The Saudis — the skimming-off-the-top gang known as the Al-Saud family, and their courtiers, and the government itself — have more than a trillion dollars squirreled away for their Rainy Day Fund. And they will continue to receive, far into the future, hundreds of billions every year. But their proleptic squealing is quite something to behold.
And we know that when a rich Saudi feels he ought to do something to store up points, he spends money to strengthen and spread and protect Islam. He gives money to groups. Those groups in turn conduct Da’wa all over the Western world. He gives money to pay for mosques and madrasas, all over the Western and the already-islamized world. He pays for academic programs that are designed to make sure that the Saudis, and Muslims generally, keep a lock on the teaching, in the West, about Islam and all matters related to Islam. He helps pay, directly or indirectly, for the Western hirelings — journalists, former diplomats (including ambassadors), former intelligence agents, businessmen angling for fat contracts — who for the past half-century have presented a picture of this primitive, malevolent place as a “staunch ally” of the West, constantly on the verge of modernizing and reforming and god knows what else. It’s all nonsense. Believers in Islam, Believers in Wahhabi Islam, are not and can never be “staunch allies” of any Infidels. Oh, they can smile and hand out keys to a Jaguar, or offer money for “consulting,” or any number of other tangible expressions of a desire to curry, for their own ends, favor in the capitals of the Western world. The Age of Corruption fits them to a T.
And of course it is the Saudi Lobby in Washington that has prevented, for nearly four decades, the formulation of a sensible energy — and environmental — policy, based on taxing oil and gasoline, in order to depress demand, encourage the use of other sources and kinds of energy, and in order — for those who understand how the Saudis have set their prices when they were still, as they no longer are, the swing producer — to recapture oligopolistic rents (for more on this, google “Jihad Watch” and “oligopolistic rents” and “Hugh”).
It is the Saudis, and other rich Arabs, who should be reimbursing the Americans for getting rid of Saddam Hussein. And now it is the Saudis who should be paying the Americans for protecting them from Iran. And if a nuclear shield is offered by the American government to the rich Arabs, that offer should not be free, but should be charged for, because we really have no stake in the survival of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the U.A.E. Protecting them is something for which we should demand, and get, payment. How about two hundred billion a year, from here to eternity?
Yes, that sounds about right.
And as for the Jizyah of Foreign Aid that America and Europe have for decades been giving to Egypt, Jordan, the “Palestinians,” Pakistan, and so many other Muslim countries, that Jizyah is bad psychologically for us, and its continued giving only encourages the Muslim recipients in their belief that this is their due, that it is theirs by right. Certainly there is not the slightest gratitude exhibited by any of them, and there never will be, although here and there some ruler, sensing annoyance in Congress may, like Maliki, while saying nothing to his own people, will in Washington, before an American audience, utter a sentence or two of phony gratitude. It’s happened.
No, make the Saudis, and the Emiratis, and the Kuwaitis, and the two-faced Al-Thanis of Qatar, pay for their fellow members of the Umma. Let’s see how much real solidarity there is, when it comes time to actually give aid, not only to fellow Arabs — Jordan, Egypt, the “Palestinians” — but also to Pakistan, and Indonesia, and sinking Bangladesh. Yes, that will be a test for the solidarity of the Umma, in a situation other than that of the shared hostility and hate toward all Infidels.
That should be a main task for all those who want “peace” or rather, “peace with justice,” in the world. Stop the Saudis. Diminish the amounts they have available to use in the Jihad of Wealth.
And whenever any Saudi dares to say the kind of outrageous things that were said by “the head of the Saudi delegation Mohammad S. Al Sabban” when he “dismissed the IEA figures as ‘biased’ and said OPEC’s own calculations showed that Saudi Arabia would lose $19 billion a year starting in 2012 under a new climate pact. The region would lose much more.” Simply show by icy silence, or expressed contempt, that their fantastic greed, their disgusting assumptions about what they are entitled to, after all that they have received without doing a minute’s work to earn it, and after the spectacle of Saudi palaces and arms-buying and private 747s outfitted for this or that prince or princeling of the Al-Saud, and the sexual debauchery that is such a feature of the lives of the rich Arabs, especially in the Gulf, and even more, among those Arabs and Muslims when they travel to the West, which they regard merely as a Fun-Fair-Cum-Brothel where Anything Goes.