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I Guess This Means the Invasion of Saudi Arabia is a "GO"!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by bountyhunter, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    Quoting Mr. Bush in a speech today:

    I sure hope I live long enough to see a president who actually will kick their butts..... but, I'm not holding my breath.:barf:


    Well, sure..... if you're going to NITPICK you can make anything sound bad....
  2. Headless Thompson Gunner

    Headless Thompson Gunner Well-Known Member

    One of the primary goals is to stabilize the middle east. Saudi Arabia is pretty darn stable as is. Just how would it be beneficial to attack Saudi Arabia?

    Oh, and you are aware that Mecca lies in the heart of Saudi Arabia, right? You've pondered the implications of attacking the holiest city in all of Islam, right?

    Or are you just looking for one more excuse to bash Bush? :rolleyes:
  3. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    1) Stop the unbridled flow of money from wealthy saudis which has been supporting Al Qaeda for 12 years and paid for the 9/11 attacks.

    2) Stop the money flow from the wahabbists inside SA who are currently funding the insurgency in Iraq killing more Americans.

    3) Put the world on notice that the claim the president made about holding ANYBODY who funded terrorists accountable was not just BS.

    So, you are saying we run the risk of upsetting the Islamic fundamentalists? Yeah.... I see your point, we are on such good terms with them now we wouldn't want to risk upsetting our cordial relations.

    That's an original comeback. For the record, he has provided so many reasons to be bashed I don't need to look for any new ones. Weapons of Mass DISTRACTION? Destroying the only secular regime in the middle east opposing Islamofascism?

    Yeah... it's all just "bashing"......
  4. fourays2

    fourays2 Well-Known Member

    well 15 of the 19 hijackers were from SA so that kind of makes SA the heart of the power.
  5. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    Ya think? :cuss:
  6. Headless Thompson Gunner

    Headless Thompson Gunner Well-Known Member

    Critical thinking at its finest...

    The Saudi Government is generally a stabilizing force in the region. Their leaders are amenable to the usual tools of statecraft. They are guided by rational self interest. Their fundamentalism goes only so far as necessary to retain the support of their people. Contrast this with Saddam, who was irrational and unpredictable, and who sought at every turn to attack his neighbors or his own people.

    Many of the Saudi people are fundamentalists of a rabid nature. True, many of them support and fund terrorism. True, most of the hijackers were natives of Saudi Arabia. But the problem lies with the average inhabitants of the nation, not it's leaders.

    To eliminate the source of fundamentalism in Saudi Arabia would require that we destroy the civillian population. But the U.S. can NOT go into a foreign country and attack the civilian poplation. I doubt we have the means, and I sincerely hope we never have the intent.

    Attacking a government is another matter. Governments can be morally attacked, when our national interests call for such. Governments can, as a practical matter, be defeated (witness Saddam).

    But in the case of Saudia Arabia, eliminating the political leadership doesn't solve the problem. The problem lies with the people, not the government.

    Thus it is both unwise and unproductive to attack Saudia Arabia, as a political matter.

    Consider also that nearly all Muslims consider the Saudi government/nation to have a sacred duty to defend the Holy City. If the U.S. were to attack the guardians of Mecca, we would find ourselves on the receiving end of the combined hatred of nearly every last Muslim man, woman and child. As it stands now, only a few of the extremists bother to actively oppose the U.S.

    The extremists are trouble enough; attacking Saudia Arabia would make things exponentially worse.

    Bush is smart enough to understand all this.
  7. Gordon Fink

    Gordon Fink Well-Known Member

    If the conquest of Iraq works out well, we shouldn’t need to invade Saudi Arabia.

    ~G. Fink
  8. Deavis

    Deavis Well-Known Member

    No, you are not seeing his point. Attacking Saudi and taking Mecca would not just upset the stereotypical fundamentalists you so quaintly brush off, it would incite backlash against us from all Muslims. What you said is akin to saying, "Yeah, I see your point. Blowing up a monumental set of towers in NYC will only put us on bad terms with those damn New Yorkers and besides, they don't like anyone else anyways." I believe an act like that pissed off far more than redneck beer-swiling fundamentalists.

    Your understanding of the devotion to holy sites, especially that holy site, for those cultures is severly lacking. Do you even realize the significance of Mecca and what it stands for? Any idea about how many people make the pillgrimage to that site every year? Do you realize that some people save their entire life to make that trip. Yeah... you are cetainly correct, it would only piss of the fundamentalists. Fundamentalist being every Muslim who has ever cracked open the Koran.
  9. jeff-10

    jeff-10 Well-Known Member

    If anyone is going to be next it will be Iran not Saudi Arabia, a country that basically does whatever Bush tells them to. We won't be attacking anyone though unfortunately because we have our hands full with Iraq and Afganistan.

    bountyhunter are you a disgruntled Kerry voter by any chance?
  10. Headless Thompson Gunner

    Headless Thompson Gunner Well-Known Member

    Ha! :D Go read some of his old posts. They all have the same theme: Bush is BAAAD!
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2005
  11. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    You don't have to be a disgruntled Kerry voter to see that Bush has no plan for Iraq, or any idea of how to bring our invasion to a conclusion.

