USA: failed quadrangle of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia
Lee Jay Walker
The Modern Tokyo Times
President Obama likes to talk about human dignity and human rights but clearly he, just like other leaders of America, irrespective if Democrat or Republican, can’t bypass the lure of major military contracts irrespective of the reality of modern day Saudi Arabia. It also appears that lessons learnt from Pakistan have been zero. Therefore, today you have two nations which are responsible for so much of global terrorism but ironically both these nations have been military armed and supported politically by America.
It is also abundantly clear that Pakistan is an unstable nuclear power and this nation state is threatened by its own internal policies towards radical Sunni Islamic organizations and the threat posed by Islamists to the nation state. Just like Pakistan, the nation state of Saudi Arabia is also unstable in the long-term because the ruling monarchy rules via an “iron-fist” and clearly this nation is the most draconian in the modern world.
If Islamists overthrew the power mechanisms of both governments in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia then a strong and potent military will be bequeathed to radical Sunni Islamists and regional nations, for example India and Israel, will be threatened.
In both wars in Afghanistan and Iraq it is clear that Sunni Islamic organizations and terrorist organizations were (and continue to be) behind much of the mayhem that engulfed both nations after the tragic events of September 11th. Given this, it is abundantly clear that American troops and military forces from other nations who supported America, have been killed because of the policies of so-called allies and this applies to either tacit support, covert support, or by doing little to prevent Sunni Islamists from spreading their hatred in both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Vojin Joksimovich the author of The Revenge of the Prophet, states that “The long-term strategy is proselytism of Islam and Wahhabi Islam in particular. French scholar Giles Kepel used the term ‘petrodollar Islam’ for a vast infusion of proselytizing wealth from Saudi Arabia. Proselytism and the checkbook diplomacy long have been the Saudis’ principal foreign policy tools. The Saudis have built thousands of mosques worldwide. While the Islamist terrorism is being challenged the petrodollar Islam quest is yet to receive due attention.” (Page 11 – Revenge of the Prophet by Vojin Joksimovich)
Vojin Joksimovich continues by stating “At the core is the U.S.-Saudi bond starting with the 1945 Quincy Deal signed by President Roosevelt…….Part of the deal was American non-interference in Saudi domestic policies…..At the same time Saudi Arabia is the fortress of strict Wahhabism, its state religion, which represents the most radical branch of Sunni Islam determined to proselytize its version of Islam to the West. The House of Saud underwrote the religious schools that turn out jihadists, just as it administered charities that funded the jihadists. Addiction to cheap oil and Saudi petrodollars caused the U.S. to turn a blind eye to Saudi support of the fundamentalist groups linked to terrorism. A New Statesman report summarized: ‘Bin Laden and his gang are just the tentacles; the head lies safely in Saudi Arabia, protected by U.S. forces.’”
“There is substantive evidence of complicity on the part of prominent Saudi and Pakistani citizens in 9/11. Nonetheless, the 9/11 Commission and the White House gave the Saudi and Pakistanis a free pass because Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are treated as historic U.S. allies.” (Page 12 – The Revenge of the Prophet by Vojin Joksimovich)
Turning back to the proposed military deal with Saudi Arabia and continuing support for Pakistan via enormous economic support, it is clear that while America may take note of Israel, the same does not apply to India to any great extent. After all, from terrorist attacks in Kashmir to the tragic terrorist attack in Mumbai, it is clear that all roads lead back to Pakistan and supporting terrorism directly or covertly or via non-compliance of preventing terrorism, is a reality.
B. Raman (Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi) commented after the leader of India visited Saudi Arabia (Feb 27-Mar 1, 2010) that “Like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia has been following a dual policy on terrorism. It has taken ruthless action against Al Qaeda elements posing a threat to its internal security. At the same time, it has avoided taking action against Wahhabi organizations which have been supporting terrorism in other countries. Many of the so-called charity organizations, which have been funding terrorist organizations in other countries including India and Bangladesh, are of Saudi origin. Despite international pressure on Saudi Arabia to act against such charity organizations and stop the flow of funds to global jihadi terrorism, the action taken by the Saudi authorities has been unsatisfactory.
