Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why kill Saddam Hussein, but not King Abdullah?

Saddam was killed for being "brutal dictator" yes?

Saddam did not allow political freedom

BUT he did allow

-social freedom

-religious freedom

-economic freedom

And USA kills him

King Abdullah from Saudi Arabia is also "brutal dictator"

He does not allow political freedom

ALSO

he does not allow

-social freedom

-religious freedom

and he only allows economic freedom

So who is worse of a dictator? Hussein or Abdullah? What message do you think it send to kill Saddam who was secular, but not to kill Abdullah who religiously and socially control the people?

Update:

Saudi Arabia is the most westernized in the middle east??? Wow, obviously you never have been there.

Most Liberal ME countries

1. Lebanon

2. Egypt

3. Israel

4. Syria

5. Jordan

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22. Saudi Arabia

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Abdullah gives us oil, Iraq is centrally located and an easily conquered ally in comparison to Arabia

    it's all about American power, if we cared about freedom we'd be in Africa. That's just propaganda, who would support an American grab for power? Yet it's important for future stability, however brutal our wars are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because Bush and Abdullah are good friends.

    Also, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia. If the US invaded Saudi Arabia it would be full scale holy war, not just terrorism like it is now.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Saudi Arabia cooperated with the US, Saddam didn't. Because the Saudi Royal family is not funding terrorists, Saddam was.

    Because Saudi Arabia's government has proven itself to be an ally.

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  • 4 years ago

    King Abullah did some crimes in past and is doing some another but past: 1-Saudi Arabia support suicide attacker to kill Shiite Muslims and it is proved,research about it. 2-Saudi Arabia oppress Shiite people in Arabia and it is against the humanity 3-Saudi Arabia consider women as a beast and slave 4-Saudi Arabia is puppet of USA and Arabians people are oppressed and killed and tortured. 5-Saudi Arabia isn't really this and all the crimes of them are concealed because it is supporter of Israel(MURDERER) and friend of united satans of america

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Abdullah, but the Federal Reserve used Bush to paint a false portrayal of Iraq. It was bad, but not NEAR as bad as portrayed. They did this for cheap oil prices. They are doing the same with Obama in Afghanistan but for opium/poppy trade. The American people are a gullible people and they will believe anything, both the libbies and the cons.

    Source(s): Independent American
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The US had no say so in the matter of Saddam's execution. It was all the decision of the Iraqis.

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  • 1 decade ago

    King Abdullah is not a brutal dictator, I have been to Saudi...have you? Saudi Arabia is a constant friend to the U.S. ....not to mention the most westernized of any middle eastern country.

    I believe your view is slanted by your home location. No offense to Lebanon, but their ideals are not very diverse.

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  • D C
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Drill baby Drill

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  • iceman
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You may want to read the book "House of Bush, House of Saud" by Craig Unger, I believe you'll find the answer,

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  • Near
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There was something about Saddam committing violations of international law. thre was also the gassing of the Kurds.

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