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American Allies: The Rowdy Saudi's

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Bunz, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Bunz

    Bunz New Member

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    Can someone else explain to me why we defend these subhumans, and transfer an incredible amount of wealth and power to the Saudi Arabians?

    For all of you Bush apologists, I hope you are proud of yourselves.

    40 lashes and 4 months in the joint for a 75 year old woman caught with having two men who were unrelated to her in the house. :(

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/03/09/saudi.arabia.lashes/index.html
     
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    Energy, arms sales, and political influence in the Middle East. Additionally to counter Chinese energy pressure. Why do you make it a Bush issue? Has every President since oil was found in the kingdom not pursued friendly relations?
     
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    Well I mention the Bushes because there is no question they have had the closest ties and tolerated more Saudi bad behavior then any of the Presidents we have had.

    As for friendly relations, I regard human rights, and political freedom as more valuable than any of the oil they have under the sand there. I am frankly tired of the hypocrisy shown by the world community lead by the American government in tolerating the behavior of the house of Saud.
     
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    If a President had to try and have allies in the Middle East, who is the better choice the Saudi's or Palestinian?

    Neither treat their women like I think women should be treated, but China does not treat any human being like they should be treated either and we treat them like papa with a wallet.

    If I had to pick a group in the Middle East aside of Israel of course, I would pick Saudi Arabia too.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    oil


    OIL


    More Oil
     
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    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    we buy most of our
    oil

    OIL

    O I L

    from canada
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry, does that fact, that I already know, change the fact we only care because of oil? Now if you have facts I don't know and that actually matter, feel free to post them.
     
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    Oil is important, we need oil

    but its not the only reason we are there. We are also there to help protect Israel. That drives some batty and we may leave because Israel is not important to the current president, but I think it has as muchof a reason as oil if not more to do with why we are there
     
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    National and security interests have come before everything in the history of most every country on Earth. While I respect your opinion on the issue, I completely disagree.
     
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