On 9/11, 15 of the 19 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. The special relationship between Saudi Arabia and America was jolted and potentially in danger from the al Qaeda attack. By now, most Americans who have been paying attention know that al Qaeda represents the apotheosis of Sunni Muslim fanaticism and has been supported with manpower and money by Saudi Arabia since its inception. The Saudis have always played a very clever game to protect their interests. They are weak militarily and rely on Western (ie, American) power to protect the Royal family form threats, yet have also bought off their internal opponents by funding the most violent of the Jihadi groups, the Wahhabi sect of Islam, and directed their hate and violence outward, toward Westerners, especially Jews and Americans.
To read this fascinating and accurate article by Seraphic Friend Shrinkwrapped, please click here.
Karen and I wish you all a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.