Washington as a Wahhabi missionary team
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Let’s look at my “blood for religion” theory detailed in Part 1, in light of an analogy to help you understand that, to understand what is going on, we do not need to see the petrodollar agreement itself if we closely examine the fruits it has borne in US foreign and military policy. After all, if the US had not been complying with Saudi wishes, the royals would have backed out of the agreement long ago, so obviously, Washington’s seemingly absurd and brutal foreign and military policies and the anti-Iran and anti-Russia hysteria in the political class are just fine with the Kingdom.
Suppose you have a reclusive neighbor who keeps to himself and is believed by many to be a drug dealer.
One night when you are star gazing with a pair of binoculars, a car with tinted windows pulls up in front of this neighbor’s house. Your neighbor, dressed in a trench coat and wearing shades, looks around both ways, slowly gets up from his seat on the porch and walks nonchalantly toward the darkened car. The window on the driver’s side comes down just far enough for the neighbor to insert a clear plastic pouch into the car. With your binoculars you can make out what appears to be a white powder in the pouch. The driver takes the pouch and swaps it for a bulging letter size envelope.
Your neighbor slips the envelope into his trench coat and ambles back to the house.
Clearly there was some sort of agreement between your neighbor and the driver of that car. Was the agreement in writing? No. It may have been made by phone or via a third party. But neither you nor the other dear readers will doubt from this description that there was an agreement prior to the encounter between the two. Why? Because the outcome of the agreement that you are viewing through your binocs clearly shows what it must have contained, and therefore no police department would require a copy of such an agreement as evidence to support an investigation of your neighbor. Likewise, the outcome of the US agreement with the Sauds makes it crystal clear what the US must have agreed to, because all US military engagements outside of the New World since Nixon’s visit to Saudi Arabia have benefitted the Saudis but not the US public, on whom all their effects were negative, in terms of US blood and treasure spilt and of US prestige. Informed people everywhere know that the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department and the political class have behaved like thugs abroad.
Nor will many readers assume that the two men in our story were acting legally or doing something totally harmless. Based on what you have seen through the binoculars, though you could not prove that you had witnessed a drug deal going down, such a scenario would be the default explanation for the actions of these 2 men and you will not need further proof to convince at least yourself. For now, unless you are a drug user yourself, you have seen enough not to trust your neighbor’s integrity.
So let’s look at the above-referenced Saudi-US petrodollar agreement in light of this analogy.
As in the case of your suspicious neighbor, rumors have long been flying that the Saudis are misbehaving (supporting terror and threatening, for example, the Shiite, Christian and Yazidi world) with US support, and moreover, unlike the neighbor’s case, much concrete evidence has surfaced documenting their, and Washington’s, ties to the 3 main terror groups, ie, the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS – all Sunnis Wahhabists, that plague the West and are destroying the Middle East. Just in case you missed the details…
The NYT exposes pertinent details, eg, here
The Washington Times even indicts the Saudi government itself.
Astoundingly, Politico has reported that the Saudi top officials are admitting their support of terror to US journalists. And again, this support, and their public confession thereof, could probably be explained by a desire on the royals’ part to appease their populace, while also embarrassing the US, where a New York court recently decided it would be fair to sue the kingdom for damages to the 9-11 families.
There is also abundant evidence that the US government, via the CIA, for example, has played a key role in the creation of these terror groups. The Strategic Culture Foundation tells us that US State Department officials are now boldly admitting US support of terror, and that Green Berets sent to train Al-Nusra fighters are sick and tired of aiding and abetting Al-Qaeda and affiliates.
This is reminiscent of the kind of spontaneous glasnost’ evident throughout Soviet institutions and the arts when it was apparent to all that the USSR was about to crack apart. During that time, I viewed Soviet movies on video and tape openly critical of the government for all sorts of corrupt policies. No one could stop the deluge and no one was trying any longer. Everyone was waiting with baited breath for the dam to burst.
