Thursday, January 8, 2015

So Why Are We Allies With This Bunch?

From 1/8/15 International Business Times:
A Saudi Arabian online activist will be publicly flogged on Friday 9 January after being arrested and accused of "ridiculing Islamic religious figures".

The corporal punishment will be carried out after Friday prayers, Amnesty International said, outside the Al-Juffali mosque in Jeddah. It is the site where executions are carried out, earning it the grisly nickname "Chop Chop Square".

Raif Badawi, who co-founded the Saudi Arabian Liberals website, was arrested in 2012 for promoting public debate on his site, which has been closed since.

Badawi was charged with cyber-crime and sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison.
The future Democrats are unintentionally creating for America, with their wild enthusiasm for Islam.

4 comments:

StormCchaser said...

We are allies with them because the alternative to an alliance is even worse.

mariner said...

"We" aren't allies with them. The Clintons and the Bushes are, along with a lot of other politicians and bureaucrats getting Saudi money.

Billy Oblivion said...

(1) What makes you think it's unintentional?

(2) The reason we're allies is because Europe needs their oil.

StormCchaser said...

There are several reasons they are allies, but the main one is that *we* need them to keep pumping oil. Since oil is a fungible commodity, it doesn't make much sense to say "A" needs their oil but "B" does not.

Another reason is that we have a couple of common enemies: Iran and Syria, with Iran being by far the most important.

That being said, they are pretty loathesome - it's like our WW-II alliance with Stalin.