Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hillary Links Our Saudi Allies with Global Terrorism. Wowser.

Yes, she said it. Hillary Clinton said our Arab allies, the Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis, are looking the other way while their princes, sheikhs and emirs write the cheques that fund Islamist terrorism. For the record, those princes, sheikhs and emirs, they are the state effectively.

"It is long past time for the Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organisations," she declared in the aftermath of the Orlando attack.

"And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism."

...for Clinton to even link Saudi Arabia to extremism at all marks what has become a revolutionary realignment in US diplomacy in the Middle East.

For Obama to have questioned the Saudi funding of fundamentalist Wahhabi religious schools in far-off countries such as Indonesia is one thing, given he is near the end of his presidency.

Coming from Clinton, potentially about to begin hers, the criticism will sting.

With the US no longer as dependent on Saudi oil for its energy needs, and the malignant role of Saudi money in extremism now open slather, expect the pressure on one of the world's most repressive regimes to grow.

Boil it all down and what have you got? For starters, we're selling armoured war wagons to a major state sponsor of Sunni radicalism and Islamist terrorism. That our Saudi allies are also committing atrocious war crimes against the Houthi civilian population of Yemen, that's just icing on the cake.

Justin had better hope those freighters are loaded and out to sea before the U.S. government releases those 28-pages of the 9/11 Commission report. Oh dear.


Owen Gray said...

Perhaps things are beginning to change, Mound.

The Mound of Sound said...

Change is everywhere, Owen. Most of it is unwelcome and some hazardous to our survival.

Anonymous said...

It's about time someone told the truth about the Saudis et al.

The Mound of Sound said...

Amen to that, Anon.

Anonymous said...

Anyong said.....these new wells will all go to the US market.....www.thestar.com/business/2016/06/10/statoil-says-it-has-found-oil-off-newfoundland.html

The Mound of Sound said...

Anyong, I'm sorry, but what does any of that have to do with the Saudis or Islamist terrorism? Please try to stay on topic.

Anonymous said...

In your blog you mentioned how the US is purchasing less oil for the Saudis. I mentioned the new wells which all the oil will go to the US due to the agreement between Canada and the US b e c a u s e, the US will now purchase even less making your blog even more logical.