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  •  are you sure that's not the flag of hamas? (none)
    i'm also interested in knowing if there were any protests about this actually in saudi arabia.  i just saw the new ambassador of saudi arabia to the us on late edition.  he said that they don't have those riots as other countries do.  other than the fact that i shouldn't be taking him or wolf at their words, i didn't see any protesting in saudi arabia.  blitzer did show some saudi comics though from a major newspaper attacking the jews.  one with a jewish guy drinking blood and many skulls on both sides.  back in 2001 or 2002, i remember a news report of a tv add or teachings to school children in saudi arabia against the jews.  too  bad i didn't have a record button.

    Regardless of Danish provocateurs (ex. Lars Von Trier), earth to Muslims, Denmark is *** NOT *** an islamic republic!

    by lostinbrasil on Sun Feb 05, 2006 at 10:43:04 AM PST

    •  I'm sure (4.00)
      There are many green Islamic flags which look similar, as they have the same writing.  It is the creed of the Islamic faith.

      The Saudi flag is distinguishable because it has the white sword at the bottom.

      Hamas logo is here.

      Pax

      Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

      by Soj on Sun Feb 05, 2006 at 10:47:48 AM PST

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    •  It has the sword below the writing (4.00)
      It is the Saudi Arabian flag.

      The Hamas flag is similar but without the sword.

      Saudi Arabia

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      by Shockwave on Sun Feb 05, 2006 at 10:52:20 AM PST

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    •  The Saudi flag... (none)
      ...is quite generic.  The background is green.  The only other obvious choice of color would be black.  It has the shahada (Arabic for "There is no god except Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah") written on it.  Then there's the sword.  The sword is really the only thing that allows it to be uniquely identified as the Saudi flag.
    •  Another Saudi Flag (4.00)
      This one right next to the Cedars of Lebanon. Probably people that were calling for foreign influence to leave last week.

      The Hajj is not the only thing the Saudi government has on its mind. About a month ago, the Saudi government tried to broker a deal in Lebanon between all the factions. Cheney would have none of it. He went to Egypt (who was working with the Saudis) and then to Riyadh, to tell the Saudis and Egyptians to back off. King Abdullah was mad, and went first to China, then to India (want oil? we may be angering our old supplier here real soon!)

      Another thing in this equation is that Shi'ites, such as General Secretary Nasrallah of Hizballah, are spewing this out as well. I thought from day one this was not about the cartoons, but a movement. The governments would not allow this to happen if not. Where I got the above picture also showed massive protests in Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Bahrain, Damascus, joint Sunni-Shi'ite demonstrations in Iraq, and Palestinians.

      This was a message.

      •  Cheney the destroyer (none)
        Whenever Cheney leaves the bunker, watch out.  Before the Iraq invasion Cheney made the rounds in middle east.

        What was Cheney's objection to the Saudi deal in Lebanon? They don't want Muslim-brokered peace. They want the neocon crusade to continue.

        Soon Cheney's spokesman, Bush, will be blaming the Saudis for our oil addiction.

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