The Terrorism Solution: Consumer Boycotts
There is a powerful solution to stop terrorism. That’s a consumer boycott against those Nations that fund and support terrorist groups. The main terrorism sponsors are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain. Don't count on a political solution. The reality is that most politicians are morally corrupt and have other goals.
We consumers are the only ones who can eliminate terrorism and restore humanity. We will explain why, who to boycott and what products to boycott.
Power of Consumer Boycotts
A consumer boycott is powerful because of two reasons. First, a consumer boycott means less export and therefore less income for a country. If a boycott is big enough then it causes huge financial problems for a country, whatever its financial reserves are. It leads also to internal unrest because jobs will disappear and companies lose money. It will be devastating to the economy.
Second, a consumer boycott can politically not be bought off or threatened. It’s untouchable for the wheeling and dealing of politicians because every consumer is independent in his or her choice what to buy and what not.
Given the huge impact on the economy we will invite each ruler of the Gulf State countries to talk with us before starting consumer boycotts. Only if the results of these talks are not satisfying, we will call for a consumer boycott.
Why Starting now
The killings don’t stop. Terrorists refuse to leave places where they are surrounded using civilians as human shield. The Gulf States and Western powers keep supporting the terrorists even painting these as likeable. Saudi Arabia and allies continue bombing Yemen. Resulting in more and more civilian casualties. The UK and the USA are training pilots of Gulf States to increase their bombing ability and deliver arms for billions of dollars. Therefore we start now threatening terrorism sponsors with a boycott. We are convinced that the moral power of the everyday consumer wants to stop the inhumanity and the killings.
On November 23, 2016 the Human Guardians have sent a letter to the rulers of the five Gulf State nations. Boycotts start at the earliest in December 2016 for countries not fulfilling our requests.
What products to Boycott
The boycott products will be specified as well as not complying oil and gas distribution companies. We will focus a boycott on the following kind of products and services:
- Oil and gas products
- Passenger transportation
- Loans on the capital market
These three targets are the most vulnerable ones for each of these countries. Bahrain has also aluminium as a sizeable export product. But that’s a business-to-business product, so difficult to target.
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas are the most important export products for all Gulf State countries. Kuwait sells gasoline in Europe under its own brand. All others, Kuwait as well, sell oil and gas to foreign oil and gas companies and to countries like Japan and China. We will ask these companies and countries not to buy oil and gas from not-complying Gulf State countries. If an oil or gas company doesn’t want to cooperate we will boycott its products and ask shareholders to vote the board of the company down. For a not cooperating country we will install a boycott also.
A lot of Passenger Transportation in the world is done by airlines of the Gulf States. The combined turnover of the airlines is nearly: US$ 50billion. So boycotting these airlines has a very serious impact. The Emirates is the biggest airline with a turnover of US$21 billion followed by Saudia with $10 billion and Etihad with $9 billion. We consumers can easily boycott these mostly government owned airlines by not buying tickets and to stimulate everybody else to do the same. The main airlines are:
- UAE : Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai and Air Arabia
- Qatar : Qatar Airways
- Arabia : Saudia
- Kuwait : Kuwait Airways
- Bahrain : Gulf Air
Loans on Capital Market
The third boycott target is Loans on the Capital Market by Gulf State countries and their companies. For instance, the government of Qatar and Saudi Arabia borrowed respectively US $9billion and $17.5 billion in May 2016 and October 2016. We aim to persuade institutional investors and their stakeholders to resist any future participation in government and company loans (bond sales). We will put pressure on investors not to buy shares of Gulf State companies like Saudi’s oil producer Aramco, going public in 2017. We will also push investors to sell shares they already own.
No access to the capital market starves countries and companies from needed fresh capital and cause profound financial trouble to them. So persuading institutional investors like pension funds, life insurance companies and others not to participate in loans or bonds has a serious impact.
Not buying and selling already owned company shares could crush the stock price making things very difficult for companies.
Due to their oil and gas dependence all Gulf States have financial problems, because oil and gas prices are very low at the moment.
Particularly Saudi Arabia seems to be very vulnerable. Not only financially, but also because of its intervention in the civil war in Yemen. Then, around 25% of the Saudi’s live under or at the subsistence level. There is dissatisfaction among tribes who are not Wahhabi. There is not enough work for younger graduated people. The oppressed but numerous Shia population in East Saudi Arabia is a powder keg. Most of the oil wells are located here.
