Through the Looking Glass:  How Bad Are the Saudis?
Posted Nov 20, 2005


by Moin Ansari

Asking the wrong question is a diversion from the real issues.

Its not about Saudi Arabia.

Two greedy centuries later it is still about the ғeconomy stupid!

Criticizing Saudis is a multi-billion Dollar industry: What amazes me is the paradoxical humor in this ԓcomedy of errors where the ԓpuppet master brazenly criticizes the puppet while keeping a straight face, and gets away with it. Pretty shameless demagoguery? Are they insulting our intelligence? or just deploying the usual ԓsmoke and mirrors to hide the dirty deed?

In this Neocon Mad Hatter worldӔ, OrwellianӔ world, the ventriloquist disparages the dummy for sayingӔ the wrong thing, and looks suave and academic. Pretty slick!! Criticize the dummies, place all Muslims into the stereotypical box. All Muslim are pronounced guilty by association with the puppets and the dummies. The Straussian falconsӔ are the saviors. “Quod erat demonstrandum” (QED)

Take up the White Man’s burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child.

Doublespeak rules. 1984Ӕ, and BrazilӔ is here. The state has declared that war is peace and peace is warӔ. Nothing new in this strategic charade. It has been played by OrientalistsӔ and British ArabistsӔ for centuries. Today the Neocons have attempted to play this farce. Fortunately man proposes and God disposesӔ. The fiasco in Afghanistan, and the debacle in Iraq is hidden from the public and the media, but it is teaching them a lesson already taught to Curzon, Napoleon and Breznev. Kaplan says, America is not an empire, but rather a Gulliverian giant lumbering about after Lilliputian antagonists.Ӕ But we did annex the Philippines and had to let it go.

Take up the White Man’s burden—
In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple,
An hundred times made plain
To seek another’s profit,
And work another’s gain.

Who are the Saudis? Where did they come from? Who installed them? Why do they not represent the Arab population? A population yearning for popular rule and freedom was hoodwinked by the made in BritainӔ  Lawrence of ArabiaӔ led leadership which demolished the Ottoman empire. This Leadership was manufactured by Imperialist Britain, and supported by her for decades. Britain continues to play the Great gameӔ of yesteryear; install puppets, divide and conquer, steal the natural resources, deal in opium production etc. . Britian is playing the game today in supporting the ԓHisb e Therir, the ԓKhalq e Mujahideen and rebel Khuzistanis in Iran. Hey! This has all been tried before. It doesnԒt work! The Lawrence or Arabia installed repressive regimes would not last a nano-second without the masters.

Take up the White Man’s burden—
The savage wars of peace—
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hopes to nought.

Some have attempted to make the questioning of the resurrection of empire a treasonous activity. Tape the mouth that dares to question and yes, impose a ventriloquist to direct the speech. Fortunately, this is MY America, and not their Amerika. The archipelago of torture centers around the world is coming to an end.

Take up the White Man’s burden—
No tawdry rule of kings,
But toil of serf and sweeper—
The tale of common things.
The ports ye shall not enter,
The roads ye shall not tread,
Go mark them with your living,
And mark them with your dead.

In a Neocon world, we expect the following. Criticize the lack of democracy, but eliminate the elected leadership and support the dictaros, when it is convenient and expedient to do so. Mossedegh, Sukarno, Bhutto, ISP Allaende. Doublespeak rules. œWar is peace and peace is war.

The polls in America say it all. As evidenced in Argentina this week, and at the UN last month, it is very evident that the audience is not stupid anymore. The gig is up. The American people are not stupid. The ԓvillage idiots know what is going on. Half the population of America and the rest of the world know that ԓHis masters voiceҔ can only verbalize the tune that is recorded on the record. It cannot deviate or waiver. When CNN, and VOA become replicas of Big BrotherӔ, then Blogs,, GEO, PTV, Asia Times, and other sources continue to provide the world with real news and perspective

Take up the White Man’s burden—
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard—
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah, slowly!) toward the light:—
“Why brought he us from bondage,
Our loved Egyptian night?”

