by stormbear, Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 06:07:53 AM EDT
by stormbear, Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 05:39:52 AM EDT
by mobiusein, Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 05:16:33 PM EDT
At the Arab League summit meeting which began today in Riyadh, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a close friend of the Bush family and one of United States' strongest ally in the Middle East, signalled his intention to distance himself from the White House on the Iraq war, while voicing criticism concerning the lack of progress related to current negotiations between US, Israeli and Palestinian representatives. According to a news report by New York Times correspondent covering the summit:
<The king of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, condemned the presence of American forces in Iraq as an "illegitimate foreign occupation" in a speech today, and said the withholding of aid to Palestinians should end.The king's speech, at the opening of the Arab League summit here, appeared to distance his country's position from that of the United States. Saudi Arabia has been a powerful Arab ally to the United States in the Persian Gulf region.The speech was wide-ranging, but in referring to the Palestinians and the conflict in Iraq he touched on two of the biggest issues in the Middle East. "In our dear Iraq, the blood is spilling between our brothers in light of an illegitimate foreign occupation," he said.>
by heathlander, Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 10:49:29 AM EST
I haven't written about the government's decision to drop a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) corruption investigation into a huge arms contract between BAE and Saudi Arabia yet because I've been too awe-struck for words. Of course, that the government is in bed with the military-industrial complex is no surprise, but to display such flagrant subservience to the arms industry so openly is truly staggering.
by stormbear, Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 03:53:45 AM EST