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Mu'een Ud Deen's twisted logic

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 13:58

"Mu'een Ud Deen said:

"Do not forget my friend that Saudi Arabia has 10% of american economy - soon to be nearly 20%. AMERICA COULD BE ENDED IN A SECOND...ALONG WITH ISRAEL."

And what does this have to do with the price of eggs in China??

Having a foreigner own large chunks of America is no threat to American security. As Senator Robert Byrd said years ago (when a Japanese company bought the Empire State Bulding, and ther was a big political fuss about it), "as long as what they own is here in the U.S., they really don't own it." Saudi Arabia can buy all of the real estate and businesses it wants in the U.S. However, the fact remains that they are still here in the U.S., so the Saudi's don't really own them. The U.S. government can nationalize them all tomorrow, like the Saudi's did with ARAMCO.

As for any military threat from Saudi Arabia, that would be quite a comical show. The entirety of the Saudi "Military Machine" could be quickly disposed of by one Marine Expeditionary Force, one tactical fighter wing, and one carrier battle group. To our guys, it would be little more than a live-fire training exercise. Besides, where will the Saudis get replacement parts for all of their high-tech military equipment. After all, it's all last generation American equipment. No, the only military in the entire Muslim world that was a potential rival to the U.S. has already been eliminated.

Just two simple facts prevent Saudi Arabia from ever destroying the U.S. First, we can live without your oil. It may not be easy or pleasant, but we did it once before. Second, and most important, Saudi Arabia cannot survive without food imports, most of which come from the U.S. As I have already said, if we stop selling food to the Saudis, they starve to death very quickly: PERIOD!
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