Saudi Arabia Blackmailed Britain Over Corrupt Prince

July 31, 2008 at 11:56 am | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

That’s basically what happened two years ago. I remember the incident, and I knew immediately that Tony Blair intervened to stop the investigation into Prince Bandar.

Both Britain and America have a great weakness when it comes to Saudi Arabia. To put it crudely, they’ve got us by our balls. Not only do we import most of our oil from them, but we rely on them for most of the counterterrorism intelligence. Furthermore, because of those two issues, we show no anger towards Saudi Arabia for funding the religious schools that taught Bin Laden’s ideology. We were not allowed to question the Bin Laden family (which was whisked away from America whilst American planes were grounded in the days after 9/11). Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but we are the providers for most of Saudi Arabia’s $27 billion dollar military budget, making it the most powerful nation in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia may be doing well for itself, but it is coming at a great cost on our end. What do we get out of this deal with them? More consumption. More dependence. More reliance. Less independence. This is not an equal partnership.

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  1. We may rely on Saudi Arabia for most of our counterterrorism intelligence. We definitely rely on Saudi Arabia for most of our terrorism:

    http://www.asecondlookatthesaudis.com

    And yes, this is not an equal partnership. They keep attacking and murdering Americans, and we keep doing absolutely nothing about it.

  2. Thanks for sharing that Bill.


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