Friday, November 10, 2017

A 12 Step Program for Less Tyranny & a Roadmap for a MORE Accountable and Transparent Government




To say that America is a political mess would be a gross understatement.  We are a bankrupt evil empire that is well on the road to becoming just another impoverished and bankrupt banana boat republic.  Spending and debt are out of control.  America's problems are the direct result the concentration of power and wealth in Washington, DC (District of Crime).  It's a place where those elected by We the People are corrupt to the core and where big money, lobbyists, the military industrial complex, corporatists, fascists, special interests and banksters rule.  In truth, elections in America are a fraud perpetrated upon We the People because our votes are meaningless in that they consistently fail to ever change a damn thing.  I seek to explore reasons why the system is so corrupt and how to transform it by making it more accountable and transparent.

If America is to avoid a fate that will destroy us, we must CHANGE.  In fact we need catastrophic changes to change how government operates and we need a defined plan on what must happen.  These are just a few suggestions to jump start a political reformation.

1.  FIRE CONGRESS  Most are corrupt and maybe a handful are worth keeping (Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Thomas Massey, Tulsi Gabbard and maybe a few others).  Just firing congress en mass would constitute an extraordinary display of We the People power telling those rat bastards that We the People are in charge.  YOU'RE FIRED sends a huge message bomb to the pompous and arrogant.

2. GET BIG DIRTY SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY OUT OF ELECTIONS We the People are screwed because the elites who control the RNC and DNC machines also control all the big political money.  Precisely because the rich elites control the political money, they also buy control of government.  That nullifies We the People democracy and makes elections a total sham.  Furthermore I endorse outlawing all PAC's as well as the ability of the RNC, DNC and state parties to raise money.  All political money must be raised by the candidate only and must come from INDIVIDUALS.  Moreover, all political contributions must be reported in real time on the candidates website for the voters to view.  Under the current maze of campaign finance laws, there is no transparency and it's difficult for voters to find out who is funding candidates.

It's totally insane for the rich and powerful to control our elections and government.  That makes We the people their slaves.

3. SELECT COMMITTEE CHAIRS BY LOTTERY & LIMIT TENURE  Nowhere is it written in the Constitution that committees will be chaired by long term establishment R's and D's, typically the geezer brigade with significant congressional longevity, but that's how it works and the system is rigged against the younger with ideas of reform . Longterm tenure on committee results in cronyism and corruption.  Many newly elected Congress Critters are quickly disallusioned when they get to DC and learn how the system really operates; they are literally powerless.

Selecting Committee chairs by a lottery and limiting tenure to 2 years would go a long way toward equalizing the power of every member of Congress and limit the corruption of longevity which perpetuates collusion and cronyism.  Moreover, giving Congress Critters a much broader legislative experience will enhance their knowledge on many various issues.  Finally, it would also make it harder for special interests and lobbyists to buy them.

4. TERM LIMITS Term limits are an important issue that should be considered.  Our founders envisioned a citizen legislative body and not a permanent political class that sells itself to the highest special interest bidder.  Also, the longer they stay, the more expensive they become as they accrue lifetime taxpayer funded pensions and healthcare benefits.  Of course we can debate what those limits should be but I'm thinking 12 years max - 2 terms for senators and 6 terms for representatives.

5. THE CALENDARS OF ALL CONGRESS CRITTERS AND EVEN DEPARTMENT HEADS MUST BE PUT ON THE INTERNET AND MADE AVAILABLE TO VOTERS.  Few voters even understand that elected officials and department heads spend a ton of time with special interests, lobbyists, banksters etc.  We have an absolute right to know what they are doing and with whom.  This is the definition of TRANSPARENCY.  Right now there is a total lack of transparency.   A voter is unlikely to get an audience with his Congress Critter but some special interest with a fat check is always welcome.  This needs to STOP!

6.  ABOLISH THE VOICE VOTE Congress Critters hate recorded votes and love voice votes because it abolishes transparency and accountability.  Citizens have a right to know how they vote and legislators should NOT be allowed to run and hide behind a voice vote.  Make them take a stand on an issue by forcing them to vote.

THE ABOVE ARE STRUCTURAL REFORMS THAT HOLD THE POTENTIAL TO VASTLY IMPROVE the ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF CONGRESS.  If anything, politicians have nothing but fear and dread when it comes to accountability and transparency.  For this reason, they don't want any of the above changes. This is precisely why We the People need to just fire them and and replace them with folks who will promise to implement such changes.  We also need to restore We the People to the primary process.

If primaries are supposed to be a We the People initiative to nominate candidates then why do the RNC and DNC control the process with an anti We the People system of delegates and super delegates?  This of course leads me to the next step.

7. ABOLISH THE RNC AND DNC SYSTEM OF DELEGATES AND SUPER DELEGATES.  It's totally whacked out insane crazy that the same politicians in the existing corrupt system also hold the absolute power to nominate candidates.  This is a royal bitch slap to We the People.  The only delegates at RNC and DNC conventions should be We the People selected delegates and certainly not corrupt party hacks, politicians and congress critters.

8.  WE THE PEOPLE NEED AN ORGANIZATION TO RAISE CANDIDATES WHO WILL COMMIT TO THE ABOVE REFORMS.   Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, liberal, Libertarian, conservative or independent voter, I can't see where any of the aforementioned reforms would be offensive to anybody.  Voters and activists on the left and right are always complaining about how We the People are always getting stiffed in a system stacked against us by big money and corporate interests.

