I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the US – and in particular their support for Isis.
Graham was the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the 2000s. He was in a very strong position to know what he is talking about.
Saudi Arabia has outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood. This is quite interesting considering the closeness between the two: the Brotherhood ideology is based on Saudi Wahhabism, its financiers include essentially every Saudi billionaire, Russia claims the monarchy runs the Brotherhood/al-Qaeda operations in Central Asia, and I once read an opinion that described the Brotherhood being founded as the branch of Saudi intelligence in Egypt. The Saudis are apparently serious about it. If true, this is "soft power" working.
In other news, Virginia's legislature passed a resolution praising the Muslim Brotherhood. This is also "soft power" working.
Background: Read History Commons on Qadi. From what I've read elsewhere, Qadi was a close associate of National Commercial Bank CEO Khalid bin Mahfouz and was one of al-Qaeda's top fundraisers. It was an investigation into Qadi and his network al-Qaeda that the FBI in Washington impeded and finally shut down in 1998-1999.
So now we have a key al-Qaeda figure coordinating with the head of Turkish intelligence and the Prime Minister's office, likely about the logistics for al-Qaeda forces in the war against Syria. And the US is providing the supplies.
- Lloyd's of London v. Saudi Arabia alleging Saudi responsibility for the September 11 attacks of 2001. Lloyd's dropped the lawsuit within two weeks.
- Survivors' complaint against Saudi Arabia for the same attacks (the Motley-Rice lawsuit)
- FOIA'd records of Saudi chartered flights leaving the US after the attacks; There is a summary on page 31.
- Joint Inquiry report into the attacks - It's nearly a thousand pages long.
- Muslim Brotherhood global strategy document "The Project" - (introduction)
- And in case anyone missed it, Muslim Brotherhood North American strategy document "An Explanatory Memorandum" (translation begins on page 18) - (introduction)
- Tom Kean, head of the 9/11 commission, was an early business partner of Muslim Brotherhood front BMI.
- BCCI "Sandstorm" report
- Statistical anomalies in the 2012 Republican primary election results
- Compromising Tor anonymity (part 2)
- Cross-VM side channels and their use to extract private keys
- Decrypting backdoor communication protocols ("PEST CONTROL")
- Writing Linux Kernel Exploits