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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  • 1973: Saudi Arabia unleashes the Oil Shock, absorbs immense flows of resources -- means
  • 1978: Khomeiny challenges the Saudis' Islamic credentials, provoking a radicalization and world-wide spread of Wahhabism in response -- motive
  • 1979-1989: the anti-Soviet Jihad gives life and strength to the Wahhabi putsch within Sunni Islam -- opportunity. The Taliban are the result

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The impact on Saudi policy

  • Wahhabism moves from Islam's lunatic fringe to center-stage -- its mission now extends world-wide
  • Saudis launch a putsch within Sunni Islam
  • Shift from pragmatic oil policy to promotion of radical Islam
  • Establish Saudi as "the indispensable State" -- treasurers of radical, fundamentalist, terrorist groups

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Saudis see themselves

  • God placed the oil in the kingdom as a sign of divine approval
  • Spread Wahhabism everywhere, but keep the power of the al-Saud undiminished
  • Survive by creating a Wahhabi-friendly environment -- fundamentalist regimes -- throughout the Moslem world and beyond

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The House of Saud today

  • Saudi Arabia is central to the self-destruction of the Arab world and the chief vector of the Arab crisis and its outwardly-directed aggression
  • The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader
  • Saudi Arabia supports our enemies and attacks our allies
  • A daily outpouring of virulent hatred against the U.S. from Saudi media, "educational" institutions, clerics, officials -- Saudis tell us one thing in private, do the contrary in reality

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