If you missed the cover story of the latest Atlantic Monthly on the Saudi
royal family, fasten your seatbelt and read it. That is one devastating
insider view, from a former CIA operative. And that is one wild and crazy
bunch of folks--all in bed with certain of our esteemed leaders, apparently.
Just wondering--why not liberate Saudi Arabia? Yes, they apparently support
a lot of terrorism, and so on. But we have massive capitalistic interest in
the Saudis, unlike the other nations over there. And they have a long track
record of "taking good care" of their political friends. So I guess that
makes them not part of the axis of evil.
What I just don't get is the handling of all these things by US media and
news outlets. Is our media just part of the big system?? Shades of the