- Apr 2015
I was referring to current scenario of Saudi Arabia, its a rich and influential country, even Shia Muslims outside of Iran see Ayatollah as their leader.These are only your own personally coloured perceptions. Possibly perhaps even your private wishes. They are not the realities that are actually going to manifest. Maybe in your own mind you see a Turkey fading away, but what is going to actually play out is not decided in your mind only. And what so called 'opening a front' is that which you are talking about?
Not every US$700 billion economy now - including Turkey - is automatically going to be a US$2.5 trillion economy in 2050. That ain't how it works. Depends also on how their economy & their population continue to develop too.
SA is not going to be so called 'oil rich' forever, simply because oil is not an inexhaustible resource. Whether they can continue to thrive as they run out of oil still remains to be seen. Their historical dependence on oil is in fact their #1 liability. While they on their own, without US backing, are not yet physically that credible as a so called bastion of Islam.
Turkey, Iran & Pakistan all thriving & continuing to thrive at the same time is not necessarily an impossible scenario. It is SA, rather than Turkey, Pakistan or Iran, which is yet to prove itself in terms of real sustainability.
As for Pakistan, Pakistan's economy is sustained by subsidized oil they get from countries like Saudi Arabia for "Muslim brother" feeling and the remittances from Gulf countries. If Gulf economy would be doomed so would be Pakistan. Apart from Pakistan's atom bomb, everything is fragile about Pakistan's economy and even military.