Obama Admin: “Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia”

Today when Obama arrived at the airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where Goerge W. Bush was met by a full entourage of the royal family, the president was greeted by low level government representatives, which indicates the depths to which our relationship has fallen. It is clear that Saudi Arabia is disappointed with the release of information about their involvement in the 9/11 tragedy, with deputy Rhodes releasing more information than the Saudi's had hoped would be available. He made the following comments on a TV interview with David Axelrod.

I think that it’s complicated in the sense that, it’s not that it was Saudi government policy to support Al Qaeda, but there were a number of very wealthy individuals in Saudi Arabia who would contribute, sometimes directly, to extremist groups. Sometimes to charities that were kind of, ended up being ways to launder money to these groups.

But moments later the truth came out when he said “So a lot of the money, the seed money if you will, for what became Al Qaeda, came out of Saudi Arabia.

And then the punchline came out when [interviewer] Axelrod asked if “that happened without the government’s awareness?” To which Rhodes responded that he doesn’t believe the government was “actively trying to prevent that from happening.”

In other words, the Saudi government knew that “a number of very wealthy Saudi individuals” were funneling funds into what would become the organization blamed for the attack on the twin towers.

The conversation turned even more awkward when Axelrod, who as Obama's former senior advisor, knows very well of Saudi involvement with both Al Qaeda and Sept 11, pushed Rhodes on the at-times awkward dynamic between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, asking, “How do you explain that to Americans, that, you know, on the one hand we call them an ally and on the other hand they have these deep roots in these extremist elements?”

“I would stop short of saying that there was any willful government intention from Saudi Arabia to support Al Qaeda,” Rhodes said. “I think the difficult thing that Americans need to understand is we forge these relationships with governments because we have some shared interest with them.

The American people clearly do not understand why the president would value the relationship with a government that supports Islamic terrorism against the American people over the welfare and safety of the citizens of the U.S. Perhaps the conspiracy whispers that suggest that Obama is at the very least a Muslim sympathizer or adherent will be the the next theory to be revealed as truth. That is also something that would not surprise a lot of the people in the U.S. who have watched this president with great disappointment and anger.

Source: zerohedge.com



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