by Joshua Cook

Jan 1, 2014

Last summer in a meeting with Vladimir Putin, Prince Bandar bin Sultan directly threatened Russia with terrorist attacks to persuade the Russian President to withhold support from Assad’s regime.  The Saudi Prince and intelligence leader reportedly offered Putin a multi-billion dollar arms deal, as well as guaranteed continued control over Europe’s oil supply.

Russia declined, but leaked Russian and Lebanese reports detailed other alleged incentives from Saudi Arabia.  Russia’s relationship with Syria gives it a warm-water naval base on the Mediterranean, and Bandar promised to safeguard that even if Assad is removed from power.  He also issued threats, including threatening the Russian Olympics in 2014.

Bandar told Putin, “… I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us …”

Russia's President Putin and Secretary General of Saudi Arabia's National Security Council Prince Bandar Bin Sultan meet in Moscow

This week more than 30 people were murdered by two consecutive suicide attacks in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, northeast of Sochi, which will host the Winter Games on February 7-23, 2014.

Many believe that the purpose of the Volgograd bombings is to send a message to Russia for not complying with Bandar’s demands.

James Corbett, editor of the independent news website The Corbett Report told that the bombings maybe linked back to the Saudi government.

“Well of course the Islamic radicals are the ones who tend to carry out these attacks, but the ones that are directing, funding, fostering, and training tends to be located elsewhere. We have, for example; the testimony from former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, talking about “Operation Gladio B” which is an ongoing NATO funded operation in cooperation with the Pentagon to stir up Islamic radical terrorism specifically in the North Caucasus region and the surrounding area as a type of threat to Russia and China …,” said Corbett.


It’s important to note that, as America backs the Saudis, they back al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the Chechen terrorists, through its relationship with the House of Saud.

As previously reported by, a leaked diplomatic cable from then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton states, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT [Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan] and other terrorist groups.”

The challenge for peace-loving Americans is breaking the strangleholds of lobbyists who pressure Congress to enter into foreign entanglements. Americans are asking Congress to adopt sound foreign policies that strengthen U.S. relationships within the framework of the Constitution.