Patrolling with the enemy
Posted by aogThursday, 29 July 2004 at 17:27 TrackBack Ping URL

Orrin Judd provided me with this note

With American support, Saudi Arabia is taking the lead in trying to form a Muslim security force to help Iraq overcome its 15-month-old insurgency, U.S. and Saudi officials said Wednesday.

The difficult thing to see here is why the USA considers this a good idea. It’s well known that Saudi security has been heavily penetrated by the Caliphascists (if that’s even the right word and the directors aren’t Caliphascists themselves). If such a force is deployed in Iraq, how plausible is it that it will not be heavily infiltrated as well? I would think that such a deployment would be a windfall for the Iraqi insurgents. I suppose we have to pretend it’s a good idea to placate the Saudi Entity until it’s time to take them down, but I hope we’re not dumb enough to trust them with anything important.

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John Weidner Saturday, 31 July 2004 at 22:30

I imagine it’s mostly just fluff and window-dressing, plus the propaganda advantage of having them appear to be on our side. We can paint things with a fresh coat of meccamedina.

And who knows, maybe our spooks will catch the bad ones out when they try to help their comperes…

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 31 July 2004 at 23:57

I suspect that what will happen iks (has been mentioned elsewhere) that since it’s not up to the USA nor the Saudi Entity, but the Iraqi government and that the Saudis are not overly popular in Iraq that the offer (if it ever gets specific) will be rejected by the Iraqis. Like Israel, the Iraqis have little left to lose in terms of friendliness with the other Arab and Islami regimes in the region.

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