On Sunday President Trump talked with Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia.
Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about refugees in the Middle East, Iran deal and security ties https://t.co/nhGxeStRIJ
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 29, 2017
Here is a statement released by the White House:
The pledge to work together to fight “the spread of radical Islamic terrorism” is particularly odd considering Saudi Arabia is responsible (along with other Wahhabi Gulf States) for the spread of Salafist terror.
This is hardly surprising or revelatory. Even Hillary Clinton admitted as much. “More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups,” she wrote in a memo released by WikiLeaks. “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”
Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates also support and fund the Wahhabi jihad.
During the campaign, Trump said he would fight against radical Islam, but now he has teamed up with the so-called Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and head of the House of Saud to fight terror.
The statement singles out Iran as the perpetrator of terror. This is in keeping with Trump’s promise to shut down the nuclear deal reached with Tehran, an agreement rejected by Republicans.
Folks who voted for Trump are under they impression he will stamp out radical Islam. If he doesn’t shut down the Wahhabi terror machine, however, nothing will change.
Indeed, we are living in Bizarro world. Either Trump is completely clueless about the source of terrorism—a distinct possibility—or he is simply following the script followed by Bush and Obama.
It should be remembered Trump is a real estate and business magnate. He owns a posh golf course in Dubai, a stake in Qatar airlines, and plans a line of luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
His Muslim ban does not apply to those countries.