September 27, 2004

Saudis: Eradicate Us!

The government of Saudi Arabia proposes self-eradication.

UNITED NATIONS - Saudi Arabia announced plans to host an international conference on combating terrorism but said on Monday that all Middle East security efforts will fail if Israel clings to policies that are "totally incompatible" with the peace process.


Saudi Arabia hopes the conference's outcome "will constitute an important addition ... to eradicating the roots and causes of this dangerous phenomenon," Madani said. [Emphasis added.]
(Hat tip: SoCalJustice in the comments.)

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 27, 2004 05:25 PM


Michael, you almost act surprised. You shouldn't be. Islamism is at its heart a nihilistic ideology, and thus is obsessed with death, especially self-death. This is merely a continuation of their previous policy, although it is a bit more transparent than the norm.

/wiseass off

Man, do these guys have any shame at all?

Posted by: FH at September 27, 2004 05:45 PM

Michael, very well put.

Posted by: Finnpundit at September 27, 2004 06:00 PM


Surprised? No. Just slightly amused.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 27, 2004 06:04 PM

Michael - I guess the first speaker will be Noam Chomsky, explaining that America and Israel are ‘terrorist states’ . Then it will all make sense, at least to them.

As you said in 'Saud Free Arabia', we have to be honest about who our enemies are. If we don’t, we’ll be living in this world that’s more absurd than anything the Onion can dream up.

Posted by: mary at September 27, 2004 06:31 PM

Maybe CBS will cover the Saudi's next Martyr's Telethon.

ps: Markus, I thought Arabs hate hypocrisy?

Posted by: d-rod at September 27, 2004 07:12 PM

Ok, so now can we get Bush to finally release those redacted 28 pages from joint Congressional inquiry report?

/Thanks for the hat tip, MJT.


Jimmy Carter fears repeat of election fiasco in Florida

Says the person who insists that Arafat's "election" was above board, and insists that there was no fraud in the Chavez recall.

Knight Ridder: Carter's bungling hurt Venezuela

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 27, 2004 07:54 PM

I should add to my last post that I also have some reservations about the state of the U.S. voting system - particularly in Florida.

Those worries, however, are not mollified by Jimmy Carter's concern and interest.

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 27, 2004 08:22 PM

I should add to my last post that I also have some reservations about the state of the U.S. voting system - particularly in Florida.

Those worries, however, are not mollified by Jimmy Carter's concern and interest.

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 27, 2004 08:23 PM

Whoops - sorry for the double post.

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 27, 2004 08:31 PM

Nobody dislikes the saudis more than me...I've been there and gotten to know them.

However, I disagree.

Focus on Iraq.

We still have Iran to deal with. Also, progressive nutjob Chavez is looking to buy 50 mig 29 fighters his country doesn't need.

Lets not overextend ourselves.

Posted by: Raymond at September 27, 2004 09:50 PM

Very funny post, had a great chuckle, thanks Michael

Posted by: Mike at September 27, 2004 11:38 PM

Totten, you are naive. Kerry has super-duper secret planneither the French or Germans know about that will ensure they'll permit their crack, state-of-the-art fighting troops into Iraq that will win the war and show how glorious John F. Kerry is as a leader.

Posted by: Moonbat_One at September 27, 2004 11:51 PM

FactCheck would like to note that SoCalJustice attributes the article he links to to "Knight Ridder." This is not accurate. The article he links to was authored by "Stephen Johnson, a senior policy analyst for Latin America at The Heritage Foundation." It was distributed by Knight Ridder.

The Heritage Foundation is "A think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies."

FactCheck. We're always right.

Posted by: FactCheck at September 28, 2004 06:12 AM

FactCheck, most every news item from any news service, from AP to Reuters to BBC, is in fact penned by some partisan journalist. What you've "discovered" is nothing remarkable.

What would be remarkable is if you could refute The Heritage Foundation's policy views regarding Latin America.

That, of course, takes more effort.

Posted by: Finnpundit at September 28, 2004 09:06 AM

Factcheck writes: FactCheck. We're always right.

Please, the last time you came after me you were far more incorrect than I was - fairly embarrassing for someone who now claims that you're "always right."

Seriously, have you checked the fact that you're clueless?

Look at the byline. Knight Ridder is obviously more than happy to take credit for the piece. In fact, they own it.

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 28, 2004 09:19 AM

Haven't you ever fantasized about the US, Iraq, and Israel, together taking over Saudia Arabia, and offering some $20 000 to all Palestinians willing to live there, immigrate, register and vote? And maximizing short term revenue by massive increases in oil exports, with the money going to all new immigrants (to help them adjust, say for 5 years).
[I call such delusions pleasant nightmares]
Thought I'd share it with you.

Posted by: Tom Grey at September 28, 2004 06:19 PM
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