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Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 1:53 p.m. MDT

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md
Cache, UT

Why doesn't the Saudi king do something about it?

prelax
Murray, UT

Why don't the Saudi's do it themselves? With over 300 combat aircraft and the best weaponry oil money can buy, why drag the US into a regional conflict?

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Saudi Arabian royalty is terrified of being toppled by ISIS.

. . So of course, they'll do their part to spread rumors and ensure that we, the United States, expend OUR troops and OUR money.

ISIS, BTW, is being financed in part by rich religious Saudis.

We should make a deal with the Saudi Government (i.e., royalty).

If they want our protection, then THEY can PAY for it.

Let's say a Two Trillion dollars UP FRONT, and twenty billions dollars a a day until we get things wrapped up.

. . . And that's just for our unmanned weaponry.

If they want our boots on the ground in the Middle east, let's charge them say . . . Another 20 millions dollars per boot per week . . or is that too cheap?

The Saudi Royals have the money, but they don't have the know how.

We should charge for our services.

I'm tired of this nation being ripped off and abused by these Middle Easter despots . . . Israel, Saudi Arabia, et al.

They play the United States like we are a big dumb chump . . . Who can be manipulated into beating up their enemies and absorbing the punishment.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Strong response?
don't expect one from BO - other than maaayyyyybeee a strong scolding

prelax,
if ISIS plans to attack Europe in a month and the US in two, it is not a regional conflict

Cedarcreek320
Star Valley Ranch, WY

Maybe he has insider knowledge. The 9/11 terrorists did come from Saudi Arabia.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Maybe the Saudi king could actually help out the matters...

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

This seems self-serving and manipulative, at best.

I am assuming we will have terror attacks here, as they have seen in some parts of Europe, and those attacks will serve to increase the police state and further curtail freedom.

omahahusker
Modesto, CA

This administration will never do it, but The Secretary of State should organize an Arab Summit. They should be told in no uncertain terms - if they fear ISIS then they should organize their military force to include their "Boots on the Ground" and take the fight to ISIS. The US could support them with ISR, to include JSTARs, Drones and some special forces. But it needs to be their fight, their blood and their money. We are not servants to the Saudi King.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

I read an article a few years ago where it was mentioned that president Franklin Roosevelt once met with the King of Saidi Arabia. In the course of the meeting it was learned that the King at the time wasn't aware the earth was spherical, but thought it was flat. Point is, these are not very educated people, even their elite, and we shouldn't be surprised if their ability to see or predict reality is extremely weak.

Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

The root of all this is oil.

The Royals have their wealth from oil, which our military guards and escorts oil tankers out of the Mideast to supply the world with its oil addiction.

Of course, the Saudi religious groups supporting ISIS got their wealth from oil. Thus, our continued addiction to oil forces America to pay for both sides of the war on terror.

While Obama ponders the need to spill more American blood in the Mideast to protect "our" oil, let us patriot Americans do what we can in the private and public sectors to eliminate our oil addiction... YES, I hear "drill here, drill now" slogans, but advocates for local oil development don't recognize that it only supports the global oil industrial complex, keeping prices stable (and high) to continue funding terrorist in the Mideast.

Plug in cars and domestic electricity, developed in our own backyards via wind, solar, geothermal, and natural gas, can help wean America off oil.

We've not had one war to protect sunshine or wind in rural America.

worf
Mcallen, TX

We have no strategy plans at this time.

Playing golf is more important!

hilary
nottingham, 00

we already have more than one means of energy, electro magnetics and even water, to name but two. Just a handful of high power politchiks hanging onto it like a clowder of alley cats. It was a Saudi prince himself who said ' The stone age did not come to an end because of the lack of stone!'

Abdulameer
Chicago, IL

The Saudi King should know about terrorism. Until very recently, he greatly helped to finance it. And, to this day, he continues to fund the spread of the Islamic ideology which gives rise to Islamic terrorism. The only reason he speaks out against Al Qaeda, ISIS and even the Muslim Brotherhood now is that those groups want to overthrow his monarchy. Their ideology and the Saudi Wahhabist ideology are the same.

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