Monday, October 29, 2007
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah takes the prize for unmitigated gall this week. Speaking to the BBC in an interview, King Abdullah accused Britain of not doing enough to fight international terrorism, which he says could take 20 or 30 years to beat.
(Of course, that time period could be cut significantly if the Saudis stopped funding it, as well as the wahabi ideology that promotes it. Just a thought.)
Speaking through an interpreter, the Saudi monarch said he believed most countries were not taking the issue seriously, "including, unfortunately, Great Britain".
"We have sent information to Great Britain before the terrorist attacks in Britain but unfortunately no action was taken. And it may have been able to maybe avert the tragedy."
Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC)investigated and then out and out denied that they hgad received any information from the Kingdom.
King Abdullah is due in the UK today for a state visit, the first by a Saudi monarch in twenty years.
One amusing thing that apparently came out during the interview - King Abdullah is peeved that his suggestion for a UN `clearing house' to share intelligence on terrorism hasn't met with a lot of support yet, except among the Muslim bloc.
The funny part is that he would wonder why!
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 4:39 PM