Monday, August 6, 2007

Saudi Arabia Strikes Again

"How will we lose the war against 'radical Islam'? Well, it won't be in a tank battle. ... Last week, the Cambridge University Press agreed to recall all unsold copies of 'Alms for Jihad' and pulp them. In addition, it has asked hundreds of libraries around the world to remove the volume from their shelves. This highly unusual action was accompanied by a letter to Sheik Khalid bin Mahfouz, in care of his English lawyers. ... Who is ... Mahfouz? Well, he's a very wealthy and influential Saudi. ... I'm not saying the 9/11 Commission is a Saudi shell operation, merely making the observation that, whenever you come across a big-shot Saudi, it's considerably less than six degrees of separation between him and the most respectable pillars of the American establishment", Mark Steyn in the Orange County Register, 5 August.

No fooling. To think that a former Treasury Secretary like James Baker might represent Saudi Arabia's interests as opposed to US interests. Absurd. "Round up the usual suspects". Saudis should be denied access to US courts except on the same terms that Americans have access to Saudi courts.

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