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Saudi Prince Calls for Kingdom to Acquire WMDs ^ | 07/12/2011 | John Daly

Posted on 12/07/2011 1:16:26 PM PST by bananaman22

So much for peace in the Middle East.

On 5 December Prince bin Turki al Faisal, speaking at the “The Gulf and the Globe” conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh urged the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to become a powerful regional bloc by establishing a unified armed force and defense structure.

While bin Turki’s call for the GCC to pool its military resources is nothing new, his idea of supporting Gulf countries acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) if Israel and Iran do not constrain their nuclear programs represents the edge of a precipitously slippery slope.

Bin Turki told his audience, "Why shouldn't we commence the building of a unified military force, with a clear chain of command. But, if our efforts and the efforts of the world community fail to bring about the dismantling of the Israeli arsenal of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and preventing Iran from acquiring the same, then why shouldn't we at least study seriously all available options, including acquiring WMDs, so that our future generations will not blame us for neglecting any courses of action that will keep looming dangers away from us."


Because Iran’s nuclear program, which Tehran insists is completely devoted to the generation of civilian nuclear power, is incipient, but subjected to increasing international pressure in the form of increased U.S. and Israeli-led international sanctions. Israel, on the other hand, is a de facto nuclear power, despite Tel Aviv’s self professed policy of nuclear ambiguity.

The two programs cannot be reconciled, so, taking bin Turki’s statements to their logical conclusion, the GCC will eventually move towards a WMD capacity Full article at: Saudi Prince Calls for Kingdom to Acquire WMDs

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: israel; nuclearweapons; saudiarabia; wmd

1 posted on 12/07/2011 1:16:30 PM PST by bananaman22
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To: bananaman22

Get them in time for the Muslim Brotherhood takeover.

2 posted on 12/07/2011 1:18:57 PM PST by pallis
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To: bananaman22

We have the coordinates for Mecca.

Behave yourselves, ragheads.

3 posted on 12/07/2011 1:19:12 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: pallis
I think it's America's duty to send WMDs to Saudia Arabia.

By air express delivery, of course.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 1:20:33 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Old Sarge

They are afraid of Persia (Iran), as they have been for centuries. Saudi intel is quietly supporting the Israelis. It’s no accident that the last two Iranian nuclear accidents were so well executed, and thorough in the destruction.

No Jew is going to come up with that kind of inside poo on facilities like that.

5 posted on 12/07/2011 1:21:40 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: bananaman22

With the Iranian nuke imminent, the Saudi one can’t be too far behind. And of course Turki’s going to couch his statements as if they’re in terms of Israel - to appease the kingdom’s clerics. In reality, the Saudi royal family knows Israel’s armaments are completely defensive; the Jews will bever be invading Arabia. Iran on the other hand has a history of agression against Arab nations - they’re the real threat.

6 posted on 12/07/2011 7:15:53 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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