You forgot the most important feature of the WTC attackers...they were Saudis.
You forgot the most important feature of the WTC attackers...they were Saudis. “
In many ways the Saudi government is reminiscent of the Soviet government; old men more interested in their comfort, prestige and power than their ideology. Both governments actively promoted an ideology they didnt believe in, or at least didnt demonstrate by living it. Nobody, other than Shias, have anything to fear from the Saudi government. But the Saudi true believers are dangerous to the bone. The government may not realize that the ideology, unlike the Soviets communism, that theyve promoted in their own people is at least as dangerous to them as it is to the western world.
The Saudi government probably envisions using Pakistani nukes as a permanent mutual assured destruction mechanism to hold Iran at bay. But both cultures are teetering on becoming rabid suicide cults with the bomb. The Shias will incinerate the Sunnis as soon as look at them. But the Sunnis will fire second, which in the world of nukes, may mean not at all. (This is probably why the Saudis are negotiating to purchase German made submarines so they can have a second launch capability.)