Max Boot is a senior fellow at CFR and, along with Michael Doran of the Brookings Institute, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post that included claims so demonstrably and obviously false that one can only reason they were included to be deliberately misleading. None more so than Boot and Doran’s claim about Saudi Arabia’s role in Middle Eastern politics.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 19, 2014 2:21 pm|
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:15 am|
The Saudi Royal Family holds a tenuous power in the Kingdom. In order to tamp down rebellion against the House of Saud by ultra-Wahhabi extremists, the Saudis have devised a scheme where radical jihadi groups are funded extravagantly through networks of Saudi charities around the world. Radical Saudi citizens are encouraged and funded to express their zeal for jihad outside of the Kingdom in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, and Syria, while leaving the Saudi royals free from rebellion in the Kingdom.
|By: CTuttle Friday April 25, 2014 6:42 pm|
Several recent articles had caught my eye, and prodded me to look back on the real Benghazi clusterf*ck…!
|By: DSWright Thursday April 3, 2014 12:51 pm|
Our partners in peace in Saudi Arabia (where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from) has now made it a crime to not believe in God. In fact, not just a crime, an act of terrorism.
The kingdom has issued a public order that labels all atheists as terrorists.
|By: Barry Lando Saturday March 8, 2014 5:20 pm|
I speculated there was a strong likelihood that Saudi Arabia was bankrolling Israel’s Mossad. Those funds paid for, among other things, the assassinations of several of Iran’s top nuclear experts over the past couple of years. That cooperation was, I wrote, the latest bizarre development in a clandestine alliance between the Zionist State of Israel and Saudi Arabia, guardian of Islam’s most holy site.
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday February 4, 2014 7:00 pm|
A couple weeks ago I wrote about US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford’s meeting with Syrian rebel forces ahead of the Geneva 2 peace talks. During that meeting, Ford indicated that changes were coming to Saudi Arabia in March.
|By: Jeremi Suri Saturday February 1, 2014 1:59 pm|
One of the most enduring changes in American government occurred in the years after the Second World War, when the United States created its first permanent foreign intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Authorized by the National Security Act of 1947 and built from the bones of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the CIA had an immediate impact on American activities in all regions of the globe, especially the Middle East.
|By: DSWright Thursday December 19, 2013 9:24 am|
Perhaps the biggest state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world, Saudi Arabai is very upset they can no longer pull the strings in Washington. They had a wonderful relationship with the Bush Administration whereby Prince Bandar said something in private and President George W. Bush repeated it in public. According to the New York Post the Bush Administration even covered up the Saudi government’s complicity in the attacks of 9/11.
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday December 17, 2013 3:21 pm|
With relationships changing between the US and major actors in the Middle East, perhaps it is inevitable that the issue of Saudi Arabia’s funding of terrorism in the US is being revisited.
Congressmembers Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) recently got access to unredacted copies of the 2002 report of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) on 9/11. You may recall that 28 pages of that document had been redacted by George W. Bush for “national security purposes”. It has been widely reported that the 28 missing pages of the JICI report document a money trail from the Saudi Royal Family to the 9/11 hijackers.
|By: DSWright Monday December 16, 2013 7:00 am|
Well this is strange. On Sunday the New York Post, a property owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, published an investigative report alleging the involvement of Saudi Arabian government officials in the 9/11 terrorist attacks titled “Inside the 9/11 Coverup.”The thesis of the piece is that the 9/11 hijackers were not only mostly from Saudi Arabia but had received financial and operational support from Saudi government officials and that after the attacks the Saudi government used its political connections in the Bush White House to coverup their involvement.