Monday, July 16, 2007

Our Partner In Peace

Here's that LA Times piece I discussed on my KMOX show this afternoon, in which Ned Parker points out Saudi Arabia's role in the violence in Iraq:

About 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia; 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa, according to official U.S. military figures made available to The Times by the senior officer. Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, he said. Fighters from Saudi Arabia are thought to have carried out more suicide bombings than those of any other nationality, said the senior U.S. officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the subject's sensitivity. It is apparently the first time a U.S. official has given such a breakdown on the role played by Saudi nationals in Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency. He said 50% of all Saudi fighters in Iraq come here as suicide bombers. In the last six months, such bombings have killed or injured 4,000 Iraqis.

That's Saudi Arabia, the country that gave us 17 of the 19 suicide skyjackers on 9/11/01. The country that we won't lift a finger against because of the black goo under their sand. The country that treats its women like third-class citizens and can't stop the Wahabbists from teaching anti-American and anti-Semitic hatred in its madrassahs, thus fomenting exactly the kind of mentality that breeds terrorists. The country whose role in that terrorism gets ignored while the spotlight is shone on Iran and Syria.

That's Saudi Arabia, our Partner In Peace.

Read Parker's entire piece here.