In the 19th century (1884 and 1894) the East Indian company monopolized the 12 million Pound Sterling production and trade of opium. Today a $3 Billion opium production is under the warlords of the biggest drug baron in the world, Hamid Karzai. The NATO forces are protecting him, lest a popular government takes over and bans the production. Karzai continues to grow and export this poison to the middle school where my kids are exposed to this harvest of occupation.є

Take up the White Man’s burden—
Ye dare not stoop to less—
Nor call too loud on Freedom
To cloke (1) your weariness;
By all ye cry or whisper,
By all ye leave or do,
The silent, sullen peoples
Shall weigh your gods and you.

Today the Great GameӔ continues. Britain provided bases to the Hisb-e-Tehrir, the Khuzistani militants, Chechniyan rebels and those British Muslims who fought in the Bosnian war. Foreign policy failures do not justify terrorism. However in order to eliminate terror, we have to drain the swamps and find the root cause of the problems. These British forays into empire buildingӔ and other foreign policy failures led to the 7/7 blowback. The last time, Britain lost the Great Game:Ӕ and had to withdraw back from the Amu DaryaӔ (Oxus) to the Indus. Afghanistan was a buffer between her and Mother Russia. Britain also had to withdraw from Baghdad rather ignominiously. Today she is embroiled in both, seeking to play another round of the Great GameӔ. Neither Sastani nor Karzai nor the ArabistanӔ Khuzistanis can resurrect empire for her. The Shanghai Five, soon to be Shanghai 8 are the future players of the “Great Game”.

Through a system of Convents and Mission schools, the Brits created a class of WOGS (Westernized Orientalized gentlemen) to do their bidding. KindaӔ like Uncle TomsӔ in the South. While this worked for a while, it did not work in perpetuity, because once the population learned English or French (in the French colonies, and Dutch in the Dutch colonies) most of the WOGS asked for freedom: Gandhi, Jinnah, Boumedien, Sukarno etc. Today the WOGS run the thinktanks asking the wrong questions!

Take up the White Man’s burden—
Have done with childish days—
The lightly proferred laurel, (2)
The easy, ungrudged praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood
Through all the thankless years
Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom,
The judgment of your peers!

The world refuses to ask the wrong questions. Because asking the wrong questions will get us the wrong answers. The question How bad are the SaudisӔ is the wrong question. The right question is What are you doing thereӔ. It is none of your business. It is not the White ManӒs burden to civilize (read Christianize) the world. Leave them to their own destinies. They will figure it out.

Just like the ԓbastille, Abu Ghraib, a symbol of Saddam oppression, and coalition depravity will be stormed and torn down, brick by brick. The question is, will be the first ones to start the demolition. The destruction of Abu Ghraib is just the start of the dominos that will eliminate opression.

Dr. Edward Said has traced the historical timeline of the ԓOrientalists and Rashid Khalidi has made ԓResurrecting Empire poignant in todayԒs world. In discussing the Great GameӔ, under a new name, we must remember the wise words of Lord Curzons world view ғwhoever controls Central Asia, controls the world. Lord CurzonԒs ForwardӔ on to the OxusӔ policy has now been translated by American FalconsӔ Leo Straussi, Irving Crystal, Norman Podhoretz in the plan for a New American Century (PNAC).

On our shores we know these ArabistsӔ BuilderbergӔ Empire BuildersӔ as Neocons who are carrying Rudyard Kiplings ғWhite Mans burdenҔ to civilize the world. In todays Neocon terms Civilize/Christianize, is code worded as ґspreading democracy. Not withstanding the fact that the word democracy does not exist in the American constitution and that Jefferson and Madison wrote reams against it. This PNAC goal, to continue to create tribulations for Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.

The world and the American people already know, whose interests the puppets are protecting on Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL). Rashid Khalidi asks the right question for America. Are we ԓresurrecting empire? The answer should be no, but is yes.

Speaking truth to power, Noam Chomsky gives us the right clues. Dr. Crane is right, Phaoric polytheistic mobocracy worshiping the pantheon of the deities labeled as “democracy” is not acceptable to America.

The solution is completing the American revolution based on truth, and justice.

The White Man’s Burden, Rudyard Kipling