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A FAVOR FROM THE SAUDIS
New York Post ^
Posted on 01/19/2002 12:40:59 AM PST by kattracks
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:03:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
January 19, 2002 -- The princes of Saudi Arabia may not know it, but they're looking to do America a favor: They're moving to break up the dysfunctional marriage between their country and this one.
Thereby saving America the trouble.
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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
posted on 01/19/2002 12:40:59 AM PST
The one disturbing apparent omission in the war on terrorism has been the seeming lack of a plan for energy independence. We have become hooked on cheap oil. The price of victory against terrorism is simply the price we would be willing to pay at the pump if we had to use shale oil and enhanced recovery methods instead of the easy lifts from Persian gulf deposits.
Now perhaps there's a secret fusion energy project being tested in Kwajelein. But you'd have to keep it secret from the Democrats.
posted on 01/19/2002 12:56:57 AM PST
Kick their ass and take their gas. Call it reparations.
To: Rubber Duckie
Yep. We should get the small garrison we have there out. They are intermixed with incompetent but far more numerous Saudi forces and could be used as human shields.
posted on 01/19/2002 1:20:37 AM PST
In the event we invaded them which we should.
posted on 01/19/2002 1:21:03 AM PST
Tell me why after so many years of protecting the house of Saud does America's Israeli lobby turned so viciously on them. Years ago slick Billy Safire would have rolled Charles Krauthammer in front of Saddam's T-72s to protect them, but times and allies change I would just like to know, why now?
posted on 01/19/2002 1:25:58 AM PST
I would just like to know, why now?
It's just the little things...like the Khobar Towers, the Cole, 9/11, and the Muslim 5th column.
Add to that the fact the Kuwaitis show us at least a little decorum of gratitude for resucing their country from Saddam; the Saudis not an iota. Sod them.
To: Lion's Cub
Yep but when someone from the American First wing of American wing of politics has ever mentioned those things you mention plus a few more the Israeli wing of American wing let them have it but good. So my question still stands, why now do the Israeli lobbiests abandon the Saudies?
posted on 01/19/2002 1:54:00 AM PST
Wondering if they are planning on booting Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and Texaco out too?...hmmmm
we have enough coal and shale oil in the US to last us hundreds of years at $50 per bbl. I was involved in some of the projects a few years back.
On Your comment "Now perhaps there's a secret fusion energy project being tested in Kwajelein. But you'd have to keep it secret from the Democrats. ", very true about the demonRATS, however, also probably true about the oilPubs too. However, are you 'just supposin', or has there actually been something going on? I know the various fusion reactor projects have been off and on in the news for years.
posted on 01/19/2002 2:15:46 AM PST
4 - "We should get the small garrison we have there out. ",
However, we have just completed a state of the art, satellite communicating, command and control base to control the military situations in the whole mid-east. If we are to pull out, we should take all this equipment with us.
posted on 01/19/2002 2:18:09 AM PST
Move it to the one Middle Eastern state which has been completely loyal to us Bahrain.
posted on 01/19/2002 2:31:34 AM PST
To: XBob; cardinal4
Not only pull out, XBob, but do what we did to Wheelus AB in Libya when the madman Qadafi expelled the U.S. Air Force in 1970: mine the runways and demoslish every last structure on every last base in that litter box that tries to pass itself off as a nation.
posted on 01/19/2002 2:51:01 AM PST
about time bump
posted on 01/19/2002 3:12:59 AM PST
Why would the royals of Riyadh want to boot the American military - upon which they've relied for protection for decades?
Because that's where Osama is!
posted on 01/19/2002 3:14:21 AM PST
Good article. But it just seems a bit coincidental, does it not, that the Saudi's are making these overtly "anti-American" moves right after X42 visits the region?????
If the Saudi's break with America - won't China move in as the number one Saudi pal? Was Clinton doing his continuing job as a Communist Chinese Agent? Could Chinese millions still be flowing to the Clintons - this time to Hillary's campaign coffers or other Dems?
I would also think that this Saudi breakoff of relations with the US would definitely cause the markets to tumble even further since, despite the assertions in this article, markets do not like uncertainty and this will put us into uncertain areas as far as our supply of oil without which America will suffer economically....at least til the environuts can be silenced and we have time to get the oil out of the ground and piped to thirsty refineries?
I think this has Bill Clinton's, Hillary Clinton's, and Communist China's bloody fingerprints all over it.
I see it as a gradual process. We divorce, then they show their true colors as a terrorists' breeding ground, finally we kick their asses and put in new leaders that'll behave (at least for a while, until they become lazy, spoiled and complacent and the cycle begins again) and deal with terrorism, and we get cheap oil again. Voila!
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