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

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

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

Media criticism.
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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Or else ...

  • What the House of Saud holds dear can be targeted:
    —Oil: the old fields are defended by U.S. forces, and located in a mostly Shiite area
    —Money: the Kingdom is in dire financial straits, its valuable assets invested in dollars, largely in the U.S.
    —The Holy Places: let it be known that alternatives are being canvassed

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Other Arabs?

  • The Saudis are hated throughout the Arab world: lazy, overbearing, dishonest, corrupt
  • If truly moderate regimes arise, the Wahhabi-Saudi nexus is pushed back into its extremist corner
  • The Hashemites have greater legitimacy as Guardians of Mecca and Medina

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Grand strategy for the Middle
East

• Iraq is the tactical pivot            

• Saudi Arabia the strategic pivot

• Egypt the prize

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