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A former CIA officer who managed intelligence reports on Saudi Arabia has sent an uncleared manuscript to congressional offices claiming that China supplied nuclear missiles to the kingdom early in the George W. Bush administration.
Scherck, who became convinced that the White House was covering up the China-Saudi nuclear connection so as not to damage relations with a major U.S. ally and oil supplier, said he formed his conclusions while reading intelligence reports from Riyadh during his 18 months on “the Saudi account” in the Near East Division between 2005 and 2007, as well as talking with other CIA personnel in contact with the Bush White House.
Originally posted by EGO84
If this is true this is a very bad situation, since we all know what the Saudi's are capable of. This is why I hate politics though... our enemies can do nothing, our friends can do whatever they please. But we all know how friends can turn on us.
The Saudi Royal house is far worse than the Iranian regime. Iran is often described in the west as a theocracy, but this isn't strictly true. In fact the mullahs do not actually rule, but rather, in line with the Iranian constitution, assure that any laws passed by the democratically elected govt do not contravene Islamic law. Now, I realise that this is a fine distinction, but it is important, because in Iran there is a degree of democracy. We cannot know for sure just how corrupt the democratic process is (without going & living there ourselves), because the only info coming out & the MSM contribution is propaganda. However, we can know that there are elections in Iran that have produced a govt that is very popular in poor rural regions.
The Saudi Royal house is no better than the Iranian regime,
Actually, I dont believe this story anyway. It makes no sense for China to arm Saudi Arabia with an independent nuclear deterrent.
Well, I agree there seems to be a twisted logic here, but only if we believe the simplified version of the story: that the USA did in fact go into Iraq for the oil. However, the Chinese know full well that the USA invaded to stop Iraq selling oil for €uros, a move which encouraged other countries to do similar & many more to reduce their holdings of US$s in favour of the €uro. The effect of this was the devaluation of the US$, which is critical to the US economy because it is so heavily dependent on cheap foreign goods.
this crazy bastard Bush made up stuff to invade Iraq for the oil, couldn't he do the same for Saudi Arabia?