Nothing Exposes Hypocrisy of US Foreign Policy Quite Like Saudi Arabia
Here we go again! Has anyone else noticed the soft spot the Bipartisan DC Elite has in its heart for Saudi Arabia? We don’t just have a double standard when it comes to Saudi Arabia and the “regimes’ of other Middle East nations. We have a quadruple, double-secret, probation standard.
Over the past 15 years, using 9/11 and the War on Terror as the excuse, we have taken out Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and we’re working hard on Bashir al-Assad in Syria. Millions have been slaughtered and displaced in these conflicts. It’s spawned a global immigration crisis and our Bipartisan DC Elite continue to fund it, support it, and even cheer it on.
Then we come to the special case of Saudi Arabia. In recent days, we’ve seen the DC-Saudi dance once again. In the wake of the murder by Saudi officials in the Saudi consulate in Turkey (regardless of the ridiculous cover up proffered by the Saudi government), US officials have tepidly condemned the event. Everyone from President Trump on down has basically said, “Hey, that’s really bad. You shouldn’t do things like that. Bad Saudi.” Yet, nothing has and nothing will happen.
Imagine how Bipartisan DC Elite and their PR department (aka the mainstream press) would have gone after Hussein, Gaddafi, or Assad for such an action. They’d be calling for sanctions and bombing and regime change. Not with Saudi Arabia.
But why? Well, the easy answer is oil. The harder answer and the one so many avoid is that the US is basically carrying out Israeli foreign policy in the Middle East. If Israel wants you “regime changed” you better watch out because the US is coming for you. If Israel is OK with you, as it oddly is with Saudi Arabia. then nothing will happen to you.
Oil and Israel are the two reasons others have been regime changed and Saudi Arabia continues unscathed.
So, when our Bipartisan DC Elite and the MSM cry human rights abuses as their excuse for the next war, someone ought to have the guts to stand up and ask, “What about Saudi Arabia?”
Let’s just do a brief recounting of Saudi Arabia deeds of friendship over the past two decades.
First SA is the acknowledged birthplace of Al Qaeda (accepting for the moment that AQ is who we’re told. That’s a different post) and the Wahabi extremism that spawned it.
Fifteen of the 19 supposed hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi.
The supposed mastermind of the attack was a Saudi.
After 9/11 142 Saudis (many members of the Bin Laden family) were allowed to leave the United States before normal flights resumed following the attack.
President George W. Bush continued to hob-knob with Saudi royalty after the attacks while nations who had no involvement in the attack were lined up for “regime change.”
The 9/11 report pretty much white-washed official Saudi involvement. Even 15 years later the Bipartisan DC Elite, led by President Obama and leading congressional Democrats and Republicans, fought releasing 28 classified pages about Saudi involvement in 9/11.
Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that Saudi Arabia was willing to fully fund regime change in Syria in making his case for intervention in Syria.
Saudi Arabia has done far worse in Yemen while the Bipartisan DC Elite has continued to sell them massive amounts of arms and provided logistical support for the slaughter. Even the UN has called it the worse humanitarian crisis in the world but no Nikki Haley scoldings in the Security Council for Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has consistently been among the world’s biggest arms buyers since 2000 and much of those sales have gone to The United States - the world’s biggest arms dealer.
When Rand Paul suggested we should stop funding, supporting, and arming the Saudis in their war in Yemen, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked what that would mean for US jobs with defense contractors.
We don’t even need to get into the massive Saudi donations to The Clinton Foundation and supposed business dealings with Trump. Images paint the best picture of how our leaders have continued to kiss up to this rogue state - far worse than Iran, Iraq, Syria, or Libya.
Why? Why? Why? We could go into the documented historical fact that the Saudi Royal Family never was and never will be anything except an Arab face for western oil interests. We could talk about the fact that the countries the US has picked off in recent decades have all been along a proposed Saudi oil pipeline that would feed Europe. This, not their undying love for Assad, is why Putin and Russia have drawn a line in the sand in Syria. They are protecting their pipeline revenues to Europe.
The bottom line is when you hear our Bipartisan DC Elite and the MSM giving you another sob story about why another regime needs to be changed for humanitarian reasons, just ask them, “What the hell about Saudi Arabia?”
Your question is guaranteed to produce instant mutes. How long will the American people tolerate this ridiculous blindspot? I’m not saying we should attack Saudi Arabia. I do think we should stop attacking other nations who are Saudi and Israeli targets. Let’s just stop funding, supporting, and playing this ridiculous game of pretend with them.
Eyes open, my friends.