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    [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    The vast trove of diplomatic cables released Sunday by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks shows that U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East are pushing for tough action against the Iranian nuclear threat.
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz has “repeatedly” urged his U.S. allies to take military action against Tehran’s nuclear program and urged them to “cut off the head of the snake.”

    Europe, Israel, Arabs urged action on Iran - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    The leaks also showed that the Saudis are funding al-Quaeda. Perhaps we should bomb them both?

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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The leaks also showed that the Saudis are funding al-Quaeda. Perhaps we should bomb them both?
    ok by me......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The leaks also showed that the Saudis are funding al-Quaeda. Perhaps we should bomb them both?
    Please do ...


    *cough*


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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz has “repeatedly” urged his U.S. allies to take military action against Tehran’s nuclear program and urged them to “cut off the head of the snake.”

    Europe, Israel, Arabs urged action on Iran - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
    Why don't they do it then? Not our problem.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Why don't they do it then? Not our problem.
    Exactly.

    Arabs are attempting to use US to do their own dirty work. In doing so, they deflect any of the extremists onto US.

    US should tell them to **** off and do it themselves.


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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    ok by me......
    So you honestly believe Saddam Hussein wasn't funding terrorism?

    Selective about your bombing, eh?

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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So you honestly believe Saddam Hussein wasn't funding terrorism?

    Selective about your bombing, eh?
    i was being sarcastic. but yes, of course i'm selective about my bombing. shouldn't we be?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Why don't they do it then? Not our problem.
    Because the Saudis lack the military power to do so without incurring prohibitive costs. Not surprisingly, Saudi Arabia has likely concluded that the U.S. is not credibly committed to preventing Iran's becoming a nuclear power and/or lacks the ability to do so. Hence, Saudi policy has shifted toward a new accommodation with Iran, where spheres of influence are being more clearly defined. That some of the emerging terms are not consistent with U.S. regional interests matters less to Saudi Arabia than its quest to safeguard its own vital interests.

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    Re: [WikiLeak] Europe, Israel, Arabs urged US for action on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Because the Saudis lack the military power to do so without incurring prohibitive costs.
    Sounds like their problem. Should have thought of that one before relying on a foreign power's military for protection. I mean why do we have to spend so much of our money on our military so that we can then go protect the world so that they do not have to spend so much of their money on their protection? Less we're getting paid, I see no reason to help out.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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