If we can get some much needed sunlight injected into the political system, namely accountability and transparency, then We the People will have an opportunity to work on other issues like:

9. GET FEDZILLA OUT OF THE MARIJUANA ISSUE & ABOLISH ALL FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS AND REGULATIONS.   Way too many folks are rotting in prison for pot arrests and the issue should be a state issue and not a federal issue.

10. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A NIGHTMARE AND MUST BE REFORMED WITH A SYSTEM BASED ON NO VICTIM, NO CRIME.  While a lot of folks are rotting in jail for victimless crimes and most of these prosecutions are violations of state laws, a rewrite of federal criminal statues based on NO VICTIM, NO CRIME would go a long way in setting an example for the states where reform is desperately needed.

11. A FEDERAL BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT  I doubt that most Americans are even aware that America is a walking default and a bankrupt nation.  They are truly clueless about how horrific the consequences will be if the government doesn't stop its march to financial collapse and ruin.  When it comes to reigning in spending we must start with abolishing corporate welfare and, my favorite, KILLING THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

12.  KILL THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX  I've saved the best for last. America stands no chance of survival unless the MIC is KILLED and forever banished.  We aren't funding legitimate national defense, we are funding an empire of waste, fraud, militarism gone mad, resource theft for corporations and we are murdering foreigners for defense contractor profits.  There is ZERO moral justification for America's insane neocon foreign policy which has nothing whatsoever to do with national defense.

Well, this is just a highly abbreviated short list on what We the People need to do just to jumpstart reform.  It won't be easy but it's definitely doable because We the People proved one thing in November, 2016.  We have ballot box power and while Trump's victory was a start, he has learned that he doesn't have the power to change much of anything.  Still, defeating a bankster owned, hideously corrupt corporatist establishment candidate like Hillary Clinton  did in fact shock the elites, the Deep State and its smug operatives. Enough is enough said We the People.

Going forward, the most important reform to rollback government power and keep it in check is to figure out a way to restore sound money and abolish the Federal Reserve along with its thieving system to make the rich richer, the poor poorer and wiping out the middle class.  The Fed literally exists to grow government power and to transfer wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.  Crushing We the People is the goal of the Fed and it's succeeding spectacularly.





Meanwhile, I absolutely do welcome other thoughts and suggestions on what We the People can do to take back our government from the MIC, banksters, crony capitalists, socialists, Deep State and other operatives who have nothing but contempt for We the People.

 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Evil that is Saudi Arabia



Social media is censoring and Facebook is bannng the posting of this incredibly accurate and informative link - it's extraordinary because it's an interview with a Muslim journalist, Mnar Muhawesh of Mint Press, and former CIA Agent John Kiriakou. It's a fascinating discussion on how Saudi Arabia and it's firebrand of Sunni Islam breeds global terrorism and violence.

Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory

or:

http://agendaofevil.com/videos/terrorism/saudi-arabia/former-cia-agent-john-kiriakou-takes-us-inside-the-saudi-terror-factory-w-mnar-muhawesh

What is especially horrifying is that the US has been in bed with the psycho House of Saud ever since Roosevelt was president and YES, oil is the reason.  It's a relationship born in hell that eventually expanded to create and control the petro-dollar. 

For more on the petro-dollar, see:

Petro Dollar = ISIS Dollar, Saudi Arabia, Sunni Salafist Wahhabism and US Foreign Policy - Connect the Dots






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Monday, June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Sunni Wahhabism are Islamist Terrorists and NOT Iran, Shiite Islam, Shiites and Iranians



The US goverment, the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration, the Trump Administration, the State Department, US intelligence agencies, the US military establishment and the US media have all declared Iran a terrorist nation and many believe that Iran must be destroyed or bombed, attacked, invaded, droned or occupied. These are indeed serious charges but what about proof? If we start with all Islamist terror attacks commited against the US and the West, it is not only clearly evident that every terror attack was commited by Sunni Islam and NOT Shiite Islam then the case against Shiite Iran immediates falls apart. In fact, every terror attack against the US was an act of Sunni Islam.

08/7/1998 2 US embassies, one in Nairobi, Kenya and one in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked by Al Qaeda Sunni Islamists with truck bombs; 224 died and over 4,000 were injured. 
02/23/1993 First attack on World Trade Center, 6 dead, 1,042 injured The 7 perps were: Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin, and Ahmed Ajaj (Pakistan), Eyad Ismoil. . They were all Sunni Muslims and none were Shiites or from Iran.  More information on the 1993 WTC bombing is here and here,

10/12/2000 Attack on the USS Cole in the Aden, Yemen Harbor, 17 Americans killed, 39 injured.  A small boat loaded with explosives and 2 suicide bombers plowed into the USS Cole and the Sunni Islamist terror group, Al Qaeda, was responsible. More on the USS Cole attack is here
09/01/2001 The World Trade Centers Towers are brought down, along with other nearby buildings.  4 commercial jets were hijacked, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175  crashed into the WTC Towers killing  2,753 that included 343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD police officers and 37 Port Authority Officers. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon killing 184 and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Shanksville, PA killing 40.  A total of 2,977 people died at the hands of Muslims just practicing their religion.  
Of the 19 911 Muslim terrorists, 15 were Saudi Nationals, 2 were from the UAE, one was from Egypt and one was from Lebanon.   
07/04/2002 Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fired at the LA Airport killing 2, and injuring 4.
06/01/2009  Addulhakim Muhajid Muhammad murdered a soldier at a Little Rock, AR recruiting center. 
11/05/2009  Nidal Hasan murdered 13 and injured 33 at Ft. Hood, TX  
04/15/2015 Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev murdered 3 at the Boston Marathon by setting off pressure cooker bombs.  Hundreds were injured and several lost their limbs. 
07/16/2015  Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez open fired at 2 military installations in Chattaanooga, TN killing 6 and injuring 2.  
12/02/2015  Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik open fired at a Christmas Party in San Bernardino, CA for Department of Public Health Workers killing 14 and injuring 22. Farook and Malik has recently returned from Saudi Arabia. 
06/12/2016  Omar Mateen murdered 49 and injured 53 at a gay bar in Orlando, FL.  
01/06/2017  Esteban Santiago (Aashiq Hammad) opened fired at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport killing 5 and injuring 6.  Santiago was a Muslim convert.

