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Tuesday, May 13, 2003
      ( 12:01 PM )
Wait, I Thought We Won the War on Terrorism

Mac Diva has a great post up today about the bombings in Saudi Arabia. There seems to be some discrepancy between our government's figures on the casualties and the Kingdom's figures. Mac Diva's point about the American public not knowing the degree to which the Saudis are involved in the worst attacks on American citizens is very sobering. I was personally worried because my brother is still stationed there. Though I assume he is more protected being on a military installation, I do not feel completely okay about it. Interestingly, one of the reports in our paper mentioned that some of the people killed or injured were Boeing employees over there training Saudis on the AWACS planes (which is what my brother does). WHY are we giving this training to a country that has never operated ONCE in our interest?

At any rate, the more pertinent point is the fact that BushCo has so ingeniously disguised its ties to the Saudi Royal Family and that it has managed to turn the American public's eye so far away from the Saudi responsibility for 9/11 and all the other major terrorist attacks on US and Western interests in the last 5 years. How can the American public be expected to respond realistically to events like what happened yesterday when we are being purposely kept in the dark? What will we hear next, that the explosives came from Iran or Syria? That the Saudi Kingdom's meaningless promises to "join the fight" against terrorism will actually make a difference? I'm just guessing that Bush will "VOW REVENGE" and so what, a new war to preoccupy us? We're certainly not going to declare war on Saudi Arabia, so how is BushCo going to convince us of their next move, when it has nothing to do with the real problem, namely: states that support a state of terrorism. We can blame Syria and Iran all we want, but when it comes down to it, Saudi Arabia is the "friend" who is not a friend at all.

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