Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism

eoghanacht

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I think it would be very useful if our leaders used this point in order to build support for some sort of Manhattan project for renewables.
But then who would grease palms?
 


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No , there is an unreleased one alright, but question remains " why did the BBC report this now? ( as in news report)
Well an ex-director of HSBC, bankers to the Saudi regime amongst others was appointed head of the beeb.

One might ask how the Saudi's get their money to where they want it to go, HSBC are adept in such matters.

All coincidental of course ; )
 

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Unfortunately they also seem to have a remarkable amount of leverage in Washington and London.

Which is odd when they should of all people have been subject to the regime change capers long ago.
Because of oil for dollars, they already avoided regime change.

The majority of Al Qaeda operatives in action on 9-11 were Saudi born.

All were Wahabbi influenced.

The real problem never was Afghanistan or Iraq. It remains the KSA & it's vile cult supremicism.

An estimated 10% of Saudis are closet athiests. And it is growing. Marajuana is illegal and yet it can be sourced. 1/3 of the native born in the KSA live in abject poverty.

By all accounts it is a failed society.

It's answer to this failure - back regime change programs in better managed, less dysfunctional societies like Libya and Syria to wipe out the threat of the good example.
 

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Let's have this discussion but we all won't agree on the following:
*Saudi Arabia is a damaged, misogynistic society,
* Saudi Arabia funds a lot of people who hold far right views.
*Those people also live in Europe and exert a making influence in their fellow Muslims and the wider society.

Where can this thread go? Capitalists won't touch it because Saudi splashes the cash, Progressives wint touch it because they believe Fascism only has blue eyes, or that a perverted religious-political ideology is the preserve of priests and not imams.

Every one looks the other way in this one bar a few.
 

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I would have thought that Al-Jazeera would be all over this story.
No. This report if you examine it is about the rich individuals, imams, and their foundations, within Saudi Arabia. They are the very same type as there are within Qatar. But in Qatar, these individuals and Imams have recently made huge inroads into government. While the Saudi government is having some success tackling them. Again, this report is about individuals and foundations within Saudi Arabia promoting extremism. Al jazeera is now in the hands of their brethren in Qatar.
 

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Because of oil for dollars, they already avoided regime change.

The majority of Al Qaeda operatives in action on 9-11 were Saudi born.

All were Wahabbi influenced.


The real problem never was Afghanistan or Iraq. It remains the KSA & it's vile cult supremicism.

An estimated 10% of Saudis are closet athiests. And it is growing. Marajuana is illegal and yet it can be sourced. 1/3 of the native born in the KSA live in abject poverty.

By all accounts it is a failed society.

It's answer to this failure - back regime change programs in better managed, less dysfunctional societies like Libya and Syria to wipe out the threat of the good example.
All Saudis are Wahabbi influenced. The 9/11 lads and al Queda were/are influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood.
 

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No. This report if you examine it is about the rich individuals, imams, and their foundations, within Saudi Arabia. They are the very same type as there are within Qatar. But in Qatar, these individuals and Imams have recently made huge inroads into government. While the Saudi government is having some success tackling them. Again, this report is about individuals and foundations within Saudi Arabia promoting extremism. Al jazeera is now in the hands of their brethren in Qatar.
Perhaps. When it comes to social media, that subtle point might be lost on Al-Jazeera's legion of fans who are every bit as devoted/blind as those on Russia Today or Press.TV. But on the other hand, they might consider the story as being too close to home and hence, as not being worth the risk...
 

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I would have thought that Al-Jazeera would be all over this story.
Well pot surely could call kettle black.

Saudis certainly did. Qatar might as well call them terrorist backers as well

Not one of them would be wrong.
 

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Well pot surely could call kettle black.

Saudis certainly did. Qatar might as well call them terrorist backers as well

Not one of them would be wrong.
True. Mind you, all that the Qataris have to prove is that their patch of bling-in-the-desert is no worse (when it comes to financing the head-hackers) than the Wahhabi Kingdom.

After all, it's the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques who got up on his high camel - ignoring or forgetting that his compatriots were just as guilty.
 

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Perhaps. When it comes to social media, that subtle point might be lost on Al-Jazeera's legion of fans who are every bit as devoted/blind as those on Russia Today or Press.TV. But on the other hand, they might consider the story as being too close to home and hence, as not being worth the risk...
You don't have to be a fan of Al Jazeera to see it as a positive development in the Arab world.
 

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Those national security reasons being that it might annoy Prince Bandar and no PM wants Bandar thumping his fists on the desk at Downing Street again.
 


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