“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
The Sunday Sermon.
If you have read any of my previous entries in the politics section of this blog you will already be aware of my extremely low opinion of the intelligence of those in America who are in charge of foreign policy.
These idiots blunder about knowing little of history or tradition in other nations and make quick reaction judgments that are short sighted and that have continually come back to bite them on the ass.
Well, not them exactly, but the poor servicemen and women who are sent in to mop up their messes.
So what has got me ranting this time?
Only the fact that the morons in charge are currently negotiating what is being called ‘a groundbreaking agreement’ that will give American nuclear know-how to the country where Osama Bin Laden and the vast majority of the 9/11 terrorists came from.
Yes, Saudi Arabia.
The short-sighted US strategy is probably to assist an ally (an oil rich one, of course) to make it an unconquerable target for any of the other states in the area who have expansionist plans for the future.
Great – while the Saud family stay in control, or while a sensible member of the Saud family is in charge.
But what happens if, sometime down the road, the ruling dynasty is overthrown? Not an unknown occurrence in the Middle East. Or what happens if one day there is the equivalent of an ‘Osama’ in the Saud family just as there was in the Bin Laden family?
And what happened to all those non proliferation agreements designed to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those incapable of handling them sensibly?
The last thing the Middle East needs is yet another country developing nuclear weapons capability. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out.
If the consequences were not so potentially tragic, it would be fun watching the political morons in Washington justifying going to war to take nuclear capability away from Iran, which at least holds democratic elections, yet at the same time giving nuclear capability to Saudi Arabia which is an undemocratic dictatorship.
Not even the most devout liberal could spin that one to make it sound good!
9 thoughts on “Oh No! Not Again!”
There seems to be no reward for upholding the non proliferation agreements. Perhaps they should look there first…
You might have a good idea there.
Therein lies the crunch. What would be big enough to be reward enough…
72 virgins seems to be the going rate, but finding them is another thing 🙂
Hahaha! Yes, that might be a tad tricky 🙂
I agree. And Saudi Arabia seems to get whatever they want from us.
It does and it is a moderating influence on opec prices and gives huge orders for arms etc as a quid pro quo, but no one can guarantee future stability and that’s the problem. How often have we sent our young men and women to war and had them injured and killed by weapons we originally supplied?
I had not heard this – those morons!
It doesn’t seem to be making headline news – I wonder why 😉