In the 1970s, the “oil empire” became a serious enemy of the Soviet Union. Since 1975, the analytical centers of the United States, Great Britain and Saudi Arabia have developed the program “Islam against communism”. After the collapse of the USSR, this program was continued, already as “Islam against the Russians.” This program provided support and funding for various radical, underground Islamist organizations in Muslim-populated regions of the USSR (Russia). "Shake" the USSR were going primarily through Central Asia. It should be noted that this program was approved before the entry of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, that is, it was not a response to the actions of the USSR.
Western analysts, including Henry Kissinger, believed that the Soviet Union was the most vulnerable from the south. It was necessary to revolt Central Asia (Turkestan), creating non-asmatizing. On the basis of Islam, to blow up the anti-Russian fire in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, to transfer sparks of flame to the Caucasus and Bashkiria, and Tatarstan. The pillar of the West and Saudi Arabia was to become the already decaying nomenclature of the Central Asian republics, thinking of "independence" and the legalization of the stolen. By 1978, the efforts of the Saudis in some regions of the USSR had created underground Islamist cells. In Soviet Tajikistan, the founder of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan was Said Abdullo Nuri. He was still in the middle of 70-x created a youth organization of Islamists. Wahhabism disputes abandoned in the 1970s will lead to an unofficial alliance of radical Muslim ideologues and party functionaries who profit from the black market (including the nascent drug market) and result in massacre and expulsion of Russians from the republic, and then a bloody civil war in Tajikistan. Tajikistan Civil War 1992-1997 it will be so terrible that the Muslims themselves will push the radicals into Afghanistan and the Pamirs. But the Wahhabism virus can already spread in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
However, the radicals could develop in full force only after the collapse of the USSR, when the ideology of radical Islam (Wahhabism) created a solid base not only in Central Asia, but also strengthened in the North Caucasus, manifested itself in Moscow, Tataria, Bashkiria and even Siberia. At present, radical Islam has a strong ground in the Central Asian republics and is waiting in the wings when post-Soviet, secular regimes become completely decrepit and it will be possible to take power.
In modern Russia, the poison of Wahhabism will cause a second Chechen war in 1999 (in the first, political and ethnic factors, rather than religious, played a big role), which lasted until 2009 (the active phase was completed in 2000). Many Chechen militants will be trained under the leadership of Saudi specialists, they will absorb the ideology of "pure Islam". In Chechnya, the infection was managed to be crushed almost completely, but the virus hit the neighboring North Caucasian republics and, in fact, an underground war continues in the region. It is worth noting that it is caused and continues not only because of external support, but also because of the ideological emptiness of the modern Russian Federation. Many young people, not only representatives of ethnic groups who converted to Islam, but also ethnically Russians, accept the norms of Islam and, in search of social justice, take the path of fighting the “infidels”. This is a very dangerous situation. The Russian Federation is approaching the border when it will be possible to implement the “Syrian” (or “Yugoslav”) scenario. Stupid (or criminal, if you remember the famous Stalinist - “Are you a fool or an enemy ?!), the migration policy of the Russian authorities only adds fuel to this fire.
Saudi Arabia played a huge role in the Afghan confrontation. In 1981, the head of the CIA, William Joseph Casey, arrived in Saudi Arabia. He held talks with the royal intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Fayce, a friend of Vice President George W. Bush under Ronald Reagan (in 1981 — 1989). American oil tycoon and former head of the CIA (1976 - 1977) Bush struck up a relationship with an Arab sheikh as early as the 70s. The Americans focused on the military-strategic position of Saudi Arabia. With the tremendous wealth that appealed to the natural interest of the neighbors, the state was virtually defenseless militarily. From the east hung Iran, where in 1979 the Islamic Revolution took place. Ayatollah Khomeini considered the Saudis traitors to the cause of Islam, who came into contact with the "infidel" Americans. The Iranians were planning an Islamic revolution in Saudi Arabia, establishing an allied regime for them. In the south of the Arabian Peninsula, the pro-Soviet People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen was established in 1970. The Democratic Republic of Yemen was not averse to rob a Saudi part of their territory. With great apprehension in Riyadh they perceived the appearance of Russian troops in Afghanistan, in the future the USSR could reach the Persian Gulf. In addition, Moscow had a strong position in Syria and the Democratic Republic of Yemen.
Casey offered guarantees of military protection from the United States and access to advanced military technology in the western world. In return, the Saudis were supposed to join the United States in their struggle against the Soviet Union, sponsoring the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and supporting the ideas of radical Islam on Soviet territory. In addition, Riyadh was supposed to inflict an economic blow to the USSR - by increasing oil production and knocking down oil prices. The price of gas usually goes in conjunction with oil prices, and therefore the gas plans of Moscow were hit. Casey found a complete understanding with the Turks. First of all, the Saudis supported a plan to finance Afghan gangs. The joint payments of Washington and Riyadh to the Afghan mujahideen amounted to about 3,5 billion dollars. The United States gave the "green light" to supplying Saudi Arabia with the latest weapons and promised to provide immediate assistance by the Rapid Reaction Force in case of an external threat.
