There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. — Henry David Thoreau
PROPOSED FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO SAUDI ARABIA ANNOUNCED
Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense announces: “The government of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 500 AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles (AMRAAM), software updates to support AMRAAM operational and training devices, missile containers, LAU-128 missile launchers, Captive Air Training Missiles, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, maintenance and pilot training, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $475 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia needs these missiles to replace their current inventory of AIM-7F missiles, which are rapidly becoming obsolete and unsupportable logistically (1960’s technology), and enhance the air-to-air self defense capability of its F-15 fleet. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region. … There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.” W184 In reality, as we previously reported, the Saud family government will be buying missiles which have a v chip within them rendering them useless at the whim of Washington. Washington belies the truth when saying that Saudi Arabia is; “a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East”. Our prior issues tell of how the Saud family continually promote destabilization of the Middle East for it’s own interests. The Saud family may be friendly to it’s Washington retainers but Saudi Arabian citizens for the most part hate the United States military presence in their country. If one read between the lines of this Washington quote, they can see the hypocrisy used to perpetuate the Saud family dictatorship. It brings back memories of Washington proclamations in defense of the Shah of Iran. Those in Washington that make misrepresentations of the truth under an official banner should be held liable for them.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONALTELLS IT LIKE IT IS IN SAUDI ARABIA
Amnesty International in their report on Saudi Arabia says: “Any criticism, independent thought or activity that might challenge the state’s policies arouse the wrath of the government and invariably lead to brutal retaliatory action. This creates a climate of fear which is fed by secrecy by a government that bans all political parties, trade unions, independent lawyers’ associations and human rights organizations.” W185 Amnesty’s proclamation glaringly contradicts the statements made by Washington in the prior article. In essence, the Saud family may be friendly to their Washington retainers but they are not friendly to their own citizens. The Washington Middle East double talk scenario is being played out the same way as with the Shah of Iran.
ARE THOSE UNDER THE SAUD FAMILY RULE FED UP?
We have long postulated that Saudi Arabian citizens are ever increasingly disgusted with the presence of British and US military forces defending the Saud family dictatorship. BBC News reports: “A British expatriate working for the firm British Aerospace told the BBC that a lone Saudi gunman opened fire on the Saudi police who were guarding the compound. British Aerospace says the air base houses around 400 British employees and their families and a similar number of Americans. Resentful. The gunman’s motive is not yet known, but it is thought that he may have been deranged to carry out the attack alone on a well-armed guard post. Almost none of the western expatriates at the base are military personnel, but some Saudi Islamists are deeply resentful of the British and American forces who do serve in the country. During the mid-1990s there were two bomb attacks on US military installations in Saudi Arabia, which killed over 20 US servicemen. According to the US Government, the real culprits for those attacks have never been caught.” W186 We believe the United States military will only abandon the defense of the Saud family if and when there are more killings of US military personnel within Saudi Arabia which, yet again, will go unpunished. As reported in past issues, Washington has a history of abandoning it’s allies. It will happen in Saudi Arabia.
HOMOSEXUALITY AND SAUDI ARABIA
BBC reports: “And homosexuality, it seemed, was largely a taboo only in name – especially in the sex-segregated Gulf. ‘In prison, same-sex sex is the norm,’ said one researcher from the Gulf. ‘Saudi Arabia is just a large prison.’ ” W187 One can deduce the Saud family dictatorship is so repressive that the Saudi citizens turn to homosexuality as one of the few outlets for their frustrations. We do know that many of the Saudi princes are homosexual with the favorite pastime as voyeurs watching each others’ sex slaves from such countries as the United States and Sweden make love.
