The LaRouchie defector who's advising the defense establishment on Saudi Arabia.

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Aug. 7 2002 7:49 PM

The PowerPoint That Rocked the Pentagon

The LaRouchie defector who's advising the defense establishment on Saudi Arabia.

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  • The crisis has irreversibly spilled out of the region
  • 9/11 was a symptom of the "overflow"
  • The paroxysm is liable to last for several decades
  • U.S. response will decisively influence the duration and outcome

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"Saudi"
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The old partnership

  • Once upon a time, there was a partnership between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia
  • Partnerships, like alliances, are embodied in practices, ideas, policies, institutions, people -- which persist after the alliance has died

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"Saudi" Arabia

  • An instable group: Since 1745, 58% of all rulers of the House of Saud have met a violent demise
  • Wahhabism loathes modernity, capitalism, human rights, religious freedom, democracy, republics, an open society -- and practices the very opposite
  • As long as enmity had no or little consequences outside the kingdom, the bargain between the House of Saud and the U.S. held

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Means, motive, opportunity

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