Saudi Fighters in Iraq

Saudi Arabia Number 1 Terrorism Exporting State

By Lewis Loflin

Appeasement of Saudi Arabia even in the aftermath of September 11 is absurd and borders on treason. It does nothing to help the Muslim world (at least its leadership) come out of its state of deep denial for the responsibility for the worst terrorist outrage of all time. This denial is as irrational as the culture and religion that caused it.

The real winner of Western appeasement has been Osama bin Laden and like-minded religious fanatics. Brezhinski's "excellent idea" (going back to President Carter) of using fundamentalist Islam to fight Soviet Communism has backfired by failing to grasp Islam's (Wahhabism and Muslim Brotherhood) inherent link with violence and intolerance. The US helped create bin Laden then ignored the problem in order to appease Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan Pollard tried to warn both the US and Israel of what was going on and got "nailed to the cross" for treason. Turns out he wasn't the one selling out US Intelligence, the real culprits were a pair of WASP's nailed in the 1990's, not a Jew. But the fact he was a Jew was a ready excuse to silence a fair inquiry.

Saudi Arabia is still the largest sponsor and supporter of Islamic terrorism in the world. Spreading their Wahhabi Cult across the Muslim world (including to many Muslims in America) and teaching hate and intolerance, even of non-Wahhabi Muslims. The hate being taught in schools and mosques must be ended. The American "crack whore" addiction to cheap oil must end or we will continue to sell-out everything we stand for just to get the next fix. $3 a gallon for gas is cheaper then the next September 11.

Now Saudi Arabia itself may be the target of its own terrorists, as they seemed to have lost control. And the US seems to be planning to use terrorists against Iran. This is stupid because that will also go out of control.

Quoting Henry Kissinger, "The Saudis are pro-American, they have to operate in a difficult region, and ultimately we can manage them." Guess the homicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and the inside help the terrorists got from Saudi officials has proven his point wrong. Unless President Bush stops covering up for Saudi Arabia and using terrorists to bolster American policy, the War on Terrorism is a sick joke.


Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

Extract New York Times November 22, 2007:

Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States...were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year...The most significant discovery was a collection of biographical sketches that listed hometowns and other details for more than 700 fighters brought into Iraq since August 2006...(still) the insurgency in Iraq remains both overwhelmingly Iraqi and Sunni...

Saudis accounted for the largest number of fighters...that despite increased efforts (they claim) by Saudi Arabia to clamp down on would-be terrorists since Sept. 11, 2001, when 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi, some Saudi fighters are still getting through...About four out of every five detainees in American detention centers are Sunni Arab, even though Sunni Arabs make up just one-fifth of Iraq's population.

As the article goes on Libya was taken off the terrorism list last year, while Saudi Arabia, the biggest source of Sunni terrorism has never been on the list. To quote, "Also striking among the Sinjar materials were the smaller numbers from other countries that had been thought to be major suppliers of foreign fighters. As recently as the summer, American officials estimated that 20 percent came from Syria and Lebanon. But there were no Lebanese listed among the Sinjar trove, and only 56 Syrians, or 8 percent of the total...Among the Saudi fighters described in the materials, 45 had come from Riyadh, 38 from Mecca, 20 from Buraidah and the surrounding area, 15 from Jawf and Sakakah, 13 from Jidda, and 12 from Medina.

American officials publicly expressed anger over the summer at Saudi policies that were destabilizing Iraq. Sunni tribal sheiks in Iraq who risked their lives to fight extremist militants also faulted Saudi clerics. "The bad imams tell the young people to go to Iraq and fight the American Army, because if you kill them or they kill you, you will go to paradise," Sheik Adnan Khames Jamiel, a leader of the Albu Alwan tribe in Ramadi, said in an interview.

More Saudis get into America

Office of the Press Secretary April 25, 2005

Joint Statement by President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, Crawford, Texas

"Both nations pledge to continue their cooperation so that the oil supply from Saudi Arabia will be available and secure. The United States appreciates Saudi Arabia's strong commitment to accelerating investment and expanding its production capacity to help provide stability and adequately supply the market...the United States and Saudi Arabia agree that our future relations must rest on a foundation of broad cooperation. We must work to expand dialogue, understanding, and interactions between our citizens.

This will include programs designed to (1) increase the number of young Saudi students to travel and study in the United States; (2) increase our military exchange programs so that more Saudi officers visit the United States for military education and training; and (3) increase the number of Americans traveling to work and study in the Kingdom.

The United States recognizes we must exert great efforts to overcome obstacles facing Saudi businessmen and students who wish to enter the United States and we pledge to our Saudi friends that we will take on this effort. A high-level joint committee has been established to be headed by the Saudi Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State that will deal with strategic issues of vital importance to the two countries."



From Lou Dobbs Tonight October 18, 2007:

DOBBS: Concerns tonight that Saudi-run schools in this country are teaching religious hatred. U.S. officials now say a Saudi school just outside our capital and funded by the Saudi royal family may be exporting messages of religious extremism. Brian Todd has more on that story from Alexandria, Virginia -- Brian.

BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Lou, a group from the U.S. government now wants the State Department to pressure the Saudi government to at least temporarily shut down this school right behind me. It's the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Virginia. It is funded by the Saudi government. The U.S. panelists from the government want this because they say that an effort to get information about the textbooks in question, both here and in Saudi Arabia, that they were essentially stone- walled. They were not given any information that, in fact, hate-filled texts had been taken out of these textbooks, and they want to verify that. Now, what kind of texts are we talking about here?

Well, this U.S. government panel cited a report that mentioned a textbook used two years ago in Saudi schools. And here's a passage from that textbook: "The hour of judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them." Now, in our discussions with Saudi officials today, they claim that all of those passages have been taken out of textbooks -- at least the ones used here in the United States. We came to this school earlier today and spoke to a school administrator. He said the same thing.

DAVID KOVALIK, ADMINISTRATOR, ISLAMIC SAUDI ACADEMY: There are no such passages that preach hatred or intolerance to any other faith or any other people. That's -- that's not what we're here for. We're here to teach a values-based education.

(End tape) But verifying that is actually fairly difficult. A student here gave us this textbook, which is a fifth grade book on Islam and the Koran. We went over it with a translator. We found no really inflammatory passages. But a known critic of the Saudi royal family gave us this book, which says is a ninth grade book here. And he translated a passage for us which does mention Muslims killing Jews.

So, Lou, it is a very difficult process to actually verify that all the hate-filled text has been taken out of the books. The Saudis claim that it has been. You know, you'd have to go through just about every book in the school to know for sure.

DOBBS: Yes. And, in addition to the Saudi academy, as you know, Brian, there are great concerns that mosques across the country and the imams, nearly all -- nearly all of them reportedly trained in the Wahabi sect of Islamism. And that raises great concerns because of the violent nature of what is the Wahabi beliefs.

TODD: That's certainly true. And this school has been accused of that for some years now. We did a report three years ago on this very school using some of the same texts. At that time, they said they were working to take out some of this text. They say it takes a long time. Again, I guess, the jury is still out on that.

DOBBS: Yes. When it takes a long time to remove hate from one's teachings, there is a profound problem that we should be focusing on in this -- focusing upon in this nation. Thank you very much. Brian Todd.





I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. Thomas Paine

Excerpts from Will Durant's The Age of Faith Pages 162-186 Pub. 1950