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Tue, Dec 7th, 2004 11:31:37 AM
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Bad Day in Jeddah: Strausscons Turn Up the Heat

It is significant that “al-Qaida gunmen” were able to storm the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, probably the most fortified building in that country. It is also significant that a “deviant” group, Saudi government parlance for al-Qaeda, is able to organize and pull off such attacks in one of the most repressive totalitarian societies on the planet. “Trying to attack one of the most heavily defended targets in the kingdom is a sign of determination,” Kevin Rosser, an analyst at security consultants Control Risks, told the Guardian . “I think it’s a calculated message that ‘we’re going to strike you even when you think you are most prepared and safest’.”

It also sends a message, left unmentioned by the corporate media, that the attackers were not your garden variety al-Qaeda cave dweller types—they were obviously trained by the military, although what military remains a mystery (it is said Saleh Mohammad al-Oufi , a former Saudi police officer, “has been designated Al-Qaeda chief in Saudi Arabia, succeeding Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin ,” who was killed in June of this year). Considering the Strausscon and Israeli desire to attack Arab and Muslim governments—recall Richard Perle and David Frum in their co-authored book calling for Saudi Arabia (and France) “to be treated not as allies but as rivals and possibly enemies,” and the Strausscon seminar entitled, “Discourses on Democracy: Saudi Arabia, Friend or Foe?” held on June 6, 2002 at the neocon Hudson Institute—and speculation that the Strausscons are involved in these increasingly outrageous “al-Qaeda” attacks becomes something less than a wild conspiracy theory.

For Israel, the best thing that can happen in Saudi Arabia is an overthrow of the House of Saud by the “Jihad and the Mujahideen in the Arabian Peninsula,” the Saudi chapter of al-Qaeda, or a similar extremist group, and the restoration of the caliphate “to unify the Islamic world under a single military/religious leader, who will wage offensive jihad against the West,” as Jihad Watch , a web site created by the Islamophobe Robert Spencer, terms it. (Spencer echoes the Strausscons when he writes that “the West is facing a concerted effort by radical Muslims, most of whom are ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad,” an assertion that is complete nonsense [the greater jihad, as any Islamic scholar will readily admit, is a war with oneself, i.e., to be a better Muslim, while the lesser jihad, as distorted by the Strausscons and their fellow travelers, is used in the theopolitical context of a violent holy war], although in the United States this latter version of jihad is the only version, thanks to incessant propaganda).

As a possible clue to who is behind the attacks in Saudi Arabia, consider the background of Saleh Mohammad al-Oufi and Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin. “Muqrin … fought in Algeria, Bosnia , and the Horn of Africa,” reports the BBC . “Oufi met Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States,” explains Agence France-Presse . “Since the Soviet-Afghan war, recruiting Mujahedin ("holy warriors") to fight covert wars on Washington’s behest has become an integral part of US foreign policy,” an editorial note on the Global Research web site explains.

A 1997 document of the US Congress reveals how the Clinton administration—under advice from the National Security Council headed by Anthony Lake—had “helped turn Bosnia into a militant Islamic base” leading to the recruitment through the so-called “Militant Islamic Network,” of thousands of Mujahedin from the Muslim world.

The “Bosnian pattern” has since been replicated in Kosovo, Southern Serbia and Macedonia. Among the foreign mercenaries now fighting with the Kosovo Liberation Army(KLA) in Macedonia are Mujahedin from the Middle East and the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union. Also within the ranks of the Kosovo Liberation Army are senior US military advisers from a private mercenary outfit on contract to the Pentagon as well as “soldiers of fortune” from Britain, Holland and Germany.

Is it possible the “Bosnian pattern” is now at work in Saudi Arabia? It appears more than likely, considering how the Strausscons rant and rave about Saudi Arabia funding Islamic terrorism. So determined are the Strausscons to undermine Saudi Arabia, Max Singer of the Hudson Institute wrote an article for the New York Sun in April, 2002, entitled “Free the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.” Singer advocated a “determined exercise of American power” to create an independent province (the eastern half of Saudi Arabia contains the majority of the nation’s oil fields). Laurent Murawiec, at the above mentioned Strausscon seminar, described Saudi Arabia as “the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent” of U.S. Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. “If the Saudis refused to comply with the ultimatum [to de-fund terrorism], Murawiec contended that the United States should invade and occupy the country, including the holy sites of Mecca and Medina, seize her oil fields, and confiscate her financial assets,” summarizes Stephen J. Sniegoski . A drumbeat condemning the Saudis soon followed in the Strausscon press (not surprisingly, the American Jewish Committee publication, Commentary, contained an article titled, “Our Enemies, the Saudis,” in its July/August 2002 issue).

For Americans, the thought of fanatical Muslims toppling the Saudi monarchy and installing a caliphate determined to wage war on the West—and of course grabbing “our” oil in the process—is a scary prospect. As we are told ad nauseam, al-Qaeda is fiendishly at work in Iraq—unsubstantiated rubbish, although the corporate media repeats this message over and over—and likewise we are told al-Qaeda, working out of Osama’s Saudi branch office, wants to destabilize a country that just so happens to have the largest reserve of crude oil in the world. However, in regard to the Bush family friendly Saudis, Dubya the son is on the fence. It is up to the Strausscons to knock Bush the Lesser off the fence—and the best way to do it is to have the kingdom fall under the sway of al-Qaeda, a most useful CIA created asset.

No exceptions, regardless of Poppy Bush’s cozy relationship with the princes of Saud. The Strausscon Crusade in the name of Greater Israel is against all of Islam. As Norman Podhoretz, a God in the Strausscon pantheon, views it, all Islam must be eradicated. “The regimes that richly deserve to be overthrown and replaced are not confined to the three singled-out members of the axis of evil,” writes Podhoretz. “At a minimum, this axis should extend to Syria and Lebanon and Libya, as well as ‘friends’ of America like the Saudi royal family and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, along with the Palestinian Authority, whether headed by Arafat or one of his henchmen.” Now that the reviled Arafat is gone—possibly assassinated through covert poisoning—and Iran is on the shock and awe drawing board, it is time as well to turn up the heat on Saudi Arabia. In six month’s time, with the correct orchestration, Iraq will remain in flames, Iran will find itself targeted, and Saudi Arabia may begin its descent into chaos.

Obviously, since the Strausscons are an ambitious gang of war criminals and sociopaths, we can expect World War IV to commence in short order now that Bush’s has his mandate and political capital.

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