Why doesn't the Saudi king do something about it?
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
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.
Strong response?don't expect one from BO - other than maaayyyyybeee a
strong scoldingprelax,if ISIS plans to attack Europe in a
month and the US in two, it is not a regional conflict
Maybe he has insider knowledge. The 9/11 terrorists did come from Saudi Arabia.
Maybe the Saudi king could actually help out the matters...
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
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.
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.
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
We have no strategy plans at this time.Playing golf is more
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!'
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.