Wednesday, March 28, 2018

RT — Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince

The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post.

Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia's Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas during the Cold War, in an effort to prevent encroachment in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.
Blowback.

Note: Some may wonder why the link is to RT rather than to the Washington Post where the story appeared. I choose not to link to the Washington Post, the New York Times, or the Wall Street Journal.

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Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince

12 comments:

Analyst said...

The Arabs were always slave of Britishers and Britishers knew how easy it is to control these Arab fools. Now here is the big problem these Arab fools started becoming aware of the tricks played on them and hence they are started hitting back. I am sure that British has more tricks to fool these Arabs for another 500 years, divide them so much that these stupid people will drink blood of their own brother.

Kaivey said...

I knew it, it's down to us. Do you know, some people criticise lefties like me because we always blame the Western ruling elite for everything. The ME could have had peaceful democratic societies by now with women being as free as Western woman. But no, we spread militant Islam everywhere and caused so much pain, death, and destruction.

It's the West that are the shithole countries, run by psychopaths like Trump and Bolton and the rest of the weirdos in the establishment and the British Royal Family.

The ruling elite are traitors who may now end the world because as psychopaths they get bored very easily and have to look for thrills because they feel no love or have any friends or family they care about so life for them is meaningless. It's an illness and these people should be locked up.

Noah Way said...

Israel funded Muslim extremist groups in the 1950s- and 60's with the intent of preventing the formation of a Pan-Arabic state.

Matt Franko said...

LK posted up an old you tube from 1980 where Ronald Reagan was advocating to let the Latinos come in so Mexico wouldn’t go commie from all the unemployment...

This is all Cold War policies... same with US army in South Korea....

Wilbur Ross statements at Davos are relevant in that he said it is the Trump admin policy to finally revise these old Cold War policies they are no longer applicable...

I’d say look for US Army out of South Korea...

Noah Way said...

Except the tRump isn't driving the bus - the MIC / Deep State are in full control. Thus global saber rattling (China), massive foreign arms deals (Saudis), military "aid" (Ukraine), CIA head running State Dept., yuuuge military budget increase, anti-Russia propaganda, censorship, etc., etc., etc.

Every time tRump tries to make "nice" with Putin he's excoriated by the media.

Matt Franko said...

The big military budget is Trumpian in that he is changing the policy away from 25 or 30 years of Special Operations and back to Strategic Systems...

Our Strategic Systems need a major tech refresh after decades of neglect and the focus on Special Operations... "counter insurgency!" "nation building!" etc...

Spec Ops imo didnt work as advertised... whole Spec Ops was driven by a "save money!" philosophy ie it was sold within the military as a cheaper option....

Didnt work... end the experiment imo... there is a place for it but it is not a primary one...

Matt Franko said...

Trump doesnt want war with Russia but that doesnt mean he will take any shit from them either...

Putin is a belligerent asshole by any objective standard... imo probably fetal alcohol syndrome from the drunk vodka fueled Soviet days... he has that blank look about him...

All his Russia is doing is riding the technology provided by the West during the Yeltsin years... it'll eventually retard as all the competent people will emigrate to the West to make more munnie ie brain drain as usual... probably will avoid actual shit hole status but wont get any better till Putin is gone and they get a more normal person in there...

Matt Franko said...

Here's Ross in Davos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTFovzAJccQ

this is the Trump Doctrine.. ie changing out the old Cold War policies... its time... time for the ROW to put on the big boy pants take off the training wheels...

Kaivey said...

This is the self perpetuating rich. The rich West can drain all the best scientists from some the world helping their companies rich and ahead. The West takes the resources from the third world by installing puppet regimes but also takes their human resources, their best doctors and scientists. This means one country could stay on top forever. Know wonder the US likes capitalism and free markets. But the Chinese are very patriotic and many of their best scientists stay back at home.

The Chinese system seems to be outpacing the Western one and the US doesn't like it so they want to take it down. The US thinks it's unfair that the Chinese government can throw money at their economy but it none of the US's fucking business how the Chinese run their economy.

The Chinese seem to be happy with their system and it's increasing their standard of living. But the US system is driving it's people into poverty. US capitalism is 0.0001% capitalism, with a few people owning most of the wealth, almost all of it unearned.

Kaivey said...

The West is run by psychopath, you know, like Hannible Lecter. They need to be locked up.

Noah Way said...

@Matt: If tRump is "changing out" Cold War policy why is the Cold War ramping up to new heights?

Something about material competence, I'll wager.

Matt Franko said...

"Cold War ramping up to new heights?"

Only in you guy's paranoid minds...