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August 27, 2007

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R Hampton

I agree with you. In fact, I've been keeping track of the Saudi funded rise of militant, extremist Wahhabi Islam on my blog, Wahaudi -- almost 600 stories from around the world in less than 6 months. http://wahaudi.blogspot.com

patrick notestine

I just finished a great book "Paramedic to the Prince" A true story of an American Paramedic working for King Abdullah. If you want a keen insight into Saudi written by somone who was there pic up a copy. It opened my eyes to a country so important to America , but we seem to know little about it. A great book

saudi medic

I just finished a great book "Paramedic to the Prince" A true story of an American Paramedic working for King Abdullah. If you want a keen insight into Saudi written by somone who was there pic up a copy. It opened my eyes to a country so important to America , but we seem to know little about it. A great book

Saladin

So much of this semi-racist Saudi-bashing misses the point: that government is there because "The West" has kept them there. The Saud family are tribal despots that could not have remained in power without the constant help of first the English and then the Americans. They aren't the secret evil big-nosed power brokers that are undermining the US (a familiar sterotype, no?). They're just one of the countless governments the US has propped up around the world in order to ensure that it gets natural reosurces at prices that a goverment truly working in the interests of its own people would never agree to.

And no, 'madrasa' doesn't mean "radical Muslim school". It's just the Arabic word for 'school'. Period. I am so damn sick of people that don't know Arabic trying to sound knowledgeable and instead perpetuating racist assumptions.

ImNoDhimmi

If as much money had been spent on finding alternative power sources as was spent on propping up a rotten regime, and on pointless wars, we wouldn't be in this mess.

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