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By What Saudi Acts is the Regime Distinguished from Al Qaeda?

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Submitted by Brad Cloven (United States), May 14, 2003 at 12:38

Protestations to the contrary, I know of no actions by the Saudi regime that would lead me to conclude that the Saudi regime is not the active controller of Al Qaeda.

I have tremendous respect for Mr. Pipes, and perhaps he or someone else can reference the Saudi actions that make them an ally on the war on terror and distinguish them from Al Qaeda.

Barring that explanation, I presume that Saudi funding, leadership, ideology, schooling, and personnel are evidence that Al Qaeda is a Saudi controlled secret military force.

Please show me with Saudi actions why that presumption is wrong.



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