Prince Sultan and the Air Aviation Commissions
|Prince Sultan and the Air Aviation Commissions
|Written July 11, 1995. Translated by the CTC at West Point Military Academy; minor errors that resulted in poor English, at the fault of the translators themselves, have been corrected to prevent giving an unfairly skewered view of the author.|
Praise God and Prayers and Peace upon the Most Noble of Prophets and Messengers.
Our differences with the ruling Saudi regime surpass important incidental matters like the economic collapse, administrative corruption, oppressing the people, and confiscating their legal rights. Thesediufferences become more important, greater, and deep-rooted matters. It is concerned with the basic matter of the requirements of Monotheism and witnesssing that there is no God but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. The Saudi regime has abandoned these concepts, and thus it has completely lost its legitimacy. However, on our path of reform, we are faced with the matter of bringing the regime's dangers to the attention of the people, such as the economic problems that directly affect the lives of the people. For this reason, this statement has been released.
The collapse of the Saudi economy has become apparent and cannot be concealed except by someone arrogant. Economic, finance and business experts internally and abroad have agreed on this fact. The business circles realise more than anyone else tha tthe situation looks like it will lead to the bankruptcy of the largest economic establishment and the oldest business family. The propaganda campaign by this regime to deny this fact will be of no value. The reality of this collapse is now touching the people and affecting the basic necessities of their daily life, such as food, medicine, gas, electricity, fuel, education and the rest of the requirements in general.
This level of collapse in the economy (assuming that it happens) of one of the richest countries in the world did not occur for no reason. In fact, it occurred as a result of the accumulation of a number of factors, each of which is sufficient to destroy the economy of the most powerful and wealthiest countries. One of these factors is the accumulation of interest debt. God decreed that this ould cuase the destruction and collapse of the economy of those committing it. God said "God shall destroy usury and multiply alms."
Also among these factors is the plundering of public wealth by the executors from the ruling Royal Family. After they had repeatedly plundered the state budget and robbed its tremendous reserves, they thenmortgaged its oil and wealth with interest debts that they also plundered. Here they are today - going to the extreme in their greed - coming up with a new method to plunder what is left in the pockets of the people who are already suffering from highi prices and a high cost of living. This method is represented in the selling of state establishments to the public in the name of privatization. One of the regime's latest measures in this regard is its announcement that it will sell the Saudi Airlines to the private sector. The regime's objective from this measure is abundantly clear in the following:
- First: The regime intends to get new money from the hands of the people after the bankruptcy of the State Treasury
- Second: It wants to get rid of the losses and debts that the airlines assumed in the past. In addition to 7.5 billion dollars that will be added to the debt in order to purchase a new fleet of American-made aircraft for the airlines. This comes despite the fact that the airline does not need to renew its fleet with this large number of aircraft (60 aircraft), in addition to the fact that this number is not the actual cost of the deal.
The French presented an offer that contained sufficient and acceptable specifications at a much lower price. However, the commission of the King and the Executor Princes, specifically Prince Sultan, are the reason behind this outrageous increase in the cost. In addition, they are very keen on purchasing the deal because they know it will please the Americans. It will provide 20,000 jobs to the American aircraft industy, thus rescuing it and keeping it operational for five years. At the same time, unemployment has been rampant in the country among college graduates and youth for the past ten years.
The state of bankruptcy that the Saudi Airlines and other state establishments are in now was the inevitable result of the practices of a handful of the killer politicians from the executors of the ruling family who control these public establishments. HOw long will these deceitful people continue to plunder the nation's wealth and force future generations to bear these debts in order to lavishly spend the nation's general wealth to satisfy their personal desires and fancies?
These establishments (The Saudi Airlines and others) are considered dead economically and commercially. In order to confirm this fact, it is sufficient to remind the public that the state and its princes owe billions of Saudi Riyals to these establishments. This amount has accumulated over the past several years, and there is no hope of collecting it or stopping it in the future under this regime. We do not know who will bear the cost of the Saudi Airlines aircraft that are being used by the princes, after forcing the private sector to purchase them. Who will pay the cost of government air travel vouchers?
The financial loss in purchasing the stocks of these establishments is abundantly clear, not to mention the consequences resulting from assisting these rulers to unjustly plunder more of the Muslims' wealth.
Therefore, we - as an offer of advice - warn everyone of the danger of entering into any deal of this sort with the regime, because the components of loss are clear. We advise our brothers who are working for such establishments to be conservative in their expenditure and to look for another honorable source of living. Many of them will be subject to losing their jobs after the privatization of such establishments. This privatization comes as a response and submission by the government to the orders and instructions of the International Monetary Fund that are usually imposed on all countries experiencing economic collapse.
In closing, we pray to God to govern us by our best, protect us from our villaines, and guide us to the righteous path.
- 13/2/1415 AH
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