Thursday, October 05, 2006

Our friends, the Saudis

Craig Biddle notes the recent tirade of Saudi Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz (as translated by MEMRI):

"My brothers, the danger is even greater. Even those people have become tools in the hands of the enemies. Unless we face reality with truth, courage, and evidence, and if we do not stop all the transgressors who are trying to distort Islam with their claims of reform and their corrupt progress—this will be dangerous. These people have been tempted by the West, and have been employed in its service. We are familiar with their relations with foreign elements. We are fighting them and will continue to fight them, and we will cut off their tongues."

Video here.
So lets get this straight. Osama Bin Laden is Saudi. Most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi. Prince Nayef, one of the most powerful members his country’s government and a man who wants to cut out the tongue of anyone who dares to help the West, is Saudi.

So please explain to me, why do we continue to treat the Saudis as if they are our allies?

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