Monday, December 12, 2016

The Israelis and Saudis: Unruly children

     It's really a shame that America's two closest allies in the Middle East right now are constantly acting like spoiled brats and unruly children, shamelessly fighting over oil and land like some out-of-control two-year-olds fighting over birthday cake at a party.

     It's unseemly.  And annoying.

     Both the Saudis' and Israelis' constant rude and puerile behavior makes me want to grab them both by the scruff of their necks and give each of them a lengthy time out.  "Stop hitting Yemen," I want to scream at them.  "Stop trying to poke Palestine in the eye!"  Leave poor Iraq alone and stop trying to dunk Iran's head in the punch bowl.

     And as I watch these unruly Israeli and Saudi mini-me bullies throw birthday cake all over the yard, it also makes me want to grab their clueless parents in Washington DC by the scruff and send them off to a positive parenting class.  "Either get your children under control or go home and let the rest of us enjoy our cake in peace!" I want to scream at Mr. and Mrs. Beltway.

     Don't you just hate parents whose kids are bullies and brats and are allowed to run around unsupervised and out of control?  But then why should I not be surprised -- when these unruly children's parents are truly unpleasant people and brats and bullies as well.

     "Hey.  You.  Keep your hands off of Syria, Ukraine and Libya!" I also want to yell at the mom and the dad.  "Set a good example for your kids.  For Christ's sake, behave yourselves!"

     Saudis and Israelis?  Little monsters!  None of us in our right minds will ever want to invite them to our parties again -- or invite their unruly parents either.

PS:  Wanna know what else that these unruly parents are up to?  Trying to start World War 3 against China as well as Russia.  But guess what?  This is a really, truly bad idea.

     According to journalist John Pilger, "In 2014, under the rubric of 'information dominance' – the jargon for media manipulation, or fake news, on which the Pentagon spends more than $4 billion – the Obama administration launched a propaganda campaign that cast China, the world’s greatest trading nation, as a threat to 'freedom of navigation'....

     "There is a demented quality about this war mongering," Pilger continues.  "It is as if the 'American Century' -- proclaimed in 1941 by the American imperialist Henry Luce, owner of Time magazine -- has ended without notice and no one has had the courage to tell the emperor to take his guns and go home." 

     And yet no one has the courage to tell these troublemakers that the party is over either -- for the Saudis, for the Israelis, for the American war machine and, more than likely, for the entire human race as well.


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