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Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran (Despite denials, Obama knew Iran was developing nuke weapons)
reuters ^ | 11/28/2010 | Arshad Mohammed and Ross Colvin

Posted on 11/28/2010 5:06:34 PM PST by tobyhill

Saudi King Abdullah has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran's nuclear program and China directed cyberattacks on the United States, according to a vast cache of U.S. diplomatic cables released on Sunday in an embarrassing leak that undermines U.S. diplomacy.

The more than 250,000 documents, given to five media groups by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, provide candid, tart views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation filed by U.S. diplomats, according to The New York Times.

Among the revelations in Britain's Guardian newspaper, which also received an advance look at the documents, King Abdullah is reported to have "frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: wateriswet; wikileaksdocdump

1 posted on 11/28/2010 5:06:37 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Now doesn’t this make you feel all warm and fuzzy!? Our wonderful fearless leader!! /sar


2 posted on 11/28/2010 5:09:41 PM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: tobyhill

Rats, now the Saudis have to defend themselves.


3 posted on 11/28/2010 5:14:48 PM PST by Cisco Nix
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To: tobyhill
King Abdullah is reported to have “frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program.” <<

Now how are we gonna blame the Jooosssss?????

Wonder how DU is gonna explain this...

4 posted on 11/28/2010 5:15:04 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: tobyhill

While Obamas minions have been texting each other calling people “poo poo heads” The bad guys have been gaining ground.

Witness Il, Amadinajad and Chavez.


5 posted on 11/28/2010 5:17:49 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: tobyhill

I dislike this imposter in the White House as much as anybody, but why is this particular item news? Didn’t everybody in the entire world know that Iran was developing nuclear weapons?

I sure did, and I sure ain’t a rocket scientist. Anyone who has been following even the most rudimentary news over the last several years had to know full well the Iranians were developing nuclear weapons.

This is just silly.


6 posted on 11/28/2010 5:17:57 PM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: tobyhill

And also, China directed cyber attacks on the USA? One has to wonder how that could be news to just about anybody… but I guess it is.


7 posted on 11/28/2010 5:19:34 PM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mylife

Sadly, if only they had spent their time texting people and calling others “poo-poo heads” we would’ve probably been a lot better off.

This is what happens when the amateurs are in charge…


8 posted on 11/28/2010 5:21:42 PM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: rlmorel

Pretty much.

But as you said, I don’t think any of this is a shock to folks paying attention.

We all knew they were power hungry neophyte nippleheads.


9 posted on 11/28/2010 5:26:35 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: rlmorel
Obama campaigned that he would not rush into judgment of Iran's nuclear intent but had all the evidence needed right after taking office yet he has continued to act surprised by every Iranian step toward weaponization.

The Libs have been full of lies all this time and now they need to explain what they knew and when did they know it.

10 posted on 11/28/2010 5:27:13 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: rlmorel

I don’t suppose this will come as much of a shock to you either :)

Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

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Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show.

Iran obtained 19 of the missiles from North Korea, according to a cable dated Feb. 24 of this year. The cable is a detailed, highly classified account of a meeting between top Russian officials and an American delegation led by Vann H. Van Diepen, an official with the State Department’s nonproliferation division who, as a national intelligence officer several years ago, played a crucial role in the 2007 assessment of Iran’s nuclear capacity.

The missiles could for the first time give Iran the capacity to strike at capitals in Western Europe or easily reach Moscow, and American officials warned that their advanced propulsion could speed Iran’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Continue http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/middleeast/29missiles.html?_r=2&hp


11 posted on 11/28/2010 5:30:40 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: tobyhill

12 posted on 11/28/2010 5:32:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: tobyhill

Thursday was Turkey dinner, the past 3 days have been basketball, Tomorrow is sleep in late, have breakies and then a brief.
Tues will be a presser of some kind then lunch with Joe.
Wednesday is party day!

2 days to the weekend!


13 posted on 11/28/2010 5:33:55 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: FromLori

Chavez is has plans for the same.
In our backyard.
He is in league with these guys.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 5:35:27 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: FromLori

Also Burma is playing footsies with these bastards


15 posted on 11/28/2010 5:37:26 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: tobyhill
The lazy Saudi’s want the us to do the dirty work while they sit back and watch and count their profits from OPEC.
16 posted on 11/28/2010 5:38:11 PM PST by taxtruth
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To: tobyhill

I always wondered why Bush went after Iraq instead of Iran which has been the most prominent instigator/aggitator in the region. But I guess in that wasp’s nest of evil dictatatorial regimes that is the middle east, we had to start somewhere in trying to clean it up.

