Senior US official reduced to complete silence when asked about terrorist state Saudi Arabia

By 2009, King Abdullah and Saudi Aramco had already spent more than $200 million at major American and European universities such as Stanford, Cornell, Texas A&M, University of California Berkley, CalTech, Georgia Tech, Peking, and Oxford on technology research in order to make Saudi oil last longer, since it was indicated that the oil was expected to run dry in fifty years.

When ideology is your guide, you are bound to get lost.

…by Jonas E. Alexis

 

It is just too good to be true, and you simply cannot make this stuff up. A senior US foreign affairs official literally did not know what to say when he was asked about why the United States is in cahoots with terrorist state Saudi Arabia while at the same time lambasting Iran as a terrorist cell. Check this out:

Virtually no Zionist outlet would even remotely deny the fact that Saudi Arabia is an accomplice in perpetuating terrorist crimes in the Middle East. In fact, it has been thoroughly reported that Saudi Arabia and ISIS are sleeping in the same bed and drinking the same ideological Kool-Aid.[1] But, as we saw in the video, the US official wants us all to believe that Iran is actually the bad kid on the block!

The US official certainly did not learn that Iran is bad from scholarly sources and from serious diplomatic resolutions that have been going on since the past decade.[2] He obviously learned that from the Israeli regime, which has ontologically denounced Iran as the number one state-sponsored terrorism in the Middle East. He also could have taken his cues from people like Robert Spencer, who magically and incoherently posit claims such as “Iran’s ambition” is to “conquer the world for Islam.”[3]

Spencer is actually one of the most annoying Neocon puppets around, and he certainly has been making his living positing colossal hoaxes, categorical lies and complete fabrications.

In any event, the US can no longer hide behind the Zionist mask that Iran is a terrorist state and that Saudi Arabia is friend and ally. By 2009, King Abdullah and Saudi Aramco had already spent more than $200 million at major American and European universities such as Stanford, Cornell, Texas A&M, University of California Berkley, CalTech, Georgia Tech, Peking, and Oxford on technology research in order to make Saudi oil last longer, since it was indicated that the oil was expected to run dry in fifty years.[4]

Saudi Arabia has also admitted that they supported terrorist rebels in Syria.[5] But for years, both the New York Times and the Washington Post knew about the CIA’s drone base in Saudi Arabia and never told the American people.[6] Bahrain, the small island off the coast of Saudi Arabia, also has methodically and brutally tortured its own citizens.[7] And the US supported all of that by arming the regime.[8]

More importantly, Saudi Arabia has killed Yemeni children in their classroom through air strikes.[9] No US president has ever challenged the Saudis for this morally repugnant act. Now they are telling us that Iran needs to be expunged?


[1] Ed Husain, “Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism: ISIS Atrocities Started With Saudi Support for Salafi Hate,” NY Times, August 22, 2014; Lori Plotkin Boghardt, “Saudi Funding of ISIS,” The Washington Institute, June 23, 2014; Patrick Cockburn, “Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country,” Independent, July 12, 2014; Ben Norton, “Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism: The truth behind the toxic U.S. relationship with the theocratic monarchy,” Salon, January 7, 2016.

[2] See for example Trita Parsi, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008); A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012); Gareth Porter, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2014).

[3] Robert Spencer, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran (Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2016), chapter 2.

[4] Susan Schmidt, “Saudi Money Shaping US Research,” National Interest, Feb. 11, 2013.

[5] “Saudi Arabia Confesses Support for Terrorists in Syria,” http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/06-02-2013/123692-saudi_arabia-0/.

[6] Erik Wemple, “News Orgs had ‘Informal Arrangement’ Not to Mention Saudi Drone Base,” Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2013.

[7] Zainab al-Khawaja, “Bahrain, A Brutal Ally,” NY Times, Dec. 25, 2012.

[8] Larry Diamond, “‘Forsaken by the West,’ Obama and the Betrayal of Democracy in Bahrain,” Atlantic, Jan. 9, 2013.

[9] Raf Sanchez, “Saudi coalition kills 10 children in their classroom in Yemen air strike,” Telegraph, August 13, 2016; Bethan McKernan, “Saudi air strike kills 10 women and children in Yemen,” Independent, February 17, 2017; “Saudi Arabia Is Committing War Crimes in Yemen,” Foreign Policy, March 25, 2016.

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6 Responses to "Senior US official reduced to complete silence when asked about terrorist state Saudi Arabia"

  1. Mr. Jang  June 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I’m not so sure about this one. The man is entitled to think before answering sensitive questions such as these, and he strikes me as a very cautious individual. No problem with that, personally. Who cares if he keeps a reporter waiting while considering his response?
    Sure, we may not agree with the overall policy in some regards, but it certainly isn’t his job to question that while hosting a press conference, is it?

  2. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  June 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    :))))) (another laugh till the pain in the guts) Nothing personal, but…. US officials are rare idiots. I wonder what kind of casting these talking heads go through :))))))) Stupid people, without any average knowledge of geography, history, political news…. Seems – it became a good tradition for USA to funny the world with such US officials :)))))))
    P/S – Please, return Jane Psaki back to this job! We love her very much in Russia 🙂

    • Eduardo  June 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Very funny Andrew! I doubt you get Jane back. They will come up with a similar clone to provide Russia with more Satire.

  3. Amelius  June 1, 2017 at 8:36 am

    That is priceless! The guy froze like a deer in the headlights..When he says the supposed threat that comes from Iran, comes from an apparatus that is not at all responsive to it’s electorate, is he saying that the supposed Iranian threat is not associated with the government? That’s what it sounds like to me.

  4. JohnZ  June 1, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I saw this earlier this morning on a different site and nearly LOL. The reporter dropped a truth bomb that left a 50 foot crater in that Trumpet who then went on to stumble and fumble like a rank amateur, only to cal it quits seconds later. HAW, HAW,HAW! fear for that reporter’s life though. Trumpy may have him fired or murdered.
    The Drumpf administration is now into full fascist mode. Selling arms to those snotty nosed sack of parrot droppings was the last straw. Drumpf is an embarrassment to the American people and a threat to the rest of the world.
    Unfortunately there are too few people in congress who will do anything to stop the sales and worse still, too many Rethugnicans who support this foul creature who has d not only sullied the White House but has finished off what was left of America’s standing in the world.
    The Saudis, being the most morally depraved as well as socially and politically backward state in the world, continue to live as if it were the 10th century. There is nothing positive to say about that blight on humanity. Its people are lazy, indolent, arrogant and backward.

    • Amelius  June 1, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Well said JohnZ.

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