Upon examination, it’s fairly easy to see how America is asked to do the bidding of relationships created by the petrodollar system.
The Bush family is one of the direct, overt connections between the Saudis and the American elite. Prince Bandar is a Saudi symbol of this relationship exemplified through his nickname “Bandar Bush,” but more importantly, through his role as chief of the Saudi security apparatus.
The relationship goes both ways.
But as a piece of the American Empire, Saudi Arabia could be employed at different spots on the great chessboard. While the funding of the Afghan Mujahideen is the most obvious and well-known example of America using Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia has been used actively and passively to disrupt other nations or tilt battlefields. While it neither produces anything, nor boasts technical expertise, Saudi Arabia has both money and Mecca.
A partnership or alliance does not make nations friends as much as formalize their shared interests. As the master of realpolitik Henry Kissinger said, “America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.”
The Saudis could be called upon to help America if interests aligned. Saudi money could rain down on little Afghani freedom fighters. As the petrodollar alliance developed, the Saudis could play a role in what was formerly an American endeavor but hamstrung by other actions in the ’70s.
During that time period, media exposes on abuses perpetrated by the intelligence community spurred action in Congress. Reports of abuses in Vietnam, as well as on domestic soil, pushed investigations into activities pushing back on the formerly unaccountable post-World War II organizations. The Church Committee forced CIA activities into the light, and afterwards, pulled back on its activities. Operation Mockingbird was formerly ended. Future President George H. W. Bush did a good job of minimizing the damage to CIA and protecting his friends, but CIA was still on watch. This is where Saudi Arabia could be used as a knight or rook on the chessboard.
In the 1970s, Saudi Arabia sprang into action. In a move that remained hidden for decades, they helped found the Safari Club. The Safari Club was an odd collection of nations with some shared interests that came together to engage in activity that USG would want to be a full part in but could not be due to the post-Church Committee environment. CIA was involved with the Safari Club, and Saudi Arabia provided money for its adventuring. Money could pay for soldiers, arms and activity around the globe. Via the Safari Club, Saudi Arabia provided funding for the losing side of the Ogaden War, which now provides the refugee rationale for importing Somalis into snowy regions of America.
The Saudi connection famously allowed the funding of the Afghan Mujahideen in the ’80s, and more recently, due to their claim of protecting Mecca and the Muslim holy sites, the Saudis use their money to fund schools that export Wahhabi Islam and indoctrinate Muslims in their particular strain of Islam. Saudi oil money funds madrassas in Pakistan in the tens of thousands. This not only exports the Saudis’ particular view of Islam, but has also changed the very nature of Pakistani society. These madrassas are centers for communities, as well as fountains of Islamic extremism and even jihad.
Saudi money funds mosques and madrassas in nations all over the globe, which spread the tentacles of radical Islam and also create communities of indoctrinated Muslim fighters that can be called upon at a moment’s notice. Sometimes this can aid USG motives. Saudi money and mosques have been a factor in the Balkan conflicts. The Saudis are aiding the globalist and USG migrant invasion of Europe by funding mosques or offering to build mosques in France and Germany. American agencies could not come out and offer to build these mosques to help integration or more appropriately aid colonization, but the Saudis can provide the money to complete the task.
Religion becomes a factor even in quieter areas that may be moving from USG’s orbit. Post-coup Thailand has made moves to wiggle out of USG vassal status. Thailand has a Muslim minority. They have for centuries dealt with their Muslim population and come to understand how to interact with them and even incorporate leaders into the governing system. A new problem, however, has popped up: Thai Muslims are traveling to Saudi Arabia and becoming radicalized.
Just last year, Thailand experienced some bombings of a suspected separatist and Muslim flavor. The problem with the separatist idea is that the bombings did not occur in heavy Muslim areas to fight supposed government forces, but traced up the nation’s spine into tourist areas. No group has been fingered for responsibility, but it is hard not to consider the changing nature of the Muslim population in Thailand at the very moment the Thais are trying to reorient their geopolitical stance.
This influence then can inspire crackdowns or even increased policing, which in turn provides fodder for the media outlets. NGOs track systemic abuse of Muslims, despite Muslims running an off and on separatist campaign of violence. These NGOs and media outlets do have ties back to George Soros, which even the Thais reported on to explain their anti-Thai junta stance. The UN, USG, and EU all can then condemn the Thai junta for its nefarious antics. Because of the religious element and the activation of a minority to agitate against the junta, the Saudis end up acting like an NGO or, from the decolonization era in Africa, a Jesuit missionary encouraging revolution.
It is no secret that Saudi Arabia also provides the actual foot soldiers of jihad; they export young, single men specifically for mayhem. These young jihadis would not be possible or even tolerable in other nations, if not for the large sovereign wealth funds that the precious oil creates for the Saudi family.
America’s petrodollar alliance has dragged it into wasteful and unnecessary wars, due to nudging from the Saudi royal family. But it also has allowed the American empire to perform acts via proxies that it is either incapable of doing and wishes to avoid dirtying its hands by executing.