Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's the Saudis, Stupid!

[Just nine days after I pointed out that Obama's latest “humanitarian” bombing puts American lives in danger, we have the video of the journalist James Foley's beheading at the hands of Daash, a.k.a. Islamic Caliphate, a.k.a. ISIS/ISIL. Well, that didn't take long! But there is more to the story: what stands behind this event, and others, such as 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Benghazi massacre and numerous other acts of terror is none other than America's best friend, the House of Saud. Here is a post by my friend Idris to explain this vital connection.]

The recent rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, along with its bedfellow Jahbat Al-Nusra (JN) is being viewed with alarm worldwide. It is the latest in a series of problems related to Islamic extremism for which Al Qaeda is the poster child. From Somalia to Yemen to Nigeria to the Levant to Afghanistan and Pakistan, to Chechnya to Xinjiang, China and even raising its head among the populations of western countries, both Muslim and non-Muslim are facing the ravages of the Salafi/Takfiri Nexus of Jihad.

However, there has been a failure to focus on the primary cause of these problems with their various manifestations worldwide. Saudi Arabia, with able assistance from several of its Gulf neighbors (with Qatar as the most prominent) has steadfastly promoted the rise of Islamic extremism. The extreme behavior now being manifested is the result of the extremist Wahhabi ideology that Saudi Arabia promotes and the billions of dollars it has spent to influence the entire Muslim world to adopt its extremist ideology or at least to remain silent as its poison spreads, particularly among the youth.

Saudi Arabia has for decades given scholarships to universities in the kingdom devoted to indoctrinating future Muslim leaders. It has funded Masjids, schools and Islamic Centers which have promoted their vitriol and which are usually staffed by graduates of their institutions. They have thus prepared the ground for what we are seeing now, as young Muslims from around the world flock to the Levant to wage Jihad under the banner of the various groups that the Saudis have long nurtured.

The Saudis and their Gulf co-conspirators have not limited themselves to promoting their hateful ideology. They have provided billions in material support for Muslims worldwide willing to take extremist action in accordance with Salafi/Takfiri principles. Any Muslim group worldwide willing to take violent actions that accord with this extreme Salafi/Takfiri worldview finds it easy to tap into the Saudi/Arab Gulf international network to receive funding and other forms of tangible support to launch their violent campaigns.

So next time you hear that Boko Haram or the Taliban or Abu Sayyaf or ISIL or some other Al Qaeda type organization has perpetrated some atrocity in the name of Islam... be sure to thank the Saudis! Its not that there are no just causes for which Muslims may feel compelled to resort to violent resistance... rather it is that Wahhabi ideology, propelled by billions of Petrodollars, has perverted nearly every corner of the Muslim world with its fanaticism.

The US, along with some its major allies, plays along with this travesty for several reasons. Most prominently, billions of Petrodollars recycled through their economies provide them with an exorbitant economic advantage. Secondly, they enjoy the ability to use crazy Jihadis against their enemies du jour. Want to push Russia out of Afghanistan? Send in the Jihadis. Want to topple Assad? Send in the Jihadis. Need to overthrow Gaddafi? Send in the Jihadis. Need to keep Somalia from developing its 100 billion barrels of oil and bringing down the price of oil to levels that would make US fracking uneconomical? Send in the (Ash-Shabab) Jihadis. Need to prevent Russian oil reaching the Caspian via Chechnya and Daghestan? Well you get the idea.

First they spend years priming Muslim groups with the backward, nihilistic Wahhabi ideology. Then, when frustration with their inability to achieve success (as a result of their backward, nihilistic ideology) makes these groups ready to take radical action, in come the suppliers of cash, arms, training and logistic support to make their dreams of Jihad a reality. Its a tried and tested formula that will continue to work until people realize that...

Its the Saudis, stupid!

