As a reminder, we said that after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Saudi Arabia turned into the main puppet of the West, especially the US, in the region to counter the enlightening and liberating ideals of this Revolution.

The Ba’athist regime of Saddam invaded Iran in 1980 with the full support of the West and the East. Meanwhile, the Saudi regime was the main supporter of Saddam among the client Arab regimes.

Al Saud reduced the oil prices to minimize Iran’s main source of income. Moreover, the Saudi officials would contact with Saddam to hearten him. For instance, then monarch of Riyadh, Khaled, announced the Saudi support for Iraq on September 25, 1980 via telephone conversation with Saddam. Thus, out of 70 billion dollars of financial aids of the Persian Gulf states to Saddam, over 30 billion were funneled by the Saudi regime. As a matter of fact, the Islamic Revolution turned into the “other” for the Wahhabi ruling system in Riyadh. The enemies of Islam in the West tried to overthrow the Islamic Revolution via interreligious weapon. The American statesmen thought that to prevent the wave of the lofty and liberating values of this revolution they should besmirch its image among the countries affiliated to the West. No option was better than the Wahhabi cult in Riyadh to carry out this scheme. Wahhabism is famous for omission of and escape from reasoning and logic. It doesn’t tolerate any rational or philosophical inclination whatsoever. Among the Salafis, it is only the Wahhabis who consider Muslims as infidels and deem it as permissible to shed the blood of anyone who acts or thinks otherwise.

Al Saud used its petrodollars to create discord among Islamic sects. They set up Madrasahs in poor Islamic countries and recruited young people to spread the fake fear of Iran and Shia school of thought. This policy of the Wahhabis secured different purposes of the Western governments in West Asia. Hence, they fanned the flames of sectarian discord to maintain arms sale in the region. The disintegration of the Soviet Union caused fundamental change in the international system. The United States lost its main enemy and the “other”. Hence, it faced with a big gap to justify its expansionist and interventionist policies even among European allies. Some of these allies argued that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) had lost its raison d'être and there was no more need for it. Therefore, American strategists focused on forging a new threat and enemy to justify the necessity of a unipolar system under the US leadership.

This shift of threat, however, required a palpable instance to set the ground for the US hegemonic policies. Portraying Islam as a violence-breeding and terror-spreading creed was put on top agenda of the propaganda and political apparatuses. Anything that could help push forward this objective of the US and its allies would be highlighted and aggrandized. The Wahhabis ruling in Riyadh were utterly fit for materialization of this plot. This was easily feasible as the al Saud was the closest political and military ally of the West and the US in the region.

The al-Qaeda under the leadership of Osama bin Laden was shaped in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the collaboration of the US, British, Saudi and Pakistani spying agencies. Afghan Arabs, who had gone to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Red Army, were given a new mission. They were linked with the extremist thoughts of the Taliban or graduates of Wahhabi Madrasahs in Pakistan. Their misconstrued interpretation of the Islamic liberating values gave the proper excuse to the US to launch its all-out war against Islam which the US dubbed it as the “war on terror”. This prepared an appropriate pretext for the US and its allies to counter the justice-seeking and liberating wave led by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran has a unique model of religious popular rule in West Asia and the world unlike most of the despotic regimes in the region which have never experienced a single election. Thus, Taliban and al-Qaeda as the outcome of the Wahhabi thought turned into the agent for executing US policies in the region. This idea is corroborated when one takes a brief glance at the events of September 11th 2001. No doubt, the United States resorted to those events to interfere militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan and violate many of the international laws and conventions with the pretext of war on terror. The noteworthy point is that 15 out of the 19 hijackers of the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals. This clearly manifests that the Saudi regime is thoroughly at the service of the US policies in West Asia and North Africa (the region that the West likes to call it Middle East). Al Saud knows it well that it can survive only through the US and Western supports; though as soon as its usage date is expired these very supporters will drop it at the dustbin of history.

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Mar 31, 2016 10:16 UTC
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