Donald Trump didn’t ban travellers from the KSA. It tells you something about him… and his clique, too. They scream about terrorism… and don’t ban those from the foremost terrorist-enabling state in the world. It only deepens the impression that Trump’s supporters in the general population are brain-damaged and ignorant. If you wish to fight terrorism, then, you’d fight the states that support it most. I’d say that’s the KSA and the Gulf states… none of which is on Trump’s list.
None dare call it stupid…
Would you like to know how the USA could virtually eliminate global Islamic terrorism and world hunger with one stroke?
Seize the oil wells of Saudi Arabia.
If this sounds preposterous and unethical… “the USA doesn’t go on the offensive and it certainly doesn’t ‘steal’ other peoples’ natural resources, especially its allies!”… consider some facts:
First, anyone who sees the Islamic State (ISIS) as a cancer on earth that needs to be eradicated… most Americans, including US President Donald Trump, do… must also see the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in similar terms. For the desert kingdom enforces the same kind of Islam that ISIS does… with all the religious intolerance, beheadings, crucifixions, mutilations, and misogyny we associate with terrorists.
Worse, the KSA spends a whopping 100 billion dollars (5.893 billion Roubles. 687.56 billion Renminbi. 6.735 trillion INR. 131.09 billion CAD. 130.36 billion AUD. 93.37 billion Euros. 80.24 billion UK Pounds) annually… trillions over the decades… to support and spread the vilest form of Islam (Wahhabism/Salafism) around the world. The KSA funds virtually all radical literature, radical mosques, radical websites, and radical satellite programs… all of which create radical Muslims. In other words, if you trace the “radicalisation” of Muslims… including formerly good neighbours and colleagues that suddenly got pious, grew a beard or donned a veil, and then went on a shooting spree, or “martyred” themselves in a suicide attack… Saudi money will almost always be at the end of the line.
It gets worse still… the Islamic kingdom isn’t only the chief exporter of radical ideologies; it’s also the chief financier and material supporter of the worst terrorist groups. ISIS and al-Qaeda wouldn’t exist without Saudi and other Gulf largesse. So, how is the KSA able to fuel this multifaceted and global jihad? It does so entirely from the oil reserves beneath the Arabian Peninsula. Now, in a fair world, surely the Saudis should keep the natural resources of Arabia… even if it was the West that discovered and created the technology to use oil. However, when they openly use that wealth to spread hate, turmoil, terrorism, and the slaughter of innocents around the world, surely the international community can justifiably respond… in this case, by seizing the weapon from out their hands, that is, the oil wells.
Some may argue that, whatever the merits of this argument, there’s no way the US leadership could sell such a war to the American people. Actually, they could… very easily; and all they’d have to do is tell the American people the truth for a change. Remember, the establishment has already behaved more “spectacularly”, including by going on the offensive against several Arab rulers… in Iraq, Libya, and now Syria. In every case, the real motives for war were/are hidden from the public, probably because they didn’t and don’t serve American interests (hence, why ISIS is now entrenched in “liberated” Iraq, “liberated” Libya, and still-being-“liberated” Syria). All the US leadership and media had to do was to portray Saddam, Gaddafi, and Assad as “monsters” persecuting their own people. That was enough for most Americans to agree to the waging of these wars, if not heartily support them.
In the case of Saudi Arabia, the establishment wouldn’t have to deceive the public… the Saudi régime is a monster. As in ISIS-held territories, women in the KSA are little better than chattel; it persecutes and sometimes executes blasphemers, apostates, and homosexuals; all non-Sunnis… from Hindus to Shia… are subhuman infidels and it treats them accordingly; it closes house churches and it confiscates and destroys Bibles and crucifixes, and it throws Christians caught worshipping in private in jail and tortures them. The KSA is arguably even more backwards than ISIS is… women can still drive in Mosul and Raqqa, whereas they’re forbidden in the KSA; and the Saudi government has its own special department devoted to tracking down and executing witches and warlocks.
Nor is Saudi savagery confined to the Peninsula. The KSA régime once issued a fatwa, or Islamic-sanctioned decree, still available online for all to see, calling on the world’s Muslims to hate all non-Muslims (meaning more than 99 percent of Americans; such is how “our good friend and ally” really feels about us).
23 January 2017