Skip to comments.West turns blind eye to friend it dare not offend
Posted on 03/28/2009 8:27:31 PM PDT by forkinsocket
Shortly before noon on September 12, 2001, a visitor stopped by the palace, looking for Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud, the Crown Prince. The man who now sits on the throne of Saudi Arabia was kneeling in shock and prayer.
He had prayed there all night and had received news from Washington, but could still not believe that the hijackers who crashed their planes into New York and Washington were his countrymen.
That experience is credited widely as part of the impetus behind King Abdullahs attempts to reform his reactionary kingdom. But Saudi Arabia remains as he did that night in deep denial. However, it is also a rich and powerful country on which the West depends heavily for oil, and those who do business with it have learnt better than to risk puncturing its self-deluding bubble.
Terrorism remains its most sensitive point. Since September 11 Saudi Arabia has declared itself at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, cracking down on home-grown militants, inviting Western journalists to film its antiterrorist forces in training and launching a much vaunted project to rehabilitate violent Islamists. It also sought to remake its international image as a factory of extremism with the sponsorship of an interfaith conference in New York.
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YEah, sure the guy was unhappy. I’m sure. He’s afraid for his own can, if anything.
Ths Saudis have the best Islamic Teleprompoter they could buy in the White House and a Dem Congress.
Making sure Muslims get to flood into western countries and get welfare plus making sure we never develop our domestic sources of oil, coal diesel, shale oil, nuke power, etc etc.
Saudi Arabia is no friend.
The Saudis have been great fiends to America..
I’ll believe they’ve reformed when a synagogue opens in Mecca.
It was just as bad if not worse under bush. He kissed their ass up and down the desert...
You must be on drugs or Saudi
Arrrrrrr, matey. Did you see an r that isn’t there?
There was no typo..
Sorry. Posting while drinking...