Skip to comments.Saudi king urged US to attack Iran
Posted on 11/28/2010 6:20:30 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published Sunday by daily newspapers.
According to a leaked US cable, published by the New York Times, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz made the call during an April 2008 meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and US General David Petraeus.
"He told you to 'cut off the head of the snake'," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, told the US embassy in Riyadh two days after the high-level talks, according to the State Department memo.
"The King, Foreign Minister, Prince Muqrin, and Prince Nayif all agreed that the Kingdom needs to cooperate with the US on resisting and rolling back Iranian influence and subversion in Iraq," the memo said.
"The King was particularly adamant on this point, and it was echoed by the senior princes as well. Al-Jubeir recalled the King's frequent exhortations to the US to attack Iran and so put an end to its nuclear weapons program."
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this is some of those wikiLeaks huh?
This is silly. Sunnis hate Shia and vice versa. They have killed each other since 632 AD (AFTER GOD) when they formed up. The real story here is the leak that the Saudis are funding Al Queda!!We should be bombing the Saudis relentlessly and seizing their oil!! THEY KILLED 3000 of our citizens in 911!
Maybe someone in the 0 admin is making these available to wikileaks?
Didn’t happen under Bush.
You would need serious access to get all these.
Security has been very lax under Obama.They are not properly vetting people.
This shouldn’t surprise anybody, although I’m sure Iran will be “shocked, shocked!” Iran would take over Saudi Arabia if it could.
Wars and rumors of wars
This revelation is not surprising in the least.
>> Maybe someone in the 0 admin is making these available to wikileaks?
Well if it were the Bush Administration, the LSM would be on a rampage.
As long as that continues, the U.S. has good reason to flip off the Saudi royals re. Iran. If they crack down on those donors, however...
I think King Abdullah came to the states last week for medical tests, or does wikileaks say that he is here for protection? Oh, that’s right, no one cares who gets killed.
The king can afford his own army.
Only the family dog was thoroughly vetted.
This is what Iranian nutjob Ahmadinejad was saying in June 2008 :
Our beloved Imam [Khomeini], you commanded that the arrogant [powers] of the world must be destroyed. You commanded that the global rule of hegemony must be removed. Id like to say that thanks to your illuminating presence, thanks to your guidance, thanks to your ardent and divine words, thanks to the continuance of your illuminating rule, and thanks to the steadfastness of the Iranian people, today, the cruel and arrogant [powers] have reached a total dead end, and thanks to God, the countdown for the decline of Americas demonic power has begun. ------ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Wonder why Iran's mad dog would say the countdown for the decline of the US has begun?
Could it be...
JUNE 4, 2008 WED : (IRAN : AHMADENIJAD EXPECTS A DIFFERENT POLICY FROM NEXT US LEADER...) ------- Iran expects different approach from next US leader: Ahmadenijad AFP ^ | 6/4/08 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2026220/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2026220/posts?page=18#18 Posted on June 4, 2008 6:35:13 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Gee, I wonder why he would think he knows what the next pres would do?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 : (NY : CODE PINKER /OBAMA FUNDRAISER JODIE EVANS MEETS AHMADINEJAD IN NYC) A founding member of the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois met in New York City tonight with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Jodie Evans, who co-hosted Obama's first major fundraiser in Hollywood in February 2007 just after Obama announced his candidacy and is a top fundraiser and donor to Obama's campaign, led a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to "serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution" to prevent war between Iran and the United States. ------Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Kristinn
why don’t the sauds do their own dirty work?
that is what I was wondering!
Don’t they have a military?
Its a war by proxy. We are giving them the arms to fight the Iranians so we do not have to fight them.
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