Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Saudi Arabia - The Heart of Darkness

It is no coincidence that 15 of the 19 terrorists who perpetrated 9/11 were Saudis. Saudi Arabia is the new Heart of Darkness; in Conrad's day it was the Belgian Congo, replete with Leopold's manifold cruelties and the depridations of little Belgian men enjoying power for the first time in their lives. Now it is the barbaric mediaeval kingdom so avidly supported by Western governments that drives the terrorism that is destroying peace in Europe. 

The world is full of billions of juvenile, primitive and excitable peoples who turn out on the streets as easily as buttons for the slightest pretext. In Indonesia and the Philippines it's not Islam, it's ethnic excitability that brings them out on the streets. India has hundreds of millions of Muslims who are no problem. Yet the closer that Muslims are, in geographic terms, to the Heart of Darkness the greater the jihadist problem, the graver the threat to peace. To the west and north of the Saudi kingdom they ferment war and terror in the Maghreb; to the west and south, death and horror in Nigeria; to the east are the breeding and training grounds of Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the north-east the Shia front in the Islamic civil war in which the Wahhabist fanatics seek to destroy their co-religionists. And to the north is the great soft underbelly of Europe, green, fat and fertile lands that the Heart of Darkness covets lustfully, as playground and provider of luxury and diversion.

The world has a Saudi problem, a Wahhabist problem, not a Muslim one. After 9/11 I scorned the septics who called for an end to the problem using thermonuclear devices targeted at Mecca and Medina; now I'm not so sure they were wrong. And with world oil prices at an all time low, it's a solution that would even attract Russian support - and if taking out Saudi oil brings inflation back to Europe, the Chinese will also keep quiet. 

Simply, Europe would now be much better off, and have a better prospect for peace, without Saudi Arabia. 

21 comments:

Ed P said...

Sceptics not septics perhaps

The Sauds are helpfully building huge walls, both to their north and south borders. They might imagine these will keep out ISIS insurgents. I hope they'll instead make it easier to contain the source of most terrorism.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be Mr. Picky here R, but it's "foment" not ferment. Good piece though.

Coney Island

right_writes said...

@Ed P...

Aren't "septics" Americans?

I just read through that and thought that was what was meant...

I think we should be told Raedwald!

Raedwald said...

Yep sorry - septic tanks - citizens of the USA.Septics.Affectionately.

And forment is right, but there's something in the image of fermentation for a nation that so hates alcohol that also appeals ..

john cheshire said...

I too don't want to appear pedantic but I think depredations is mis-spelt.

As far as the nuclear option is concerned, I wonder how much Hiroshima and Nagasaki have played a part in discounting such retaliation against the muslims? After 9/11, 2001,I think carpet bombing a muslim country; e.g. Libya; would have clarified their minds. After all,Bushido was also a death loving cult and it's been quiet for about 70 years.

G. Tingey said...

Actually, the problem is worse than that ....
Even if wiping Mecca/Medina off the face of the planet was justified _ & it isn't it would be a gross War Crime, because of the millions of innocent civilians ....
Even if one could get past that, you would not solve the problem.
Why not?
Because Wahabism has mated in some back-street alley with two other threads:
What is some time called Qutbism, after Mohammed Qutb ... link HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qutbism
Also sometime called "islamic fascicm"
Which brings us to the third thread & the Grand Mufti of Jerusalame, who fled Berlin, in Jan/Feb 1945.

This is not a new enemy, it's an old one.
" ....after every defeat & a respite, the Shadow takes a new form & grows again"
And so it has proven.

Now how to exterminate that Shadow, without killing millions of civilians?
NOT an easy problem.

Anonymous said...

Well, I for one held my breath for a while after 9/11, thinking it was a likely response to what had happened, but I thought it might be a string of detonations along the Afghan border with Pakistan, where the number of deaths would have been smaller.

Bloke In Italy said...

Not often I find myself in agreement with Mr Tingey, but...

Cascadian said...

