Friday, October 22, 2004

Them Crazy Saudi Kids

U.S. raises estimates of Iraq insurgency

...According to military and government officials in Iraq and Washington cited by the Times, the core of the Iraqi insurgency now consisted of as many as 50 militant cells that draw on “unlimited money” from an underground financial network run by former Baath Party leaders and relatives of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

That financing is supplemented in part by wealthy Saudi donors and Islamic charities that funnel large sums of cash through Syria, the newspaper said, citing officials with access to detailed intelligence reports...(more)
Wait a second. Weren't "wealthy Saudi donors and Islamic charities" the bankrollers of September 11th? Oh, that's right. Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz, the House of Saud's point man in Washington denied, denied, denied any connection. Commander Codpiece denied, denied, denied, even though 15 of 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals. BushCo and its Saudi subsidiary claimed they were going after the Wahhabist sects in Saudi Arabia, even as they knew that the House of Saud couldn't continue to be propped up without tacit support from the Islamic Wahhabist movement in Saudi Arabia.

Any bets on how long it takes Bandar Bush to get on the tube today, seething with faux righteous indignation?