I THINK many Saudis are like spoilt children with too much pocket money. They manufacture absolutely zilch and produce nothing but a substance that lies under their desert wastelands. They consider themselves favourites of Allah for having been bestowed this natural, and extremely lucrative, natural resource.
Having spent some eight years in their country, I think I can attest to their arrogance and hypocrisy. It came as no surprise to me that they completely blanked refugees fleeing from persecution in neighbouring countries; heaven forbid they allow their privileged existence to be overrun by smelly peasants!
It was also completely typical that they instead offered to pay for 200 new mosques to be erected in Germany. They also lie about or suppress anything that may be detrimental to their superior existence. When I was in the country, there was an attempted coup by one of the royal family. On one road during the event, I overtook at least 100 tanks and mobilised guns. What little information did escape was quickly dismissed as a ‘military exercise’.
When slavery was supposedly brought to an end, with a great flourish of ‘generosity’, they built them all a town out in the desert. What they really wanted was them all in one place. Not long after, they allegedly sent in fighter planes and bombed it out of existence.
On another occasion there was an attempted takeover of Mecca by a rival religious group. This was put down to a handful of zealots. In fact, it took two weeks to quell, and a doctor friend of mine told me that his military hospital had treated at least 600 gunshot victims.
Despite demanding mosques to be built everywhere, they would never allow anything even vaguely resembling a church to be built in their kingdom. If they say some 700 souls perished this week on the road to Medina, you can guarantee the figure was probably double.
No, it would appear that the Saudis are living proof that in this world, money can buy just about anything.
Keep the faith, Love Leapy