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Written by: Diana West
Friday, February 15, 2008 7:18 AM 

Robert Spencer wonders why this story isn't front-page news everywhere.

Here's the gist of it:

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.

The word "outrageous" is inadequate to describe such foul blackmail.

Now, some details:

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.

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. He faces accusations that he himself took more than £1bn in secret payments from the arms company BAE.

He was accused in yesterday's high court hearings of flying to London in December 2006 and uttering threats which made the prime minister, Tony Blair, force an end to the Serious Fraud Office investigation into bribery allegations involving Bandar and his family.

That the British prime minister acquiesced to Saudi blackmail is the worst offense here. That the Saudi thug would threaten Britain with terrorism to save his pampered skin is a little shocking, perhaps; but not out of character. That Tony Blair would do his "royal" bidding is not just an epic disgrace but tragic confirmation of the vassal-like state Great Britain has been reduced to. Imagine if Blair had instead publicly exposed and denounced this heinous threat and redoubled the efforts of his fraud squad. Oh, but that would herald a clash of civilizations!! Better than civilizational extinguishment, no?         



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