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This trouble was all started by Brzezinski, who decided to back the Muslim forces in Afghanistan to oppose "godless" Russia, and then extended that to Iran, Iraq and Syria - the "arc of instability".  When the Shah of Iran was a spent force, the US SUPPORTED the return of Ayatollah Khomeni to counteract the communist opposition.  They ASSISTED Khomeni round up the communists and kept quiet when Khomeni murdered over 6,000 in prison. It was only then that Khomeni turned on the US and they started to demonise him.

Likewise Iraq's Saddam was a favourite of the US, receiving biological and other weapons. He was given passive assurance that invading Kuwait was OK, but when he did it Bush senior turned on him, Bush junior invaded Iraq, and Saddam was hung to much US cheering.

In Syria they weren't as strong, but used the Muslim Brotherhood to weaken the Assad regime, and to push Syria out of Lebanon.  Then in 2011, they used the MB to start the revolution against Assad, but dropped the MB in favour of the more radical Wahhabists/al-Qaeda from Saudi Arabia. When they started head-chopping Amerikans, the US dropped them and tried to exterminate them.  This wasn't because head-chopping was so bad, because the Saudi Government does it all the time, but because they weren't taking US orders.  Instead the US took up with the Kurds, but when Turkey insisted on killing them as terrorists, US seems about to drop them.

Is it any wonder Arabs and Iranians don't trust the US?
Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince
28 Mar, 2018

The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post.

Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia's Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas during the Cold War, in an effort to prevent encroachment in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.

He added that successive Saudi governments had lost track of that effort, saying "we have to get it all back." Bin Salman also said that funding now comes mostly from Saudi-based "foundations," rather than from the government.

The crown prince’s 75-minute interview with the Washington Post took place on March 22, the final day of his US tour. Another topic of discussion included a previous claim by US media that bin Salman had said that he had White House senior adviser Jared Kushner "in his pocket."

Bin Salman denied reports that when he and Kushner – who is also Donald Trump's son-in-law – met in Riyadh in October, he had sought or received a greenlight from Kushner for the massive crackdown on alleged corruption which led to widespread arrests in the kingdom shortly afterwards. According to bin Salman, the arrests were a domestic issue and had been in the works for years.

He said it would be "really insane" for him to trade classified information with Kushner, or to try to use him to advance Saudi interests within the Trump administration. He stated that their relationship was within a normal governmental context, but did acknowledge that he and Kushner "work together as friends, more than partners." He stated that he also had good relationships with Vice President Mike Pence and others within the White House.

The crown prince also spoke about the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition continues to launch a bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in an attempt to reinstate ousted Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi as president. The conflict has killed thousands, displaced many more, driven the country to the brink of famine, and led to a major cholera outbreak.

Although the coalition has been accused of a large number of civilian deaths and disregard for civilian lives - an accusation which Riyadh denies - the crown prince said his country has not passed up "any opportunity" to improve the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are not good options and bad options. The options are between bad and worse,” he said.

The interview with the crown prince was initially held off the record. However, the Saudi embassy later agreed to led the Washington Post publish specific portions of the meeting.
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