Of course there are mischievous machinations on the part of imperial and former colonial powers to subjugate the Muslim world and in particular the hydrocarbon-rich Middle East. But both Muslims and non-Muslims need to realize that none of what we are seeing today would have been possible without the corrupting influence of Saudi and Gulf Arab sponsored Wahhabism/Salafism/Takfirism. Muslims in particular need to stop ignoring the dagger aimed at the heart of their religion by these sponsors of fanaticism. They must stop accepting their money, their books and their scholarships. It's all a poison pill!

Nor should the disguise of modernity used by those like the Qataris, who so strongly backed Morsi in Egypt, be allowed to hide their nefarious behavior. They are simply Wahhabis in suits. Just a week before Morsi was deposed, he publicly called on Egyptian youths to join the Takfiri Jihad in Syria. Muslims need to reclaim their true heritage from these usurpers.

On the other hand, Westerners should demand that their governments stop playing with fire by employing Islamic “beserkers” to do their dirty work. The blowback from their governments’ complicity with the Saudis has been extensive and includes highlights like 9/11, the Chechen Boston Marathon bombing, the consulate killings in Benghazi and the recent beheading of James Foley. Now with an entire well-armed and richly funded state spanning the borders of Syria and Iraq at their disposal and recruits flocking to their cause from all over the world, we can expect even more poisonous fruit from this tree planted and nourished by the Saudis and their helpers.

The first step to solving a problem is identifying its nature. Hence the importance of understanding the essential role that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have played in creating the world’s number one security problem. Thus far the Saudis, Qataris and their other Gulf Arab allies have managed to obscure the centrality of their role in spawning Al-Qaeda, ISIS/IS and their like. This needs to end!

Some people speculate that the ISIS/IS Frankenstein that they birthed may yet consume the Saudi Kingdom itself, but that would be little comfort to a world forced to deal with the furies that they have unleashed.

Obama bows before Saudi king


Rhisiart Gwilym said...

9/11 as jihadi blowback? The accumulated hard evidence - for anyone who has the emotional fortitude to face it - suggests pretty conclusively by now that it was an inside job by USAmerican plotters; probably with some Israeli secret-state involvement. Any islamic jihadis - or fake jihadi look-alikes - who may - or may not - have been involved were strictly patsies/decoys.

Try Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth for access to the good evidence; oodles of it by now!

Foreign jihadi amateurs can rig three WTC buildings for controlled demolition, on the run and on the sly, can they?

Or, if you're trusting enough to believe the official fairy-tale, plane impacts on two (just two, count 'em!) of the three buildings, together with small, coolish, short-life fires which professionals of the FDNYC confidently asserted they could knock down quite easily, were enough to bring down all three buildings, were they?

Hmm, and pigs can fly.

Whatever happened to a general emergency rethinking of worldwide high-rise steel-framed building safety, then, after those collapses? Why aren't all the civil engineers and architects screaming for such an urgent rethink to safety protocols, if plane impacts - which the buildings were designed to resist - and little fires can cause such catastrophic failures?

These were three controlled demolitions, rigged and realtime controlled by highly skilled professionals.

That particular atrocity, at least, was no jihadi blowback. It was carefully-planned by big-time US ruling 'elite' gangsters; wholly home-grown, and for the vilest of both domestic and global realpolitikal purposes.

Blaming it on the current big bogeyman of the West's propaganda system doesn't actually make it so. By all means uncover the vast criminality of the al Saud gangsters in Arabia. That sureashell needs to be done. But don't contaminate that necessary realworld work with the Lalaland official propaganda about Western false-flag scams, please!

k-dog said...

My understanding is that Saudi sponsored Wahhabism is blood money paid to keep Islamic radicals from bothering the Saudi royal family.

The arrangement was spawned in the aftermath of the December 1979 Grand Mosque seizure in Mecca. Over three hundred died in that horror and it scared the thawbs off the Saudi royal family. French commandos had to be called in to break the siege which lasted a week. Pale with fright the Saudis made a deal with Iblīs.

