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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by backinblack
The Saudi Royals are just another bunch of lying,hypocritical, blood sucking criminals...
Sure. Absolutely. They are even worse than that. But in this case, they have calmer heads. They understand what a power vacuum in Egypt would mean. They understand the need for an orderly transition and not some over night knee jerk reaction. They are preventing war with Israel by keeping the transition slow.
Obama doesn't get it. And that's why the Saudis have stepped up.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
P.S.Don't forget Saudi Arabia is rumored to have nukes. Courtesy of Bush and Cheney.
In the summer of 2006...the Muslim Brotherhood...escalated its nuclear goals and openly called for Egypt to develop nuclear weapons
In 2005, revival of the Egyptian nuclear power program had been a rallying cry for the Muslim Brotherhood. In its 2005 parliamentary election platform, for example, it had declared that under its leadership, Egypt would develop “special national programs, such as the nuclear program, the space and aviation program, armaments program, and the bio-technology program.”  The party, which currently holds roughly one fifth of the seats in the Egyptian National Assembly (the lower house of the Egyptian parliament), used the nuclear issue to challenge the current Egyptian government, which had shown little interest in nuclear energy, unlike a number of states in the region, including Iran and Turkey.
By May 17, 2006, Brotherhood deputies were openly attacking the Mubarak government for not pursuing an active nuclear program. Ikhwanonline, the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood, stated that Brotherhood “deputies accuse the government of abandoning the nuclear program and [being content with not] building atomic power plants for peaceful purposes and electricity production at the same time many other countries such as India advanced in this field.”  (India has not only developed nuclear power for electricity production, but used its peaceful nuclear program as a stepping stone to develop nuclear weapons.)
I'd not read this before and thought I'd post it here and thank "SweetLiberty" for the link. Interesting, and there seems to be a lot folks who are worried that the Muslim Brotherhood will take Egypt the direction of Iran.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Kind of interesting to me is how both Israel and Saudi Arabia are playing tug-of-war with Mubarek, and both are unhappy with Obama.
Originally posted by mayabong
Sharia bad, Sharia Bad, whoops one of America's biggest allies practices Sharia law. Oh wait the muslim brotherhood isn't controlling that government. They are thumbs up. .
Originally posted by Blaine91555
I think this answers the question about a few things. Obama stands behind the people and the Saudi's stand behind Mubarak.
This is just starting folks. Start saving your pennies for Gasoline, we will need them.
I wonder if this threat will be backed up with threats to cut off oil? How badly do the Saudi's want to gain some control over Egypt?
This is scary stuff.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Obama stands behind the people and the Saudi's stand behind Mubarak.