Prof. Dr. Ghada Amer
Professor of Energy Engineering and Fellow of Nasser Military Academy
About three months ago, I wrote an article titled “The Role of Technology in the Drumming of War in the Arab Gulf”, in which I noted that the terrorist attack on four commercial cargo ships near UAE territorial waters and the terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia by drones on two stations of Aramco’s pumping of oil last May without anyone being able to determine who the group, organization or country has done so conclusively means that the Gulf region is undergoing asymmetric wars. Now that many incidents have escalated, including the attack by drones on two oil facilities belonging to the giant Saudi Aramco on Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, according to the SPA news agency quoted the Interior Ministry – and led to the reduction of Saudi production by half and raised the degree of tension in the region to an unprecedented state, as well as the malicious systematic attack on Egypt using interactive media and the technology of the manufacture of profound counterfeit sections used in more than one platform, ( Chief Technology Officer pointed out the seriousness of that technology in Facebook in an article for the magazine MIT Technology in a September 16, 2019 issue, I confirmed two things: first, that our region is now under fire from asymmetric wars, and second, that the area fragmentation scheme that failed in 2011, is now being implemented again but using asymmetric warfare tools that rely on the modern and malicious technology, which has the ability to make the victim to lose its balance at the lowest cost and high efficiency of aggression without showing the enemy on the scene.
Bernard Lewis wrote a blueprint for dividing the Middle East, annexed by a new map, in which the Arab world would break up into several small states on the basis of race and religion, so that it would be natural for the Jewish state to be established on a purely religious basis and be the largest and most powerful. In order to know briefly who is Bernard Lewis, he is the architect of the creative chaos that Condoleezza Rice talked about before the events of 2011. In the 1970s, Bernard Lewis moved to live in the United States and worked as a professor of history at Princeton University. He joined the advisory staff of Senator Henry Jackson, a far-right visionary. When former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, the inventor of al-Qaeda, announced his plan to “correct the Sykes-Picot boundaries” and re-divide the Middle East, Bernard Lewis was hired as a key expert in the desired partition process.
But let me go back to what our countries are facing now, because what concerns me is the high-tech used. In the attack against Saudi Arabia , drone squadrons were used in a concurrent and precise control. According to the British Minister of Defense, the drone squadrons are confusing and overwhelming counter-defenses. This technology would be a major development in the war supported by robots, and that this technology is modern, and even the great Britain with its scientists and laboratories that support all the tools of modern warfare, Defense minister “Gavin Williamson” at the Royal United Services Institute said , Britain will finance development squadrons of swarms of drones, pointing out that these vehicles will complete the fleet of F-35 fighter jets, in the last February – that is, modern technology – is it conceivable that the Houthi group has this high-tech now ????
The other thing is how the Houthis managed to launch drones from their bases at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula to the northeast corner, more than 1500 km away and how this squadron was controlled and steered remotely. This matter is not happening only by modern satellites? Sorry, no country or group in the Arab region has the technology to fly ten drones for hundreds of kilometers without losing a single pilot. Is it conceivable that dozens of drones fly on the length and breadth of Saudi Arabia, which are very slow and easy to track and not discovered by the American satellites, which revealed the most complex things in the stealth and know exactly from where it came ?!, Questions need to think deeply to realize what is happening around us.
Going back to the systematic campaign launched on Egypt, using smart e-marketing technology, interactive media that refutes any chance for the viewer to deny what they broadcast by an electronic attack using artificial intelligence, as well as Photoshop technology and deep counterfeiting, and to complete the plot , characters closer to the hollow disfigurement who has no knowledge, no biography and no charisma must be marketing as a hero, taking advantage of the superficiality of some or that the vast majority of the Arab people do not read history.
The attacks I referred to above are only a simple part of what we are facing from asymmetric wars (modern wars) to spread division and destabilize security and stability, so as to turn our states into failed states without a will, easily controlled and fragmented to achieve the alleged map of Bernard Lewis, that the enemy will not lose one soldier the enemy and even with the lowest cost , for example, an air squadron attack on Saudi Arabia with a lot of losses (almost $ 2.2 billion) would cost no more than $ 150,000 (assuming each drone costs $ 10,000). Didn’t I tell you : welcome you to the future .
Rawabet Center for Researches and Strategic Studies