posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 09:26 AM
Originally posted by boomer135
Just another part of this new drone strike story. So now Saudi is letting us use their land to launch attacks? Am I missing something here? Why did
we have to go to other countries after 9/11 but now they allow the CIA to launch drone strikes from their soil?
How much easier would it be for American Forces to fly into Iraq from Saudi instead of bases around the region? I mean we can fly through their
airspace but not use it as a launching point I guess. Wonder why the change all the sudden?
(visit the link for the full news article)
To say that there was a change 'all of a sudden' is to operate under the premise that what the media was reporting about US-Saudi relations over the
last decade was truth. If the USG built a drone base in Saudi, this deal existed before 2009.
My take: This has been going on since before 2009 and was under development when drones were still being tested before this widescale use we see now.
Lately we've seen an uptick in protests against the drone war from the most affected regions. Protest signs particularly in Pakistan read "stop
droning the muslim world" or "stop killing muslim babies USA".
What better way to TRY
to get some more support (especially from the ever valuable US muslim organizations) for the drone strikes than to say
"see, a 'muslim nation'
supports it, and allows it to be carried out from within their borders.