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A Book Review of “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network

Dick Morris
We all know that the United States is enmeshed in a corrupt bargain with the Saudi Monarchy: We keep a blind eye toward their human rights abuses and they continue to supply us with oil. But it takes Sarah Stern’s excellent volume to tell us just how corrupt the bargain is and how self-defeating is the relationship.

Saudi Arabia provides us one million barrels of oil each day and sends more to Europe. It uses the funds to finance jihad all over the world. 90% of fundamentalist Islamist funding comes from Saudi Arabia. It is our petro dollars that pay al Qaeda, fund extremist mosques which recruit terrorists all over the world.

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Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network

“Understanding the sources of funding for terrorism is critical to defeating this threat to our way of life. Sarah Stern’s book is required reading on this issue.” – John Bolton, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

“Few people know as much, see as much and can communicate the truth about the Middle East as much as Sarah Stern. You will be amazed at what you read.” – Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist

Saudi Arabia influences American policy through both conventional and unconventional methods, ranging from lobbying and endowments to think tanks, policy centers, universities, and workshops for schoolteachers, all due to the petro-dollars that have been generated from America’s addiction to foreign oil. With chapters written by long-time experts in the fields of national security, foreign policy, education, and law, this book uses first-hand accounts to explore the Saudis’ vast grip. It addresses how Saudi influence has eased the rise of domestic terrorism as well as a promulgation of pernicious ideas regarding American foreign policy. All this has produced a philosophy of moral equivalency, mitigating against a sense of American exceptionalism or a moral clarity of America’s unique mission in the world.

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