by Eric Zuesse
Did you know that Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, the Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (affectionately known in the U.S. as “Bandar Bush”), had donated millions to Al Qaeda before the 9/11 attacks, according to the sworn court testimony of the man who had served as Al Qaeda’s bookkeeper and as the bagman who personally collected the mega-donations to Al Qaeda, all in cash?
How come you didn’t read about that in newspapers and magazines, and hear about it on TV ’news’-reports; and why was this stunning and crucially important testimony published only at small independent news-sites, such as here? (Evaluate it for yourself there, and figure out for yourself why the man there testifying is still kept hidden away in a U.S. super-max prison, and why his testimony has been hushed up. Even though American Presidents have changed, America’s international policies haven’t. Barack Obama protects George W. Bush, who previously had protected “Bandar Bush.” Obama, who publicly condemns torture, even privately protects Bush’s agents who perpetrated torture.)
Americans, like the citizens of some other countries where elections are held, are told by the ‘news’ media that it’s a ‘democracy,’ even if it’s actually not. Is the U.S., really a “democracy”?
Read the following, click onto the links here for the evidence, and you will know why the U.S. government supplies Al Qaeda and even ISIS, and who the key individuals are behind Islamic terrorism, otherwise known as jihadism. Read the following, and its linked sources, and you will see clearly through the trashy ‘news’ reports that are little more than stenographic reports of what’s being said by officials who are actually lying through their teeth, partly in order to cover up their own guilt, but also because their ultimate paymasters demand these lies.
The great investigative historian F. William Engdahl headlined December 9th at sott, “Investigating Saudi Arabia’s sponsorship of Turkish politics, terrorism, and the frenzied conflict in Syria,” and he put together the pieces of the type of major news report about the Saudi-run U.S. operation, that I had been preparing and hoping to present on this matter, but he did it faster, and so everyone should see it there, because what he is showing (and all of his factual allegations are true though he failed to provide the links to the evidence, as I would have done if I had written it) is that the top priority of America’s foreign and military policies is to serve King Salman al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (the world’s richest person), and to conquer his major oil-and-gas competitor Russia, by removing heads-of-state who are allied with Russia. Russia competes with Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil-and-gas producer, and it’s the #1 power for all natural resources combined. And the Saudi-U.S. alliance, which rules NATO and “the West” (Europe and Japan), are determined to conquer and grab those Russian assets for themselves, so that the aristocracies which are allied to the U.S. aristocracy will control these assets, and aristocracies which aren’t U.S.-allied won’t. But the U.S. is really just a ‘democratic’ front for the Saud family, in the final analysis. And the Sauds were aristocrats even before the United States existed.
Further evidence confirming the same view as Engdahl presents is provided by Joe Giambone’s superb article at International Policy Digest on 29 November 2015, “Why ISIS Exists: The Double Game.” One of the articles linked-to there quotes Saudi Prince Bandar as saying, “The Syrian regime is finished as far as we and the majority of the Syrian people are concerned. [The Syrian people] will not allow President Bashar al-Assad to remain at the helm.” That’s a bald lie, a knowing falsehood from him, as is documented here. Even Western polls show that in a free and fair, internationally monitored election, the Syrian people would overwhelmingly choose Bashar al-Assad over anyone else to lead Syria. That’s why U.S. President Obama opposes any such election in Syria, and why Russian President Putin insists that it be held. The non-sectarian, secular (though officially Shiite) President of Syria had held that country peacefully together for more than a decade until CIA and other Western and Sunni-royalty operations in Syria brought thousands of rabid Sunni jihadists into Syria to topple the secular Shiite Assad from power.
Here is a brief historical account of how this Saudi-U.S. scheme to conquer Russia started, under George Herbert Walker Bush (a Bush by birth who was informally adopted by the world’s richest family, the Sauds). And here is the type of people they are. In fact: they’re the biggest block against an effective global policy to restrain global warming. Their trillions of dollars of private wealth is more important to them than the continuation of a livable planet after they die.
They care more about their private past than about the entire world’s future. This past means a great deal to them. The Saudi dynasty goes back to the contract that was agreed-to in the year 1744 between the gangster Muhammad Ibn Saud and the fundamentalist-Islamic cleric Muhammad Ibn Wahhab to create a Saudi-ruled, Wahhabist-religious, extremist-Muslim kingdom, first by exterminating all Shiia Muslims, and then by all Muslims conquering and converting all non-Muslims.
When the U.S. allied with the Saud family back in 1945, no one — except perhaps the Saudi King himself — thought that the Sauds would ever be in the position to wag the dog. But that seems to be the way things have worked out, because the U.S. aristocracy have been and are willing to do anything to conquer and control Russia. And the Saud family have used them very skillfully to achieve this goal. But this also means that the U.S. is likewise joined-at-the-hip with the Sauds’ goal, of conquering and controlling Iran and other Shiite-ruled nations (including even poor Yemen).
So, this is how it came to be that the U.S. is allied with the Sauds and their fundamentalist Sunnis, and that Russia is allied with Iran and all Shiites — both fundamentalists and not. The U.S. is now a handmaiden to international jihadists. But all the lies are to the contrary, and it’s the lies that are stenographically reported and broadcast in the West as ‘the news.’
A democracy deals with its public as citizens. A dictatorship treats them instead as suckers. How is the U.S. leadership relating to the American people — as citizens, or as suckers?
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.