SAUDI ARABIA AND DRUGS, AGAIN
Saudi Arabia is, yet again, mentioned as a participant in the international drug trade. Los Angeles Times Reports: “Federal agents said yesterday that they have made a “major dent” in California’s multibillion-dollar illegal methamphetamine industry, dismantling a criminal ring on both coasts that supplied some of the United States’ largest meth labs with a chemical used to produce the drug. … One of the leaders of the pseudoephedrine ring, Rabah El Haddad, was arrested in San Jose on Saturday, officials said. He and the other leaders have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine for sale. While federal agents say the organization they dismantled has competitors, they believe it was the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in the United States. U.S. officials said the organization has been legally importing the chemical pseudoephedrine from China and India to New York, then diverting it to methamphetamine labs run by Mexican drug gangs throughout Southern California. Most of its members were born in the Middle East, and federal officials believe that tens of millions of dollars in proceeds have been routed to Syria, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.” W188 International media has reported that 98% of the manufacture and distribution of illegal drug ecstasy is controlled out of Tel Aviv. One of the associates is a Saud family prince who has been given an exclusive on the Saudi Arabian ecstasy concession. The Saudi prince imports this permanently mind debilitating drug and sells it within Saudi Arabia though his distribution network. The prince has allegedly made millions for himself and his Israeli accomplices by destroying the minds of young Saudi citizens. It is said he does not fear any retribution because he has unknown connections within the Saudi Department of Interior under Prince Nayef’s control. It would be insidious to believe that the Saud family are purposely allowing these permanently mind altering drugs to be sold to youthful Arabian citizens under their control to make them more malleable. But then again, we should never underestimate the actions of the Saud family.
BANDAR PLANS AN ATTACK ON OUR DOMAIN NAMES
We have heard from a reliable source connected to policy decisions of the Saud family that Ambassador Prince Bandar is attempting to use his Washington retainers to confiscate, expropriate or otherwise steal our Internet domain names pertaining to the Saud family. This is very convincing since we have embarrassed the Saud family by virtually purchasing every important .com pertaining to their family dictatorship. We have done this to circumvent their censoring of the Saudi Arabian communications in order to keep the truth from the Arabian citizens they control. We do not know if Bandar will attempt to go through the United Nations or Washington. His retainers have influence in both places. We have recently been told he and his retainers are developing a “relationship” with some of the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization board members. In any event, Bandar as master of the payoff and kickback can ply his trade in the shadows of either the UN or Washington. We have contacted numerous free speech and first amendment advocacy groups just to be ready.
BANDAR DOES IT AGAIN!
Prince Bandar keeps impressing other Saud family members with his uncanny Washington dexterity of being at the right place at the right opportunity, no matter what it takes. Bandar was one of those invited to Kennebunkport for Barbara Bush’s 75 birthday. New York Times reports: “Mrs Bush knew her family was attending, but was surprised to find 185 guests including Gen Collin Powell, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador, and her neighbors from Houston.” W190 Reliable sources say that Bandar may cause confusion within the US economy by a Saudi negative oil proclamation a few weeks before the November election in order to gain support for Governor Bush. If this scheme works Bandar will have the capability of increasing the Saud family special relationship entitlements from Washington. This may backfire if Bandar maintains a high visibility at Bush private strategy meetings.
IS THE SAUD FAMILY EDGY OVER ISRAEL ABANDONING OF SLA?
London Times reports: “Antoine Lahad, the commander of the now defunct South Lebanon Army, has accused Israel of planning its withdrawal behind his back and betraying his men. Mr Lahad, who has traded his villa across the border in Lebanon, which has been looted, for a humble bed and breakfast in this frontier settlement in northern Israel, told journalists: “You always told us we were your allies. But all of a sudden I realized that Israel only looks after itself.” W191 The Saud family relies upon it’s official “special relationship” Washington category as well as Washington unofficial political payoffs given through Bandar’s lobbyists for the primary defense of it’s very existence. As we have discussed in the past, the Saud family relies upon the Israeli air force and intelligence for defense through a secret agreement. Reiterating, Washington has a history of abandoning it’s allies. We now see that Israel has abandoned the SLA Christian militia of Southern Lebanon. Will the Saud family suffer the same fateful indignities by relying upon it’s two fickle “allies”?
IS THE SAUD FAMILY GOING THE WAY OF THE SHAH?
