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Saudi Arabia: The most barbaric regime on earth?


Honecker

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The western powers often preach about "human rights" and use it as a justification for liberal interventions and various wars. We saw how the west enthusiastically bombed Libya on grounds on liberal intervention to help over throw the Gaddaffi regime. But Gaddaffi was a saint in comparrison to the savages who rule Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an appalling theocracy with some of the worst human right abuses on earth. The Islamic Republic of Iran at least allow women to drive and walk the streets without a burkha where as in Saudi Arabia women can be thrown in jail for driving a vehicle.

So why does Saudi Arabia get a free pass when it comes to all these enthusiasts for "liberal intervention" and "human rights"? Is it so simple that Saudi Arabia is a loyal ally of the west who helps control global oil prices in partnerships with the US? Why is it that the regimes the west is helping to overthrow in the middle east are actually the most secular and progressive ones while the salafist savages in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are accomodated so willingly? Collaboration between the west and islamist funamentalists is nothing knew. We all remember how the west cosied up to Pakistan in the Cold war and armed the troglodytes in Afghanistan who fought against the People's Democractic Party of Afghanistan and their Soviet allies.

Here's an article I read today which angered me.

Saudi celebrity preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money' - Middle East - World - The Independent
 


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Have you never heard of "The British"? They've wiped races of the face of the earth, starved "their" own people, started wars, shot innocent civilians on civil rights marches, pioneered slavery of black and Irish, started the conflict in Palestine. The list is endless.
 

EoinMag

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Why?

Oil.
 

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Have you never heard of "The British"? They've wiped races of the face of the earth, starved "their" own people, started wars, shot innocent civilians on civil rights marches, pioneered slavery of black and Irish, started the conflict in Palestine. The list is endless.
Sh!t yeah! Let's invade!
 

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Have you never heard of "The British"? They've wiped races of the face of the earth, starved "their" own people, started wars, shot innocent civilians on civil rights marches, pioneered slavery of black and Irish, started the conflict in Palestine. The list is endless.
You'll be a great addition to the site
 

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Have you never heard of "The British"? They've wiped races of the face of the earth, starved "their" own people, started wars, shot innocent civilians on civil rights marches, pioneered slavery of black and Irish, started the conflict in Palestine. The list is endless.
Have you never heard of the barstool republican bore?
 

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The western powers often preach about "human rights" and use it as a justification for liberal interventions and various wars. We saw how the west enthusiastically bombed Libya on grounds on liberal intervention to help over throw the Gaddaffi regime. But Gaddaffi was a saint in comparrison to the savages who rule Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an appalling theocracy with some of the worst human right abuses on earth. The Islamic Republic of Iran at least allow women to drive and walk the streets without a burkha where as in Saudi Arabia women can be thrown in jail for driving a vehicle.

So why does Saudi Arabia get a free pass when it comes to all these enthusiasts for "liberal intervention" and "human rights"? Is it so simple that Saudi Arabia is a loyal ally of the west who helps control global oil prices in partnerships with the US? Why is it that the regimes the west is helping to overthrow in the middle east are actually the most secular and progressive ones while the salafist savages in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are accomodated so willingly? Collaboration between the west and islamist funamentalists is nothing knew. We all remember how the west cosied up to Pakistan in the Cold war and armed the troglodytes in Afghanistan who fought against the People's Democractic Party of Afghanistan and their Soviet allies.

Here's an article I read today which angered me.

Saudi celebrity preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money' - Middle East - World - The Independent
Funny no articles on all those that died in Stalin's gulags anger you though.
 

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Funny no articles on all those that died in Stalin's gulags anger you though.
I agree with you there but Saudi Arabia has been facilitating and co-operating with Zionist led atrocities throughout the M.E.
 

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So why does Saudi Arabia get a free pass when it comes to all these enthusiasts for "liberal intervention" and "human rights"? ]
It is simple. The US dollar is backed by Saudi oil. So long as America maintains military control of the middell east, with Saudi Arabia as the most important country, then the dollar will remain backed by oil.
 