Further, analogously to the case of your mysterious neighbor, whose agreement with his client was not known, nothing in the agreement published by Bloomberg particularly incriminates anyone. And that is to be expected given the traditional secrecy that the Saudi government typically insists upon for its agreements with the US. However, since my theory is that the agreement – mostly unwritten in my view – relates to other more incriminating matters such as the use of the US military to actually aid the Saudis in spreading their terror-promoting Wahhabism/Salafism, the US government side would have even much more reason than the Saudis to keep the unwritten parts of the agreement a tight secret.
So how good is our “blood for religion” theory so far in comparison to the above analogy?
As we see from the above details, we have much more-abundant evidence about an unholy Saudi-US alliance in support of Wahhabism than we do that your neighbor is dealing drugs, even though it is crystal clear he is guilty. And as we shall see, a cursory analysis shows that my Blood for Religion theory is the default one of the main theories concerning the motivation for US-waged wars. In brief, I believe that the wars initiated and waged by the once-Christian USA are aimed mainly at satisfying the Saudis’ desire to see their violent and intolerant Wahhabi sect (Salafism) become the dominant world religion, supplanting the Shiite branch in the Muslim world as well as Christianity in the West (as evidenced by the coddling of trouble makers among Muslim immigrants in Europe, by the exodus of Christians from Middle Eastern regions ravaged by US bombs and US-backed terror groups, etc). Need I ask the reader whether Henry Kissinger, the original author of the petrodollar agreement, would have qualms about seeing Christianity driven out of the areas where it is now dominant?
So why do I say my theory of an ideology-driven foreign and war policy, can be seen as the default theory among the rest?
Let’s look at the others to compare.
The oil-for-blood theory
While many analysts and amateur theorists think US wars are about oil, as stated at the outset, oil had not yet been discovered in Kosovo at the time of the war. But lo and behold, that war, cheerfully promoted and waged by President Clinton, satisfied the Saudis by carving a Sunni Muslim country out of a country that had been arguably the most Christian in Europe. The Saudis have been sending aid to Kosovars ever since, in the form of funding to build Wahhabist mosques, that, according to this Esquire article, are providing the ideological ground work that prepares young men for a career in ISIS in Syria and elsewhere.
“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 [my highlighting] using an obscure, labyrinthine network of donations from charities, private individuals and government ministries.”
As for the oil-exporting countries where the US has engaged militarily, the US never required any country in which the US waged war, to pay the US in oil, or any other good for that matter, as compensation for exorbitant military expenses. The US was left with trillions of dollars in debt, no free oil. And with the focus on shale oil as a potential mainstay of the US economy, oil trade with the Middle East was hardly a reason to wage war there (although the fracking industry has been failing recently). Clearly, the US Deep State was counting on the Saudi support of the USD to enable them to print money ‘til kingdom come.
The Israel-done-it theory
While it is true that Israel and the Saudis have a symbiotic relationship, and much of US warmongering is aimed at opposing Iran, Israel’s arch enemy, it is hard to say whether Israel’s war drums against Iran are intended more for Israel or for the pleasure of its close ally Saudi Arabia. After all, if the Saudis are keen on spreading their Wahhabist gospel above all else and on defeating their rivals the Shiites and Christians, then their alliance with Israel against Shiite Iran and the Shiite (and specifically Alawite) government of Syria is made to order since the Israeli governing party (Likud) is at perpetual war with both and would like nothing better than a green light from the US to bomb Shiite Iran—despite the impracticality and extreme danger of war with either one of these Russian allies. Naturally, due to this essentially Shiite alliance, the Saudis also generally consider Russia a dangerous enemy (despite recent friendly negotiations with Moscow). And of course, the US sides with the Saudis against this Shiite-Christian axis, made up chiefly of Iran, Syria, Russia and their allies while the opposing Sunni axis is essentially Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, the US and Israel, while Turkey is a wild card, currently allying itself with Russia and its Shiite allies even though it is majority-Sunni. This is thanks to the skill, patience and iron will of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and is evidence that his dream of a multipolar world is a possibility.
