For the record, I despise this regime more than words can express.
What in hell’s name are we doing assorting with such people? This kind of wanton, gleefully unjust barbarity puts them on a par with the Taleban, while the 9/11 terrorists were primarily Saudi. Yet rather than invade to overthrow the bastards, we faun in front of them with full red carpet treatment and sell them billions of pounds’ worth of high-tech (and not so high-tech) weaponry, backed up with bribery and corruption.
Yes, getting oil’s lovely. But it’s not THAT lovely, surely?
(Yet another reason why I don’t write about the middle east – it simply enrages and disgusts me too much…)