Saudi Arabia: A Retrograde Rentier Dictatorship and Global Terrorism

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 7:00 am

Saudi Arabia has all the vices and none of the virtues of an oil rich state like Venezuela. The country is governed by a family dictatorship which tolerates no opposition and severely punishes human rights advocates and political dissidents. Hundreds of billions in oil revenues are controlled by the royal despotism and fuel speculative investments the world over. The ruling elite relies on the purchase of Western arms and US military bases for protection. The wealth of productive nations is syphoned to enrich the conspicuous consumption of the Saudi ruling family. The ruling elite finances the most fanatical, retrograde, misogynist version of Islam, “Wahhabi” a sect of Sunni Islam.

 

MENA Mashup: AIPAC, Bibi, Karzai, and Syria

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Never underestimate the sheer might of AIPAC, Bibi, and the Neocons…!

Syria Mashup: Mercs, Mission Creep, and Putin

By: Friday September 6, 2013 2:25 pm

I still want to know exactly How this ‘limited airstrike’ is truly in our ‘National Interest’…? Or even what our Objective is…

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