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There was an interesting piece in Newsweek recently about the succession jockeying within the House of Saud, which predictably involves a group of septuagenarian men stitching things up in private:

With Prince Muqrin’s Appointment, Saudi Succession Crisis Looms

But here's the most extraordinary passage in the article:

Simmering just below the surface is a country perhaps increasingly ripe for revolution. Sixty percent of Saudis are 20 or younger, and most have no hope of a fulfilling job. Seventy percent of Saudis cannot afford to own a home; 40 percent live below the poverty line. The royals, 25,000 princes and princesses, own most of the valuable land and benefit from a system that gives each a stipend and some a fortune. Foreign labor makes the kingdom work; 19 million Saudi citizens share the Kingdom with 8.5 million guest workers. Since the start of the Arab spring, the king has spent $130 billion in new stipends and projects to try to buy off dissent.
40% of Saudi's living below the poverty line...and 25,000 princes and princesses being showered with money.

Piano wire + lampposts = Fingers crossed.
 

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Have you never heard of "The British"? They've wiped races of the face of the earth, starved "their" own people, started wars, shot innocent civilians on civil rights marches, pioneered slavery of black and Irish, started the conflict in Palestine. The list is endless.
The sicko count on here is rising by the day.
 

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But here's the most extraordinary passage in the article:

Simmering just below the surface is a country perhaps increasingly ripe for revolution. Sixty percent of Saudis are 20 or younger, and most have no hope of a fulfilling job. Seventy percent of Saudis cannot afford to own a home; 40 percent live below the poverty line. The royals, 25,000 princes and princesses, own most of the valuable land and benefit from a system that gives each a stipend and some a fortune. Foreign labor makes the kingdom work; 19 million Saudi citizens share the Kingdom with 8.5 million guest workers. Since the start of the Arab spring, the king has spent $130 billion in new stipends and projects to try to buy off dissent.
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That's not really a description of a country at all. Not unless you happen to be reading an Ursula le Guin or Philip K. Dick novel that is.

This shouldn't be still happening in in the 21st century.
 

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The western powers often preach about "human rights" and use it as a justification for liberal interventions and various wars. We saw how the west enthusiastically bombed Libya on grounds on liberal intervention to help over throw the Gaddaffi regime. But Gaddaffi was a saint in comparrison to the savages who rule Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an appalling theocracy with some of the worst human right abuses on earth. The Islamic Republic of Iran at least allow women to drive and walk the streets without a burkha where as in Saudi Arabia women can be thrown in jail for driving a vehicle.

So why does Saudi Arabia get a free pass when it comes to all these enthusiasts for "liberal intervention" and "human rights"? Is it so simple that Saudi Arabia is a loyal ally of the west who helps control global oil prices in partnerships with the US? Why is it that the regimes the west is helping to overthrow in the middle east are actually the most secular and progressive ones while the salafist savages in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are accomodated so willingly? Collaboration between the west and islamist funamentalists is nothing knew. We all remember how the west cosied up to Pakistan in the Cold war and armed the troglodytes in Afghanistan who fought against the People's Democractic Party of Afghanistan and their Soviet allies.

Here's an article I read today which angered me.

Saudi celebrity preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money' - Middle East - World - The Independent

The answer to your question is Yes.

I remember being in UCD at a time when opposition to the apartheid regime in South Africa was the main game in towm. I remember attending a meeting on South Africa and when I asked the so called anti apartheid activists why it was wrong to import Oranges from South Africa but fine to import oil from Saudi Arabia which oppressed women far more than the Afrikaaners oppressed the Blacks I was greeted with the usual...'well that's different, that's religion. To this day I cannot see how people accept the Tyranny that is Saudi Arabia. It is a vile hate filled kleptocracy. Those that support the rebels in Syria should really investigate who is funding them.
Do people HONESTLY think that if the rebels get power in Syria that bars will remain open and women will be free to dress as they please?
 

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Someone posted here recently that something like 60% of third level qualifications in the kingdom are in theology. When this place runs out if oil it will hopefully revert to being a desert with a few tribes farming sand and selling camels to each other around their rusting And crumbling cities.I fear that the transition will be painful.
 

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Enterprise Ireland sent out a trade delegation in 2011 looking for some of the Saudi loot. We'd not turn it away now. Morals generally get overlooked when theres lucre involved. Their main export seems to be wahhabism... and oil.
 

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Don't forget how Scottish beggars had to came over to Ireland to escape famines in Scotland in the 1600's.....had to fight against the crown they claim to be loyal to in 1690 been led by a gay Dutch mercenary supported by the Pope....cut down like turkeys by the German machines guns at the Somme......ethnically cleasened by the IRA in the border areas 1969 onwards. The list is endless.


No he's just a cenotaph hugger trying to be a comedian ..... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Mods, why has this clown not been banned?
 

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