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BC: Saudia-Israel Alliance: A Quest for Ultimate Malware

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BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 22.05.14 For some reason, this article is missing from Google search results. Since this article remains pretty relevant to those geopolitical events that are taking place on the geopolitical stage today, we deem it possible to present it to our readers once again. Should it go missing again, you may be confident that you will see it republished by NEO once more, should it still remain relevant by that time.

The news of Saudi-Israeli alliance should not have come as a surprise to any close observer of inter-state relations and of the manner in which geo-political alliances, overt and covert, are formed. It is a well known fact that when interests of two ‘enemy’ states converge, especially because of the common threat they face from a common enemy, they tend to set a common goal and make common strategy against it: hence, the political axiom: enemy of my enemy is my friend.

According to a report of Reuters, Israel and Saudi Arabia have entered into an alliance and are co-operating in developing a computer worm, which would be much more destructive than the Stuxnet malware, to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars also confirmed that Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Mossad intelligence division “are co-operating” to develop this program to launch a joint assault on Iran’s nuclear program, especially if the US-Iran nuclear deal comes to fruition. Needless to say, both Saudia and Israel have developed deep difference with the US and both have repeatedly expressed their disapproval of this deal in strong words. Saudia even went to the extent of refusing to accept UNSC membership because of rapprochement between the US and Iran, and declared this deal to be a “West’s treachery”; while, Israeli Prime Minister lambasted it as a “historic mistake.” Their mutual threat perceptions of Iran’s nuclear program have brought the two notorious states of the Middle East somewhat closer to establish a covert, if not an open, alliance.

Paradoxically, Israel and Saudi Arabia are still officially enemies; yet, they appear to be acting in lockstep – almost........

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