Who Needs Human Rights When You Have Realpolitik? NSA and Saudi Arabia

Today’s Snowden Leak-of-the-Day makes a simple point. Saudi Arabia is not a country known for its human rights… rather, it’s the kind of country known for pouring bleach (or similar cleaning liquid) down the throat of human rights activists. And that’s just the “good cop” treatment, they don’t talk about the really bad stuff.

At the same time the US government has gone to considerable efforts to ensure this state of affairs continues. With respect to the NSA, that means that (as of 2012) the NSA started putting its mass surveillance and crypto-cracking capabilities to work finding more “targets” who need “bleaching”…

Given the anti-Middle Eastern racism endemic to the US surveillance state… maybe they figured, “finally, a cure for brown people!”


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