Frontline : The Saudi Time Bomb (2001)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Examining what producer Martin Smith terms the U.S.'s "fragile alliance" with the Saudi government, which bankrolls "an intolerant, anti-Western brand of Islam." The reason for the U.S. government's "blind eye," Smith adds, is simple: "We depend on them for oil and arms purchases." Included: visits to religious schools in Pakistan funded by Saudis. Interviewed: former secretary of state James Baker; former U.S. ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke; and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia's long-time ambassador to the U.S.



September 11th, alliance, fundamentalism, kingdom, monarch, oil, Saudi-Arabia, suspicion, terrorism, war-on-terrorism