    The poor sap who "wins" the presidency in 2008 is going to have his work cut out for him.
  12. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    Posts like that are the reason I frequently believe posting is a 100% waste of time.

    For the record, I predicted Kerry would lose and referred to him as the one man who would snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory. I also said I could have found a better candidate by tying a chicked leg to the back of my Chevy and driving past a homeless shelter.

    But in the world of Bush lovers, anybody who has no tolerance for liars and those who throw away American soldier's lives on a fool's errand must be a Kerry lover.


    But think about it..... what does it say for Bush when the only response you have for his thundering incompetence, outright arrogance, mangling of the truth, blind eyes to the actions of the idiots he appointed....

    is to say: "He isn't Kerry."

    Well, he isn't Charles Manson either.

    That doesn't make me any happier with what he has done.
  13. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    Well... we all can't be as scholarly and well informed on the infrastructure of the middle east as Bush whose policy is: "all Arabs are alike..... these Arabs did a bad thing, so we should invade an Arab country."

    Yeah, I guess I can't see the wisdom of that.

    The Bush propoganda fantasy that "only the extremists oppose the US" is just that... a total fantasy.

    In Saudi Arabia, mainstream schools openly teach hatred of the US. Their clerics call for young Saudis to go to Iraq to fight the US, and all Bush does is cover up the truth.

    And before you pull the trigger on that last statement..... go and search the web and find out the content of the 28 pages Bush had censored from a classified report which detailed the saudi support and involvement with Al qaeda.

    You try to project the myth that we have an ally to protect there, when all they are is an arrogant bunch of liars who use the US like a two dollar whore. When their borders are threatened they demand we send our soldiers to die to defend them.... and we do. When they are not threatened, they throw us off our bases and out like a pack of beggars.... and we take that. They jack up the price of oil and ream us as thanks for our defending them.

    Don't try to sell me that garbage about what we "risk" invading SA. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to risk. News flash: the Muslims already hate us.
  14. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    :D :D :D :D :D

    Oh..... I'm sorry..... you were serious?
  15. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    I took it to mean we will have to invade ourselves in Iraq to liberate Iraq :D
  16. Fletchette

    Fletchette Well-Known Member

    I will have to agree - Saudi Arabia is as close to "the heart of the problem" as it gets.

    I do not think Saudi Arabia is "stable" in the sense that the royalty there represents the people. The royalty may do us favors once in awhile, but they also do favors for the terrorists. In essence, they are irrelevant.

    The average man on the stree in Saudi Arabia is much more likely to be a Wahabbist, anti-American terrorist supporter. Much of the funding for world-wide terrorism come from Saudi activists that gather money for "charity".

    The terrorist problem is very much a clash of cultures, and the culture that is mostly to blame for anti-American violence exists in a region that includes most of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia seems to be the highest concentration.
  17. Mnemesyne

    Mnemesyne Well-Known Member

    Don't forget about Medina the other Islam holy city...Which if I recall correctly is also within Saudi Arabia.....Find a way to disrupt and remove the terror without disturbing the two sacred sites and it'd be a win/win scenerio...The Saudi's just want our money....that's the only reason they keep us as "allies" for lack of a better term...or, I suppose we are their cash cow....Best way for the US to stave off the terror is to remove our dependance on foreign oil sources and rebuild up our military so we can properly defend our nation against these boneheads......

    Just my 2cp
  18. Headless Thompson Gunner

    Headless Thompson Gunner Well-Known Member

    This is the essence of the problem.

    The genius of the Bush plan is that, if successful, it has the potential to eliminate that clash of cultures. The goal in Iraq is democracy and free market economy - basically the Marshal Plan all over again. If it succeeds, the people in Iraq will be freer, wealthier, safer, and generally better off than any of their neighbors. Their neghbors will see this, and they will eventually reject their past fundamentalism and demand a future that holds the blessings of democracy.

    The key to this plan is to succeed in Iraq. Iraq has the potential to becme a beacon of truth. Freedom makes life better!

    It worked for the U.S. It worked in Eastern Europe and (formerly) Soviet Russia. It's currently working in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Freedom makes life better!

    It will work in the middle east. At least, if we don't give up too soon.
  19. jeff-10

    jeff-10 Well-Known Member

    bountyhunter you never really answered the question on whether or not you were a disgruntled Kerry voter. FWIW I voted for Bush and am more than happy with my vote. I am not one of those people that think the president is to blame for or can solve the worlds problems.
  20. Gordon Fink

    Gordon Fink Well-Known Member

    Perfectly. By making an example out of Iraq, we may not have to conquer even one more oil state to accomplish our goals. The Saudis and other potential enemies will step into line when faced with the alternative.

    Please understand that I use the terms we and our loosely here. Oh, and terrorism is only incidental to this discussion.

    Now, if we botch Iraq, then we’ll be in for a world of hurt, because the only thing worse than being wrong is being wrong and stupid.

    ~G. Fink
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