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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmiwinx View Post
    You can never have a truly trustworthy relationship with devout Muslims. They always carry those sharp knives - they claim it's a religious thing.
    Your post is pretty stupid so i'm thinking you have to be joking here. Just in case you're not, it's actually Sikhs who carry ceremonial knives.

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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    One of the main reasons how Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups gain support is through that claim, so it is pretty reasonable on the geopolitical issues.
    How do Al Qaeda and other global jihadists have a legitimate say in what goes on in KSA? That's up to the Saudi government, not Al Qaeda. The Saudi government can invite onto their soil whomever they damn well please. It's none of AQ's business.

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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    So you would support Saudi military bases in our country also (if they wanted them), right?
    No, our base in KSA is a mutual agreement. If we were offered some benefit to allowing KSA a base on US soil, then - sure, maybe.

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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'



    Why do you assume these would have not happened absent our basis in SA? As far as I am aware, there was no significant shift in activity among AQ affiliates after the 2003 withdraw.

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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmiwinx View Post
    You can never have a truly trustworthy relationship with devout Muslims. They always carry those sharp knives - they claim it's a religious thing.
    Congrats on being an ignoramus and stating that Sikhs are Muslims.
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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    As far as shaping how we conduct our foreign policy, the claim that we are polluting the holy land isn't going to sway me much on considering an alternative. If it was some legitimate complaint about how we conduct our foreign policy (which there are many), I would be more sympathetic
    The only "legitimate complaint" in foreign policy is one that is made by someone with the power to cause problems for you. North Korea makes absurd demands and gets away with it because they have nuclear weapons. Cuba has entirely reasonable complaints that are completely ignored because they have no influence. Its the same way you listen to a lunatic spouting nonsense with a gun pointed at your head more than child with a good point.

    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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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Who cares. If their demands are so moronic, I fully support sticking a patriot missile up their ass

    **** them
    Well then keep on expecting more terrorist attacks, and more recruitment.


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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more @: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

    Apparently we have not removed all bases from Saudi Arabia. Im sure this is gonna make all those holy warriors real happy with infidels on the soil of the "holy kingdom".
    No one, including the Saudis want terrorists in Yemen spilling into KSA.. This drone business is NOT secret.

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    Re: CIA 'using Saudi base for drone strikes'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    One of the main reasons how Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups gain support is through that claim, so it is pretty reasonable on the geopolitical issues.
    Do you know how long we've been there?
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