It would be futile to expect that Saudi Arabia could be of assistance to India in dealing with jihadi terrorism emanating from Pakistan or Bangladesh. There has been a long history of links between jihadi terrorist elements in India and Saudi Arabia ever since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December, 1992.” Quotes from Outlook India at http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?264502
Despite this reality, and the fact that Saudi Arabia is spreading radical Sunni Islam to countless numbers of nations it is more than apparent that America, and a host of other democratic nations, are either turning a blind eye or giving tacit approval or intelligence services are sleepwalking into a future nightmare or indeed a combination of all three.
After all, what are democratic nations getting in return in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia? It appears that the answer is negative because despite vast resources being spent on Afghanistan it is clear that this nation supports killing converts to Christianity from Islam, keeping women in chains, and to maintain the power mechanisms of Islamic Sharia law.
The Taliban and Al-Qaeda are also destabilizing Afghanistan because of the reality of Pakistan and the dangerous game being played by elements within the Pakistan ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence). For democratic India this is a nightmare and a continuing nightmare because Kashmir and terrorist attacks like Mumbai are clear reminders that “terrorism is a tool within the body politic of Pakistan.”
In Saudi Arabia it is much the same and many Sunni Islamic terrorist attacks in Iraq were because of the involvement of Saudi nationals. This applies to direct terrorist attacks, economic funding, supporting radical Sunni Islamic organizations, spreading propaganda, and weakening the role of the central government in Iraq by playing the Sunn-Shia sectarian card.
At the same time not one single non-Muslim place of worship is allowed in Saudi Arabia and women are trampled on and this applies to preventing women from speaking openly, going shopping in mixed shopping malls, driving cars, and dressing how they desire.
More alarming for the international community is that Saudi Arabian organizations and charities are spreading a dangerous Wahhabi ideology to many nations, irrespective if to mainly Muslim nations or non-Muslim nations. Stealth jihad within democratic nations is also a serious issue and it is clear that Saudi Arabia is exporting a two-fold version of Islam and this applies to militant Islam and liberal Islam in order to cause confusion and mayhem, via deceit and ulterior long-term motives.
Therefore, economic support which is being given by Western nations in Afghanistan is merely adding fuel to the fire because it is supporting the implementation of Islamic Sharia law and discrimination against women and non-Muslims. At the same time by supporting Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the end game from an Islamist point of view is that both nations can spread Islam to distant lands and destabilize other nations by using terrorism.
This means that India is facing the brunt of this failed policy towards Pakistan and radical Sunni Islam is growing within parts of India and of course the terrorist threat is never far away. In Iraq the same happened because much of the Sunni Islamic instability is based on the Saudi Arabian angle and this applies to terrorism, spreading hatred towards the Shia, and maintaining instability in order that democracy does not threaten the power base of regional despots.
For the Christian community in Iraq which is under siege it is clear that they were mere fodder. After all, the Christian community was left to face the brunt of radical Islam, and just like the Hindus of Kashmir, they have been abandoned and forsaken in order to appease Islamists and Islamization. How ironic that Iraq was secular, just like Afghanistan under Najibullah, however, both Iraq and Afghanistan would implement Islamic Sharia law after America became entangled and created a “hornets nest.”
Therefore, the three conservative Islamic nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, are allowed to trample non-Muslim minorities and to maintain that women stay in the shadows. At the same time, militant Islamic organizations are spreading to other parts of the world because of the role of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and the money and educational supply route is creating mayhem within majority Muslim nations and within the non-Muslim democratic world.
Western governments appear to be at a loss because continuing Islamic immigration, radical Islamic organizations, and the radical Islamic convert conveyor belt keeps on churning out jihad at home and enabling Islamists to spread their hatred far and wide. Meanwhile liberal Muslims jump on the bandwagon and condemn any minor slight against Islam in order to install fear and stealth jihad. Also, Muslim rights appear to be higher for national governments rather than the rights of the majority because appeasement mode is holding sway.
