The Bush family made a fortune in the oil business dealing with the 9/11 Saudis. Explains why after the 9/11 attack by the Saudis despite the evidence that the Saudi government knew about and was complicit with the Wahhabi inspired attack on America, Bush invaded Iraq, which was then Saudi Arabia’s greatest threat.
The Saudis have great wealth and a huge cache of the world’s most modern military weapons. Yet these vile Arabs cannot defeat half starved Yemenis or protect their homeland from the medieval mullahs.
Neither the 1979 hostage taking Iranian mullahs nor the 9/11 Saudis have been punished for their crimes against America. The best solution is not to sacrifice any more precious American human treasure or material treasure on these entanglements in the Mideast. Eventually both of these criminal countries will collapse. Whoever then controls the oil will have to sell it or starve.
No event in the future history of the world is more predictable than the coming fall of the House of Saud, which will end with half the princes in Switzerland and the rest with their heads on pikes.
Our current engagement with SA is one of the most foolish acts in the history of our nation.
“the Saudi government knew about and was complicit with the Wahhabi inspired attack on America”
Yes, Osama bin Laden was able to recruit folks into Al Queda from all over the Middle East, including young Saudis. And yes But he was no Wahabi Muslim, he rejected the Wahabi and they rejected him. If Osama bin Laden was closest to any other current Muslim groups it would be the Muslim Brotherhood - as they and Al Queda both look back to the same Muslim philosophers for their inspiration and positions.
That the Bush family had some interests in oil, belies the facts that as “interests in oil” go they were no match for the oil industry giants.
But, in their generation, economically and politically it was clear that global industry hinged on energy, and oil and gas were at the top of the energy chain, economically, and thus a big factor in global economics & trade. Of course that thinking would find the largest source of oil reserves in the world as economically important to global trade as global trade is to the U.S. That is not a conspiracy, just the facts of the world.
And yes, the Mullahs of Tehran are seeking to restore a Shia led caliphate in the Middle East, and the equally fundamentalist Saudi rulers are one (not the only) obstacle to that. You could say we don’t have a dog in the race, and while philosophically that might be true, the Mullahs of Tehran singled us out, individually, as another obstacle of theirs, from the start. THAT was long before the rise of Bin Laden and Al Queda.