What could go wrong............CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'
"The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia."
Most of the suicide bombers in Iraq are coming from Saudi Arabia.
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The potential threat of Saudi terrorists is historically obvious. Now that doesn't mean we automatically withdrawn, but rather we must weigh the pro and cons of keeping the bases. While one may argue the need to drone someone in Yemen, that still doesn't justify the bases in Saudi Arabia given the simple alternative of using a carrier. Thus there is no particular reason to raise tensions when there is a better alternative.
For a counterpoint, lets suppose they demand we stop supporting the corrupt and dictatorial monarchy. While perhaps a reasonable request, it would endanger the oil gravy train, so the sensible response would be to tell them to get ****ed.
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