CIA Director Admits Saudi Arabia Is Working Directly With Israel to ‘Fight Terror’

(MEMO) — Israel is working directly with Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the fight against terrorism, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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The comments were made at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, where Pompeo cited the danger Iran posed not just to the US, but to other states in the region, as a unifying factor.

“We’ve seen them [Saudi Arabia] work with the Israelis to push back against terrorism throughout the Middle East, to the extent we can continue to develop those relationships and work alongside them – the Gulf states and broader Middle East will likely be more secure,” Pompeo told the audience.

Former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was also a speaker at the event and took his speech as an opportunity to call on Arab countries to form a coalition with Israel, the US and Turkey, and even to run a joint military operations center.

“It is incredibly important that in the Middle East, where we have failed states, where you have ISIS [Daesh], where you have Iran, that we have got to develop a stronger coalition of countries that are willing to work together to confront these challenges,” he said.

“I think with a joint military headquarters, that can… target the terrorists in that region, that can basically work together to try to provide stability where is necessary in these countries,” Panetta concluded.

Rumors of Saudi Arabia normalizing relations with Israel were brought to the fore once again last month after Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz confessed that Tel Aviv had covert contacts with Riyadh amid common concerns over Iran.

Just days before, Saudi news agency Elaph, which is close to the decision-making circles in Riyadh, published an interview with the Israeli army chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot; a step described by Israeli sources as a move to bring Saudi and Israeli relations into the public sphere.

The reports reignited the controversy in September when whistleblower Mujtahidd leaked reports stating the alleged desire of the Kingdom to accept Israel “as a brotherly state.”

The Saudi public have strongly rejected any attempts at normalizing relations with Israel in the past, and such reports prompted concern among many.

Saudi officials have maintained that any relations with Israel hinge on Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands captured in the 1967 Middle East war, territory Palestinians seek for a future state. However, rumors of existing cooperation persist, including alleged Saudi backing for the US proposed Israel-Palestine peace plan to be released next year.

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  • Keith Parsons

    So Turkey, the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, the people who actually created ISIS, and are among the principal nations sustaining ISIS, along with Al Qaeda and the Taliban etc., are now actually the heroes of the people by fighting against these terrorists.

    I get it, I really do. I am not quite sure though whether the similarity between this scenario and that portrayed within the book ‘1984’ by George Orwell is an intended joke, or whether it is simply the case that they really are seriously trying to pass this blatant falsehood off as genuine. Surely this is some kind of intended mass mind-wiping exercise, with the Talmud and Torah mafia building their NWO one world government enjoying a little bit of chutzpah here by creating this entirely paradoxical bit of news.

    I think that perhaps all this kind of ‘news’, being as it is, absolute falsehood, even though it does need to be published so we can see what they are up to, is intended quite literally to make us become completely befuddled with the entire media system, and thus learn through repeated NWO state conditioning to stop studying ‘news’ altogether, to make us feel that we will simply suffer from attempting what is totally impossible, trying to make sense out of the complete and utter nonsense put forward in the general state-controlled media. I think they want to inure us all with the sense that all media by extension must surely be as worthless, so that their objective of maintaining us in an enforced state of ignorance will thus be accomplished. It is the Deep State’s way of telling us to mind our own business and to stop trying to see or understand what they are doing.

    By this means, they wish us to come to understand that all further attempts at thinking and trying to see some sense will be met by barrages of state-inflicted mumbo-jumbo, doublespeak intended to render all attempts at comprehension completely impossible.

    Of course though, such brainwashing will only be effective as long as anyone remains foolish enough to take any information provided by the traitorous and malevolent state media outlets as genuine. The alternative media, wherever not yet controlled or infiltrated by the powers of darkness, still remains our best source for real news. I love it when the US and UK governments protest about ‘fake news’, when they are the biggest sources of it, as their state machines are entirely dominated by Is Really Hell.