Succession

Jan. 23rd, 2015 03:04 am

Saudi Arabia's new king funded al-Qaeda in the 1990s and has told us all the problems in the Middle East would go away if we'd kill all the Jews. Expect less cooperation.

Edit: this may become a moot issue since the guy is 79 years old.

Here's the quote:

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.

Yasin Qadi has been meeting with Turkey's intelligence chief Hakan Fidan since last year, and his presence in Turkey became known because he was involved in a car accident in February. My conspiracy-theory senses are tingling; did Western or Israeli intelligence cause the accident to create a record of Qadi's presence? Getting back to reality, we don't know who the other party in the traffic accident was. It could have been a tree. Of the other passengers, I could not dig up anything on Usame Kutub (Osama Qutb, Usama Qutb, a common name) and the third person in the car was one of the Prime Minister's guards.

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.
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