Politics Saudi Arabia: Our worst enemy that is never mentioned

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  1. yahoo

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    Okay, folks, riddle yourself this: Why won't any politician - on either side of the spectrum - come out and announce that the biggest obstacle to peace over the past 25 years has been Saudi Arabia? Not Iran. Not Russia. Not Pakistan.

    It's Saudi Arabia. Plain and simple. I will not accept that it's just oil.

    If you want to talk conspiracy theories, this one is a doozy. It's a conspiracy of silence.

    Another country radicalized. And we just stood and watched. Just like the rest of the world.

    From the NY Times:

    Saudi money and influence have transformed a once-tolerant Muslim society at the hem of Europe into a font of Islamic extremism and a pipeline for jihadists.

    Kosovo now finds itself, like the rest of Europe, fending off the threat of radical Islam. Over the last two years, the police have identified 314 Kosovars — including two suicide bombers, 44 women and 28 children — who have gone abroad to join the Islamic State, the highest number per capita in Europe.

    They were radicalized and recruited, Kosovo investigators say, by a corps of extremist clerics and secretive associations funded by Saudi Arabia and other conservative Arab gulf states using an obscure, labyrinthine network of donations from charities, private individuals and government ministries.

    “They promoted political Islam,” said Fatos Makolli, the director of Kosovo’s counterterrorism police. “They spent a lot of money to promote it through different programs mainly with young, vulnerable people, and they brought in a lot of Wahhabi and Salafi literature. They brought these people closer to radical political Islam, which resulted in their radicalization.”

    Read the whole story:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/w...rned-kosovo-into-fertile-ground-for-isis.html
     
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    Trump points this out. :smile:
     
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    the same reason all those saudis were airlifted back home right after 911 when the entire country's air travel was shut down..
     
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    @Jizzy no not that jizzy the jizzy above jizzzy
     
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    Money above everything
     
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    i like the strategy of playing the Saudis and Iranians off each other. If they're always fighting each other, neither gets too powerful. The US playing favorites over there always bites us in the ass.
     
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    From Jan. 5, 2016 (The Hill)

    Trump argued that his presidency would back Saudi Arabia in any regional conflict that emerges in the Middle East.

    “Well, I would want to help Saudi Arabia,” he said. "I would want to protect Saudi Arabia. But Saudi Arabia is going to have to help us economically. They were making, before the oil went down ... they were making $1 billion a day.”
     
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    Oil
     
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    The Saudi ideology is far more dangerous, yet is barely mentioned by candidates. Why?
     
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    So we are setting the world on fire for oil?

    Sounds like an effective strategy.
     
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    Why didn't you post the "donald blames 911 on saudi arabia" articles when you googled.
     
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    Why else?
     
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    Because he doesn't point out that we are done with Saudi Arabia, which every politician should be doing. Instead, he says he'll protect them. If they are so bad, they should be isolated and their leaders deposed,
     
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    Just guessing that they have their tentacles all over our financial system and could submerge our economy in the blink of an eye.
     
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    Better point!!!
     
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    Because Prescott Bush and his oil cronies installed a system where generations of American politicians protected their corrupt asses. Going from pro-Saudi to Neutral flies in the face of 50 years of American foreign policy, but must be done.
     
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    Because you can't say you are done with a big oil supplier. In any case, he has been th3 most "hawkish" in his criticism of Saudi arabia.
     
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    Trump is in bed with the Saudis just like every other big businessman.

    Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former minister in the Saudi government, and member of the Saudi royal family, reportedly lives in a floor-through Trump Tower apartment. Other former Trump property tenants include Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a Saudi royal family member who owned a 10,500 sq. foot (975 sq. meter) condo at the Heritage at Trump Place that wenton sale this year for $48.5 million.

    When Trump’s businesses empire crumbled in the 1990s, the high profile Saudi prince, known for investments from Citigroup to Hyundai, agreed to take majority control of New York’s Plaza hotel, giving Trump “more breathing room with bank creditors,” as The New York Timeswrote in 1995. Four years earlier, Alwaleed purchased Trump’s nearly300 foot yacht for $18 million as his Atlantic City casinos struggled.
     
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