Saudi King Khaled is thought to have believed that "the solution to the religious upheaval was simple -- more religion."

Clever wasn't he!

Additionally trends toward western dress and behaviours that were occurring in Saudi Arabia at the time were reversed to demonstrate to radical elements the Saudi royal families respect for Islam.

Steve From Virginia said...

If you drive a car you are funding the Islamic State.

If you drive a car you are funding Czar Putin.

If you drive a car you are funding the mullahs in Iran along with their ambitions to build nuclear weapons.

Islamic extremism is another form of tailpipe pollution. It simply takes another form. To get rid of the pollution, stop driving the car.


The rumour on the net is that the Saudies are now mad at the US and had initiated divorce proceedings recently, trying to team up with China now, so we can expect new developments.

Re 9/11, people say it was an inside job, indeed, orchestrated to steel the 80 tons of gold that were kept under the towers and to destroy the incriminating evidence files on many corporations and powerful oligarchs that were kept in the third building that collapsed. There WAS gold kept under the towers, there WERE records and evidence stored the third building, and the third building collapsed without any plane hitting it. This is public knowledge.. so why is it so hard to believe that it was an inside job? But I know that even highly intelligent and brilliant people won't hear any of it, James Kunstler, for example. He vehemently denies any possibility of 9/11 being an inside job. I don't know if he cared to actually read the arguments or watch the documentaries, I doubt that he did. Otherwise, he wouldn't be denying this so vehemently.

One other thing, the towers were designed to withstand the air plane crash! Just watch some of the documentaries showing interviews from the 1970s where engineers are proudly attesting to their specs, saying that the speed can be 650 miles per hour and the buildings would still stand! The speed of the planes that crashed into the towers was under 500.

For fun, here are the lyrics of a 2007 rap song about 9/11 by b Def, Immortal Technique and Eminem: http://www.voltairenet.org/article144998.html

By now, everyone knows that it is the Saudies and Qatar who provide the largest share of funding for ISIS and similar organizations. I heard the rumour that the Soros foundation is another sponsor.

I am not surprised at any of it. If someone proves to me that ISIS and other disasters of this type were NOT coordinated by the US oligarchs, then I will be surprised.

My prediction is that it will be ISIS who will overthrow the House of Saud, biting off the hand that feeds it and chopping off its governing head.

My impression is that the Muslim community underestimates the danger the ISIS movement presents not only for the rest of the world but for ordinary muslims as well.

Unknown said...

For the sake of argument, I'll accept for the moment that 9/11 was indeed an inside job, done with the full connivance of the Bush/Cheney administration and their big business friends.

But that doesn't get either the Saudis or Jihadis off the hook. In fact, I'd say the opposite. Although I have no inside information on just how the 9/11 conspiracy was pulled off, almost certainly Saudis/Jihadis were recruited to do the dirty work. They would not necessarily have known that they were working for Bush/Cheney/Big-Corp. Indeed, since the hijackers willingly sacrificed their lives, they certainly weren't doing it for money. They must have believed that they were doing this for Allah, and the pay-off would be 72 virgins in Heaven or something similar.

The hijackers may have been stooges, useful idiots unknowingly working for evil corporations, but their motive was Islamic nutcase radicalism. And yes, the Saudis have been promoting this sick agenda for decades, using their petro-dollars to destroy any hope of world peace.

They have a lot to answer for. And so do the Western countries for allowing it.

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

another article on the general topic

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

Alastair Crooke

Fmr. MI-6 agent; Author, 'Resistance: The Essence of Islamic Revolution'


Mr. Moai said...

To really understand what is going on regarding the War on Terror you need to see the BBC documentary Operation Gladio and Sibel Edmonds' discussions on the Corbett Report regarding the Gladio Plan B network being run out of Turkey. Until the roots are pulled the weed will keep growing back.

Google: Strategy of Tension.