April 30, 2003
In a move I didn't expect (since I know everything the government has in mind ;), the Pentagon is pulling out all of the troops in Saudi Arabia. This was reported here in the NY TImes. No clear reason is given, though tensions inside Saudi Arabia both from the government and muslims who want the "infidels" out, probably had something to do with it. During the recent war, there were as many as 10,000 troops and reportedly they plan to keep only 400-500 there for training purposes.
Posted by charr at 8:50 AM
We have such a weird relationship with them. I don't know what to think about that anymore.
We should have pulled out of there along time ago. They hate us and we have no business being there whatsoever.
Well, it does make a convenient launching point for bombing their neighbors. Where would we have been in the last couple of gulf wars if we couldn't launch from Saudi? I assume they've got other plans for that now.
Qatar. They love the U.S.