Ahhh .....how cute, I love the smell of jingoism in the morning.

The windmill continent finally awakens to realise it is fucked. It needs Saudi petroleum, North African LNG and Russian natural gas so badly that appeasement is the only course.

Strangely, Germany is repatriating gold from the USA and lo-and-behold Russian gold reserves are increasing. Could it be that the EU now has to pay in gold for natural gas hohohoho. The Ukraine adventure backfires, only fools accept Euros.

Saudi is a BIG problem because you long ago decided to be its bitch, there will be no talk of retaliation. You will do as you are told and accept more mosques, madrassahs, sharia law, female genital mutiliation, daytime beheadings in your capital city and a thousand other indignities. Bow down to your rulers just as obambi did.

Anonymous said...

One cannot go one single day now without the word 'Muslim', or Islam' reaching one's lughole.

It is fucking depressing.

Steve

Budgie said...

Cascadian said: "... Saudi is a BIG problem because you long ago decided to be its bitch ..."

Wasn't it the Americans who let a number of Saudis, including bin Laden relatives, fly out of the USA scot free and unquestioned, soon after flying resumed after 9/11?

The UK has problems with disaffected, usually young, men of Pakistani descent, not Saudis.

mikebravo said...

Budgie.
The Wahabbists paid for the madrassas in Pakistan to forment the jihad between the Pakistanis in Kashmir and India.
That is the main reason for the disaffected Pakistanis who flock to jihad all over the world from Bosnia to Afghanistan.

Cascadian said...

Budgie, you are correct that the USA gave the bin Lades a free pass, that was shameful. However since then the USA has done a lot to potentially wean itself off the Saudi oil. Europe has built windmills. See the disconnect? You are, and will remain it's bitch.

If you believe Saudi money is not at the root of all mosques and madrassahs to promote wahhabi-ism your are dreaming and seriously need to wake up.

Cascadian said...

"septic tanks - citizens of the USA.Septics.Affectionately."......Again with the potty humour, is that all yUK understands?

Once again, I am not and never have been a citizen of the USA. However this silly attempt at derision speaks volumes.

I suppose if the USA is a septic tank, (a concrete enclosure that contains sewage) then it relates to the nuclear umbrella USA provided for years to euroland, and the euroweenies. Then the euroweenies and brits must be the contents-the urine, feces, used sanitary napkins, tampons, and condoms and aborted fetuses. Affectionately of course.

right_writes said...

Oh dear...

That is not an accusation.. it is an endearment Cascadian... Cockney Rhyming....

You ought to hear what the Wahabbists call you.

G. Tingey said...

ERROR
I said "Mohammed" - it should have been Sayyid (Qutb)

Cascadian
Not so..
Even Camoron has backed Pickles telling muslim "leaders" to shape up.
As I've said elsewhere, we have a ready-made model for dealing with state-sponsored religious terrorists ....

Cascadian said...

right writes:

Thank you for the explanation, that one went right over my head. As it happens I came from deepest cockney land and never, ever heard septic as a descriptor for Yank, but times have moved on from when I left and the whole culture has coarsened and been over-run by mockneys and third rate comedians. I accept that your explanation is not only possible but reasonable.

Might I suggest that had the generally jokey cockney of yore wished to use rhyming slang for Yank it might have taken the form of something like Barclays, as in Barclays bank which most cockneys would have seen and understood.

No matter, because in the modern idiom I ended the post with "Affectionately" which seems to be the get-out-of-jail-free-card used when you have intentionally insulted people.

Cascadian said...

Greg:
"Even Camoron has backed Pickles telling muslim "leaders" to shape up."....well that should solve the problem, job done, back to building windmills.

G. Tingey said...

It's a tiny start.
It's better than the week before last.
I agree it isn't much ....

right_writes said...

Oh dear Cascadian...

"Barclays" means something else altogether...

You have to be very careful with a language that is as living as cockney...

This isn't Latin you know!

Raedwald said...

RW - yes, I chuckled at that too ;)