Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation’s president, in stunning end times power play.
The headline story on Aljazeera this morning is an article asking ‘Who is Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE’s new president?’, but longtime readers of NTEB already know exactly who he is, and exactly what he represents. Mohamed bin Zayed is the creator of the Abraham Accords with Jared Kushner, he is the hand-picked by Pope Francis leader of Chrislam in the Middle East, and everywhere you read anything about the coming One World Religion, Mohamed bin Zayed pops up. Now he is the unanimously-appointed supreme ruler of the UAE. There is no stopping the rise of who is now the most powerful man in the Middle East. Now, what was that about the Two State Solution? Oh yeah, man, that’s what’s coming.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE’s president
FROM AP NEWS: The ascension of Sheikh Mohammed, 61, had been expected after the death Friday of his half-brother and the UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the age of 73. The transition of power marks only the third time this U.S.-allied nation of seven sheikhdoms has selected a president since becoming an independent nation in 1971.
Under Sheikh Mohammed, who has been the nation’s de facto leader since Sheikh Khalifa suffered a stroke in 2014, the UAE had tried to project power militarily across the wider region as it joined a Saudi-led war in Yemen. Since the lockdowns of the coronavirus pandemic, Sheikh Mohammed and the wider UAE has tried to recalibrate its approach by largely pulling out of the war and seeking diplomatic detentes with rivals. The UAE also diplomatically recognized Israel, which shares Sheikh Mohammed’s longstanding suspicion of Iran. However, ties to the U.S. have strained in recent years.
The state-run WAM news agency described the vote at Al-Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi as unanimous among the rulers of the country’s hereditarily ruled sheikhdoms, which includes the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai.
“We congratulate him, and we pledge allegiance to him, and our people pledge allegiance to him,” Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said on Twitter after the vote. “The whole country is led by him to take it on the paths of glory and honor, God willing.”
Known by the acronym MbZ, Sheikh Mohammed cultivated ties with the West that proved valuable for Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE that commands tens of billions of dollars in wealth funds from its oil and gas deposits. A U.S. diplomatic cable from 2004 released by WikiLeaks referred to him as “charismatic, savvy and very comfortable in the West.” He hosted then-President George W. Bush in 2008 at his desert estate, a visit complete with Bedouin tents and falcons. READ MORE
UAE Strongman Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Named New President
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, considered the de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, was elected as the new president of the oil-rich nation on Saturday after his half-brother and former ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin al-Nahyan passed away.