Qatar is for nearly 95% oil and gas dependent. In Bahrain the Shia population, 65% of the total population, feels heavily oppressed. The UAE are extra vulnerable in their service sector. Passenger transportation is a substantial revenue stream, but more importantly a big job creator. Kuwait has 4.400 gasoline stations in Europe carrying its brands Q8, F24 and Tango. It’s an easy recognizable boycott target.
In addition, there is an abundance of oil and gas available and the storages are full. A boycott will hardly hurt oil-purchasing countries in the first six months. Enough time to increase oil and gas production in countries like Russia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela and the USA.
The Only Solution
The current main kind of terrorism is Wahhabi terrorism. One of the remarkable aspects of Wahhabi terrorism is that it combines terror with being a hegemony tool for outside powers. Wahhabi terrorism started in Afghanistan in the late 1970’s.
Wahhabi terrorism is driven by the Saudi religious heretical Wahhabi doctrine that allows to kill, torture and commit atrocities to anybody who is not a Wahhabi follower, like Sunni and Shia Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, Hindu and so on. The Saudi kingdom adheres Wahhabism and made it the ruling doctrine in Saudi Arabia.
The Wahhabi doctrine strongly influenced Salafism, Deobandism and Muslim Brotherhood sects. We put the terrorists of these sects under the umbrella of Wahhabi terrorism.
Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States allies shaped Wahhabi terrorism. They managed to get the USA in the late 70’s and later its Western allies on this hegemony and terrorism wagon.
Nowadays Wahhabi terrorism has become an institutionalized tool for Gulf State and Western powers to achieve dominance in the world. At the moment applied in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. Wahhabi terrorism has proved to be a successful and cheap tool for these powers.
That’s why none of the above-mentioned countries is interested in solving terrorism. Any local attack, be it 9/11, Paris, Dhaka, Brussels, Orlando and so on, is for these powers acceptable collateral damage. So it’s logic that the Bush and Obama administrations blocked any effort to go after the backers of the 9/11 culprits. The current frictions between Saudi Arabia and the USA are merely window dressing. Conclusion: A political solution is not possible.
So this is the reason why only consumer boycotts can stop terrorism. Consumer boycotts shift aside political machinations and political protection of the sources of terrorism and of terrorism sponsoring countries.
We will give you an insight in the main export products of the five Gulf States. As said the export products for these countries are mainly oil and gas (2014, source OEC). Services like passenger transportation are not counted as a product and not registered by the OEC. Bahrain is more diversified due to its lack of oil and gas resources.
|Country||Crude Oil||Refined Oil||Gas||Chemics||Gold and Diamonds||Iron and Aluminum|
Who Sponsors Terrorism
Terrorism is mainly sponsored by five Gulf States: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. These countries, their institutions and wealthy individuals fund, arm terrorist groups and give them moral and religious support.
Turkey is, or was, also a sponsor. It has supplied and supported all terrorist groups extensively. It was the main buyer of oil from ISIS.
However the July 2016 coup changed things. Turkey cooperates again with Russia, a staunch defender of Syria’s sovereignty. Still Turkey has invaded Syria shortly and Iraq too. Reports give conflicting information. So we need clarification from President Erdogan about Turkey’s position. In case we are convinced that Turkey doesn’t sponsor the terrorists anymore and will withdraw totally out of Syria and Iraq, we will not call for a consumer boycott. However Turkey should reimburse Syria and Iraq for the damages caused.
Terrorists are finished without sponsors. No funding, no supplies, no customers and no moral support will isolate and paralyze terrorists. Making it impossible for them to carry out terrorism wars and terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Africa and in the cities of our countries.
The hegemony greed of Western powers has persuaded these to jump on the terrorism wagon of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. They did not foresee at all or at least underestimated totally the lasting creation of fanatic religious heretical Saudi-Wahhabi terrorists.
They keep living up the narrative that they can use Wahhabi terrorists for their own purposes and if not needed anymore these terrorists will go silent. Well, Afghanistan with the Wahhabi-Taliban and then Al Qaeda and ISIS have shown that it doesn’t work this way. In the end these heretical fanatics come after the Western Powers. 9/11, Paris, Brussels, Orlando, Nice and others are examples of it. Over time there are going to be a lot more attacks if we don’t eliminate this institutionalized terrorism tool.
Moreover, the Western powers don’t seem to understand the long-term goal of Saudi Arabia and allies to rule the Muslim world through Wahhabism. And it will not stop there. Thus the question is whether the current elite of the Western world wants to abandon their hegemony goal for the sake of freeing the world of terrorism.
The answer is: NO. They will not, because the ruling elite experiences Wahhabi terrorism as a successful tool.
All this stipulates forcefully to the fact that we consumers have to take the initiative by ourselves.