All of the above terror attacks against the US have one common denominator - the attackers were all Sunni Muslims and NONE were Shiite Muslims, Iranians or from Iran. Neither Iran nor Iranians nor Shiite Muslims are responsible for any terror attacks against the US, the West and other nations that have experienced Islamist terror. The numerous terror attacks in Europe are the deeds of Sunni Muslims who got radicalized at a Wahhabist funded mosque.

Iran is NOT a terrorist nation and 100% of global Islamist terrorism emanates from Saudi Arabia, the kingpin of Islamist terror and Sunni Salafist Wahhabism. Yet, the US media and the US government has managed to terrify American into believing that Iran is a terrorist nation and there isn't one piece of documented evidence to support to support this.

Iran is not an Arab nation - Iranians view themselves as Persian and they are an Indo-European people with a rich history steeped in a glorious culture and significant achievements. With 90-95% of the Iranian people being Shi'a, the Islamic split between Sunni and Shiites is largely a cultural phenomena from the Arab military conquest of Persia. Even today, the Persians despise the Arabs and consider them savages. Of all the nations in the Middle East region, it was Iran that was advancing, modernizing and secular. Yet, the US foreign policy establishment decided to destroy Iran and for no sane or justifiable reason and certainly not for reasons of US national security. Iran has never posed a threat to the US or US national security.

While media demonization of Iran is routine, on occasion somebody actually gets it right about Iran and flatout speaks the truth.

Why Is Iran Our Enemy?
 Demonization of Iran runs wide and deep in our mainstream politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tell us that Iran is the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism, aimed at taking over the whole Middle East, if not the world (this echoes the State Department, which in its recently released annual report calls Iran the world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism). Both have declared themselves ready and eager to “strike” and “obliterate” Iran. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says flatly that Iran intends to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. Mike Huckabee and Benjamin Netanyahu, who must be considered an American as well as an Israeli politician, say that Iran is preparing the ovens for another holocaust of the Jews. In 2013, when there was no evidence that Iran was building a nuclear bomb, Vice President Joe Biden announced that—just in case—“all options, including military force, are on the table.” Following their leaders, most Americans have strongly negative opinions of Iran.

As one who is active on social media, I can categorically state that even among seemingly sane Republicans (damn few) Libertarians and even Paulites that the vitriol against Iran appears endemic despite the fact that all those Iran haters fail to offer up any legitimate and true facts relative to the 'alleged crimes' of Iran; nor can they even explain why Iran even poses a threat to the national security of the United States.

The root of US displeasure with Iran dates back to the CIA's 1953 coup against secular Iran's democratically elected leader, Mohammed Mosaddeq. The CIA installed a US puppet, the dreaded Shah, and displeasure with him came to a head in 1979 when the Iranians ousted the Shah, consented to the Islamic Revolution and theocratic rule by the ayatollahs and mullahs. Believing religious fundamentalist rule would be less oppressive than that of the US supported Shah, the Iranian people made a big gamble and lost but they were in a tough spot because of US interventions.

However, the legend that the Iranian people actually wanted theocratic rule is a point in history that has been disputed and recently declassified CIA documents tend to support this theory. In June of 2016, The Guardian reported that it was actually the Carter Administration that facilitated the return of the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, a theocratic madman who turned out to be a mass murderer. While it has been estimated that tens of thousands of Iranians were murdered or executed by the Khomeini Islamist regime, it has also been estimated that tens of thousands were killed by the CIA's Shah regime and some of those estimate death toll estimates are as high as 60,000.

This is not an unusual situation in a Muslim nation where battles between the secularists and theocrats are real. .

Below are photos take at the University of Tehran in the early 1970's - happy western looking young folks.







Fast forward to women in Iran todays, courtesy of the US and CIA.



Not only is it true that US foreign policy played a key rule in churning Iran from secular westernized nation into a total hellhole of an Islamic state, one is left pondering the sanity of the US foreign policy establishment.

US had extensive contact with Ayatollah Khomeini before Iran revolution

Documents seen by BBC suggest Carter administration paved way for Khomeini to return to Iran by holding the army back from launching a military coup

Iranian leaders have reacted with fury to reports that newly declassified US diplomatic cables revealed extensive contacts between Ayatollah Khomeini and the Carter administration just weeks ahead of Iran’s Islamic revolution. It was previously known that Ruhollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Iranian revolution, had exchanged some messages with the US through an intermediary while living in exile in Paris. But new documents seen by the BBC’s Persian service show he went to a great lengths to ensure the Americans would not jeopardise his plans to return to Iran – and even personally wrote to US officials. The BBC’s reporting suggests that the Carter administration took heed of Khomeini’s pledges, and in effect paved the way for his return by holding the Iranian army back from launching a military coup.



