They were six cousins, all living in Saudi Arabia, all with the same secret. They had vowed allegiance to the Islamic State — and they planned to kill another cousin, a sergeant in the kingdom’s counter terrorism force.
And that is what they did. In February, the group abducted Sgt. Bader al-Rashidi, dragged him to the side of a road south of this central Saudi city, and shot and killed him. With video rolling, they condemned the royal family, saying it had forsaken Islam.
Among 20 terrorist episodes in Saudi Arabia since late 2014, the killing of Sergeant Rashidi was the third in which citizens had secretly joined the Islamic State and killed relatives in the security services. In each case, they justified their acts by saying Saudi Arabia practiced a corrupted version of the faith, a charge aimed at a kingdom that holds itself up as the only true Islamic state.
In addition, about 3,000 Saudis have joined militant groups abroad, and more than 5,000 have been incarcerated at home on terrorism charges, a large increase in recent years.
Saudi Arabia has a tangled history with Islamic militant groups. For a long time, it backed them as proxy forces to push its agenda in places like Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan (where it worked with the United States). But that largely ended in 2003, when Al Qaeda turned its focus on the kingdom and staged a series of deadly attacks.
But critics argue that many Saudi clerics have never renounced the aspects of the Wahhabi tradition that the Islamic State has adopted, especially with regard to Shiites, who make up an estimated 10 percent of the kingdom’s 20 million citizens. Many Saudi clerics consider Shiites heretics and accuse them of loyalty to Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, Iran.
The jihadists have exploited this by repeatedly launching suicide attacks on Shiite mosques and then accusing Saudi clerics of hypocrisy for condemning the violence.
“It is clearly hard for Saudi clerics to condemn outright attacks on Shiites,” said Mr. Bunzel, the Princeton scholar. “And you get the feeling that they don’t care as much if the Shiites get attacked, since they’re not really Muslims in their view.”
On March 11, Saudi security forces tracked the six men to a remote location and killed them all in a shootout, local news outlets reported.
Sergeant Rashidi’s brothers are glad the six are dead, but the episode has left them deeply suspicious.
“If anyone calls and says, ‘Where are you? I want to see you,’ you don’t trust him anymore,” Bandar said.
“We don’t trust anyone.”
It looks like the Daesh Demons aka ISIS/ISIL/IS/CIA/MOSSAD/ISI are actually turning on their own pay masters and sponsors; how ironic and how appropriate.
And next week as Wall Street braces for the launch of the new SWIFT alternative, the Shanghai Gold Exchange Mechanism and more Federal Reserve meetings on April 19, 2016 and beyond the modern day Egyptian Pharaoh aka President Obamaniation is going to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss the 28 page of the 9-11 Commission Report that points the finger at the Saudis as perhaps the masterminds, sponsors, or at least co-conspirators in the attack on New York and the WTC buildings.
The fact that 19 of the attackers on the 9-11 were Saudis was not even mentioned in this piece by the NYT makes one wonder what the agenda of the NYT was and why the Obamaniation Administration was releasing such information at such a time?
The Saudis were threatening to liquidate their $750 Billion in Treasuries if those 28 pages of the report were released and shown to the world and the dirty bloodied hands of the Saudis were finally revealed to the world. However, the 9-11 attacks happened 15 years ago. So yes what it really means is that Western Demoncracies have all been complicit in hiding and suppressing this vital information from the world for 15 years.
The Canadians even signed an agreement with this same Saudi regime this month to deliver $15 Billion CDN worth of military trucks and other weaponary.
But wait a few weeks earlier it was the turn of the Iranians to be blamed for the 9-11 attacks and were ordered to pay $ Billions for the crimes. How many foreign peoples and nations and companies were to blame for this attack? It seems every country other than Afghanistan and Pakistan [Afpak] and Iraq were to blame for 9-11 yet it was these three countries that were bombed and attacked and violated? When will the chickens come home to roost for the Americans? Perhaps the time is now and perhaps it is in fact this month April of this year 2016. America are you ready for what is coming towards you [other than Nibiru]?
When would Americans realize that it was their own Government that was complicit in these attacks on their own soil and citizens? The evidence was by now self-evident and could only be dismissed by those who had alternative agendas and secret motivations for keeping such evidence hidden and obfuskating any questions that questioned this explanation. Back to sleep you go sheeples and peoples was the programming being beamed throuhg the electrical wirelss electronic grid. The signal was strong and stable and the resistence was futile with such heavy transmissions and medication and fluroidation.
Perhaps what the Saudi Arabian government is really concerned about is that all of these allegations are in fact true and has been known to Western Demoncracies for a long time, but for the love of Shekels and Weapons Sales and Hookers they have all complied to keep it all hidden and secret, but now that the paymasters are going broke and no longer able to keep their private mercenary armies afloat they are all turning on each other like rabid dogs fighting over the last remaining scraps of food.
Most of the foreign figthers in in Syria for example were Saudis and the main sponsors of the Syrian resistenace against Assad were financing and armed by Saudi Arabia with its own private standing army called Daesh Demons aka ISIS/ISIL/IS/CIA/MOSSAD/ISI Statisa report. This fact was well documented by countless news agencies.
Erik Prince, the Prince of PRivate Armyies was being investigated for crimes and misdeadnaers and before leaving the reason the Americans wanted to make sure they left a royal mess that would take decades to clean up and would inevitably involve the purchase of large amounts of weapons to resolve disputes and protect assets and boundaries.
All of the pieces of the puzzles were starting to make sense; the entire house of cards were about to fall at once as soon as one card lost its balance.