Having concluded that the President is right about the need for the United States to pre-emtively strike at our enemies before they can do us harm, it is also my conclusion that we must stop this Arab country from committing any more acts of terrorism, or from financing any more of the same. Having said that, the case for another bombing campaign can be made not against Iran, but against Bush family friends and business partners, Saudi Arabia.
I know. I can hear you already. But if one looks at what the media has been trying to tell us, and what even elements within our own government have been saying for years now, there can be no other conclusion than that the Saudis represent a clear and present danger to the well being of our country. Let's put it into perspective by fact checking the fact checkers.
Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, with the 9/11 Commission identifying the twentieth, who didn't make it to the show as a Saudi.
According to the government, Khalid Sheik Mohammed gave U.S. Intelligence information about Al-Quaeda training camps in Afghanistan that put the number of foreign fighters from Saudi Arabia at eighty per cent.
A poll taken in the weeks following the attacks by Saudi Intelligence, and reported by the N.Y. Times, placed the number of Saudi men between the ages of 20 and 40 as approving of Bin Laden and his attack at 95 per cent.
Before and after 9/11, almost every terrorist incident around the globe can be traced back to Saudi roots.
For instance, the Saudi National Guard bombing in 1995 that killed 5 Americans. 4 Saudis arrested and executed.
The Khobar Towers bombing of 1996. 13 of the 14 men were Saudis, including the 5 who drove the suicide truck.
The Nairobi Embassy bombing of 1998. 2 Saudis drove that one.
The U.S.S. Cole bombing in 2000. The Prime Minister of Yemen and Al-Quaeda have both fingered the bombers as Saudis.
The Riyadh bombing in the residential compound in 2003. 9 Saudi nationals.
The Mosul army tent bombing in 2004, which killed 18 more Americans. A Saudi national.
As a matter of fact and public record, Saudi Arabia is also the largest financier of terrorism in the world, with their fingerprints all over the money behind the Bali nightclub bombing, the Madrid train Bombings, the Beslan middle school murders, the London subway bombings, and the Mumbai train bombings.
The list of Saudi connections to terrorist cells and Al-Quaeda is quite extensive, and has been documented by the N.Y.Times, the Pentagon, the U.S. Army, other major media outlets and in fact the July 26th, 2007 edition of the Times tells us of the frustration of U.S. officials who were realizing that the vast majority of foreign insurgents were not coming from Iran, but were coming from Saudi Arabia, and that they had not done enough to stop the flow, and may in fact be secretly encouraging it. Top that off with the forged documents given to U.S. Intelligence by the Saudis indicating that Maliki was actually in cahoots with Iran, and what we have here is much more than a failure to communicate, we have a case for war. Not with Iran, but with Saudi Arabia, our 'allies and our friends.'
But taking into account the extensive ties that the Bush and Cheney families have with the Saudis, not to mention high level former officials such as James Baker the 3rd, the Carlyle Group, defense contractors, etc. etc. etc., there will be no change in U.S. policy towards the Saudis until we get an administration that doesn't have it's hand deep inside the cookie jar of profiteering on the deaths of Americans.
Some reference materials that bolster this argument can be found in the July 26th, 2007 edition of the N.Y. Times, the July 16th, 2007 edition of CBS news online, the 8/31/2003 edition of the Boston Globe, Frontline's interview with Saad al-Fagih, page 235 of the 9/11 Commission Report, The Iraq Study Group Report, the Oct. 18th edition of the Christian Science Monitor, the June 29th edition of the State Department's USINFO report, the May 15th, 2005 edition of The Washington Post, the Jan. 3rd, 2005 edition of MSNBC, the March 19th, 2003 press release from the office of Sen. Schumer, the Aug 20th, 2004 edition of the Jihad and Terrorism Studies Project, the 3/7/01 press release by the State Department on the U.S. Embassy bombing, the June 20th, 2005 edition of MSNBC, the Nov. 23rd, 2000 edition of the N.Y. Times, and so many other sources that I can't possibly list them all here.
And so, as we rattle our sabers at the Iranians, who are no innocent bystanders to be sure, we may also want to just go ahead and pre-empt the Saudis from attacking us again, using the Bush Doctrine as justification. It would save American lives, liberate the people of Saudi Arabia from one of the most repressive and brutal regimes to grace the world stage, and show the world that we mean business about stopping the spread of terrorism. But first, Bush and his criminal buddies would have to stop doing business with a regime intent on the destruction of the United States. They shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time, but yet we continue to consider them an 'ally'. Maybe the media could point this out to our glorious leader before he gets us into yet another conflagration? All Americans would be most appreciative. Batmanchester