Foreign interventions and meddling by our foreign policy establishment are not only horrifying and deadly but America is so profoundly arrogant that it never learns from its mistakes and disasters. America just keeps on doing the same dumb and deadly things over and over and over. There is never any remorse or regret. In fact, it's almost as if America murders for defense contractor profits. To be sure, CIA meddling in its never ending regime change games are specifically done to serve the interests of US corporations and control of natural resources. Yes, it's hideous, immoral and barbaric when unspeakable human misery, death and destruction rain down upon peoples and nations who never wronged us in any way or who ever posed a threat to US national security.

If the idiot US government actually cared about Islamist terrorism, it has no further to look than the Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia; it's been documented that the Saudis and Sunni allies in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and a few other Sunni nations have massively bankrolled the spread of Wahhabism globally. It's as disease that has infected Sunni funded mosques in western nations as well as mosques all over the world.

How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

Exact numbers are not known, but it is thought that more than $100 billion have been spent on exporting fanatical Wahhabism to various much poorer Muslim nations worldwide over the past three decades. It might well be twice that number. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991. This appears to be a monumental campaign to bulldoze the more moderate strains of Islam, and replace them with the theo-fascist Saudi variety. Despite being well aware of the issue, Western powers continue to coddle the Saudis or, at most, protest meekly from time to time.

Meanwhile, America's neocons sing the praises of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabists. It's almost as if there is a master plan to Wahhabize the planet under the banner of Islam. Few in America's political class have the testicular fortitude to even speak the truth. The US media just follows the talking points of the neocons. Dumbed down Americans just sing the BOMB, BOMB, BOMB Iran tune memorialized by uber psychopath John McCain.

When it comes to US foreign policy, some things are just a universal truth.






Sunday, May 21, 2017

President Trump's Speech in Saudi Arabia was Tough Talk



President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia was fascinating on many levels.  It was tough on Islamic extremism despite the fact that most American presidents, officials and diplomats would never go so far as to condemn Muslim violence and extremism or even raise the issue.  In fact,  presidents, officials and diplomats always rant on and on about Islam being a religion of peace, as it seeks to cut us to pieces.   President Trump's speech was tough talk and he was clear - neither America nor the world can tolerate Islamic violence, murder and hate - it must be defeated.. Trump spoke to the leaders of 50 Muslim majority nations and his speech laid out America's message.

President Trump was surrounded by Sunni leaders and the fact that he took some very cheap shots at Iran was disturbing as was a creepy cheap shot as Syria and Assad as Trump continues to justify dropping 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria because of an unproven gas attack by Assad on his own people (something that never happened).

Despite Trump's tough talk and hope talk, the entire event in Saudi Arabia still managed to reek of being a laughable farce.  Anybody with half a brain cell knows that Saudi Arabia is the kingpin of Islamist terror, along with their pals in Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates - all nations that have been funding Sunni Islamist terrorism for manys years and even decades.  Furthermore, the same folks also fund the radical mosques in Europe, America and elsewhere, as well as the dangerously psychotic imans who preach Sunni Salafist Wahhabism, glorify jihads against infidels and advocate for perpetual jihad against non-Muslims and even Shia Muslims and other Muslim sects that they find offensive.

I do not believe that Trump is a fool who is easily conned.  Furthermore, I believe that Trump is indeed well aware of what the Saudis and their pals have been doing, namely engaging in Sunni Islamist terrorism for decades and getting away with it.  I do believe, however, that Trump is putting them on notice in diplomatic speak that he's on to them, that he will be watching them and that he will act if he believes that they are not reigning in the Muslim jihadism that drives global terrorism and religious fanaticism.

Finally, Trump kept extending the olive branch - join the civilized world so we can all trade and prosper together.  Exactly how Trump's impressive message ultimately plays out in the Arab Muslim world remains to be seen.  Personally I wouldn't trust the savage Saudis and their partners in crime as far as I could thrown them.  President Trump himself probably believes that he is being played as he tries to make the world a safer and more prosperous place for all people.  Still, he's willing to give some dangerously creepy terrorist heads of state and royal families a chance to step up to the plate and change for the good of humanity, peace and peaceful co-existence among all peoples.

Things are about to get real interesting and just like a criminal court trial - the prosecutor makes his case, the defense counters and the judge delivers the case to the jury for a verdict.  The Arab Muslim world will soon deliver a verdict to the rest of the world, not by their shifty words but by their deeds.


Transcript of Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia


"I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today's summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived.  

You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader -- American President Franklin Roosevelt -- King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy -- and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to our citizens.

Let me now also extend my deep and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of the distinguished heads of state who made this journey here today. You greatly honor us with your presence, and I send the warmest regards from my country to yours. I know that our time together will bring many blessings to both your people and mine.

I stand before you as a representative of the American People, to deliver a message of friendship and hope. That is why I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world, to the nation that serves as custodian of the two holiest sites in the Islamic Faith.

In my inaugural address to the American People, I pledged to strengthen America's oldest friendships, and to build new partnerships in pursuit of peace. I also promised that America will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to outstretch our hands in the spirit of cooperation and trust.

Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.

Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God. And so this historic and unprecedented gathering of leaders—unique in the history of nations—is a symbol to the world of our shared resolve and our mutual respect. To the leaders and citizens of every country assembled here today, I want you to know that the United States is eager to form closer bonds of friendship, security, culture and commerce.

For Americans, this is an exciting time. A new spirit of optimism is sweeping our country: in just a few months, we have created almost a million new jobs, added over 3 trillion dollars of new value, lifted the burdens on American industry, and made record investments in our military that will protect the safety of our people and enhance the security of our wonderful friends and allies -- many of whom are here today.

