Trump Skips Saudis In “Anti-Terror” Sweep

By Tony Cartalucci

The Washington Post in its recent article, “Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role,” attempts to portray US President Donald Trump’s recent moves as “anti-terror” in nature.

In particular, the Washington Post states:

President Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State and restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser as he forged a partnership with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in their first official phone call.

While the Washington Post attempts to further divide and distract Americans with implications of a pro-Russian stance by the new US administration, the paper skips past crucial aspects of President Trump’s “ISIS plan.”

The Post continues, stating:

Even prior to the memo, military officials had been at work developing potential actions for Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis to consider. Those include potentially deploying additional advisers to Iraq and Syria, allowing U.S. military personnel to accompany local forces closer to the front lines, and delegating greater decision-making power to field commanders.

However, fighting terrorists downstream from their state sponsors is a losing battle. In US commander of US Forces Afghanistan General John Nicholson’s December 2016 briefing on the continued US occupation of Afghanistan, he repeatedly noted the difficulties of defeating militants in the Central Asian state due to support and safe havens they enjoyed in neighboring states, including Pakistan.

General Nicholson, of course, was referring to the Taliban, not Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS). These two terrorist organizations may have networks extending into Pakistan and elsewhere, but by both President Trump’s own National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s admission – as revealed in a leaked 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) memo – and even by Trump’s 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton’s acknowledgement in leaked e-mails – Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the premier state sponsors of these two notorious terrorist networks – since their inception.

It should also be noted that not only did the 2012 DIA memo reveal Saudi Arabia and Qatar as state sponsors seeking the rise of what it at the time called a “Salafist principality,” but it also included the United States, Europe, and Turkey as seeking such an adversary with which to “isolate” the Syrian government.

Tough Talk – No Action

Supporters of President Trump continuously refer concerned analysts to a Twitter exchange Trump had with Saudi businessman and member of the ruling Saud family, Al-Waleed bin Talal. In it, Trump proclaimed:

Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected. #Trump2016

Yet, now as US president, signing off on multiple, intentionally distracting and controversial executive orders – including one targeting migrants from seven majority Muslim nations the US and Saudi Arabia jointly destroyed over the past 20 years, mention of Saudi Arabia and the role it has played in sponsoring terrorism worldwide is absent.

Like all politicians and every US president before Donald Trump, talk is cheap – used to target and manipulate the weakest minds among any nation’s population. Action, however, is more difficult to manifest among deficient and/or dishonest politicians and political parties.

That President Trump is continuing America’s partnership in terror with Saudi Arabia should be of no surprise to the public. Trump – even during his presidential campaign last year – surrounded himself with Bush-era Neo-Conservatives and policymakers, corporate-financier elitists, and the right-wing counterparts of the corporate media, including those elements cleverly disguised as “alternative media” such as Breitbart News.

Objective adults weigh words against actions. Across the West, however, both President Trump’s opponents and supporters appear mesmerized by his words, and entirely oblivious to both his actions and their implications.

For President Trump’s actions to match his words – US military, political, and financial support for the regimes in Riyadh and Doha would by necessity need to end. The exposure and sanctioning of Saudi-Qatari terrorism, including those Western interests who used both nations as proxies to wage war in Syria, Libya, Iraq, and beyond, would also by necessity be required.

The likelihood of President Trump doing any of this is nonexistent. For the public, instead of being pulled into the rhetorical black hole the Western corporate media is intentionally creating, identifying the corporate-financier special interests driving this US-EU-Gulf collaboration, exposing them, then isolating and entirely replacing them must take priority.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg.


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14 Comments on "Trump Skips Saudis In “Anti-Terror” Sweep"

  1. Trump NEEDS to include Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen on the NO ENTRY list. But he won’t. Too much money involved. Too many job concerns, Why? Saudi Arabia spend BILLIONS of $$$$$$$ buying American armament (tanks guns planes) which produce lots of jobs. Yemen to a lesser extent. And America GIVES Pakistan BILLIONS of $$$$$$$. WHY? To keep Pakistan in the American camp. America does not want Pakistan to turn to Russia and heaven forbid China, the coming world if not already super power. However in any event America needs heavy vetting of all immigrants from these countries. And then there is Malaysia , the world Islamic question mark.

