Saudi Arabia chosen to head human rights panel whilst sentencing citizen to crucifixion

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by teqniq, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  2. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Until the oil runs out I'd imagine, when they will suddenly become sponsors of terrorism.
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  3. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Well yes to the first but as to the latter, they already are as I'm sure you know.
  4. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Noooooooooooooo they're valued allies until the oil runs out.
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  5. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    The fawning over them has reached the most gross heights of distasteful parody when they can even be considered to head a human rights panel.
  6. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    The older I get the more twisted and fucked up the world from a human perspective seems. The only explanation I can see for this appointment is some kind or reverse psychology ploy... it will never work of course. Of course a similar fate awaits anyone who is gay in Saudi Arabia.
  7. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Just one more example of the real world rendering satire obsolete.
  8. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the area

    Yeah, everything's gone weird since Tony Blair stopped being Middle East Peace Envoy :hmm:
  9. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    There is marginally less hypocrisy
  10. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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  11. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

  12. camouflage

    camouflage the usual rigmarole.

    The place would succumb to its own internal contradictions in its own way eventually. Encouraging the concerned parties to show restraint and engage in dialogue toward a political solution while not pouring in weapons, mercenaries and fanatics should suffice.

    Would also be nice if the people of Bangladesh and other nations could find a better way to make a living then having to get involved with the likes of Saudi Fucking Arabia.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
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  13. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    It's less 'regime change' and more 'we should stop propping up our number two ally in the region', and the number one for that matter.
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    tbh shit though the saudi regime is, it is also in fact somewhat better than many of the alternatives.

    be careful what you wish for, teqniq.
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  15. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    The alternatives being the likes of IS or al-Quaeda I suppose. Trouble is they already receive support from wealthy individuals in Saudi amongst other places. Do you think that the monarchy there are to some degree keeping a lid on it? If so it's a fucking sad state of affairs.
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  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    I suspect its not simply individuals but royal money funneled through deniable sources. Anyway they are busy using all those guns and warplanes our mil/indust bods sold them on the houthi insurgency in yemen. Of course any talk of regime change would be nonsense. Sitting on that much black gold is a boot on the neck of enemy or ally.
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  17. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    Saudi Arabia aside, the Human Rights Council is an utter joke anyway. Was supposed to be an improvement, a way past the politicisation of human rights that had become institutionalised through the Commission. This is worse than ever.
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  18. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    International diplomacy much like sausages you really don't want to look too close at how they are made:(.
    Saudi is a shit regime still better than most of it's rivals/neighbours unfortunately the house of saud can't be kicked into the 18th century by the lead shekih being wheeled from hospital to the Ritz while his Sandhurst educated son takes over as the UK did in Oman .
    Omans not to bad a place for middle eastern autocracy's:(
  19. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    after a 7 year clandestine SAS operation that murdered and trained the murderers of a legitimate grass roots communist insurgency. You make it sound like some vicars tea party. Your lot shot everyone red or suspected red or fuck it shoot.
    yay democracy!

    and nobody ever mentions that it happened.
  21. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    Backed and funded by yemen
    Which in the last twenty years has been a better place to live
    Oman evil autocracy
    Or peoples democracy of yemen?
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  22. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    we'll never know what the omani people could have made of it because the uk government hired the SAS out as mercs to the royal house for a secret war and told us fuck all about it.

    trying to make out the noble british helped to modernise an autocracy and make it slightly better while not mentioning the 7 year counter insurgency war is pretty special even for you
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
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  24. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    because communism backed by the soviet union and china has been a massive success everywhere.
    oh wait it hasn't:facepalm:.
    the iraninans and saudis had more troops on the ground than the UK in oman
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  25. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    yeah it hasn't because succesive US and UK and NATO governments funded whover they could in the region to keep the commie down. In afghanistan it was the Mujahadeen fs. and look how nice thats turned out?
  26. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    because the russians rolling in massacring the afghan goverment was all sweentness light and kittens:facepalm:

    Despite these drastic measures, by the end of 1980, out of the 80,000 soldiers strong Afghan Army, more than half had either deserted or joined the rebels
    We should tell Taraki and Amin to change their tactics. They still continue to execute those people who disagree with them. They are killing nearly all of theParcham leaders, not only the highest rank, but of the middle rank, too." ”
    — Kosygin speaking at a Politburo sessio

    The russian invasion was a big as fuck up as the US one and was about as useful in bringing in modernity as well:facepalm:
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  27. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Compare like with like. South Yemen was a paradise compared to today's Yemen.
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  28. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  29. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    Scum of the earth. When the lid pops on the house of Saud it's going to be really dark.
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  30. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    Capitalist torture chambers are better than Stalinist ones.
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