Re: fw: the week from British eyes

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 11:57:17 MDT

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"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> From: "steve" <>
> > I would point out that U.S. support for Israel is not top
> > of the complaints list for many Islamists, particularly the ones around
> > Osama Bin Laden. They're more bothered about the continuing war on Iraq and
> > Western support for the House of Saud.
> If they're bothered about the war on Iraq, they're nuts. If they're bothered
> about Western support for the House of Saud, they should mind their own damned
> business. But if they're bothered about US support for Israel, then I'd tend
> to agree with them.

Debatable, JR. Many of the bin Laden types are Saudi citizens or
ex-citizens. Them being pissed at our support of the Saud family could
rationally be looked at in the same light as the degree to which many of
us looked at the Communist Chinese government support of the Clinton
Administration. I'm sure that there are many Saudi citizens that wish
they had a process like impeachment. Only a few are evidently willing to
resort to violence instead. What bothers me is that they attack us
rather than the Saudi family itself. Why do we not see more anti-Saud
terrorism in Arabia itself? Perhaps it is because violence against
infidels is far more acceptable than against other believers.

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