posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 05:17 AM
Bad on one side does not make another innocent.
In many ways "Saudi" Arabia is a far worse theocracy than Iran, but the latter does everything it can to destabilize it (as well as destabilize
Israel). In a much smaller local scale (Middle East only), they remind me of the Hitler-Stalin regimes. We Westerners simply do not see that they are
so deeply in conflict that they are actually ready to go to war over this religious difference. It is every bit as bad as Protestant versus Catholic
was in 16th century Europe.
I find it less credible when people say the Arab Spring was "engineered" by Arabia. Makes no sense at all. Saudi Arabia is a violent theocracy,
quite racist by the way, uses torture freely and there is absolutely no freedom of religion. They fear any and all revolutions, any challenge of
authority. As the Arab Spring went on, they began to stockpile even more weapons. So this is the promoted 'ally" of the democracies of the West.
Arab revolutionaries might even start to question the single, assumed sole authority of the Saudi regime over Mecca and the entire peninsula. Or they
may want a shift from a medieval kingdom to a democracy. Horror to the Royal ears. But we do buy their oil... end of story, end of all and any
arguments against torture, for women's rights or religious freedom. Arabia is our darkest shadow indeed.
Ever wonder why they are called Saudi Arabia? Not just plain Arabia? Go and do your research.
What I do find credible is that they try to co-opt the Arab movements and plant people who would promote very rigid, orthodox Islamic faith, less
formally as in SA, based on their version of paranoid conspiracy theories. Sunni and Shiite alike can point out to their young that the West has
always been against non-Christian and nonwhite races. Which is unfortunately the historical truth to some extent.
Does that make their paranoid, nationalistic, medieval ideologies right? Not in my eyes.