Glenn Greenwald is one of the best journalists operating in the United States today. The more I read his stuff, the more I am impressed. Unlike most automatons out there in the mainstream media, he is able to call out the “red team” vs. “blue team” wrestling match rhetoric for the nonsense it is. The real battle is the 0.01% oligarchy vs. the rest of humanity. They use the Republican and Democratic sham to divide and conquer the sheeple on “social” or “emotional” issues that distract the masses from the real issues.
In his latest piece, Greenwald blasts the obvious hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy, particularly related to how our politicians have their heads up the asses of Saudi royalty. They are somehow great partners in the war on terror despite 15 of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers being Saudis. How soon we forget…
This line from our Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, is my favorite:
The president wanted me to express his personal regrets at not being able to be here, but wanted all of us in this delegation to convey to you not only our sorrow for your loss, but also our best wishes to you in your new position and to reaffirm the great relationship and partnership that the United States has with the great nation of Saudi Arabia.”
“The great nation of Saudi Arabia.” WTF is great about Saudi Arabia? A handful of decadent prices own this giant sandbox, which would be the backwater of planet earth and the entire solar system if not for billions of barrels of oil. The people are paid off and repressed and that’s the men. The women aren’t’ allowed to drive, and they require a male guardian’s permission to travel abroad, to undergo some types of medical surgery and to work in certain jobs. Panetta, if you like Saudi Arabia so much why don’t you stay there and leave us alone.
Read Greenwald’s piece here.