Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Saudi Arabia, jewel of the Middle-East

Oppression! Religious zealotry! Multiple victimization by the state! Gotta love the Saudi system!

These are our closest allies in the region? Along with Musharraf's Pakistan? Oh, and Israel, our proxy and every Arab's friend. What a nightmare place to live, and the US is at least partially culpable for these systems staying in place.

Um, I have an idea: Let's get the hell out of the Middle-East entirely. That would require eliminating our additiction to oil. So let's do that, then let the Middle-East go ahead and destroy itself in whatever spectacular fashion they prefer. Or - hey, here's a thought! - leave them alone long enough so that the people living there realize that most of their problems are due to having religious-dictatorial governments. Maybe then they'd stop blaming the rest of the world for their problems and, y'know, actually change the system.

Just a thought.

Chris
Tags: politics, the human condition
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