I follow Sistani myself and yes I do not believe in the Iranian interpretation of wilayat al faqih but the idea has existed before that and the difference is in the extent of it. That doesn't mean we denounce the scholars who agree with it. Ayatollah Sistani has a representative in Qom, if he were against Wilayat al Faqih, his offices in Iran would have been sealed by now.
I don't hate that criminal family because of Iran, since you have a vast knowledge of history, you know that they once attacked Karbala and their alliance with an extremely anti Shia faction.
I appreciate you giving me history lessons but I have zero interest in the internal tribal dynamics of those lands and what happened after the Ottoman Empire and how the so-called unification happened. Maybe it had nothing to do with the aftermath of WW1. But I stand by my statement that al-saud dicatorship continues to survive because of American backing. They are weak. They couldn't take care of AnsarAllah in Yemen, they even asked us to help them, us the poor 3rd world Pakistan. Who knows what will happen when America will finally leave.
You can underestimate the Iranian support to AnsarAllah all you want. The coalition itself admitted that Iranian made weapons were used in that attack on the Abqaiq field.
The initial point in this thread that I made, I stand by it. In fact this news itself supports my point. Saudis in their arrogance and belief that America will save them, cut ties with Iran and MbS insulted the Shia belief in Imam al-Mahdi(ATFJS). Praise be to Allah that fool was humiliated in Yemen, had to eat his own words, and is now talking to Iran via Iraq and as I said through a Mahdi (as) believing person.
So thanks for your history lessons but they are not directly relevant and I have zero interest in the history of the criminal Saud family. You can make comparsions with Iran all you want, I am a Pakistan it's not my job to be a lawyer for Iran. I support Iran but I know it's not perfect. For us twelvers only Imams(As) are perfect after the Prophet(SAWW).
He has a representative in Saudi Arabia as well. What is evident is that WIlayat al-Faqih is a new cult-like invention. I would argue that it is outright blasphemous from an Islamic viewpoint. Not only that a tiny minority of Shias outside of Iran follow it.
The idea of guardianship as rule was advanced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in a series of lectures in 1970 and now forms the basis of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The constitution of Iran calls for a faqih, or Vali-ye faqih(Guardian Jurist), to serve as the Supreme Leader of the government. In the context of Iran, Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist is often referred to as "rule by the jurisprudent", or "rule of the Islamic jurist".
"Infallible" leader. "Supreme" leader. That sounds like a cult to me. If not that, just a cheap copy of the Roman Catholic concept of a infallible Pope that rules until he dies.
They never attacked Karbala nor is that supposed attack attested anywhere in history other than 1 single dubious source.
Moreover it literally states in the Wikipedia article that the raid was retaliation for Iraqi Arab tribes raids on Hajj caravans. In other words just typical raids of the time.
First of all the territory that Al-Saud ruled (Najd) were never under any Ottoman authority. In fact most of Arabia never were. So yes, it is historically incorrect to claim that their rise to power has anything to do with the Ottomans. In any case the downfall of the Ottomans had little to do with Arabs and even if it did, what is the problem? The Ottomans came to power in 1517 (Caliphate) when they took the power/stole it from the Arabs that ruled it from the beginning until 1517 when the Abbasid Caliph in Cairo gave his title of Caliph away (according to the Ottoman version in reality he probably had no choice).
Once again, the House of Saud has continually ruled territory in what is today Arabia for almost 300 years in a row. That is before the US even existed and 220 years prior to the US even gaining any political foothold in Arabia/Middle East.
You are either deliberately ignorant or just trolling now. The US (the world's foremost military power) could not defeat the Taliban, Vietcong in Vietnam, ISIS in Iraq, Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan etc. Turkey and Iran cannot fully defeat local Kurdish, Arab, Baloch etc. separatist movements.
Yet if KSA wanted they could carpet bomb all of Yemen and kill all Yemenis.
They asked us for symbolic assistance, never anything large-scale nor has KSA ever invaded Yemen with boots on the ground. Similarly to how Iran has never invaded any foreign lands in recent memory with boots on the ground other than some advisers on the ground. Even most of the fighting of Iranian proxies in Syria for instance is done by local Syrians or proxies not from Iran.
And that attack did jackshit as I wrote.
KSA has the backing of the entire Arab world and most of the Muslim world including world powers and most of the 2 billion Muslims due to being the qibla of Islam. Who other than Iranians and some Wilayat al-Faqih Shia supporters like you will support Iran in such a conflict? Get real. Even within Pakistan the vast majority would support KSA, you know it, I know it, and everyone else know it.
What Mahdi are you even talking about? Who cares what MBS said? He is not some cleric or self-proclaimed demi-GOD or "Supreme leader" and I doubt that he is talking with a Mullah nor is KSA reaching out but the other way around .After all, for the 100th time, it was KSA that broke relations, not the other way around.
Anyway, what is your point, KSA has to live with Iran and Iran has to live with KSA. Nobody is going anywhere. Neither 20 + Arab states nor Iran.
For your information, since you appear to be anti-Arab, Shia Islam originated in Arabia (modern-day KSA). All of its holy figures are Arabians. Your 12 "holy" Imams are all Arabias too. Even the Mullah's in Iran that you blindly seem to follow, they are all wearing black turbans because they all claim to have Arabian (Sayyid) ancestry from modern-day KSA. Ironic, is it not?
Anyway I have no problem with Iran, I am just not a fan of their Mullah regime or their harmful and annoying meddling in the region. Both Arabs and Iranians are very good people overall. No problems with either, in particular KSA is a great country and people based on my personal experiences and time in that country and that of millions of other Pakistanis.