[–] [deleted] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

[Deleted]

0
6

[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I remember when people thought Obama was going to put Bush and Cheney in jail over that particular lie.

0
4

[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Now we just need to put Obama, Bush, Cheney, and the Clintons with their ilk in jail.

0
4

[–] 9924404? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For what it's worth, even hillary clinton openly pointed that out

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State-sponsored_terrorism#Saudi_Arabia

Saudi Arabia is said to be the world's largest source of funds and promoter of Salafist jihadism,[107] which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and others. In a December 2009 diplomatic cable to U.S. State Department staff (made public in the diplomatic cable leaks the following year), U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged U.S. diplomats to increase efforts to block money from Gulf Arab states from going to terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan, writing that ""Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide" and that "More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups."[45] An August 2009 State Department cable also said that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, used a Saudi-based front company to fund its activities in 2005.[45][45][108]

The violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan is partly bankrolled by wealthy, conservative donors across the Arabian Sea whose governments do little to stop them.[45] Three other Arab countries which are listed as sources of militant money are Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, all neighbors of Saudi Arabia.[45][46]

According to two studies published in 2007 (one by Mohammed Hafez of the University of Missouri in Kansas City and the other by Robert Pape of the University of Chicago), most of suicide bombers in Iraq are Saudis.[109][110][111]

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers of the four airliners who were responsible for 9/11 originated from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt, and one from Lebanon.[112] Osama bin Laden was born and educated in Saudi Arabia.

Starting in the mid-1970s the Islamic resurgence was funded by an abundance of money from Saudi Arabian oil exports.[113] The tens of billions of dollars in "petro-Islam" largess obtained from the recently heightened price of oil funded an estimated "90% of the expenses of the entire faith."[114]

Throughout the Sunni Muslim world, religious institutions for people both young and old, from children's maddrassas to high-level scholarships received Saudi funding,[115] "books, scholarships, fellowships, and mosques" (for example, "more than 1500 mosques were built and paid for with money obtained from public Saudi funds over the last 50 years"),[116] along with training in the Kingdom for the preachers and teachers who went on to teach and work at these universities, schools, mosques, etc.[117] The funding was also used to reward journalists and academics who followed the Saudis' strict interpretation of Islam; and satellite campuses were built around Egypt for Al Azhar, the world's oldest and most influential Islamic university.[118]

The interpretation of Islam promoted by this funding was the strict, conservative Saudi-based Wahhabism or Salafism. In its harshest form it preached that Muslims should not only "always oppose" infidels "in every way", but "hate them for their religion ... for Allah's sake", that democracy "is responsible for all the horrible wars of the 20th century", that Shia and other non-Wahhabi Muslims were "infidels", etc.[119] According to former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, while this effort has by no means converted all, or even most, Muslims to the Wahhabist interpretation of Islam, it has done much to overwhelm more moderate local interpretations of Islam in Southeast Asia, and to pitch the Saudi-interpretation of Islam as the "gold standard" of religion in minds of Muslims across the globe.[120]

Patrick Cockburn accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremist Islamist groups in the Syrian Civil War, writing: "In Syria, in early 2015, it supported the creation of the Army of Conquest, primarily made up of the al-Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front and the ideologically similar Ahrar al-Sham, which won a series of victories against the Syrian Army in Idlib province."[121]

While the Saudi government denies claims that it exports religious or cultural extremism, it is argued that by its nature, Wahhabism encourages intolerance and promotes terrorism.[122] Former CIA director James Woolsey described it as "the soil in which Al-Qaeda and its sister terrorist organizations are flourishing."[123] In 2015, Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor of Germany, accused Saudi Arabia of supporting intolerance and extremism, saying: "Wahhabi mosques are financed all over the world by Saudi Arabia. In Germany, many dangerous Islamists come from these communities."[124][125] In May 2016, The New York Times editorialised that the kingdom allied to the U.S. had "spent untold millions promoting Wahhabism, the radical form of Sunni Islam that inspired the 9/11 hijackers and that now inflames the Islamic State".[126] Iranian Hamidreza Taraghi, a hard-line analyst with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, “ISIS ideologically, financially and logistically is fully supported and sponsored by Saudi Arabia...They are one and the same”.[127]

In 2014, former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki stated that Saudi Arabia and Qatar started the civil wars in Iraq and Syria, and incited and encouraged terrorist movements, like ISIS and al-Qaeda, supporting them politically and in the media, with money and by buying weapons for them. Saudi Arabia denied the accusations which were criticised by the country, the Carnegie Middle East Center and the Royal United Services Institute.[128][129]

One of the leaked Podesta emails from August 2014, addressed to John Podesta, identifies Saudi Arabia and Qatar as providing "clandestine," "financial and logistic" aid to ISIL and other "radical Sunni groups." The email outlines a plan of action against ISIL, and urges putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to end their alleged support for the group.[130][131][132][133] Whether the email was originally written by Hillary Clinton, her advisor Sidney Blumenthal, or another person is unclear.[134][135]

Following the 2017 Tehran attacks, Iranian authorities such as members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Javad Zarif, have accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the attacks.[136][137] In a Twitter post, Zarif wrote, "Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy". His statements referred to the Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman's threats against the country about a month earlier, in which bin Salman revealed their policy to drag the regional conflict into Iranian borders.[136][137][138] Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, denied his country's involvement in the attacks and said Riyadh had no knowledge of who was responsible for them.[139] He condemned the terrorist attacks and "the killing of the innocent anywhere it occurs."[139]

....

Sorry for the wall of text, but really that entire wiki page is fascinating, this is just the SA part btw...

0
3

[–] chaos63 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

But guys, Iran and Syria are the true enemies of the West. They haven't attacked anyone and they don't finance global terror groups that are attacking western countries but the guys who have are our friends and the Iranians are our enemies. Whats not to understand?

0
0

[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Once again, the Iranians are failing to give the CIA enough credit.

0
0

[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks for that crack reporting!

Up next... niggers commit more crimes

1
-1

[–] Trapezoidal 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Iran is controlled by Jews and so is Saudi-Arabia both hate each other lets hope they kill each other

0
1

[–] Abkxander 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Iran hates Israel. The fact that they aren't controlled by Jews is why propaganda shows them as enemies.

Edit: I'll just leave this here https://youtu.be/ykd-syzZ4ZY

2
-1

[–] RoBatten 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

I think Iran can share a little more of the credit than that . . .

2
-2

[–] Neon_Scrotum 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

0
0

[–] wylan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Any proof of your statement?