Now, there is even more blessed news I am pleased to share with you. My meetings with King Salman, the Crown Prince, and the Deputy Crown Prince, have been filled with great warmth, good will, and tremendous cooperation. Yesterday, we signed historic agreements with the Kingdom that will invest almost $400 billion in our two countries and create many thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia.

This landmark agreement includes the announcement of a $110 billion Saudi-funded defense purchase -- and we will be sure to help our Saudi friends to get a good deal from our great American defense companies. This agreement will help the Saudi military to take a greater role in security operations.

We have also started discussions with many of the countries present today on strengthening partnerships, and forming new ones, to advance security and stability across the Middle East and beyond.

Later today, we will make history again with the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology -- located right here, in this central part of the Islamic World.

This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several of the leaders present today to the White House, and I look forward to working with all of you.

America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership -- based on shared interests and values -- to pursue a better future for us all.

Here at this summit we will discuss many interests we share together. But above all we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history's great test—to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.

Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. And young Muslim men and women should have the chance to build a new era of prosperity for themselves and their peoples.

With God's help, this summit will mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread its vile creed. At the same time, we pray this special gathering may someday be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East -- and maybe, even all over the world.

But this future can only be achieved through defeating terrorism and the ideology that drives it.

Few nations have been spared its violent reach.

America has suffered repeated barbaric attacks -- from the atrocities of September 11th to the devastation of the Boston Bombing, to the horrible killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror. So too have the nations of Africa and even South America. India, Russia, China and Australia have been victims.

But, in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations. They have borne the brunt of the killings and the worst of the destruction in this wave of fanatical violence.

Some estimates hold that more than 95 percent of the victims of terrorism are themselves Muslim.

We now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this region that is spreading across the planet. It is a tragedy of epic proportions. No description of the suffering and depravity can begin to capture its full measure.

The true toll of ISIS, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams.

The Middle East is rich with natural beauty, vibrant cultures, and massive amounts of historic treasures. It should increasingly become one of the great global centers of commerce and opportunity.

This region should not be a place from which refugees flee, but to which newcomers flock.

Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest sites in one of the world's great faiths. Each year millions of Muslims come from around the world to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj. In addition to ancient wonders, this country is also home to modern ones—including soaring achievements in architecture.

Egypt was a thriving center of learning and achievement thousands of years before other parts of the world. The wonders of Giza, Luxor and Alexandria are proud monuments to that ancient heritage.

All over the world, people dream of walking through the ruins of Petra in Jordan. Iraq was the cradle of civilization and is a land of natural beauty. And the United Arab Emirates has reached incredible heights with glass and steel, and turned earth and water into spectacular works of art.

The entire region is at the center of the key shipping lanes of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, and the Straits of Hormuz. The potential of this region has never been greater. 65 percent of its population is under the age of 30. Like all young men and women, they seek great futures to build, great national projects to join, and a place for their families to call home.

But this untapped potential, this tremendous cause for optimism, is held at bay by bloodshed and terror. There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it.

Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.

Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.

If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread. Peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence. And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.

If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing—then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.

This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.

This is a battle between Good and Evil.

When we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs that those murdered were Jewish or Christian, Shia or Sunni. When we look upon the streams of innocent blood soaked into the ancient ground, we cannot see the faith or sect or tribe of the victims -- we see only that they were Children of God whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy.

But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong -- and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.

Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.

America is prepared to stand with you -- in pursuit of shared interests and common security.

But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.

It is a choice between two futures -- and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you.

A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and

DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.

For our part, America is committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts. We will discard those strategies that have not worked—and will apply new approaches informed by experience and judgment. We are adopting a Principled Realism, rooted in common values and shared interests.

Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes -- not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms -- not sudden intervention.

We must seek partners, not perfection—and to make allies of all who share our goals.

Above all, America seeks peace -- not war.

Muslim nations must be willing to take on the burden, if we are going to defeat terrorism and send its wicked ideology into oblivion.

The first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to the foot soldiers of evil. Every country in the region has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil.

Many are already making significant contributions to regional security: Jordanian pilots are crucial partners against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and a regional coalition have taken strong action against Houthi militants in Yemen. The Lebanese Army is hunting ISIS operatives who try to infiltrate their territory. Emirati troops are supporting our Afghan partners. In Mosul, American troops are supporting Kurds, Sunnis and Shias fighting together for their homeland. Qatar, which hosts the U.S. Central Command, is a crucial strategic partner. Our longstanding partnership with Kuwait and Bahrain continue to enhance security in the region. And courageous Afghan soldiers are making tremendous sacrifices in the fight against the Taliban, and others, in the fight for their country.

As we deny terrorist organizations control of territory and populations, we must also strip them of their access to funds. We must cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay their fighters, and help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.

I am proud to announce that the nations here today will be signing an agreement to prevent the financing of terrorism, called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center -- co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia, and joined by every member of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It is another historic step in a day that will be long remembered.

I also applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council for blocking funders from using their countries as a financial base for terror, and designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization last year. Saudi Arabia also joined us this week in placing sanctions on one of the most senior leaders of Hezbollah.

Of course, there is still much work to do.

That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.  And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory -- piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and YOUR SOUL WILL BE CONDEMNED.

And political leaders must speak out to affirm the same idea: heroes don't kill innocents; they save them. Many nations here today have taken important steps to raise up that message. Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030 is an important and encouraging statement of tolerance, respect, empowering women, and economic development.

