“The FBI, in an unprecedented move that has strained relations with a close ally in the war on terrorism, has subpoenaed records for dozens of bank accounts belonging to the Saudi Embassy, part of an investigation into whether any of the hundreds of millions of dollars Riyadh spends in the United States each year end up in the hands of Muslim extremists, U.S. and Saudi officials said.”
Gee, I hate to see strained relations with our friends the Saudis, but there is a lot of reason to investigate: “The wide-ranging investigation into the $300 million a year the Saudi Embassy spends here was launched this summer, just as the U.S. and Saudi governments were hailing a new era of cooperation in the fight against Muslim terrorism. Earlier this year, U.S. and Saudi officials established the first-ever joint task force to track terrorist financing in Saudi Arabia.”
$300 million! Hmm. How much of that might have gone to Wahhabi Muslims who endorse the doctrines of violent jihad against unbelievers and the necessity to establish Islamic law everywhere?
Nevertheless, “the subpoenas outraged Saudi officials, who believe they were unnecessary.”