Business Week says: “The U.S. Establishment’s embrace of the Shah fueled the extreme anti-American policies of Iranian rebels. Today, hundreds of thousands of ill-educated young Saudis unable to find work in a stagnant economy resent America’s close ties to the billionaire Al Saud princes who wield near-total power. Such youths are ripe to become supporters of Islamic clerics pursuing a radical anti-American agenda. … Washington should insist that the Al Saud resolve the thorny issue of royal succession to avoid potential conflicts among the several hundred princes in line to the throne.” W192 We know that King Fahd is expiring from his decadent lifestyle. HRH Crown Prince Abdullah, and the other ruling Princes are old. The question is, who will be the leading princes after them? We know that hundreds of princes are jockeying for power, any one of which can decide on violence to usurp power. It will be interesting to see if the official pecking order is respected or if an unofficial succession will continue to be the norm. Remember, there is no orderly succession within the Saudi Arabian government.
E-MAILS TO THE EDITOR
SAUDI COMMONER GIRL SPEAKS
I think your web site is great, but how come you don’t have many stories about the woman of the al Saud family?
UNITED STATES STUDENT SPEAKS
ARE U GUYS PART OF THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY PLOTTING TO GET YOUR OWN BACK OR SOMETHING? IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL WHAT U HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THEM AND IT’S THE TRUTH. MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE AFRAID TO EXPLOIT THEM. ALL I CAN SAY IS RESPECT AND KEEP IT UP.
READER FINDS WASHINGTON STONEWALL OF
UNITED STATES CHILD ABDUCTION STATISTICS
I learned about your organization through the … web site. In another article there, I was able to read of John … ‘s investigation efforts. He mentioned that missing children are not included in the FBI’s UCR forms completed each month by most police departments in the US. There is a National Incident-Based Crime Report form (NIBCR) which does include child abduction as a class. There appears to be a national missing persons roster, etc. However, I seem to be encountering difficulty simply accessing the black-and-white numbers of cases, year to year. Such ‘cold’ statistics should tell a story about the size and trend of such crimes. Where should I look for such a report, specifically?
SWEDISH MOTHER SPEAKS
We are told to read your internet for Swedish kidnapped children. My and Olafs girl has been kidnapped by PRINCE SULTAN and his men. Lena is her friend who says 14 year old Helga was taken by illegals from middle east selling drugs in Stockholm. Illegal told Lena Helga is taken for the big PRINCE SULTAN in his Saudi Arabian palace. We read about same thing happening to a English girl after investigation by her father. We investigated but were told by Swedish Government nothing. We want our baby Helga back from Sultan and his illegals and his Swedish helpers in our government. We have other Swedish gathering who have kidnapped children. Please help Olaf and me get our baby Helga back. We cry every night. We pray to God for you.
UNITED STATES CITIZEN EMPLOYED IN SAUDI ARABIA SPEAKS
I am not a political connoisseur… and have few political views… but your page does make me think about where I live and work.
SAUDI COMMONER THINKS OUT LOUD
I read some of your report from here in Saudi… in a nutshell… does the royal family pay to keep the US army here simply to protect itself from Iraq? Iraq has so few resources… HOW could they be overtaken by the Iraqis?
Those in Washington that make misrepresentations of the truth under an official banner should be held liable for them. Time and time again we see the hierarchy of Washington make false foreign policy statements which damage United States international credibility. The primary reason they make false international statements is that they receive money for doing such, most of the time indirectly through the use of the Washington revolving door. When the Saud family reach the point of no return they will see these so-called Washington friends abandon them quickly. They only have to look as recently as the Shah. But then again, the Saud family know this and have their private jets waiting on Saudi Arabian tarmac, perhaps at the US bases, ready to take them to their hidden offshore bank accounts and palaces. Those Saudi Arabian Government bureaucrats corrupted by the Saud family will be left behind to answer for their actions, just as the Shah’s minions had to answer to the Mullahs. We know through reliable sources there are lists of these individuals who should know they are living on borrowed time.
National Press Club member