The United Arab Emirates has also engaged in the battle for hearts and souls—and with the U.S., launched a center to counter the online spread of hate. Bahrain too is working to undermine recruitment and radicalism.

I also applaud Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees. The surge of migrants and refugees leaving the Middle East depletes the human capital needed to build stable societies and economies. Instead of depriving this region of so much human potential, Middle Eastern countries can give young people hope for a brighter future in their home nations and regions.

That means promoting the aspirations and dreams of all citizens who seek a better life -- including women, children, and followers of all faiths. Numerous Arab and Islamic scholars have eloquently argued that protecting equality strengthens Arab and Muslim communities.

For many centuries the Middle East has been home to Christians, Muslims and Jews living side-by-side. We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again—and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope.

In that spirit, after concluding my visit in Riyadh, I will travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and then to the Vatican -- visiting many of the holiest places in the three Abrahamic Faiths. If these three faiths can join together in cooperation, then peace in this world is possible -- including peace between Israelis and Palestinians. I will be meeting with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Starving terrorists of their territory, their funding, and the false allure of their craven ideology, will be the basis for defeating them.

But no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three—safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region. I am speaking of course of Iran.

From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

Among Iran's most tragic and destabilizing interventions have been in Syria. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes, and the United States has taken firm action in response to the use of banned chemical weapons by the Assad Regime -- launching 59 tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base from where that murderous attack originated.

Responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, eradicate ISIS, and restore stability to the region. The Iranian regime's longest-suffering victims are its own people. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders' reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.

Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.

The decisions we make will affect countless lives.

King Salman, I thank you for the creation of this great moment in history, and for your massive investment in America, its industry and its jobs. I also thank you for investing in the future of this part of the world.

This fertile region has all the ingredients for extraordinary success -- a rich history and culture, a young and vibrant people, a thriving spirit of enterprise. But you can only unlock this future if the citizens of the Middle East are freed from extremism, terror and violence.

We in this room are the leaders of our peoples. They look to us for answers, and for action. And when we look back at their faces, behind every pair of eyes is a soul that yearns for justice.

Today, billions of faces are now looking at us, waiting for us to act on the great question of our time.

Will we be indifferent in the presence of evil? Will we protect our citizens from its violent ideology? Will we let its venom spread through our societies? Will we let it destroy the most holy sites on earth? If we do not confront this deadly terror, we know what the future will bring—more suffering and despair. But if we act—if we leave this magnificent room unified and determined to do what it takes to destroy the terror that threatens the world—then there is no limit to the great future our citizens will have.

The birthplace of civilization is waiting to begin a new renaissance. Just imagine what tomorrow could bring.

Glorious wonders of science, art, medicine and commerce to inspire humankind. Great cities built on the ruins of shattered towns. New jobs and industries that will lift up millions of people. Parents who no longer worry for their children, families who no longer mourn for their loved ones, and the faithful who finally worship without fear.

These are the blessings of prosperity and peace. These are the desires that burn with a righteous flame in every human heart. And these are the just demands of our beloved peoples.

I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to FIGHT together— BECAUSE UNITED, WE WILL NOT FAIL.

Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless Your Countries. And God Bless the United States of America."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

French Terror Attacks by Islamists and Muslims - the Short List



Even a tolerant and peaceful people eventually are fed up with immigrant invaders who murder in the name of their deity.  In France, Muslim terrorism and violence has reached a horrifying level and folks are indeed justifiably terrified of these savages. Ultimately, there is only one choice - fight back or capitulate to Islam.  Fighting back should include the immediate closing of radical mosques, mass deportations of known Islamists and denying them welfare benefits.  Muslim terrorists laugh at us because living off the dole in a western nation is so damn easy.

Furthermore, Muslim terrorism is literally churning western nations into militarized police states. Western nations can't even remember what it is like to roam freely in their nations without the presence of the military.  This is a totally insane way to live.  The solution is easy - get rid of the damn Muslims.

Here's a very short and abbreviated list of what the French have endured because of its open border immigration policies that promoted mass Muslim immigration.

March 2012 Shooting 7 dead, 5 injured.  Toulouse and Montauban shootings, murders of three French paratroopers, and a French Rabbi and three French schoolchildren (aged eight, six and three), carried out over a period of 11 days by Mohammed Merah.

January 2015 Shooting 17 dead, 22 injured   Île-de-France attacks, a mass shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, carried out by Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, two Islamist gunmen who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen.[1] During this period, a third Islamist gunman and close friend of the Kouachi brothers, Amedy Coulibaly was responsible for two shootings and an hostage taking at a Hypercacher kosher market. He said he synchronized his attacks with the Kouachi brothers. Coulibaly had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

April 2015 Shooting 1 dead  Unsuccessful attack against 2 churches in Villejuif by an Algerian jihadist. He killed a woman probably when trying to steal her car but accidentally shot himself in the leg, putting an end to his plans.

June 2015 Beheading 1 dead, 2 injured Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack. An Islamist delivery driver probably linked to ISIS decapitated a man and rammed a company van into gas cylinders at the Air Products gas factory in an attempt to blow up the building.

November 2015 Shootings, hostage taking and suicide bombings 130 dead, 368 injured  November 2015 Paris attacks. The single deadliest terrorist attack in French history. Multiple shooting and grenade attacks occurred on a Friday night; among the locations targeted were a music venue, sports stadium and several bar and restaurant terraces. 90 persons were killed during a siege at an Eagles of Death Metal concert inside the Bataclan. French president François Hollande evacuated from a football match between France and Germany at the Stade de France, venue for the UEFA Euro 2016 Final, after three separate suicide bombings over the course of about 40 minutes. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and President Hollande named the Paris attacks an "'act of war'".

