. . . Wednesday June 16, 2004

The Farce of the Middle East, Our Policies and the Evil Doers

Oh, sure. Our great allies in Saudi Arabia. Our war on terror in which the royal family is our great supporter and totally onboard. The hand-holding, good friend hogwash and the smooth stylings of Prince Bandar and the band of thugs and liars whose false messages he delivers to the highest reaches of American government.

What do these pigs tell their own people about the rise of the extreme militants who they helped to create? The killers who they nurtured with their backwards policies and oppressive hierarchy?

Take a look at what Crown Prince Abdullah tells his own people about the recent attacks in Saudi Arabia (and by extension, every other thing that has ever gone wrong anywhere, anytime):

“Zionism is behind it. It has become clear now. It has become clear to us. I don’t say, I mean … It is not 100 percent, but 95 percent that the Zionist hands are behind what happened.”

You think this royal clown is our ally in the war on terror?

These lies, the separation between the fattened, rich, royals living their Studio 54 lives while encouraging the psychological crushing of their citizens in the name of an extreme and insane set of distorted religious beliefs that they themselves don’t even begin to take seriously or abide by, the rampant and ridiculous anti-semitism, the duplicity, the wanton self-interest, the terrible leadership, the pathetic and illogical and sociopathic scapegoating; make no mistake about it: This is the stuff of terror. These lies are the weapons that pose the threat and we don’t need to search for them. They’ve been pumping them out by the barrelfull for decades. These are the distortions and the failures that keep an entire culture on its knees and a key reason why the U.S. has had to be on its toes at borders and airports and public gatherings.

Of course our policies and communal thirst for oil led us to look the other way for so long. But didn’t 9-11 change everything? Aren’t we all about liberty, freedom and democracy in the region?

I thought we were supposed to believe it was all so simple now. A matter a black and white with no room for doubt in this righteous effort. No room for nuance or weakness.

Maybe it’s time for a little pre-emptive reality check.

If we sit by and pretend that these guys are not at the heart of the problem in this region (and since 9-11, in our region), then the rest of the so called war on terror is a lie on the magnitude only Crown Prince Abdullah could truly appreciate.

Concentration is important!