Christian warmonger: A political philoso…
Almost everything Iran is accused of — lack of women’s rights, funding terrorism and ‘extremism’, violating ‘international norms’ on crime and punishment — Saudi Arabia does too. But you won’t hear Blair condemn his Saudi friends:
It is. In my view, what it is doing in respect of the Middle East now…
It chops people’s arms off. It tortures people.
They have their culture, their way of life.
We have to respect that?
I’m not saying that we agree with these things. Of course we don’t agree with them. What I’m saying is that if you look at the context of what’s happening in the Middle East at the moment, it is important that we are partners with Saudi Arabia. I would say to you that an extremist political regime would be a lot worse for Saudi Arabia and for the world.
This sums up how ‘international norms’ are just a stick with which to beat any perceived opponents of empire — they never apply to aggressive warmongers and torturers like Bush, Obama, Blair, etc, nor do they apply to pro-Empire regimes.