Click on the title for a link to an article reporting the Saudi chief justice has been inciting young Saudis to cross the border into Iraq and fight the infidel invaders. Which leads us to a form of the old cliche, with friends like the Saudis, who needs enemies?
Now, it is important to understand the current state of affairs in the kingdom. Much has been said about the fact that if a true election were to be held between Osama Bin Laden and the King, Bin Laden would win in a major landslide. That's not just rhetoric, it's true. With top government officials in the jihad camp, it really makes me nervous that a regime change is becoming more and more imminent. And it won't be for the better.
Can you imagine what would happen to the world economy, if the jihadist sympathizing faction was completely in charge of Saudi oil? Who is to say that isn't already happening? I mean, look at the evidence that we keep uncovering about officials and even members of the royal family actively supporting groups with ties to terrorists. It really doesn't seem like the Royal family has a lot control over what takes place, even within the family.
All of you who criticized the war in Iraq, take a good look. This is part of the reason we are having a difficult time with insurgents. High ranking Saudi sympathizers are whipping the jihadist elements into a holy war frenzy. At some point though, it will back fire on them. In the not too distant future, the monarchy may be obsolete and wahabi cleric rule will be instituted. Then, watch for an oil embargo with the US that will make the 1973 one look like a sandbox spat. And then won't you be glad that we can have an alternative to Saudi oil, in Iraq?