Doug's Darkworld

War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

Saudi Arabia Rules the World

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President Bush meets with Saudi Crown Prince Abdallah

Ah, those wild and crazy Saudis. Several recent comments and news items inspired me to scan the news for further fascinating Saudi tidbits. Interesting reading, for being possibly one of the most politically backward and repressive nations in the world, they get surprisingly good press. And even more surprisingly, good treatment by western governments. I suppose having the world’s greatest proven oil reserves gives one certain privileges. Still, having oil reserves didn’t save Saddam Hussein, probably because he wanted all that oil money reinvested in the Middle East instead of Swiss Bank accounts.

For example a man was recently publicly beheaded with a sword, standard justice in Saudi Arabia. Public hangings in Iran are frequently touted as “proof” of how barbaric the Iranians are, yet dozens of public be-headings annually are no big deal in Saudi Arabia? As I said, Saudi Arabia gets surprisingly good press.

There is a scandal going on now in Britain where Saudi Arabia is threatening “sanctions” against the UK unless they drop an investigation into illegal practices involving a Saudi arms deal. (Thanks to Mike for bringing this to my attention.) The Saudis are claiming that the deal they made was secret and that the British government has no right to investigate it. If I understand this correctly, the Saudi’s are saying that they have the right to break the law as long as the details are kept secret? Certainly shows the Saudi government doesn’t hold the western legal system in much stead, understandable I guess. In Saudi Arabia the ruling family is above the law for all practical purposes.

In a lovely complement to my recent blog about Saudi Arabia and the Colorado Justice system, nine women have escaped from Saudi Arabia and recounted being kept as slave labour and being sexually abused. I don’t see any indication that the people responsible for holding them in captivity are even being looked into, let alone charged with anything. Apparently keeping foreign women as slaves is no big deal in Saudi Arabia. I guess this explains why the Saudi Royal family had such trouble understanding why a Saudi in the US was locked up for doing the exact same thing. Jesus wept.

Then of course there’s all the strange goings on around 9-11. Osama is from a wealthy Saudi family, most of the hijackers are Saudis, yet in the days after 9-11 when all flights in the USA were cancelled, the Bush administration made special provision to fly 140 Saudis out of the country, including members of Osama’s family? This is disturbing beyond words; I’m not a big fan of 911 conspiracy theories, but this is awfully hard to explain. The worst crime in American history is perpetrated, yet people who may very well have had information on how the 9-11 attacks were financed and arranged are immediately spirited out of the country? The Saudis may not rule the world, but they apparently rule the Bush Administration.

For some further random information and opinions on the seamier side of Saudi Arabia:

Sleeping with the Devil
Saudi Wealth Trumps Women’s Rights, Even in the U.S.
How Saudi Wealth Fueled Holy War

(The above image is claimed as Fair Use under U.S. copyright law. It is an historically important image, it is not being used for profit, and it is central to the subject of the post.)

Written by unitedcats

November 21, 2006 at 10:14 am

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  1. Common Sense[tm]

    I could write a long story here with rants and raves about Blair, Bush, Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etcetera, but as so often other people are much better at pointing out the obvious in a well though way than I am….

    Wh|te Russian's Llair

    November 21, 2006 at 4:43 pm

  2. Well…Sometimes it is about the oil. And democracy can take a backseat.

    Dmitri Marine

    November 22, 2006 at 1:27 am

  3. Till the oil runs out…

    :)

    -j

    Hope you’re well, Doug. Been out of the loop for a while.

    bereans

    November 22, 2006 at 7:12 am

  4. Hello,Doug — You’ve gained a fan! I’ve added you to my blogroll. I could spend all day here. I don’t know how you find the time to get all of this together!

    proggiemuslima

    November 23, 2006 at 8:47 am

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    December 15, 2006 at 1:04 am

  6. is all a family thing, the world is ruled by mafian families, you have to belong to a particular set inorder to be there…. Saddam died because off greed, he wouldnt share with bush, what both of their fathers, got in common, the GAZA… from kuwait. the saudi’s come in.. freemasons.

    Anonymous Writer

    April 1, 2008 at 5:17 pm

  7. I am working with Jeffrey Epstein, president of America’s Truth Forum (google it) on a project which involves collecting evidence on slavery in Saudi Arabia. We are especially seeking escaped slaves from Saudi Arabia, and want to present interviews with them to a select Congressional Committee. Any help you can give us would be very welcome. We are fighting alongside you, and thank you for your contribution.
    Yours sincerely, Eric Martin. 817-795-4648.

    Eric Martin

    April 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm

  8. well, how many Saudi women are in Iraq fighting? How many US women are in Iraq fighting?

    Leader of the free world? If there was a free world, it would be King of Saudi Arabia. Obama is a clown in a suit jacket.

    john

    May 4, 2009 at 12:02 pm

  9. well, how many Saudi women are in Iraq fighting? How many US women are in Iraq fighting?

    Leader of the free world? If there was a free world, it would be King of Saudi Arabia.

    Obama is a clown in a suit jacket.

    john

    May 4, 2009 at 12:03 pm

  10. Algebra is an Arabian word, do the math. The planet was conquered and IS owned by Saudi Arabian “royalty”!? All languages, all religions, all science etc was invented by them long ago and used to enslave the world. No one named Prince Osama Bin Laden has ever been nor will ever be shot by a US troop as they OWN the United States. They invented it and financed it. The false monetary system they created has kept it afloat until now which today witness the effect of them pulling back the financial strings. Whether Jews, Christians, so called mafia, Ancient Greeks doesn’t matter they are all the same just a misdirection, lies, a cover for who has long long ruled the world. “The Kingdom”.

    ray guzzone

    June 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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    Find Raymond Guzzone on WhitePages. There is 1 person named Raymond Guzzone in places like Arizona.

    Raymond Guzzone

    March 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm


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