Clearly, however, Obama is an idiot with an incoherent foreign policy doctrine. Incoherent probably is too good of a description, but it is the best thing I can think of to describe his stated intent vs. what he’s doing to get there. Obviously, smearing foreign heads of state with malicious and treasonous leaks of classified infomation doesn’t cause people to sing our praises and throw rose pedals at out feet.


17 posted on 11/28/2010 5:38:22 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: timetostand

did Zero bow to this guy?
Seems like I remember her did the full bend over for him!


18 posted on 11/28/2010 5:41:26 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: tobyhill

The Saudi’s can afford their own military and carry out their own attacks.Americans are still being held hostage from these greety dirtbags because of oil.


19 posted on 11/28/2010 5:47:18 PM PST by taxtruth
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To: tobyhill
Headline: "In Response to Leaks, Obama Plays Hardball"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 11/28/2010 5:56:15 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: dajeeps
I always wondered why Bush went after Iraq instead of Iran which has been the most prominent instigator/aggitator in the region.

An argument could be made that, at the time, Hussein's Iraq was a more prominent instigator of terrorism than even Iran. And, moreover, their terror network was worldwide while Iran's was not.

Moreover, from a strategic standpoint, Iraq's location is superior to Iran's. Since we are also in Afghanistan, Iran is now surrounded. Moreover, the Iraqi terrain is far more favorable for military operations.

I've got to believe that the occupation of Iraq was merely Phase I in the Bush strategy and that Iran would've been next.

21 posted on 11/28/2010 5:58:00 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: tobyhill

This Wikileaks thing is really revealing to the American Public, what is fairly well understood by the rest of the world.

We think we have such a good grasp on the truth, and yet everything we see/hear/read in the various media, is censored/filtered/biased beyond belief.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 6:02:24 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tobyhill

Why don´t the saudis attack Iran? islamists be messin´ each other up....


23 posted on 11/28/2010 6:06:30 PM PST by onedoug
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To: dajeeps

*I always wondered why Bush went after Iraq instead of Iran which has been the most prominent instigator/aggitator in the region.*

You really had to “wonder”??? There was a small matter of violated cease-fire agreements, repeatedly, over a decade and even that took months and months or arguing with half of our idiot populace and Congress to get the f*cking job done. Yeah, I’m sure attacking Iran for “no apparent reason” would have been an easy sell.


24 posted on 11/28/2010 7:47:30 PM PST by j-damn
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To: j-damn

He could have made the same case for Iran. They have multiple proxy armies of terrorists. They are developing nuclear weapons that they can sell, and they were included in the axis-of-evil. They aren’t cooperating with the IAEA, and they have been violating the non-proliferation treaty that they did sign.

They have been at the center of nearly everything that is wrong with the middle east. So yes, I wonder why the golden opportunity to take care of them once and for all wasn’t snapped up.


25 posted on 11/28/2010 9:01:24 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: dajeeps

Apparently you were in a coma at the time that the debate on taking out Saddam took place. It was torturously long and stupid, even though there were far more than enough legal reasons to for the action.

There were no such reasons or rationale for invading Iran, so good luck going back in time and winning *that* argument.

Not saying I disagree with your sentiment or your reasons, just that it would have been impossible to sell.

That said, we have them surrounded now, so fire up the planes and get it done.


26 posted on 11/29/2010 11:19:03 AM PST by j-damn
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To: j-damn

What exactly is your issue with my point of view that you find necessary to insult? You feel anyone who is of a differeing opinion deserves to be insulted, or is it that perhaps you are simply a disagreeable person to begin with?

It doesn’t matter to me whether you agree with my hypotheticals, I have nothing to gain or lose. I visit this board to engage in the exchange of ideas. If you do not like mine, you are certainly free to leave them on the table, just as I shall leave yours.

Good day.


27 posted on 11/29/2010 3:27:33 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: dajeeps

*What exactly is your issue with my point of view that you find necessary to insult? *

Your “point of view” was akin to saying “If grandma had balls she’d be grandpa”. Any sort of military action against Iran was impossible in the wake of 9/11. It’s a waste of breath, time & brain power to even contemplate. FFS, the liberals in Congress were against bombing *Afghanistan* by November of 2001!


28 posted on 11/30/2010 12:11:02 PM PST by j-damn
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To: j-damn
For Liberals bombing any other place instead of Iraq would have been ok. It's mind boggling isn't it?
29 posted on 11/30/2010 12:15:58 PM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: angcat

Actually, libs seem to only be okay with bombing Iraq when a Dem is POTUS. They also don’t seem to mind bombing white christian countries, either.


30 posted on 11/30/2010 6:31:43 PM PST by j-damn
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