Over the summer, the White House furiously denied a stray comment made by NASA administrator Charles Bolden that Obama had charged him with finding “a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”
Today, Bolden made them feel better by giving the caretakers of Meeca and Medina access to advanced U.S. space technology.
This morning the Dubai-based Gulf News reported, “The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed two agreements with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…for extended scientific cooperation and exchange of research.” According to the GN, “Bolden said President Barack Obama is keen on Nasa’s increased international cooperation.”
The report details Saudi Arabia’s history of satellite launches and hints the cooperation may have another motivation: Gulf News reported that Obama had been “monitoring and photographing climatic changes occurring around the world.” Satellites can be invaluable for communications, photography, surveillance, radar, or jamming an enemy’s communications. No telling which use Riyadh wishes make of them. Obama may have played useful idiot to advance his globalist environmental agenda.
Although the Saudi space program is moving into high orbit, the domestic undertaking is idling down. Last week, the House passed Obama’s NASA agenda, effectively ending our commitment to return to the moon. His alternative — to end the Constellation program, land on an asteroid, and privatize space travel — has met with opposition from Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Today’s negotiations with the Saudis were not the only set taking place in the world’s oil capital. The Saudis had a meeting with international companies to build nuclear reactors, allegedly “to meet electricity demand.” Luckily, no one has ever been suckered by that ploy.
It seems with one stroke, Obama has advanced both the administration’s foremost goals.
(Incidentally, how long will it be until Mel Brooks updates this sketch?)