Her rosy assessment, which seems incongruous in light of the army’s bloody crackdown on protesters, illustrates how the United States government has overlooked recent complaints about human rights abuses in a kingdom that is an economic and military hub in the Persian Gulf.
In Egypt, Bahrain and elsewhere in the Middle East, the US has supported vicious dictators for decades. And guess what? We’ve supported bloody dictators in Latin American too, and Asia, and virtually every other region of the globe.
Read some Noam Chomsky. Or just go to killinghope.org
Maybe I am being selfish in repeating how disgusted I am with my country for supporting scores of Darth Vaders while proclaiming to champion democracy and freedom. Maybe I want the gods to look down and see that I objected, that I screamed the internet version of a scream--
--in utter condemnation of my country’s moral depravity.
If we are going to be judged by the gods someday, I don’t see how the smug satisfied members of our cruel US Empire can avoid going to hell.