Vojin Joksimovich states that “The most pressing underlying root cause is the Saudi Wahhabi-led petrodollar hegemony over the Islamic world, typically but not exclusively exercised through organizations like the Muslim World League, Organization of Islamic Conference, various Islamic so-called humanitarian organizations, etc.”
Vojin Joksimovich continues by stating that “It is imperative to starve these terrorist organizations of financial resources and recruits. The present generation of Western leaders has been unwilling to take bold steps for two primary reasons: The oil addiction in what could be termed Petrolistan as well as the petrodollars ploughed back into the Western economies and various individual and corporate coffers.” Page 305 – The Revenge of the Prophet by Vojin Joksimovich)
It is clear that when communism collapsed in Eastern Europe that Western powers supported democracy and they did not desire to pro-up communism. However, when it comes to the Islamic world it is apparent that Western powers either pro-up or re-install Islam, Islamic Sharia law, and state control by this indoctrination.
After all, Christians did not fear the role of Islamic Sharia law in the pre-attacked Iraq and irrespective of what people think about Najibullah in Afghanistan it is clear that he at least tried to break the chain. However, both times America re-enforced the Islamic Sharia law chain by overthrowing the leader of Iraq and by supporting Islamists in Afghanistan.
Could it just be that India is expendable in order to appease Pakistan? Could it just be that Christians in Iraq were expendable in order to appease the house of Islam? If so, then are Western societies also expendable with regards to allowing radical Islam to grow and by continuing to allow Muslim immigration which is altering the make-up of many nations in Europe?
Also, why are American troops and allied forces being killed with the tacit approval of so-called allies in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia? It appears somewhat strange to fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while supporting Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on the military and economic front.
B. Raman in response to recent support by America towards Pakistan stated that “The Pakistan army uses the Punjabi Taliban against India in an attempt to force a change in the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir. It has been using Al Qaeda, the Pashtun Taliban and their global jihadi allies for extracting money out of the US by dangling the threat of another 9/11 over the US head if it does not pay protection money to the Pakistan army.”
“Despite the blunt words reportedly used by Obama, Mrs. Clinton and Gates in more restricted interactions, more protection money was forthcoming in the form of a five-year commitment (2021-2016) of US $2.29 billion in military aid euphemistically called counter-terrorism assistance. This will be in continuation of the allocation of US $1.5 billion provided by the George Bush Administration in 2005 and of the civilian aid of US $7.5 billion over five-year period already being provided by the Obama Administration since last year under the Kerry Lugar Act.” (http://ramanstrategicanalysis.blogspot.com) (October 24, 2010)
This, and the proposed mega military deal by the Obama Administration with Saudi Arabia, merely shows you that the “war on terror” is being fought by propping up allies who are increasing the “war on terror” and exporting Islamic radicalism and terrorism to nations like India, the United Kingdom, and a host of other nation states.
Therefore, despite knowing that Islamists are spreading their hatred from both so-called allies and in the full knowledge that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are exporting radical Islam; it appears that for Obama, and other Western leaders, that the same record must be played. The hidden danger of this policy and untold carnage which is continuing because of these “two ace of spades (Pakistan and Saudi Arabia)” is alarming many but it appears that it isn’t alarming the people in power in Washington, London, and other nations, who support this policy of “no reward and Islamic appeasement.”
Collectively this means more terrorism and the spread of Islamic militancy and instead of containing Islam it is spreading its power and thought patterns to the democratic world. The situation in blunt terms means that all other faiths are being crushed or persecuted by the allies of America in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. However, in the backyard of America and the democratic world we are witnessing the rise of Islam and stealth jihad. Therefore, it appears that America, India, the United Kingdom, and the free world, must brace itself for either confrontation or to be taken over brick by brick and end up like the graveyard of Buddhists and Hindus in Afghanistan and Pakistan respectively.
Lee Jay Walker