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#1 Props to the man for at least trying to sound rational.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-04-08 01:53||
#2 Wonder if he has good security detail.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-04-08 03:47||
#3 Saudi grand mufti's call to "destroy all the churches" in the Gulf region,
Apart from the oil why are we friends with the most intolerant nation in the world?
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-04-08 07:24||
#4 Apart from the oil why are we friends with the most intolerant nation in the world?
Because it affords you and a few others the opportunity to incessantly post rhetorical commentary?
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-08 12:29||
#5 Whahahaha ^5 !!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-08 12:30||
#6 An old question, Pappy. I remember as a kid seeing a newspaper photo of protesters waving signs at Eisenhower, saying "Don't sell me to Saud, Ike". A reference to the fact they still acknowledged slavery at the time (as opposed to the unacknowledged slavery they still practice with their "servants". Given such a long-standing distaste for things Saudian, there can be only one reason they're still so favored by DC.... their cute little curly-toed slippers, no doubt.
Posted by Mecutio 2012-04-08 15:11||
#7 their cute little curly-toed slippers, no doubt
I think that anyone who reads Rantburg knows why there's still a relationship with the Sauds.
Unfortunately we have this problem where, anyone with half a mind to post here (and unfortunately there's far too many) seems to think that everyone but them is clueless and it is their sacred duty to point that out why there's "only one reason they're still so favored by DC" ad absurdium.
It's the same I-am-the-only-one-with-The-Answer mindset was the "Wake Up America" crowd (which we get all far too often).
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-08 22:52||