Gingrich: Who funds Al Qaeda? You

Sleepwalking into a Nightmare
by Newt Gingrich

[...] And let's be honest: What's the primary source of money for al Qaeda? It's you, re-circulated through Saudi Arabia. Because we have no national energy strategy, when clearly if you really cared about liberating the United States from the Middle East and if you really cared about the survival of Israel, one of your highest goals would be to move to a hydrogen economy and to eliminate petroleum as a primary source of energy.

Now that's what a serious national strategy would look like, but that would require real change.

So then you look at Saudi Arabia. The fact that we tolerate a country saying no Christian and no Jew can go to Mecca, and we start with the presumption that that's true while they attack Israel for being a religious state is a sign of our timidity, our confusion, our cowardice that is stunning.

It's not complicated. We're inviting Saudi Arabia to come to Annapolis to talk about rights for Palestinians when nobody is saying, "Let's talk about rights for Christians and Jews in Saudi Arabia. Let's talk about rights for women in Saudi Arabia."

Abu Daoud says: wow, this article by Gingrich is chock-full (sp?) of useful information. I recommend a complete reading of it. Hat tip to what has become one of my favorite blogs about KSA (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Wahaudi.


Duffy said…
Respectfully, Gingrich is pandering to populist fantasies. There is no way to go to a hydrogen economy. Hydrogen is a net energy loser and unless or until there's some method of cheap production, we're stuck with oil.

Our only hope of weaning off of oil is go build nuclear plants in massive numbers very quickly. That ain't gonna happen either.
Abu Daoud said…
Good point, thanks.

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