From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

In memory of the great October victory towards an Egyptian-Saudi Arab strategic dialogue

Abdelrehim Aly

What we need today, on the 41st anniversary of the great October victory, is to recall the lessons of those inspiring days, the most influential of all that great Arab cohesion that stood like a great bulwark behind that victory. I am certain that retrieving this lesson in particular and starting an Arab strategic dialogue that begins with the two pivotal countries, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, is enough to thwart the American scheme in which Qatar, Turkey and Iran participate, along with the international Brotherhood organization and their allies from terrorist groups, which guise themselves with the mantle of Islam.

But why is this dialogue the duty of the moment these days? Because the enemy who seeks to divide this country is doing all that is required to reach its goal, while we are relying on coincidences and random and individual action to repel these attacks.

The biggest lesson of the October victory was the solidarity of the Arabs, led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in the face of Israel, which was supported and allied with America at the time. This changed the strategies of war and conflict in the whole world since that date. The leaders of the Zionist lobby, which now rules the world and controls the American decision-making, swore that this victory would be the first and last that the Arabs could achieve over the State of Israel as a bridge between the West and advanced America in the Middle East.

Since that date, American strategic planning, accompanied by conspiracies, has begun to weave its threads around the region, starting with replacing the red danger with the green one, and through persuading the peoples of the developed world of the Islamic danger that must be resisted by besieging it in a specific area that it does not leave, and ending with drawing new strategies for war that depend on detonating the enemy from within.

Then the operations of exporting Shiite-Sunni hostility began under the guise of the expansionist ambitions of the Persian state called Iran, and it seemed to suggest the possibility of accepting political Islam’s rule in the Middle East, provided that it be moderate. It laid the first building block for a strategic dialogue with groups such as the Brotherhood and others, up to the decisive moment when the Brotherhood came to power in the largest Arab country, so that Washington and its allies began reaping the fruits of four centuries of careful strategic planning that aims to make the October victory the first and last victory for the Arabs over Israel.

The American plan was aimed at putting pressure on the Brotherhood, taking advantage of their passion for power, any power, even if it was over an inch of land, to implement the American strategy to break up the Arab armies and countries and create new borders based on the ethnic vision instead of the national vision. So Iraq would be divided, after the disintegration of its army, into three states: Kurdish in the north, Shiites in the south and Sunni in the middle. After the depletion of its army, Syria would be divided into an Alawite state, a Sunni state, and a third Christian state, as well as Lebanon and Yemen, all the way to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Just as Egypt was the stumbling block on which Israel’s great dreams “from the Nile to the Euphrates” were shattered, when it taught the invincible army a lesson that it will not forget throughout its stay in the region, which we hope will not be long, the dreams, plans and conspiracies of America and the West were shattered on the Egyptian rock on June 30, 2013. Just as Saudi Arabia was a decisive factor in Egypt's victory in the November War, the Kingdom, alongside its sister Emirates, represented the strong supporter of Egypt's second crossing towards breaking the American-Western prestige through the great June revolution. But the question is: Did Washington and Western capitals surrender to what happened? The answer is inevitably no. America is still seeking, aided by the West and their protégés Qatar and Turkey, to bring the region to its knees and avenge what happened to American dignity on June 30, which the Egyptian people squandered by overthrowing the American “marionette brides” called the Brotherhood. Therefore, the duty of the moment stimulates the establishment of an Arab strategic dialogue, which begins with the two pivotal states, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and joins it with the participation of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf states that supported the June 30 revolution, in the hope of setting an agenda to achieve Arab unity, starting with joint Arab defense agreements, passing through Arab-Arab economic integration, and leading to the formation of a solid Arab front standing against the American-Western plans aimed at dividing and subjugating the region in favor of a Greater Israel. So will we do it before it is too late? Or will we let the great October winds leave us, without inhaling its fragrance and absorbing its lessons with full force and determination.