June 2016 Stabbing 2 dead  Magnanville stabbing, a police officer and his wife, a police secretary, were stabbed to death in their home in Magnanville by a jihadist. ISIS claimed responsibility.

July 2016 Vehicle ramming 86 dead, 434 injured A 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The driver was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France. The attack ended following an exchange of gunfire, during which Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot and killed by police.

July 2016 Stabbing 1 dead, 3 injured  Normandy church attack, two terrorists attacked a church during a mass, killing an 86-year-old priest. ISIS claimed responsibility.

April 2017 Shooting 1 dead, 3 injured Shooting of Paris police officers. An Islamist opened fire on police officers on the Champs-Elysees. ISIS claimed responsibility

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_France

Many more Muslim attacks have occurred but fortunately the victims survived or the Muslim was unsuccessful.

It's not just attacks on French citizens that is a huge problem, Muslims in France are notorious for setting fires to cars, buses and other vehicles.  It's just another form of terror.









Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Intelligence Agencies Comprising the Intelligence Community & America's Military Dictatorship



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Few Americans can comprehend the magnitude of America's spy networks that are the foundation for Police State USA or more appropriately America's Militarized Police State. While the CIA and the NSA are well known to most of us, 16 intelligence networks are collectively known in government speak as the Intelligence Community. LOL, the term 'community tends to invoke something warm and fuzzy but these dangerous agencies exist for only one reason - to solidify the power and control of the Deep State and its operatives.

After 911, the issue of the various intelligence agencies defending their turf and power became a serious concern because the lack of communication and intel sharing may have contributed to the massive intelligence failures that resulted in 911. Hence, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was created, presumeably to coordinate the activities of the various intelligence agencies, foster better communications among the agencies and to strengthen national security. 16 federal intelligence agencies are now listed under the banner of the DNI as its own website confirms, here. The DNI has it's own agency logo.




The 16 intel agencies and the actual agencies they are under are as follows:

Central Intelligence Agency The CIA is typically listed as a stand alone independent agency. The CIA really isn't accountable to anybody and does it's own thing. It's currently the subject of a massive WikiLeaks information disclosure known as Vault 7.

Department of Defense or DOD (8 intelligence agencies)

National Security Agency: DOD
Defense Intelligence Agency: DOD
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: DOD
National Reconnaissance Office: DOD
Army Intelligence: US Army under DOD
Navy Intelligence: US Navy under DOD
Marine Corps Intelligence: US Marine Corp under DOD
Air Force Intelligence: US Air Force under DOD

Department of Justice (2)


Intelligence Branch of FBI which is under the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of National Security Intelligence which is under the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) which is under the DOJ.

Homeland Security (2)

Coast Guard Intelligence, US Coast Guard is under Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis is under Homeland Security

Department of Energy

Office of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence 

Department of Treasury 

Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

US Department of State

Office of National Security Intelligence

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Intelligence_Community

The number of intel agencies is insane and a sane person is asking the question: How much overlapping exists and are they all really necessary?  Also, we should be learning the number of employees in every one of these intel agencies, as well as their budgets. I strongly suspect that taxpayers are yet again being plundered to support big bad government and monstrous bureaucracies.

It was reported that President Trump's first National Security Advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after only weeks on the job, intended to reform the intelligence communities.  Flynn was a retired general and former Director of the DOD's Defense Intelligence Agency.  Flynn was replaced with another general, H.R. McMaster.

President Trump nominated  Dan Coats, a 73 year old former senator from Indiana as his DNI in early January.  He has yet to be confirmed by the Senate. It's highly probable that Coats was recommended by VP Mike Pence, a former member of Congress and former Indiana governor.

The DNI job cannot possibly be an easy job, especially in the age of President Trump where the Deep State perceives a threat to its vast and unaccountable powers.  However, DNI Directors have long resumes of military and/or intel service. There is little to no civilian power or oversight of any intel agency. This is indeed troubling and further supports concerns that the military industrial complex or Deep State rules America.

The president's National Security Advisor always comes from the military and also has a long resume of intel agency and/or military service.

The very concept of civilian government was created specifically to avoid military dictatorships and undue military influence.  It's increasingly difficult to assume that we are even governed by an elected civilian government given that all the power appears to be definitely concentrated within the military, the MIC, the DOD, the DIA, intel agencies, the CIA and what is becoming known as the Military Industrial Security Complex. It's the Deep State on steroids.

None of this bodes well for liberty as government continues to attack and eradicate our rights and freedom.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's the Saudis, Stupid!




This is a repost in its entirely from a January 31, 2017 post at www.cluborlov.com; I'd post the link but a link isn't available although the post is available on the website.  It's an extremely relevant and important article about Saudi Arabia, the US, Islamic terrorism and how the petrodollar funds ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Sunni terror groups.

It's the Saudi's, Stupid!

[I am still in recovery from the book tour (which went well), so here is a timely rerun. Trump just banned entry to migrants from a list of “terrorist” countries that had been concocted by the Obama administration. Missing from that list is terrorist country number one: Saudi Arabia. It would be too much to hope that Trump will amend Obama's list, however; no matter who happens to be president, the US and the Saudis are pretty much joined at the hip.] 

