Biden’s Visit To Saudi Arabia Exposes The Ukraine Narrative For The Sham It Is
In a major walkback from his campaign pledge to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” for human rights abuses like the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden will reportedly visit Riyadh with the goal of persuading Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to help the US alliance win its economic war against Russia.
The Guardian tells us the trip “suggests Biden has prioritized his need to bring oil prices down and thereby punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, over his stand on human rights.”
So in order to punish Vladimir Putin for his war crimes and his assault on freedom and democracy, Biden will be courting a tyrannical war criminal whose country has no freedom or democracy.
Washington will be ending its brief diplomatic dry spell with a government that has been waging a horrific war against Yemen while suppressing any semblance of human rights at home in order to more effectively punish Putin for waging a horrific war against Ukraine which we’re told threatens freedom and democracy throughout the western world.
A lot of people talk about the “hypocrisy” of the US empire, as though being hypocritical is the issue. But the complete lack of moral consistency in US imperial behavior is noteworthy not merely because of hypocrisy: it’s noteworthy because it shows the US empire has no morality.
Despite the astonishing deluge of propaganda and brazen government disinformation we’re being blasted in the face with painting the war in Ukraine as a fight between good versus evil, freedom versus tyranny, democracy versus autocracy, the truth is much less flattering to the imperial ego. In reality, the US is waging a proxy war in Ukraine for the exact same reason it remains close with Saudi Arabia: because it advances its own interests to do so.
That’s it. That’s the whole entire story. The US doesn’t care about Ukrainian freedom or Ukrainian lives, it cares about strengthening its Eurasian geostrategic hegemony, and it would cheerfully incinerate every Ukrainian alive in order to accomplish that goal.
In truth, when you look at its overall behavior on the world stage, the US is far more murderous and tyrannical than either Russia or Saudi Arabia . Pretending that Biden is lowering the United States beneath its values by visiting Saudi Arabia is highly flattering to the US. If anything, it’s the other way around.
I don't agree with everything in this article, but it's great to put things in perspective every once in a while.
More embarrassingly, it looks like China is single-handedly humiliating the west by keeping Russia alive;
I remember arguing with many idiots here that China should be stopped and manufacturing should definitely be brought back and it is a hill worth dying on, it is a matter of national security, but nope, how dare I say anything that paints the dumb orange man in a positive light. "Let's wait for automation to completely take over before we bring the factories", as if these robots and the tech behind them will not need factories, the infrastructure or the IPs to make them in the first place.
A con artist he is, but letting China be the manufacturer of the world is among the stupidest things the USA let happen, all for short-term greed so the oligarchs can get richer. I have always known the west is a lot weaker than we believe, but even then, I am astonished how easily Ukraine is being dismantled in front of our very eyes and how China's support for Russia is unhinged and we can do nothing about it.