“The Council today adopted a regulation laying down rules on information regarding the payer that accompanies transfers of funds for the purposes of prevention, investigation and detection of money laundering and terrorist financing.” — from this press release
It is the total amount available to Muslim states and peoples that matters most. The Muslim members of OPEC have acquired ten trillion dollars since 1973. This represents the largest transfer of wealth in human history, all the result of an accident of geology, as well as the failure of the West, and above all of the Americans, to recognize the uses to which some of that money would necessarily, inevitably, be put. This money has been used to fund mosques, madrasas, campaigns of Da’wa, and the enrollment in public relations efforts on behalf of the OPEC states of armies of Western hirelings who through salaries, “consultancies,” bribes, and other forms of payment, manage to do so well.
See, for example, the sources of funding for Eugene Bird and the “Council for the National Interest” with its sinister full-page ads, or how Raymond Close has enjoyed himself since he retired from being the C.I.A. station chief in Riyadh in 1977. See the career of James Akins. See a whole host of former diplomats to the Arab countries, especially to Saudi Arabia, and see how many have become “international business consultants” who also have a penchant for delivering lectures and writing Op/Ed pieces that somehow always manage to convey the wonderfulness of Saudi Arabia, and the natural alliance it would naturally have with us (after all, aren’t Wahhabis and Americans just exactly alike in so many ways?) — if only pesky Israel didn’t keep getting in the way.
It is not enough, not nearly enough, to close this account, or that bank. What is required is a policy that is based on the understanding that the total transfer of wealth, from Infidels to Muslims, must be reduced. It is easy, once one recognizes the need, to end the disguised Jizyah of foreign aid. Certainly there should be no renewal of any aid to the “Palestinians,” who are now smiling over what they assume will be a quick resumption of the Jizyah. Of course, these same “Palestinians” will be full of indignation and outrage if those Infidels don’t come through now that they have delivered the phoniest, and most transparent, of “acceptances” of Israel. This is in reality a non-acceptance, of course, as it must be, but it is one that might be accepted by those in the chanceries of the West who are so eager to turn over the Jizyah to their Arab masters once again, lest there be consequences.
But that should only be a start. No more French aid to North Africa. No more American billions for Egypt or Jordan, even with its latest version of the late King Hussein, the “plucky little king” putting on his well-worn act. No more money for Pakistan, which should be pressured and pressured for its being in so deep with the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and for the monstrous activities of A. Q. Khan — not rewarded with economic and, still worse, military aid. That the government of Pakistan has been allowed even to think it has a right to expect Washington to treat Pakistan as it treats India shows how badly the American government has conveyed what should be its inextinguishable fury and suspicion with Pakistan. Pakistan is not to be rewarded. Pakistan is on, at best, with the entire West, on permanent parole, and it had better do what the parole board expects.
Now that the price of gasoline is falling, the most important tasks for the Administration, aside from withdrawing promptly from Iraq and preparing to bomb, as it must, Iran’s nuclear project, is to talk openly about the need to have an energy policy that will not be ideological in its choice of what kinds of energy projects to support — with conservatives supposedly great fans of nuclear energy, which liberals supposedly abhor, and with liberals supposedly being great fans of solar and wind energy, which conservatives supposedly abhor — but will go a tous azimuts, damn the torpedos, and full speed ahead. If it doesn’t, closing this or that account connected to terrorists means next to nothing.