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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:05 AM
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"We would like to return to the old Middle East"
Thursday, August 03, 2006

US Idle as Lebanon Burns: Saud

P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News
JEDDAH, 3 August 2006 --

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said Washington has a moral responsibility to prevent Israel from using US weapons to kill innocent people. He also said he hoped that the US would change its policy toward Lebanon, a democratic country that faces inhuman and unjustified attacks for reasons not caused by the Beirut government.

The minister also slammed US plans for a "new Middle East" that Washington says is aimed at promoting peace and democracy in the region.

"We would like to return to the old Middle East as we did not see anything in the new Middle East apart from more problems," he said. "The Middle East is not an uninhabited area, it has people, governments and our destiny is determined after Gods will by its people."

Prince Saud also narrated the efforts being made by Saudi Arabia to achieve an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon, adding that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah had sent messages to leaders of the permanent UN Security Council members in this respect. He hinted at the possibility of changing the scheduled foreign visits of the king and other officials considering the present situation. He emphasized that Saudi Arabia would take adequate precautions to strengthen its security and confront any danger.

He said the international move to achieve a cease-fire would fail as long as Israel continues its repulsive aggression against Lebanese and Palestinian people. He said the Qana massacre that claimed the lives of 62 people, mostly women and children, should have moved the world to press for an immediate cessation of the Israeli military operations in Lebanon.


http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3573
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:08 AM
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1. Sooner or later...
...the oil weapon will be threatened.

Then all hell will break loose...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:27 AM
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2. As W entertains the Saudi Prince at the Texas ranch n/t
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