Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oil for "civilian" nuclear technology--to the SAUDIS?

Did anyone else see this? I found it in an Israeli online newspaper; it claims it's from Reuters but I couldn't find it on the Reuters site:

U.S. President George W. Bush, visiting the Saudi capital on Friday, hoped to normalize new agreements that would give the relationship between the two countries a boost. Among them was an agreement for the U.S. to assist the kingdom in developing civilian nuclear power. Another agreement involves U.S. promises to help protect any Saudi nuclear infrastructure with training, the exchange of experts and other support services as needed. Hadley said it would not involve U.S. troops.
Assuming this is true---Let me get this straight:

1. Mr. Anti-turrist goes to Saudi Arabia, fake cowboy hat in hand, to beg for oil.

2. He promises "civilian" nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, home country of ALL FUCKING 19 OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN 9/11.

3. He claims that the US will "help protect any Saudi nuclear infrastructure" without any US troops.

Now this ain't Mathman's or Matty Boy's blog, and it's not Mathy Wednesday, but let's add up these numbers anyhow:

1 + 2 = any future Saudi-based/Saudi-funded terrorists will have access to nuclear material. Fuck shoe bombs and learning how to fly jumbo jets. That's gonna be old school to future pissed-off Saudis.

2 + 3 = Blackwater's mercenary murderers will continue to bilk us out of billions of dollars by "protecting" these nuclear facilities in Saudi Arabia, and Halliburton will continue to bilk us out of billions of dollars by agreeing to build these facilities (but of course, they won't build a goddamned thing).

1 + 3 = Mr. Oil-Chimpy is fucking INSANE.

I tried to google again to find out what other sources are publishing this oil-for-nuclear-technology story. Here's what a google search at 4:28pm Eastern time showed:

Those are hits from the Jerusalem Post (the same outlet that published the story about Bush planning to bomb Iran before he leaves office), Al Jazeera, Voice of America, and --okay--Firedoglake--who's also asking what the fuck?

What the fuck indeed.


Sorghum Crow said...

It flew by my radar last week(?). I think I saw it on in the drum beat. It's crazy.

dguzman said...

Wow, Crow, you were on the bloggy while I was putting the finishing touches on this! It's fucking insane, isn't it? As the people at Firedoglake point out, BushCo and his mainstream propaganda media are claiming that IRAN is the biggest threat to national security since the Soviet Union because of their civilian nuclear facilities, yet Bush wants to help the Saudis--who actually funded the 9/11 terrorists--develop the same kind of nuclear program? Is anyone in the MSM even going to mention this shit?

Fran said...

Holy crap.

For the record, Haaretz is the more "liberal" press in Israel, where there are two English language dailies.

Liberal meaning, can be and often is critical of Israeli government. That does not mean they are so far to the left, but they are critical.

The J-Post is the party line.

If Haaretz got it from Reuters it is legit.

Shit. What shit.

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Distributorcap said...

your troll was a fun comment!

i read this on one of the big blogs -- of course the media is STILL more concerned about David Cook and "what does hillary want" than anything as piddly as selling nuclear technology to Saudia Arabia

i hope bush falls in a vat of plutonium

dguzman said...

Fran--thanks for the info--I didn't know any of that.

Anon--WHAT. THE. FUCK. As hilariously insane as your comment is, I just can't leave such anti-Semitic bullshit up on my site. I refuse to give you a forum.

DCap--boy, that Anon is a fucking nutjob. And yes, once again the American MSM fails us. Assholes.

Matthew Hubbard said...

The story is too confusing. Officials tell us everything is okay. There are no bimbos without underwear.

This story has all the elements of... not a story we cover!

Yay! Rest of the day off.

Your pals in the media

vikkitikkitavi said...

I know. I know. I know. I know.

His term cannot end fast enough.

Unknown said...

There is nothing like right wing math even for us late-comers.

dguzman said...

Matty Boy--it sure seems that way. And I just saw a headline in today's paper that read "Iran still trying to acquire nukes" despite the evidence to the contrary. Yet Saudi Arabia gets a pass. Grrr.

Vikki--too true!

Mathman--it's that fuzzy math!