2002 October 17 Thursday
Non-Shocker: Saudi Arabia Won't Help Against Iraq

This is understandable. The Kingdom obviously must realize that helping us would be inconsistent with its efforts to fund radical Islamic schools and mosques throughout the world:

RIYADH, 15 October — Saudi Arabia will not provide any assistance for the planned US military offensive against Iraq, Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, announced yesterday.

“Saudi Arabia will not provide any assistance in any strikes against Iraq,” Prince Sultan said in comments published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper.

“The Kingdom has a special status in the Arab and Muslim worlds, as it is home to the two holy mosques. It will not sacrifice this status for the sake of anyone,” the prince said.

Of course Saudi Arabia has another special status: it gave birth to 15 out of the 19 9/11 hijackers.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 October 17 12:19 PM 


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