region, when it was mired in problems, complications and mismanagement of its wealth in one way or other and thus serving the interests of multiple international bodies.
This made the Crown Prince and his Vision a new threat to the powers that act as balances of power, not only at the regional level, but also at the global level. The launching of a massive renaissance project is not in the interest of the forces, which is always eager to cash in on the region’s disease. This is all the more evident, especially, when the project is being launched by a young leadership that redefines the privileges hitherto enjoyed by these powers in this hot spot of the world.
All this corresponds to regional hostilities and cold wars that have continued for years, which is what united Riyadh’s opponents in a large trench, as some of them appear in the picture as a direct enemy guiding their weapons toward the Kingdom without equivocation while some work to support the enemy in secret after disguising themselves as neutrals whereas some others work to facilitate the mission of everyone who targets Saudi Arabia and its historic renaissance project while at the same time presenting themselves as a loyal friend and supporter of its Vision with apparent eagerness to participate in it.
Politically, there is no theory that takes precedence over the base of “interest first.” Many Western powers have their own apprehensions about launching any real project in a region that floats on a sea of oil and controls an important part of the world economy. What serves the West according to its old perceptions is that this region continues to suffer from emptiness, fragmentation, weakness of administration and endless conflicts.
As in this case the balance of power in the region can be permanently manipulated and negotiated with competitors to share its privileges, which keeps it an open and easy treasure when needed, and nothing else. A paradigm shift is emerging in this situation with a real renaissance project and the emergence of a force that turns the entire regional scene, as what is happening in Saudi Arabia recently.
The yellow journalism of reports and news that appear in the Western leftist media targeting Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s personality is currently a pressure weapon of which the aim is to stop the wheel of his reforms or in the worst case, to try to obtain the privilege of managing the project and controlling its outputs. Simply these are games being played parallel with the threats posed to the region at the hands of the Iranian and the Turkish regimes. But this will not happen, and this war will not be able to impede the Great Saudi Project of Reforms.