Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia this week to reassure government officials there that Homaidan Al-Turki was treated fairly when he was convicted of sexually abusing an Indonesian nanny held a virtual captive in his Aurora home.
Suthers sat knee-to-knee for an hour with King Abdullah and also met with Crown Prince Sultan, Saudi journalists and relatives of Al-Turki during his weeklong trip to the capital city of Riyadh, Deputy Attorney General Jason Dunn said Friday.
“There was a lot of public attention in Saudi Arabia on this case,” Dunn said, adding that “misperceptions” there about the U.S. judicial system and Colorado in particular convinced U.S. officials that the highly unusual trip was warranted. — from this article
What business is it of the Colorado Attorney General to fly off to Saudi Arabia to “explain” anything to anybody there? It is they who owe the civilized world an explanation. They owe us an explanation for not just this case, but for the dozens and hundreds of similar cases involving rich Saudis and other Arabs enslaving and mistreating servants whom they bring with them to the West while the man is engaged in so-called “studies.” Often his Saudi wife turns out to be just as hideous in her behavior as he is.
And sometimes it is not a happy Saudi couple, but merely a princessette or princeling of the Al-Saud — someone who enjoys, say, throwing an Indonesian maid down the stairs.
What was Colorado Attorney General Suthers doing flying off to Saudi Arabia? Why did he think he owed an explanation to Saudi Arabia? What did he think would happen to Colorado — that it wouldn’t be sold oil? That Prince Bandar’s pleasure dome in Aspen — the one for which he razed a small mountain without permission in order to give himself a better view — would not be bought by another Saudi (it’s on the market now for more than $20 million)? Saudi Arabia has nothing, and can do nothing to us.
There is no oil weapon. Saudi Arabia is completely dependent on the sale of oil. It is now threatened, fortunately, by all sorts of conceivable instability, and there is no reason to worry one whit about Saudi sentiments or about Saudi attitudes. Saudi Arabia is, and always has been, and always will be — it can do no other — a main funder of the worldwide Jihad, and of campaigns of Da’wa throughout the Bilad al-kufr. It pays for mosques and madrasas. It pays for an army of Western hirelings. It finances, that is, those who believe it their duty to engage in Jihad, to overthrow Infidel legal, political, and social institutions, and to work toward the ultimate dominance of Islam everywhere in the world, and rule by Muslims everywhere.
Yet the Attorney General of Colorado does not seem to understand this. He shows not the smallest sign of understanding why not the slightest effort should be made to explain anything to the Saudis, or to appease or mollify them. No one should do anything to show a sentiment other than one of disgust and horror at the behavior of this Saudi — who spoke truly when he described his conduct as standard (Saudi) Muslim behavior. Certainly there should be no hour of knee-touching intimacy.
Let this be held against Suthers in his future career. Let him be punished if he runs for political office. Let it be a lesson to him and to all others who think that when it comes to Saudi Arabia, a special effort needs to be made not to anger the Saudis.
Untrue. Completely false. Every effort should be made to disabuse these people of their false sense of power. They can do nothing to us, for the only thing they have, oil, they must sell on the world market. They cannot explore or produce more oil without outside help. They cannot create, and have not created, a modern economy. Instead, they rely on an army of wage-slave guest workers, whom they mistreat, at every level. They are terrified of being cut off from access to Western education, Western medical care, Western arms, Western training, Western experts of every kind, Western everything. Otherwise, all their country is is a large and distinctly unpleasant, and certainly most unimpressive, gas station.