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Saudi Arabia is an enemy

Reader comment on item: [Saudi Arabia:] Not Friend or Foe

Submitted by Ken Shofner (United States), May 14, 2002 at 13:51

Saudi Arabia is a foe, not a friend or ally.

Saudi Arabia finances the Al Qaida and Bin Laden; 15 of the 19 terrorists were Saudis; the schools and religious leaders teach hatred of the West; so I wonder why we don't identify them as an enemy. The Saudis fund terrorism against Israel, both with private and government money. Saudi officials publicly endorse terrorism against Israel, and make statements that are negatively inciteful against America because of its relationship with Israel. Saudi Aradia is America's enemy, but in a unconventional way.

The Saudis incite, promote and finance the terrorism, just as many other Arab countries. It is repugnant to think that America protected them during the gulf war, and this is how they repay us. But then, Kuwait and many other countries employ the same tactic of this Arab double dealing. The middle east cannot win a conventional war with either Israel or America, so they attack in a unconventional method by deploying terrorism. This is state sponsored terrorism nevertheless, and Saudia Arabia should have been attacked as well as many other Arab countries for September 11th. Had that been done, I don't think the world would have the current tension in the middle east.


Ken Shofner
Pleasanton CA


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