The Saudi Connection

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Caryle Murphy correspondent for GlobalPost, The Christian Science Monitor and author of Passion for Islam: Shaping the Modern Middle East: The Egyptian Experience, talks about Saudi Arabia's role in the unrest in the Middle Eastern protests, as Saudi troops are in Bahrain and Libya.


Caryle Murphy

Comments [11]

john from office

Cannot wait till we are self reliant in energy and can leave these third worlf freakshows to die alone.

Apr. 06 2011 11:33 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Good comeback, gary. :) LoL.

Apr. 06 2011 11:32 AM
RLewis from the bowery

Who ever thought Egypt was made up of liberals??? Their population is about as conservative as it gets. Thanks for another straw man. worthless.

Apr. 06 2011 11:31 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

To gary

Good comeback : ) Lol.

Apr. 06 2011 11:30 AM
gary from queens


Instead of "Brian Lehrer Liberals", how about "NPR Brotherhood". But since "profits" are evil, I suppose the taxpayers would have to foot the bill.

Apr. 06 2011 11:29 AM
Edward from NJ

@Gary, is ""Brian Lehrer liberals" trademarked? 'Cause I'm thinking t-shirt!

Apr. 06 2011 11:20 AM
gary from queens

Dear RLewis,

It WOULD have been helpful had you and other readers of this blog read my posts by McCarthy and others---during the protests against mubarak----and had accepted their proofs that Egypt was not made up of liberal democrats!

Sometimes Conservatives are correct, and "neocons" on the right and left are wrong.

Apr. 06 2011 11:19 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

We tied the fate of the US economy to the fate of the House of Saud back in 1944, when FDR agreed that the US would be the protector of the House of Saud in exchange for US oil company dominance in the peninsula, and relatively cheap oil. Suburbia was build on cheap oil. As the House of Saud goes so goes suburban America. Iran is just waiting to take over Mecca, and double oil prices to bring America to its knees before it.

Apr. 06 2011 11:14 AM
Edward from NJ

I didn't read Gary's link.

Apr. 06 2011 11:10 AM
RLewis from the bowery

Hey Gary, thanks for the straw men. what, you think we're new at this? that was no help at all.

Apr. 06 2011 11:05 AM
gary from queens

BEFORE discussing Saudi influence in Egypt, this blog should first acknowledge its past errors on the Egyptian revolt:

1. "Brian Lehrer liberals", as I call them, were wrong about Mohammed El Baradei being a "moderate" Muslim. (Unless being in support of a Shariah state and the erradication of Israel is considered "moderate" today.)

2. "Brian Lehrer liberals" were also wrong in claiming that the majority

of the Egyptian protesters were the “largely secular,” “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore Obama was justified in demanding the resignation of Mubarak—the anti-terrorist pro-American dictator who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years even though Egyptians had killed his predecessor for agreeing to that peace.


Baradei’s Promise to Declare War on Israel
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By Andrew C. McCarthy

Apr. 06 2011 10:59 AM

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