Hayden: Saudi Arabia made a deal with the islamic wahhabi devil. They support a violent interpretation of one of the world’s great monotheisms. Q: Did you tell the Saudi dictator that? Hayden: Er, I … I … I never told the king that.
Klevius: The campaign against Russia, who has never attacked the US, seems going hand in hand with a non-founded protection of US enemy no. 1, the islamofascist Saudi dictator family who has repeatedly attacked the US as well as been spreading islamic hatred over the world. And as usually followed by the pathetic lie: Islam is a great religion. How could islam be a great religion when it in Saudi hands is used exactly as it was used by its own "prophet" - and when Hayden himself says that usage is of the devil?!
9/11 was just one of countless Saudi attacks on the US and the world.
Architects of good and evil.
Michael Hayden: “After the attack on the Grand Mosque, the Saudis made a deal with the devil,” Hayden says. “They decided with the Wahhabists, no one is going to be on our religious right. That has left them supporting a violent interpretation – let me say this carefully – of one of the world’s great monotheisms. That has spread a poison throughout the Middle East.
“At a minimum, you’ve got this Wahhabist philosophy, theology that posits a permanent state of animosity between Islam and the rest of the world. And that, frankly, is self-destructive of what I think Saudi Arabia wants to be. And not very useful for American policy, either.”
This is hardly a secret, and the degree to which Saudi policy has sown “the poison” that reaped al-Qaida and Isis is the source of continued debate and disagreement. But little of it is heard within American administrations or among politicians who go out of their way not to offend the Saudis for financial and strategic reasons, in part to do with Iran.
Hayden says in his book that he rarely went to the Middle East without visiting the Saudis, because they were so important. The late King Abdullah usually made time for him. He describes “delightful evenings” with the head of the Saudi national security council and says that the Saudi ambassador to Washington was “always a welcome guest at CIA for tea and conversation”.
Did Hayden tell the king, however tactfully, that Saudi Arabia had, in his view, made a deal with the devil and was spreading a poison that contributed to violence in the Middle East?
“Er, I … I … I never told the king that,” Hayden says.
“I guess, I didn’t, er, what’s the Bob Dylan line? I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now. It’s a perspective that’s grown on me,” he says.
It seems unfathomable that Hayden was at the top of America’s intelligence services for a decade, yet Saudi Arabia’s part in the rise of Islamist ideology only occurred to him as an afterthought. But he says it was never a subject of discussion, even with the White House.