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Unhappy with Obama, Saudi Arabia refuses UN security council seat (Update)

Posted by: Phineas on October 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, they said it was because of the general ineffectiveness of he United Nations in the various crises in the region, but, really, the KSA is ticked off at the Obama administration for its bumbling mishandling of Syria, Iran, Egypt, Iran, and Iran. (You might notice a bit of a focus in […]

 

Obama foreign policy success: Saudis want to cut deal with Russians

Posted by: Phineas on August 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is truly impressive. Day after day, I can sit back and watch as the American position in the Mideast and North Africa heads into the abyss. Our Thelma and Louise ride over the cliff began quietly, with Obama turning the key and slapping our allies in Israel and embracing the Islamist premier of […]

 

#BostonBombing: Did the Saudis warn us ahead of time in writing? UPDATE: Saudi denial?

Posted by: Phineas on May 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas UPDATE: I’m sticking this at the top because the story’s important enough to warrant it.  Now we have a “Saudi official” saying there was a letter, and their embassy in Washington saying no, there wasn’t. So, who’s lying, and why? (via Toby Harnden) The Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. today denied its […]

 

What’s going on with that Saudi “person of interest/no interest?”

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I’m not the greatest fan of Glenn Beck (1), but I do think he’s asking some good questions about the Saudi national who, on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing, was held as a “person of interest,” but then declared a nobody but, hey, we’re going to deport him anyway: Background […]

 

Egyptian Muslim cleric threatens Copts with genocide

Posted by: Phineas on December 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s that Religion of Peace-thing, you know: Islamic leaders continue to portray the popular protests against President Morsi and his recently passed Sharia-heavy constitution as products of Egypt’s Christians. Recently, Muslim Brotherhood leader Safwat Hegazy said in an open rally, as captured on video: “A message to the church of Egypt, from an […]

 

Religion of Misogyny: Saudi Arabia tracks wives’ movements, reports to husbands

Posted by: Phineas on November 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas But don’t you dare say Islam doesn’t respect women: As of last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sherif, who last year urged women to […]

 

Saudi woman tells religious police to “drop dead”

Posted by: Phineas on May 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Saudi muttawa are the kingdom’s religious police, there to promote virtue and prevent vice — as defined by totalitarian, repressive, misogynistic Sharia law. It’s such a wonderful organization that, in order to preserve the virtue of young girls not properly dressed, they prevented their escape from a burning building, letting them […]

 

The foiled bomb plot: great news, but…

Posted by: Phineas on May 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas On the one hand, this is great news: We infiltrated Al Qaeda’s Arabian subsidiary [AQAP] and kept a lot of people from being killed, while at the same time delivering flaming justice to one of the masterminds of the attack on the USS Cole: The CIA takedown of an Al Qaeda plot […]

 

Why we need sharia law: letting women drive will make men gay

Posted by: Phineas on December 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm » 11 Comments

**Posted by Phineas We approach the end of 2011 with perhaps the best news headline of the year, courtesy of the UK’s Daily Mail: Saudis fear there will be ‘no more virgins’ and people will turn gay if female drive ban is lifted Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in […]

 

Dear Iran: “Of course you know, this means war!” — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on October 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Or, it would, if we had an administration with the spine of a Warner Bros. cartoon character. ABC broke the news yesterday of an Iranian assassination plot foiled by the FBI and the DEA: The new case, called Operation Red Coalition, began in May when an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, Texas, approached […]