[Just nine days after I pointed out that Obama's latest “humanitarian” bombing puts American lives in danger, we have the video of the journalist James Foley's beheading at the hands of Daash, a.k.a. Islamic Caliphate, a.k.a. ISIS/ISIL. Well, that didn't take long! But there is more to the story: what stands behind this event, and others, such as 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Benghazi massacre and numerous other acts of terror is none other than America's best friend, the House of Saud. Here is a post by my friend Idris to explain this vital connection.] \

The recent rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, along with its bedfellow Jahbat Al-Nusra (JN) is being viewed with alarm worldwide. It is the latest in a series of problems related to Islamic extremism for which Al Qaeda is the poster child. From Somalia to Yemen to Nigeria to the Levant to Afghanistan and Pakistan, to Chechnya to Xinjiang, China and even raising its head among the populations of western countries, both Muslim and non-Muslim are facing the ravages of the Salafi/Takfiri Nexus of Jihad.

However, there has been a failure to focus on the primary cause of these problems with their various manifestations worldwide. Saudi Arabia, with able assistance from several of its Gulf neighbors (with Qatar as the most prominent) has steadfastly promoted the rise of Islamic extremism. The extreme behavior now being manifested is the result of the extremist Wahhabi ideology that Saudi Arabia promotes and the billions of dollars it has spent to influence the entire Muslim world to adopt its extremist ideology or at least to remain silent as its poison spreads, particularly among the youth.

Saudi Arabia has for decades given scholarships to universities in the kingdom devoted to indoctrinating future Muslim leaders. It has funded Masjids, schools and Islamic Centers which have promoted their vitriol and which are usually staffed by graduates of their institutions. They have thus prepared the ground for what we are seeing now, as young Muslims from around the world flock to the Levant to wage Jihad under the banner of the various groups that the Saudis have long nurtured.

The Saudis and their Gulf co-conspirators have not limited themselves to promoting their hateful ideology. They have provided billions in material support for Muslims worldwide willing to take extremist action in accordance with Salafi/Takfiri principles. Any Muslim group worldwide willing to take violent actions that accord with this extreme Salafi/Takfiri worldview finds it easy to tap into the Saudi/Arab Gulf international network to receive funding and other forms of tangible support to launch their violent campaigns.

So next time you hear that Boko Haram or the Taliban or Abu Sayyaf or ISIL or some other Al Qaeda type organization has perpetrated some atrocity in the name of Islam... be sure to thank the Saudis! Its not that there are no just causes for which Muslims may feel compelled to resort to violent resistance... rather it is that Wahhabi ideology, propelled by billions of Petrodollars, has perverted nearly every corner of the Muslim world with its fanaticism.

The US, along with some its major allies, plays along with this travesty for several reasons. Most prominently, billions of Petrodollars recycled through their economies provide them with an exorbitant economic advantage. Secondly, they enjoy the ability to use crazy Jihadis against their enemies du jour. Want to push Russia out of Afghanistan? Send in the Jihadis. Want to topple Assad? Send in the Jihadis. Need to overthrow Gaddafi? Send in the Jihadis. Need to keep Somalia from developing its 100 billion barrels of oil and bringing down the price of oil to levels that would make US fracking uneconomical? Send in the (Ash-Shabab) Jihadis. Need to prevent Russian oil reaching the Caspian via Chechnya and Daghestan? Well you get the idea.

First they spend years priming Muslim groups with the backward, nihilistic Wahhabi ideology. Then, when frustration with their inability to achieve success (as a result of their backward, nihilistic ideology) makes these groups ready to take radical action, in come the suppliers of cash, arms, training and logistic support to make their dreams of Jihad a reality. Its a tried and tested formula that will continue to work until people realize that...

Its the Saudis, stupid!

Of course there are mischievous machinations on the part of imperial and former colonial powers to subjugate the Muslim world and in particular the hydrocarbon-rich Middle East. But both Muslims and non-Muslims need to realize that none of what we are seeing today would have been possible without the corrupting influence of Saudi and Gulf Arab sponsored Wahhabism/Salafism/Takfirism. Muslims in particular need to stop ignoring the dagger aimed at the heart of their religion by these sponsors of fanaticism. They must stop accepting their money, their books and their scholarships. It's all a poison pill!

Nor should the disguise of modernity used by those like the Qataris, who so strongly backed Morsi in Egypt, be allowed to hide their nefarious behavior. They are simply Wahhabis in suits. Just a week before Morsi was deposed, he publicly called on Egyptian youths to join the Takfiri Jihad in Syria. Muslims need to reclaim their true heritage from these usurpers.

On the other hand, Westerners should demand that their governments stop playing with fire by employing Islamic “berserkers” to do their dirty work. The blowback from their governments’ complicity with the Saudis has been extensive and includes highlights like 9/11, the Chechen Boston Marathon bombing, the consulate killings in Benghazi and the recent beheading of James Foley. Now with an entire well-armed and richly funded state spanning the borders of Syria and Iraq at their disposal and recruits flocking to their cause from all over the world, we can expect even more poisonous fruit from this tree planted and nourished by the Saudis and their helpers.

The first step to solving a problem is identifying its nature. Hence the importance of understanding the essential role that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have played in creating the world’s number one security problem. Thus far the Saudis, Qataris and their other Gulf Arab allies have managed to obscure the centrality of their role in spawning Al-Qaeda, ISIS/IS and their like. This needs to end!

Some people speculate that the ISIS/IS Frankenstein that they birthed may yet consume the Saudi Kingdom itself, but that would be little comfort to a world forced to deal with the furies that they have unleashed.




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