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Does it seem bizarre to anyone else that US officials had no knowledge?

 

(Reuters) - Top U.S. defense and military officials were given no indication during recent visits to the Middle East that Saudi forces would deploy to Bahrain, the Pentagon said on Monday.

 

"We have communicated to all parties our concerns regarding actions that could be provocative or inflame sectarian tensions," Colonel Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

 

The Pentagon said neither Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who was in the region last week, nor Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had no prior knowledge of the deployment by close ally Saudi Arabia.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:04 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Maybe our "intelligance" isnt so intelligent after all!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:08 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Look what we have in the Whitehouse. Maybe they didn't want us to know.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:11 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • They SAID they didn't know


    Doesn't mean they didn't know....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:17 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • So. Either our government is bald-face lying to us OR they didn't know. Neither option is a good one.
    Mom2Just1Kiddo

    Answer by Mom2Just1Kiddo at 12:43 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Would it be logical to surmise that Saudi Arabia isn't our friend anymore either?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:59 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Would it be logical to surmise that Saudi Arabia isn't our friend anymore


     If nothing else, It does leave one to pause and question as bizarre

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:26 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Obama appointees appear to be selected for two reasons: their ideology meshes with Obama's Marxist philosophy or they are so intellectually weak that they can be blindly led to spout the Obama party philosophy because, at their core, they have none of their own. Neither bodes well for our present and future security. The main area of Federal responsibility is our protection from enemies foreign and domestic...good luck with that until we elect a conservative adult to the Presidency.
    annabarred

    Answer by annabarred at 1:30 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • well grly, between clueless clapper and obama golfing all weekend I would say it's par for this shitty administration. I understand Obama is going to be out of touch again today
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:32 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Oh look, Megan Kelly is addressing the issue now, I must be psychic today!!
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:34 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Lovely.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:49 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

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