why are american presidents holding hands and bowing to saudis?

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    A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months' prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school.

    A court ordered the girl to be flogged in front of her classmates following an assault on the school principal, according to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan.


    After the assault she was discovered to have concealed a mobile phone, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning the use of camera-equipped phones in girls' schools.

    Al-Watan said a court in the northeastern Gulf port of Jubail had sentenced the girl to 90 lashes inside her school, followed by two months' detention.

    The punishment is harsher than tha dished out to some robbers and looters.

    Saudi Arabia, a leading US ally in the Middle East, is an absolute monarchy controlled by the Al-Saud ruling tribe, and lacks any legal code.



    Read more: Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes after she took a mobile phone to school | Mail Online



    arent the saudi's the most militant of the muslims with harsh religious courts etc...yet we call them allies...something aint right here.
     
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    oil.
     
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    way to ruin a thread there ang....yea oil...
     
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    She assulted the school Principal.

    The cell phone offence was secondary.

    Too bad we can't discipline bad kids in our schools the same way.
     
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    Thanks for posting the article and calling it to our attention, Bones.
     
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    Sorry Bones, but your thread title ask a question and she gave the correct answer. :eusa_angel:
     
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    What other reason would we be kow-towing to the Saudi Princes?
     
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    Certainly not for their record on human rights.
     
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    Maybe we should just invade them, take the oil, and give them democracy in return.


    Seems like a fair trade to me.
     
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    She will never bring her phone to school again.

    And like Ang said, it is because of oil and the fact Saudi is very "involved" in the US.
     

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