Creating 'The Kingdom'

 
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(INDISTINCT RADIO TRANSMISSIONS)

NARRATOR 1:
After capturing

most of the Arabian Peninsula

with the help of

the Wahhabi Islamic warriors,

Ibn Saud establishes

the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

NARRATOR 2:
The Wahhabis

were fiercely anti-Western.

They want to

go back in time

to a pure Islam that wasn't

threatened by the West.

SAUDI RULER:
It was by chance

that we discovered oil.

We were looking for water.

NARRATOR 3:
Despite criticism

of foreign presence in the Kingdom,

the King allows commercial

oil production to begin.

FEMALE NARRATOR 1:

The result is the first union

between Saudi Arabia

and the United States.

NARRATOR 4:
To accommodate

the workforce

the first Western housing

compounds are created.

NEWSCASTER 1:
The strict Islamic laws

enforced outside of these walls

do not apply inside.

NEWSCASTER 2:
West and East

came together in Egypt

when President Roosevelt

and Ibn Saud, King of Arabia...

JAMES BAKER:
They want America

present there in the kingdom

because we are their security.

NARRATOR 5:
The Saudi elite became

notorious big spenders and lost credibility

and respect among

religious conservatives.

NARRATOR 6:
In response to the

U.S. Support of Israel in the Arab-Israeli War,

Wahhabi Muslims pressured

the Saudi monarchy to stop pumping oil.

NARRATOR 7:
Those who control

the flow of oil

hold the Western

world hostage.

FEMALE NARRATOR 2:

Prices quadruple.

NARRATOR 8:
Oil was

an American national security priority.

NARRATOR 9:
The embargo

redefined the balance of power

between the oil consumers

and oil producers.

REPORTER 1:
Iraq's battle-trained army

swept across Kuwait's borders at first light.

REPORTER 2:
As a Saudi national,

Osama bin Laden offered his services

to the Royals.

REPORTER 3:

He told them he could

bring his army

from Afghanistan

to repel the Iraqi invaders

from Kuwait.

NARRATOR 10:
But the Saudis

had a better offer.

A half-million troops

from the United States.

His offer rejected,

Osama took to the streets

and mosques to denounce the U.S. ,

the Royal Family

and their unholy alliance.

FEMALE REPORTER:

Osama bin Laden this week

again lashed out

at the Saudi Royal Family.

SAUDI OFFICIAL:
We were tracking

bin Laden since the early '90s.

We stripped him

of his citizenship.

(SIRENS WAILING)

MAN:
When it became clear

that 15 of the 19 were Saudis,

that was a disaster.

A total disaster.

Because bin Laden, at that moment,

had made, in the minds of Americans,

Saudi Arabia into an enemy.

We are with you to get to...

The perpetrators of

this cowardly attack.

How dare they say

they are Muslim!

NARRATOR 11:
This is a nation

where tradition and modernity

are in violent collision.

REPORTER 4:
The Al Qaeda is thought

to have been behind the bombing.

A team of F.B.I. Agents prepare

to investigate the attack in Saudi Arabia.

FEMALE NARRATOR 3: The latest

terrorist attacks showcase the great division

between the pro-U.S. Monarchy

and the extremist Wahhabi militants

within the kingdom.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO)

WOMAN:
Yeah, come on! Come on!

PLAYER 1:
Here we go.

MAN 1:
Let's go!

Here you go, man.

Hey, thanks.

(CHEERING)

PLAYER 1:
Yeah!

MAN 2:
Hey, guys, you might

want to move back!

MAN 3:
Is this what

you're looking at?

WOMAN:
Easy.

CROWD:
Out!

PLAYER 2:
Give it up!

Come on, move it!

We need a hit. Come on!

Here we go. No-hitter.

No-hitter.

Come on. Do your worst.

Hello. How are you today,

Sergeant?

Sun is shining.

Wind is blowing.

How bad can I be doing?

(MAN SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

KEVIN:
And this is the skateboard

that my Grandma Ruth gave to me.

This is my fish Jaws.

And he's a really neat fish.

And this is the day that my daddy says

is the happiest day of his life.

Can you tell us

about that day, Mr. Fleury?

Yeah. You guys want to hear it?

You want to hear the story?

(KIDS SHOUTING IN AGREEMENT)

Do you want to hear about that day?

Well, I'll tell you what.

This is December 4

and we were at the hospital all day

and most of the night.

And we was waiting on

this little man to come out.

And then all of a sudden the doctor

showed up and said, 'He's not coming out.'

(KIDS GASPING)

'We got to go in and get him.'

Like a search team, right?

So what she did was...

You sure I can

tell this story?

Yeah, go ahead.

So what happened was,

is they took a tiny little knife

then cut right underneath

the belly button,

and they opened her up

and then took her hands and stuck them

all the way in her belly and disappeared.

And she was in there just rustling

and rumbling and looking for something.

Then she started pulling and pulling

and pulling and pulling

and she was pulling,

and all of a sudden she stopped!

Then she looked at me and said,

'Mr. Fleury, are you ready

'to have your world rocked?'

And I said,

'Well, I guess so.'

And so she starts pulling and pulling

and all of a sudden a head popped out.

And I looked down and I said, 'Kevin!'

And then he looked back at me

and he said...

Daddy!

Daddy! Yeah.

And that was...

That was the happiest

day of my life.

GIRL:
Say that again!

(CHEERING)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(MEN CLAMORING)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SCREAMING)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

Roddy!

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SHOUTING)

Please do not panic,

everything okay.

Come. Follow me, please.

Come with me.

Come. Follow me, please.

Come with me.

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(EXPLOSION)

(BABY CRYING)

(CAR ALARM BEEPING)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

Fran?

Are you getting this yet?

Slow down. I'm at Kevin's school.

What's going on?

Riyadh. We got a lot of bodies

down here, Ronnie.

Hold on, I'm going outside.

I can't hear you. Where exactly?

The Al Rahmah Western

Housing Compound.

Oil company employees.

They hit the compound picnic.

How?

Broad f***ing daylight.

They blew up a goddamn

softball game, Ronnie.

I mean, kids and everything.

You understand?

When?

An hour ago.

Get them away from there!

An hour ago. One bomber.

Shooter crew for diversion.

(WOMAN SCREAMING)

Over there! Jesus Christ.

Fran, you okay?

(SHOUTING) Get them

on the far side.

Yeah, I'm fine. Listen to me, Ronnie.

You got to get out here.

Do you understand me?

You got to get out here.

Don't take no for an answer.

FLEURY:
All right, I hear you.

I hear you.

They're not gonna say no.

Good.

All right.

Hey. Look, Daddy's got to

go to work. All right?

We're gonna do ceramics.

We're gonna do what?

Ceramics?

Well, we'll do ceramics

when I get back, okay?

Who was that?

That was Uncle Fran.

Uncle Fran? What happened?

Some bad things happened.

A lot of bad people out there?

Yeah. But you are not one of them.

(CLAMORING)

(AMBULANCE SIRENS WAILING)

Hey, Rex?

How old were you

when your hat was that small?

(SIGHS)

Come on, buddy.

You got to get up.

We got work to do.

Well, we got to clear out this perimeter.

We got to...

I got...

We got to preserve

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