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Monday, October 11, 2004

Saudi Arabia IS the enemy

Rather than offering analysis of Saudi Arabia, I would rather just list some facts and let you draw your own conclusions:

1. 15 of 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis
2. The Saudis have supported Wahhabi-ism, the retrograde ideology spouted by the Taliban and Al Qaeda and funded its teaching it their schools
3. The Saudis have announced they will not allow women to vote in upcoming elections (The legitimacy of which has been called into question)
4. As Tom Friedman points out, Wahhabi-ism was allowed to flow across the border infiltrating Iraq and replacing Western sympathies with religious intolerance
6. Saudi Arabia's government supports campaigns against Jews and Christians in the Realm.
This is America's best friend in the Middle East? How can we suggest we are fostering democracy in the region when we support thuggish, undemocratic, anti-modern regimes like this? America has no credibility in this area specifically because we have supported Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Russia. All of these governments are seen as being oppressive to their Muslim populations, then we invade Iraq and are surprised that the people there would question our motives? Bush is fond of talking about consistency. When our actions don't match our values, how can we expect the world to take our values seriously?


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