It turned out to be somewhat more complicated with oil prices, since the revenues of an absolute monarchy depended on them. The Saudis initially promised only to not succumb to the demands of the organization of oil exporting countries on the issue of increasing prices for black gold. But after the Americans, despite the resistance of Israel, decided to weapons, Riyadh has softened its position on the oil issue. Casey again visited Riyadh and met with Crown Prince Fahd. Fahd ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud will rule the kingdom from 1982 to 2005. Casey argued that the fall in oil prices would not affect the kingdom. The fall in the price of "black gold" will benefit the US economy, it will affect American securities, and the Arabian sheikhs will also benefit. In addition, low oil prices will reduce the needs of Europeans, who began to buy natural gas from the USSR, while maintaining their focus on the countries of the Middle East. Fahd and Casey found a common language.
However, it was only by 1985 that they finally persuaded the Saudis. Riyadh had long doubted the need for this step, the money outweighed strategic interests. For the entire 1984 year, the Reagan administration was persuading the kingdom to increase oil production. Riyadh negotiated with the British to stabilize oil prices at 29 dollars per barrel and lower production. In September, 1984, Casey, went to Riyadh again, but could not convince the king. The Saudis waited. In February, 1985, Fahd visited Washington. US President Reagan assured the monarch that the United States will ensure the safety of the kingdom. However, Fahd in a polite manner explained that security must be paid for - to reduce the price of "black gold." By 1980, the world oil price peaked at $ 35 per barrel. Reducing the price of oil hit the main enemies of Saudi Arabia - the USSR, Iran and Libya. Fahd’s ultimatums were not set, but the signal was convincing. Riyadh made the final decision. Only the United States could provide security for the royal dynasty. The kingdom was in a hostile environment. South Yemen openly claimed the oil-bearing areas of Arabia. The Soviet Union stood behind the Syrians and Yemenis. The Iranian revolutionary authorities were not allies of the Union, but they also hated the Saudis. Only the long and bloody Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988. prevented Tehran from taking on Saudi Arabia more seriously. Iraq was also not an ally of Saudi Arabia, but had close contacts with the United States. In addition to Iranians and Syrians, Libyans also played their game in Saudi Arabia.
Clan Saud felt in great danger. Riyadh had to make huge monetary injections into the Afghan war, to credit Iraq in its war with Iran, to counter the Syrians and Libyans. Big money went on the purchase of weapons. Saudi fear helped the Americans.
In August, the 1985 of the USSR struck two economic blows. Washington devalued the dollar by 25%. The dollar was depreciated, the nominal incomes of the American budget increased. The United States eased its national debt. American goods have become cheaper, more competitive. The real incomes of the USSR from the sale of energy resources fell, as contracts for the supply of oil and gas abroad were calculated in dollars. Saudis dollar depreciation warned. In August, Saudi Arabia sharply increased oil production: from 2 million barrels per day to 6, and then 9 million. Oil prices for the six months fell from 30 to 12 dollars per day. In 1986, the price dropped to 10 dollars per barrel and below. Gone down and natural gas prices. The economy of the USSR, tied during the time of Brezhnev to a strong dependence on the export of energy resources, was seriously shocked. The surplus in the trade balance of the Soviet economy was eliminated: the USSR was now spending more than earning. Moscow began to sell its gold reserves. The situation for the USSR was aggravated by a change of power — Gorbachev and his team of traitors came to power.
It must be said that the collapse in oil prices hit hard not only in the USSR, but throughout the entire oil-producing world. Nigeria, Mexico and Venezuela were on the verge of bankruptcy, the "great oil collapse" halved the incomes of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Iraq, Iran and Indonesia. Saudi Arabia, after 1985, has fallen into a long-term social and economic crisis, which lasted until the oil growth of the early 2000s. The golden days of the 1970's are a thing of the past. True, the crisis did not affect the Saudi elite, which acted contrary to national interests. The Saudi ruling dynasty retained personal assets invested in the financial system of the United States.
King Fahd Al Saud
Financing International Terrorism
The role of Saudi Arabia was not limited to the financing of the Afghan Mujahideen and the "energy war" against the USSR. Riyadh was allowed to play an important role in financing the growth of the system of international terrorism, which was to play an important role in establishing the New World Order. Saudi Arabia has become a real epicenter of the financing of terrorism. Since the end of the 1980s, after the Afghan war and the Iran-Iraq war, Saudi alleged charitable foundations have become the main sources of funding for jihadists. Saudi Arabian money was used to create and maintain dozens of training camps in various countries of the world, buying weapons, equipment and recruitment of militants. The famous al-Qaeda and dozens of other terrorist organizations were raised with Saudi money. The intelligence services of the United States and Great Britain worked in close conjunction with Arabian intelligence, implementing a global plan to discredit Islam and prepare the ground for the start of a new world war. Billions of Saudi dollars went into the pockets of Americans associated with Arabia through contracts, grants and salaries.
The US and Saudi Arabian special services conducted a magnificent operation on 11 September 2001 of the year. It allowed the United States to delay the onset of the economic crisis and launch an invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, which had a long-term goal - the complete destabilization of the Near and Middle East. Chaos in the East should strike Europe, Russia, China and India and lead to a global war. In the role of "Hitler" in the new world war should act the Islamic world.