SAUDI ARABIA- JAMAL KHASHOGGI

       IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MANY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD LOVE TO SEE THE MIGHTY FALL. THE NEWS MEDIA IS ALL OVER THE STORY OF A SAUDI ARABIAN CITIZEN THAT DIED IN A SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY. THAT MEANS THAT JAMAL KHASHOGGI DIED ON SAUDI ARABIAN SOIL. THAT IS THE NATURE OF EMBASSIES.  I CAN’T HELP BUT SEE SOME SERIOUS DOUBLE  STANDARDS IN THIS SITUATION. SAUDI ARABIA IS A MONARCHY AND NOT A DEMOCRACY.  YET IT SEEMS WE  WANT TO JUDGE THE ACTIONS OF A MONARCHY BY DEMOCRATIC  STANDARDS.

I HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA BUT WE ALL  KNOW THEY ARE A WEALTHY COUNTRY AND THEY ARE INVESTED INTERNATIONALLY. THE ROYAL FAMILY IS LARGE. THE COUNTRY IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THEIR POPULATION WITH MANY BENEFITS THAT DEMOCRATIC NATIONS ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE. i.e.  SECURITY AND EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, AND INCOME. THE COUNTRY IS A MONARCHY THAT PROTECTS AND CARES FOR THEIR CITIZENS.

SO…. A SAUDI ARABIAN CITIZEN , CRITICAL OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, GOES TO A SAUDI EMBASSY IN TURKEY AND ENDS UP DEAD AND THE BODY IS GONE. SOME SAUDI ARABIANS MAY THINK OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI AS A TRAITOR. SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK HE WAS MURDERED. SOME OTHER PEOPLE MAY THINK OF IT AS A EXECUTION. I THINK THIS IS SUCH A BIG DEAL BECAUSE HE WAS A JOURNALIST. I THINK JOURNALISTS  MIGHT BE SO UP IN ARMS BECAUSE JOURNALISTS GETTING KILLED HITS IS A LITTLE TOO CLOSE TO HOME. I DO NOT KNOW SAUDI LAW BUT MAYBE THEY DO NOT HAVE A 1ST AMMENDMENT TYPE LAW. HOWEVER, IT IS THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR LAWS AND WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KHASHOGGI HAPPENED ON SAUDI LAND IN THE SAUDI EMBASSY.  DID VLADAMIR PUTIN HAVE A JOURNALIST KILLED ? I DON’T KNOW.  MAYBE ! IT IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS !   I KNOW IN MY MOTHER COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES, NONE OF OUR PRESIDENTS WOULD EVER HAVE KILLED SOMEONE OR HAD THE CIA KILL ANYONE  !  YEAH RIGHT  !  ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?  HOW NAIVE CAN WE BE?   AT THE END OF WWII   THE UNITED STATES  DROPPED 2 ATOMIC BOMBS ON CIVILIAN TARGETS IN JAPAN  AND KILLED ABOUT 150,000  MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. DID THE END JUSTIFY THE MEANS ? GOOD QUESTION HUH? BY THE WAY, THERE IS ONLY ONE COUNTRY TO HAVE EVER USED NUCLEAR BOMBS. THAT IS THE UNITED STATES.  YET WE SEEM TO BE FRONT AND CENTER IN CRITICIZING EVERYBODY ELSE THAT HAS OR WANTS THE NUCLEAR OPTION !  WHAT A BAD JOKE ! ONE THING ABOUT THE UNITED STATES IS THAT WE LOVE TO TELL OTHER NATIONS WHAT TO DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO AND WHEN NOT TO DO IT ETC. ETC.  SOMETIMES IT IS BETTER FOR COUNTRIES TO MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.  BOTTOM LINE: IF JAMAL KHASHOGGI HAD NOT BEEN A JOURNALIST, THE STORY PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE IN THE NEWS AND WOULD NOT GET ALL THIS AIR TIME.   I AM SORRY FOR HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND THEIR LOSS. JAMAL KHASHOGGI WAS A BRAVE MAN.

DRAGON SLAYERS NEED TO CHOOSE THEIR DRAGONS CAREFULLY.

Marc

 

 

 

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