posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 04:10 PM
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
Where is our First Lady on this? Our Secretary of State? Our UN Ambassador? While Saudi Arabia will entertain their own business, as Honor just
noted, how can we (the Federal Government) remain silent on this with the continuing "ally" nonsense.
This is like me being friends with a person who beats his spouse while advocating against domestic violence.
PS: Do not see my mention of those three positions to indicate a political slant or spin on the story. They three just happen to be all women with a
lot of influence.
edit on 23-11-2012 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)
Treading carefully in a house of glass. Thats where she is on the issue.
Its a bit also like why the US (and other western nations) support the exporter of the lowest most intolerant form of islam and overlooks the effect
that has on spreading the very extremism that the 'war on terror' is allegedly about fighting.
The mistake is in thinking morality has anything to do with anything (it doesn't). Or in looking for a consistently applied moral standard in how
great powers choose 'friends' and 'enemies' (there never has been).
In the end its simply the algebra of competing self interest. Only the unwashed masses think in terms of good/evil right/wrong and they can simply be
peddled any particular line as necessary to either stoke convenient outrage or distract from some inconvenient injustice.
Saudi will be protected and its foibles overlooked as long is its needed, both as a supplier of oil and a regional counterforce to Iran. When its no
longer useful it'll transition from 'historic ally' to 'oppressive non democratic regime' in no time at all.
When the transition occurs the vast majority will accept the new reality without question.