Helping Libya’s rebels condemns Saudi Arabia’s angry youth. That’s the pinch of the latest article from Robert Fisk. If the Saudis will help the USA ship arms to Libya’s rebels, then the USA pretty much must turn a blind eye to the planned Shi’a Muslim “day of rage” in the East of Saudi Arabia this coming Friday. The USA may well have to turn a blind eye to protests in Saudi Arabia to keep a lid on oil prices, so the ball is in Saudi Arabia’s court: do they support the Libyan rebels for greater US complicity in crushing their dissent, or do they turn down the Libyan rebels so their own people won’t have that much to hope for as their dissent is crushed some time after the news in the USA runs footage of the action in Libya?
Meanwhile, the USA is finding ways to get itself entangled in this mess that will guaranteed make more enemies for the nation, no matter who it supports or which side wins.
Quick word of advice for all young persons seeking a military career: buy an Arabic phrasebook and look into acquiring a stash of sand repellent.