Friday, February 15, 2008

With Friends Like These

Our wonderful allies the Saudis demonstrate the depth of their goodwill towards the UK.

Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday.

Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced “another 7/7″ and the loss of “British lives on British streets” if they pressed on with their inquiries and the Saudis carried out their threat to cut off intelligence.

And it came right from the top too-

Prince Bandar, the head of the Saudi national security council, and son of the crown prince, was alleged in court to be the man behind the threats to hold back information about suicide bombers and terrorists.

Predictably Tony "tough guy" Blair caved to the threat and ordered the investigation to be halted. Never mind the British justice system or the fact that it was plain that Saudi Arabia was no true friend of the United Kingdom. What kind of ally threatens you with terrorist attacks over a criminal investigation?

Lord Justice Moses, hearing the civil case with Mr Justice Sullivan, said the government appeared to have “rolled over” after the threats. He said one possible view was that it was “just as if a gun had been held to the head” of the government.

And now the world knows that the British government will cave to threats of terrorism. And with no thought of justice or the law. Makes you wonder what else the Saudi government has been allowed to get away with or threatened us with, doesn't it?

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