Blinded By The Light

A great tune from Manfred Mann Earth Band (damn another rock reference…I’m da man!)

But in this case the light of which I speak is……… MONEY!

Saudi Arabia has lots of cash and with that they can demand lots of respect and attention…….recently a Saudi has been named the head of the UN Human Rights Organization……

Last week’s announcement that Saudi Arabia — easily one of the world’s most brutally repressive regimes — was chosen to head a U.N. Human Rights Council panel provoked indignation around the world. That reaction was triggered for obvious reasons. Not only has Saudi Arabia executed more than 100 people already this year, mostly by beheading (a rate of 1 execution every two days), and not only is it serially flogging dissidents, but it is reaching new levels of tyrannical depravity as it is about to behead and then crucify the 21-year-old son of a prominent regime critic, Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who was convicted at the age of 17 of engaging in demonstrations against the government.

Few see a problem after all Saudi is one of America’s fine friends, right?

How can the UN put a regime like Saudi Arabia in control of human rights when they are beheading people, public caning, stoning, amputations even crucifying people……people condemn ISIS and AQ for their acts of barbarity and yet applaud Saudi for theirs…..

At what point is their actions and barbarity condemned and they are held away from the civilized world?

If this cruelty is wrong from ISIS then it is wrong for Saudi.

But let’s look a little further into the barbarity of the Saudi regime…….

Source: Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy « Antiwar.com Blog

Amazing what cash can buy now…..Most of the world may be horrified at the selection of Saudi Arabia to head a key U.N. human rights panel, but the U.S. State Department most certainly is not. Quite the contrary: its officials seem quite pleased about the news.

Time for the US to get on the bandwagon and stop bowing and kissing the ass of cash!

Maybe we, the US, here should start acting like that “beacon of democracy” we claim to be…..

Enough said?

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