They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Iraq blasts Saudi 'Bedouin riding a camel'

reutersalertnet:Iraq's interior minister lashed out on Sunday at a Saudi minister who voiced worries about growing Iranian influence and Shi'ite power, saying Iraq would not be lectured by "some Bedouin riding a camel".

Prince Saud al-Faisal, foreign minister of Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, made his remarks nearly two weeks ago during a visit to Washington.

"We will not allow anyone to interfere in our internal issues, regardless of their political status," Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabor, a member of the Shi'ite Islamist SCIRI party, retorted during a news conference in Amman.

"We are Iraqis and we are responsible for solving our problems, we will not allow anyone to interfere," he said. [db: erm, you are occupied my friend]

"This Iraq is the cradle of civilisation that taught humanity reading and writing, and some Bedouin riding a camel wants to teach us. This talk is totally rejected."

He proceeded to take a swipe at the Saudi monarchy, saying:

"There are regimes that are dictatorships; they have one god, he is the king, he is God of heaven and earth, and he rules as he likes. A whole country is named after a family. If we open these topics without inhibitions, it is neither to our benefit nor to theirs." Read more

db: Could there possibly be a connection between this outburst and the other statement from Bayan Jabor where he claims to have found a letter from Abu Azzam [top Zaqawi lieutenant, No 2, king-pin etc] requesting that Z send a bunch of their guys back to where they came from to wage holy war? Maybe he is trying to worry his Saudi friends.