What makes Saudi Arabia a “good” tyranny?

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March 23, 2011
The Nation
by Robert Scheer  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"It’s the black gold that drives nations mad and inevitably raises the question of whether America and the former European colonial powers give a damn about human rights as the basis for military intervention. If Libya didn’t have more oil than any other nation in Africa would the West be unleashing high-tech military mayhem to contain what is essentially a tribal-based civil war? Once again an American president summons the passions of a human rights crusade against a reprehensible ruler whose crimes, while considerable, are not significantly different from those of dictators the United States routinely protects." (03/23/11)


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