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clockwork
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posted 11 February 2003 01:21 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 — Saudi Arabia's leaders have made far-reaching decisions to prepare for an era of military disengagement from the United States, to enact what Saudi officials call the first significant democratic reforms at home, and to rein in the conservative clergy that has shared power in the kingdom.

Saudis Plan to End U.S. Presence


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Briguy
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posted 11 February 2003 10:06 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Saudi Arabia's leaders have made far-reaching decisions to prepare for an era of military disengagement from the United States, to enact what Saudi officials call the first significant democratic reforms at home

Nice idea. And as we know, you need to disengage from the US before you can truly democratize your nation. But what makes the Saud think that the US will let this happen? They have far too much oil to allow self-determination.


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