Saudi Arabia refuses to render its bases to the USA for strikes against Iraq
Blessed is he who believes that there will be no new war in the Persian Gulf. Saddam Hussein does not believe in his lucky star either. He is too smart to get into Bush and Blair’s traps, although he cannot run and hide forever.
The President of Iraq appeared on national television on the anniversary of the end of the war between Iran and Iraq. Saddam was rather aggressive, as always. He claimed that Iraq is not afraid of the attack and it is ready for any incursion. Saddam drafted all of his people into the army to fight against American imperialism. In addition, he added that a war with the Arab world was doomed to failure, and those people who are threatening Arabs will remain in the dump of history.
Iraq's “brother Arabs” applauded, of course, but not that vividly, waiting for Washington's reaction. The only country that was not afraid to grapple with the USA was Saudi Arabia, America’s major oil supplier, by the way. However, this is in the past already: the USA is no longer as willing to purchase oil from Saudi Arabia, and it does not like the pro-Palestinian position of the country’s administration either. Goodbye!
The information that transpired on July 10th was very good proof of this. There was a report read in one of Pentagon’s structures, which contained several very harsh statements against Saudi Arabia. In particular, it was said that Saudi Arabia was not a friend, but an enemy of the USA, and that Washington should present an ultimatum to it: either it stops supporting terrorists, or the USA seizes its oil deposits and assets in American banks.
The Pentagon tried to hush up the statement, but it was too late: it is clear that anti-Saudi sentiments are gathering steam in Washington.
&to=http://www.wnd.com' target=_blank>WorldNetDaily has recently published an article, which was devoted to the war with Iraq, 9-11 commemoration, and so on. Here are some excerpts from it.
As New Yorkers prepare to commemorate the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is addressing the notion of an American assault on Iraq timed for Sept. 11 of this year.
"I think it would be fabulous," Limbaugh said during his national broadcast yesterday. "I think a 9-11 act on Saddam ... you talk about getting this country up!"
The statement came in response to a caller who suggested the upcoming memorial in New York City would send the wrong message – one of weakness and vulnerability.
"You want to memorialize 9-11? Go kick some butt in Saudi Arabia or Iraq," Dave from Sacramento said. "[The president and Congress] are so worried about how our view is from the rest of the world, or the United Nations – forget that. They're not gonna stand shoulder to shoulder and back to back with us in this war anymore."
"I'm sick of hearing Colin Powell say things such as 'We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms,'" Dave added.
"I agree with that," said Limbaugh. "The State Department, you know you can put what they're worth in a thimble, and then fill it with bourbon."
The anniversary plans for New York City include a reading of the names of every person who died in the World Trade Center attack, along with recitations from the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence.
Flowers will be placed at Ground Zero by family members of the victims, and there will also be remarks by President Bush, candlelight vigils and a series of concerts.
"Wouldn't it be a great thing if people of New York are going through their candlelight vigils and reading the names and so forth and all that stuff and we are 'pow!' piling into Saddam?" Limbaugh asked rhetorically. "And on the way over we accidentally drop a couple bombs by mistake in the sand deserts of Saudi Arabia?"
This is the opinion of common Americans about Iraq, not only Iraq, but the whole Arab world. What about Saudi Arabia? The government of Saudi Arabia refused to render its territory to American Armed Forces for striking Iraq. NBC television company reported that Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud stated in his interview to AP that Saudi Arabia was against any attack on Iraq. He added that there was no need in that, especially when Iraq was taking actions to execute UN resolutions.
Well, Washington is not really upset about it: they have Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey and so on. However, Washington shouldn’t have quarreled with Saudis: their authority is immense in the Arab world. If Saudi Arabia is taking Saddam’s side, then there will be more countries to follow it.
Maybe this was the reason why Washington said nothing regarding the beginning of the new war against Iraq. Vice President Cheney stated that President Bush had not made a decision on that. Cheney also added that the American administration knew that Saddam was still working on mass destruction weapon programs.
Cheney advised that the presidential administration was rather sceptic about the fact that the return of international inspectors to Iraq would settle the problem of security.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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