Our Great Friends The Saudis

Pamela Geller is equal parts right-on and over-the-top in her periodic commentaries on The Religion Of Peace (t.m.reg.)  Here are some facts about the contribution our great friends the Saudis have made towards spreading Islamist terrorism, jihad, and the general destruction of western societies and economies. 

Asshats on both sides of the aisle conveniently ignore these facts.  From George W. Bush and his clique of warmongering neocons … to Lyndon Johnson, Jean-Jacques Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama and their clique of warmongering progressives … for decades the House of Saud has enjoyed continuous and humongous American support in form of both the blood of young American fighters, and significant American taxpayer treasure.

Follow the money, you say.  I own a detailed book of the history of ARAMCO, the Arab-American Oil Company.  There was a time not that long ago in America’s history when we were dependent on low-cost imported crude.  And supporting the comparatively stable monarchical regime in Saudi Arabia seemed to be a good way to ensure the security of that supply.  Standard Oil, Bechtel, Morrison Knudsen … all profited handsomely from sleeping with the dishtowel-and-fanbelt boys who sit on the thrones in the big, carpeted tents in Riyadh.  Most of our military involvement in Arab vs Arab conflicts until very recent times can be traced to protecting “our” reserves, our supply stream, our investments, and the use of the petroDOLLAR as opposed to the petroEURO in world energy markets.  That’s why we toppled Saddam Hussein.

The situation has changed radically in the past decade, thanks to fracking, a technology used large-scale only in the USA.  Set aside all the unicorn energy from solar and windmills … fracked natural gas and shale oil could, today, displace every BTU of energy we import from Saudi-controlled reserves.  I would argue that the American economy could and would readily absorb the mild increase in energy costs involved … trading them for greatly reduced costs of national defense, arms giveaways to “the enemies of our enemies”, and the like.  But making that changeover would require draining yet another swamp … one as deep and dangerous as any DJT has attacked to date.  The vested interests involved are globally intertwined and have wealth best expressed in trillions of dollars.

Having rambled on long enough, here’s Geller’s article, from her 14 March 2017 newsletter.  She sourced it, in turn, from Breitbart; the link is in her story.

source:  http://pamelageller.com/2017/03/saudi-arabia-isis.html/

More Citizens of Saudi Arabia Have Joined the Islamic State (ISIS) Than From Any Other Country

Here is yet another swamp to be drained: our sham “alliance” with the Saudis. President Trump has taken steps to give us energy independence, and that is good: it would choke off funds to the Saudis, ending or at least decreasing their massive financial support for the global jihad — Pamela Geller

“Report: More Citizens of Saudi Arabia Have Joined Islamic State Than Any Other Country”, by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, March 10, 2017:

The Sunni Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has boasted that key U.S. Middle East ally Saudi Arabia is the top provider of terrorists for the jihadist group in Iraq, reports Fox News, citing Iraqi military sources.

Sunni Saudi Arabia shares an estimated 500-mile-long border with war-ravaged Iraq.

Nevertheless, Fox News reports that the Saudi jihadists crossed into Iraq over the border the country shares with both Turkey and Syria.

The news outlet learned from unnamed Iraqi intelligence sources that jihadist from the Saudi kingdom comprise nearly one-third (up to 30 percent) of all ISIS terrorists in Iraq, adding that “Saudis comprise the largest single contingent of ISIS fighters, with Russian Chechens making up the second-largest contingent.”

Speaking to the news outlet on condition of anonymity, a high-ranking Iraqi intelligence officer said, “The Saudi presence in ISIS is very large. What we have left are mainly Iraqis and Saudis.”

“The Saudis make up a large number of suicide bombers, as they already have the ground work of radicalization installed in their minds from radical sheikhs in Saudi [Arabia]. And we’ve caught important ISIS commanders,” he added.

Fox News points out that it has seen various ISIS-linked photographs and documents showing identification and credit cards of Saudi terrorists.

The report comes nearly a month after an article by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealed that President Donald Trump’s administration is considering forming a military alliance with major Middle East allies, including the Sunni Saudi kingdom, to combat Shiite Iran.

President Trump’s anti-Iran coalition would bring together Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel, Egypt, and Jordan.

The Sharia law-compliant kingdom Saudi Arabia is regarded as a hotbed and top global exporter of radical Islamic thought, namely the Sunni extremist ideology of Wahhabism, adhered to by ISIS and various other jihadists groups.

Saudi Arabia imposes extremely strict Islamic laws on its citizens.

“Wahhabism was born in Saudi Arabia. Saudi is leading those extremist organizations like ISIS,” an anonymous Iraqi official told Fox News. “They have high-ranking officials and fighters among their ranks. Saudi is nothing without U.S. protection; it is only a bite for Iran to eat.”

Sunni Saudi Arabia considers Shiite Iran its regional rival. Iran exerts tremendous influence over the Shiite-led government of Iraq where militias backed by the Islamic Republic are fighting ISIS.

Saudi Arabia is part of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria…..

— SafeSpace —

 

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5 Responses to Our Great Friends The Saudis

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  2. Sun Tzu says:

    Another good book for ya, the confessions of an economic hitman revised….and as Goomer would say, “Well surprise, surprise, surprise!”

  3. Hardnox says:

    Follow the money. S.A. funds many of our pols on both sides. Ditto with colleges and universities and much of the tree-humping greenies.

  4. Uriel says:

    These guys have fought each other for centuries – ain’t gonna change till they wipe all out – oh, wait, shove them all in a small mountain range and we can grab the popcorn and watch satellite feed of the action..