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Bin Laden is right: the Saudis are worthless

Posted by Thomas Nephew on September 30th, 2001

U.S. Warns of New Attacks; Taliban Hides Bin Laden Back and forth they go: But Saudi Arabia — a key U.S. ally and the guardian of Islam’s holiest shrines — said on Sunday it would not allow foreign forces to launch attacks against Muslim Afghanistan from its territory.

“This is out of the question,” Interior Minister Prince Nayef told a news conference, although he did not rule out the possibility that Riyadh might allow America to use its airspace or territorial waters for some other purpose.

Let’s pull out of there. If we can’t use these bases for a purpose like this, why should the Saudis benefit from them either?

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