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#1 Posted on 7.9.04 0523.11
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So has anybody else been hearing these, "We Saudi's are not responsible for 9-11. We're friends with the US, honestly!" commercials on the radio? I just heard them yesterday while I was at work. It was very odd.

I'll see if I can dig up a transcript when I get home tonight.

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#2 Posted on 7.9.04 0710.41
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For what its worth, here's a BBC report on them.

http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/2/low/americas/3575016.stm

Personally I don't know if they'll do much good. Its pretty much entrenched in peoples minds that 9/11 was committed by al Qaeda rather than by Saudi Arabia itself. Heck there's probably plenty folks out there who think Iraq was more responsible for the attack than the Saudi's.

I'd figure it would be better in some ways to keep quiet rather than force people to think about it too much. Leaves themselves a bit too open to "there's no smoke without fire" and "me thinks they doth protest too much" responses from the public.

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#3 Posted on 7.9.04 0745.55
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I have been hearing them for quite a while now. Can't say I blame them for running them. There is a strong undercurrent that says the Saudis may be partially responsible, and they want to remind people that, in their minds, they have not.
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#4 Posted on 7.9.04 1042.11
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Heard one on the radio (and a hilarious parody of one), but I have yet to hear a real, paid for running of one.

I can't think that they are going to make people think "Hmmm, those Saudi's ain't so bad!"

But hell, at least they are concerned enough about us being pissed off to try....
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#5 Posted on 7.9.04 1157.55
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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    Heard one on the radio (and a hilarious parody of one), but I have yet to hear a real, paid for running of one.

    I can't think that they are going to make people think "Hmmm, those Saudi's ain't so bad!"

    But hell, at least they are concerned enough about us being pissed off to try....


They need us. They run the risk of losing out to the lunatics if they aren't careful. The heads of the House of S'aud could be rolling around the desert if they aren't careful.

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