While I don’t necessarily disagree with who is funding terrorism, we have to keep it in perspective realizing guys like Soros fund a lot of treachery too. So does that make the U. S. a paria state in total? No. I would submit some of those nations listed above could be a lot more hostile toward the U. S. We have working relationships with most of them. Compare that to our relationship with Iran. It could be a lot worse.
“...guys like Soros fund a lot of treachery too. So does that make the U. S. a pariah state in total? No.”
That is a good point -there are good and bad in every society. In the Middle East in particular, “frenemies” are the norm rather than the exception - work with you on a few things while against you on a few others, their guns facing the same enemy alongside you today, at you tomorrow.
Even though not everyone in those governments (Saudi, Qatari, Kuwaiti and the UAE) are supporters of terrorist jihadis, enough are to make them a center of gravity in the whole war on terror (AKA global jihad) - especially the Qataris and Saudis.
We used to joke that in Saudi intelligence offices, all the computers had fanboy pictures of Usama bin Laden as their screensavers. The Saudi royal family always sell themselves as the only group able to deal with the extremists in their society, due to their connections and deep understanding of the culture - the “good cops”, as opposed to the Wahabbi “bad cops”. It is the same Mutt and Jeff routine that the Iranians pull with their “moderate” candidates vs. the “hardliner”. They are all intermarried and have their fortunes made from total obedience to the same leaders. It is largely theater to manipulate foreigners and their own subjects.
But you know what they say, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Soros isn’t an American.