Re: TERRORISM: and justice (was : Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies)

From: Terry W. Colvin (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 10:43:51 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> >
> > Second, there are 4 main reasons for which the US are aimed : support
> > for Israel, presence in Saudi (sacred home land of islam), general
> > world domination, and cultural influence.
> >
> I see no really good reason for a continuing large force in
> Saudi Arabia. It doesn't provide significant enough detterrent
> relative to our ability to quickly move in forces when necessary
> for the level of action present imho. And it costs an arm and a
> leg financially as well as in good will of the people in the
> region.

The U.S. Central Command maintains an armoured brigade of prepositioned
equipment at Camp Doha, Kuwait. An Army armored battalion rotates in
from Europe or the U.S. every three to four months, removes this
equipment and forward forward deploys to the border with Iraq. A second
prepositioning point is under construction in Qatar as we speak.


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