Thus while Israel has traditionally sided with the Saudis (even rescuing ISIS militants, as reported here), it cannot be said to play a bigger role than its other allies in the Sunni terror and in US-led warmaking.
The Illuminati and allied groups
Many Western conspiracy theorists have a rather simplistic view of the “Illuminati,” believing them to be an organized secret society united in evil mischief. Indeed, who can say that such a secret society does not exist? Proving non-existence of anything is impossible.
At any rate, the word illuminati came into the vogue in Italy during the Risorgimento (unification movement) and commonly referred to all activists who wanted a united Italy. It comes from illuminismo, the Italian word for the Enlightenment, because the Risorgimento, like the French Revolution, was imbued with the ideas of the Enlightenment.
In fact, however, the Enlightenment was originally a divided movement. On the one hand the Enlightenment movement included hardcore anticlericals taking their cue from radical philosophers like Voltaire, while on the other hand, you had a more conservative, less radical group inspired by the ideas of Pascal, for example, who wished to reform, rather than abolish, Christianity. The radicals gained and kept the upper hand from the start and their ideas now dominate intellectual, political and media circles in Europe and the US, just as they dominated the France of mass murderer Bonaparte and the Russia of the brutal Joseph Stalin. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia, having groaned under the yoke of radical leftists for 7 decades, has been challenging the anti-Christian ideas of these “enlightened ones,” and it is this battle of ideas, radical vs conservative, leftist vs traditionalist, that fuels the East-West clash raging around us, with Western media everywhere denouncing almost everything that Russia, Iran (via Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guard Corps) and Syria do, even though they are the only ones powerfully breaking the back of ISIS in Syria and regaining lost territory and sociopolitical stability. Astoundingly few see the irony in a Christian country like the US backing an axis that supports or at least tolerates terror and then preposterously referring to the most valiant anti-terror fighters as “terrorists.” You might think only a populace with a collective screw loose could tolerate such a situation.
The Saudis are natural allies of the radical “enlightenment” figures among US elites, which are perfectly comfortable with Saudi anti-Christian views. Through craft and cunning, and by judicious use of uninformed Christians’ views on Israel, they have enlisted US Christians by the millions, who are proud to repeat the slogan “I stand with Israel” but have little notion that the bloc they thereby support has its blades aimed at the throats of Syrian Christians. One can literally speak of Christians killed by unsuspecting Christians amid this madness.
Meanwhile, the Western public misses the obvious. Sly (or naïve?) historians assure us that the Enlightenment was an 18th Century movement, ie, a thing of the past that has long run its course. They also paint it as a real enlightenment that unfolded liberty and democracy and was a bold step forward for humanity. But this movement neither ended in the 18th century nor did it signal a bold step exclusively toward human progress, though it could have. The trouble is, it contained the aforementioned 2 basic philosophical streams. The latter ideology had as its central pillar the complete elimination of Christianity (admittedly, "Christians" were in fact largely to blame. The church leadership had tried to force their theology down everyone's throat and was thoroughly corrupt). The other wanted to keep the baby but throw out the dirty bath. In the West, the radicals won out and the moderates lost. The battle is ongoing today. The Russians represent these moderates who are in fact bringing progress to their people even as the West drowns in debt and chaos.
This ongoing war between the virulent and intolerant "enlightened" ones and the true enlightened ones is precisely what is being played out between Russia and the West. Ephesians 6:12 interprets this from a Christian standpoint.
Ironically, those who reflexively repeat the saw “I stand with Israel,” are in fact unwittingly supporting the less religious Jews of the Likud Party whose policies are hardly Biblical. Orthodox Jews, whose views are much more in line with Christian views, bitterly oppose the attacks on Palestinian land, the illegal settlements and the warlike policies promoted by the Likud.
To be continued.
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