Public Comment

US Greed Exceeds Saudi’s barbarity

Tejinder Uberoi
Friday October 26, 2018 - 04:41:00 PM

Caught up in a web of outright lies, the Saudis cooked up another whopper! Jamal Khashoggi, a middle age 59 year old man walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and picked a fight with 15 husky young security officials armed with a bone saw. Really? Is that the best fairy tale the demonic Mohammed bin Salman (Mr. Bone Saw) can proffer? These lies are insulting to the American people and much of the world with the exception of one person – Donald Trump who recently boasted the Saudis have paid him millions which is why “he loves the Saudis”. He also plans to sell 110B weapons to Saudi Arabia which will be used to slaughter more innocent men women and children in Yemen which means that America’s (and European) greed exceeds Saudi Arabia’s barbarity. 

Germany, Britain and France “magnanimously” agreed to halt arms sales pending the results of the Khashoggi enquiry. Did it really take the murder of a high profile Saudi to reveal the immorality of selling arms to kill innocent Yeminis? What pray happened to all those reverent Christians who profess concern for human rights? 

Pat Robertson, the evangelical leader, urged America not to be too concerned with the murder of Khashoggi when 110 billion in arms sales is in the offing. I guess he was invoking the little-known 11th Commandment, which says, “thou shalt excuse killing and bearing false witness if weapons deals are at stake.”