    • Francis Irvine | January 31, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Reply

      Trump is aware of the situation, he is also in possesion of information you obiously don’t have.
      He has made a tremendous start and has done more in days than Soetoro, Bush, Clinton and Bush snr did 16 years. Give him a break. I also think the fiasco in Ukraine should stop as well. US taxes are supporting troops to slaughter innocent cilvilians every day. US troops are supporting the wrong side it’s a Soros group of thugs who locked up the elected president after a coup, he financed.

      • Lol. Wow. Yes, he has secret info and THAT’S why he’s continuing all of Obama’s policies!

        You win the award for most creative excuse yet for Trump. Obama’s hope and change brigades have nothing on you.

        Did you know a member of Soros’ foundation is in Trump’s cabinet? Truth hurts.

  2. The Sauds are the worst of the lot. They fund terrorism around the world just like Iran. They even have schools in the US for their kids that teach Islamic supremacy. Need to freeze assets of Sauds and their government.

    Also freeze assets of ACLU, SPLC, and foundations that support them such as Ford, Rockefeller, Tides Foundation, etc.

    • More likely as Bill Hicks put it: They sit him down, show him footage of the Kennedy assassination from a never-before-seen angle & ask, “any questions?”

    • Iran doesn’t fund terrorism. They’re one of the few really fighting it.

      Turn Fox off.

  3. Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. HUM….. 0 for 19 on 9/11? Even if 7 or 8 are still alive!

    Name Age Nationality Flight
    Mohamed Atta 33 Egypt American Airlines Flight 11
    Abdulaziz al-Omari 22 Saudi Arabia
    Wail al-Shehri 28 Saudi Arabia
    Waleed al-Shehri 22 Saudi Arabia
    Satam al-Suqami 25 Saudi Arabia
    Marwan al-Shehhi 23 United Arab Emirates United Airlines Flight 175
    Fayez Banihammad 24 United Arab Emirates
    Mohand al-Shehri 22 Saudi Arabia
    Hamza al-Ghamdi 20 Saudi Arabia
    Ahmed al-Ghamdi 22 Saudi Arabia
    Hani Hanjour 29 Saudi Arabia American Airlines Flight 77
    Khalid al-Mihdhar 26 Saudi Arabia
    Majed Moqed 24 Saudi Arabia
    Nawaf al-Hazmi 25 Saudi Arabia
    Salem al-Hazmi 20 Saudi Arabia
    Ziad Jarrah 26 Lebanon United Airlines Flight 93
    Ahmed al-Haznawi 20 Saudi Arabia
    Ahmed al-Nami 24 Saudi Arabia
    Saeed al-Ghamdi 21 Saudi Arabia
    Origins of the 19 hijackers
    Nationality Number
    Saudi Arabia 15
    United Arab Emirates 2
    Egypt 1
    Lebanon 1

  4. NEVER reveal your hand before you act… WATCH what happens to the terrorist saudis when Trump sees an opening…

  5. In case you’re wondering why Saudi Arabia isn’t on “THE LIST”, check the Trump Tower in New York…around the 45th floor.

  6. 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden and his family were Saudis. What the heck is up with this tom foolery? I know the Trump family still does yuge business in Saudi Arabia.
    Then there’s this;
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Warns Donald of Debt: “Donald Trump better realize who I am, I financially rescued him twice” AWD News19 August 2016

  7. The reason that the seven countries were chosen was because the Obama administration and both houses of Congress had already placed these on a terror list so it would be hard for them to disagree when they already on a list. The administration thought if they added more it would just cause problems but they said the list will be expanded. People are so gullible that they no longer think for themselves. They swallow any story whether on MSM or alt. media.

    • The list itself is crock. Fact that you’re supporting Trump’s adoption of it proves you too swallow anything put in front of you, maybe not by the official MSM but by their infiltrators in the fake “alt right.”

      I love the other guy’s excuse above as to why Trump is continuing these policies, “he’s got access to info we don’t,” lol classic cognitive dissonance instead of just admitting he’s a POS and no better than anyone else. And why would he be?

      You think multinational multi-billion dollar corporations are going to let dingbat Americans “vote” for real? Wake up.

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