Looking to the future as the past, the Al Saud become Somoza ..this is JUST how we treated Saddam after 1979 and the Embassy Crisis
US tactics in strategic planning could not be more stupid.
After the Iranians invaded US territory in 1979, and kidnapped our ambassadorial staff in an act of war, we failed to respond to effectively, we pal'd up with Saddam to ensure that Khomeinist jihadi freaks did not end up ruling the gulf.
Admirable desire, and utterly stupid tactic.
Today, we are repeating the past, making the Al Saud the new old boss same as the new old boss, and become again the untermenschen guards for the family gas station in the hijaz. When you hear Saudi Arabia, think Somoza and Nicaragua.
The Al Saud, and their Al Sheikh in laws are not the friends of freedom, rights or the american peoples. They CANNOT be. It's against their religion. Is there a PERSON, JUST ONE, who recognizes the ineluctable, unchangeable reality of this? Is there ONE LEADER who can see that this expediency will lead to other, greater problems. In 20 years will we see pictures of Condi shaking hands with Prince Naif who later (or his family) will be traced to financing terrorism used against american citizens? ENOUGH.
Where's my hydrogen car? End our need to CARE about these murderous salafist FREAKS, you MORONIC TWITS
Saudis see new 'special relationship with Washington' on security as Iran threat looms
ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia and the United States have concluded talks on drafting strategy to defend the Gulf region against threats from Iran.
Gulf diplomatic sources said Riyad and Washington held what they termed the most comprehensive talks in years on cooperation to confront Iran's missile and nuclear threats to Saudi Arabia and the five other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The sources said the talks envisioned a long-term U.S. presence in and cooperation with the GCC to develop their militaries and coordinate against Iran and Al Qaida.
"Unlike previous efforts, the talks were serious and detailed," a source familiar with the sessions said. "I think both sides are quite clear on where the other stands."
The talks took place in late October during the visit of Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khaled Bin Sultan to Washington. Khaled, the son of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan, who is also the kingdom's defense minister, met Vice President Richard Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior members of the Bush administration.