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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Friday, November 29, 2013

THE SAUDI CONNECTION



Saudi Arabia wants to buy $20 billion worth of war ships from the US and Bath Iron Works in Maine is at the top of the list to build some or all of them.

Are we getting so desperate in the US that we now build ships for totalitarian monarchies whose idea of justice is to chop off heads and hands of the accused?  Can you see the firestorm of protest and controversy that will ensue if this deal goes through?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually no--I cant see the "firestorm of protest". Many Americans are only outraged when their government tells them to be. The Saudi regime is far more repressive than Hussein's government was in Iraq--but Americans were outraged with Iraq because the government said so. First they said: "We have to invade because Iraq is responsible for 9/11." When that was proven to be a lie, they said: "We have to invade because Iraq has unspecified weapons of mass destruction." When that was proven to be a lie, they said: "We have to invade in order to bring democracy, because Hussein is a really bad guy." (And just forget that the CIA engineered his rise to power in the first place). They could not say they bombed Iraq because the nation no longer wanted to accept US currency in trade for its oil. The US and Britain blockaded Iran and overthrew the government there in the 50's for similar reasons; control of the oil. Who would use 9/11 as a bogus excuse to bomb a foreign country? Only the real perpetrators. The loyalty of government administrators lies with the corporations they covertly profit from, and the American people just go along with whatever they are told. Americans will not be told to get upset about this because the criminals who control the government are business partners with the Saudis. The British helped the Saudi royal family consolidate its hold on power; they are both just one big international crime syndicate and the 'powers that be' want puppet dictatorships that will play ball.

12/9/13, 8:02 AM  

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