The House of Saud could collectively piss on a US flag and we’d still maintain amicable relations, at this point.
To be fair, Saudi Arabia does have a bunch of oil.
But interestingly enough, we’re also supporting initiatives meant to counter Saudi attempts to influence the Ummah abroad. I’m currently reading Hisham Aidi’s book Rebel Music, and he talks about how the US State Department has been supporting and at times funding Sufi-centric programs aimed at the hearts and mind of the Islamic world, that directly counters Saudi Salafist outreach around the world. It’s really fucking weird that we continue to fund the Saudis and sell them arms (and help do their dirty work in Yemen) at the same time we are trying to provide an alternative to the Salafist vision of Islam.
Whenever a U.S. official calls the Saudis “our good friends” I think of a degenerate smack addict telling his family that his sleazy dealer is his “buddy.”
Saudi officials were “supporting” 9/11 hijackers, commission member says
Um, didn’t we already know this?
…claiming that there is Saudi government employees supported the 9/11 hijackers.
Reading this made my brain hurt.
Current Saudi sham going down the drain due to low oil prices and 911 scandal could yield even less savory leadership there, i.e. yet another GOP excuse for starting a war.
I think this is par for the course. Our government is so expansive that separate parts of the government often work toward conflicting goals simultaneously. We support the ISI, who supports the Taliban, while we fight the Taliban. We arm the Israelis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Saudis, and Qataris. We arm the Turks and the Kurds.
There’s no unified policy, no ability to oversea the overall activity of all the different departments and compartments and groups and offices. We have zero ability to identify a goal, organize a long-term plan to achieve it, and then see that plan through to completion.
It’s unrelated to Saudis and 9/11, but a great example is Whitey Bulger. He carried on as long as he did because while one set of LEOs investigated him, he was an informant for another set of LEOs. His informant status made him untouchable by the first set, even while he was at the top of a murderous organized crime operation. And on top of everything else, he had corrupt police and FBI working for him and against their organizations. Picture that happening on every level of our government all day, every day.
This is just the beginning of the “long reveal”…
Dead dinosaur dicks?
Old porn, man.
Sun and wind porn is where it’s at.
they contained “raw, unvetted” material that might smear innocent people.
…or indict guilty people we wish to protect.
That got me too - unless it’s inaccurate, it will only “smear” the guilty parties.
Tip of the iceberg.
one of my fears is that by the time the truth of 9/11 is known, i shall be dead…
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