Skip to comments.Jeff Jacoby: Time to give Saudis an ultimatum
Posted on 01/14/2002 4:21:08 AM PST by vrwc54Edited on 04/13/2004 2:07:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
FOR THANKSGIVING in 1990, former President George H.W. Bush went to Saudi Arabia to visit the 400,000 American soldiers stationed there as part of Operation Desert Shield. The Saudis welcomed Bush, but made it clear that no Christian worship - including grace before the Thanksgiving meal - would be permitted on Saudi soil. It was a shocking insult, but the Americans didn't protest. Instead, the president and his party went aboard a US ship in the Persian Gulf and said their prayers there.
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Who is "we"? Is Jacoby volunteering to join up?
Never happen. Fifty years ago maybe, but not today. We're too skittish about accusations of "American cultural imperialism." Right now, that means giving Big Macs to Greeks and Levis to Parisians. Can you imagine if we started taking over oil fields?
Um, like who?
In the case of Saudi Wahhabism, it is in the best interests of HUMANITY to shut down their rabid, viciously intollerant fundamentalist wacko mill using any and all means necessary. If the Saudi oil parasites do not listen to reason, bomb them and their insane camel-driving populace back into the middle ages where they belong.
Arabs are great fighters - when they are blowing up innocent unprepared women, children and other civlians. We saw what a mass of simpering cowards they REALLY are in the Gulf War.
We need their oil. If they don't behave we should bomb them back to the stone age, suck their oil wells dry and live them to rot with their camels and sand dunes. A more worthless class of humanity the world has never before witnessed.
Saudi Arabia is not a nation - it is a desert shiekdom composed of tribal rulers who behave like Barbary Pirates.
Right! They should remain alive and dwell in their rage and hatred so they can attack America (again) some day.
I couldn't agree more!
Bush said," If you are not with us ,You are against us",which applies to the Saudis who contribute millions to the terrorists ..
At the same time they invite our Service Personnel to Saudi Arabia to protect them from the very same terrorists.
Our service people must serve there, under very tight Muslim Rules, this whole relationship is wrong..
None of the neocons want to admit that the Russians, in promising to replace the Saudie oil will make them allies for decades to come. The controlled media is trying, IMO, to prevent the alliance from building. Primarily because Russia want's to keep its' sovereignty and Christianity base. This does not fit into the neocon NWO concept.
I couldn't agree more!
God dang man! Why do yall like to screw up a view point. If they burn the american flag 8000 miles away, let them! Let them drown in their rage and hate. Bombing won't cure hatred. And this war should NOT be expanded!! If you are going to get OBL, get him and pull out like sex copulation! The federal government should not be pushing it's global dictorial "We are America and we are your god" progam!!
They won't do it. It would be signing their own death warrant. I suppose Jacoby would have us seize the oil fields at that point. We'd also have to seize the hundreds of miles of pipelines and the ports. It's not nearly as easy as he seems to think.
Of course, every country in the world would condemn us and our facilities around the world would become targets for enraged protestors, not all of whom would be moslems.
Could we do it? Probably. It would turn allies into enemies and forever ruin our credibility in the world. Oh, and it wouldn't change the situation in Saudi Arabia. Everyone there would hate our guts and want to kill us.
And we'd still be paying the same price for oil.
Nothing at all would be accomplished, and much damage to America would be done.
Now what would you say if the same scenario is played out AFTER Saudi is destabilized by terrorists, as OBL inteneded?
I think keeping the seizure option open could be the best thing both for our credibility and for the stability of the Middle East.
Same results, different starting point.
What I object to is these worthless sons of the mad prophet conspiring to drive up the price of oil and thereby screwing up an already shaken international economy.
The other thing I object to is their employment of our petrodollars to fund nutcases like Bin Laddin, Al Quaida, Hezbollah, the PLO, and Sheik Mohammar.
Considering the fact that the recession has been aggrevated by the attack on September 11th and our resultant necessary response, the least these worthless parasites could do would be to hold the dollar on oil prices. But no, they apparently need to further wreck the world economy by raising prices so they can replace the money we have drawn away from Al Quaida and their equally insane clones.
Finally, I object to OUR ELECTED officials continuing to allow these despicable fifth columnists to emigrate to our country and plot to establish an Islamic Theocracy here like the one that ruined Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
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