On 11/10/2013 02:46, Jeremy Compton wrote: > Though the Arab nations violate peoples human rights far > more than that of Israel. Where a government has a low value on a human > life then you are likely to see greater abuses. Also in many of the Arab > governments they are usually quite autocratic and are usually only > interested in their own well being, that is of the leadership or the > ruling elite. And, on the questionable assumption that is a fair summary, why do you suppose that is? Could it have anything to do with those rulers and elites being there only so long as they 'see things the UK/US/NATO way' and KNOWING it - ie every single Arab government bar Syria by now, with the exemplars being Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States - barbaric medieval monarchies to whom the very concept of 'Human Rights' is anathema. The West props them all up with arms and security guarantees in exchange for maintaining effective control over energy, pipelines and the Dollar as their currency of trade - and at the vast expense of their oppressed populations. Populations that would replace them in the blink of an eye and tell the West to piss off and minds its own damn business given half a chance. So yes; most are corrupt - to the very core in fact, concerned only with their own -guaranteed by the West - well being; and caring about their own populations only in so far as they represent a threat to their own dynastic privilege. And the West has the unmitigated gall to suggest that the likes of Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the rest are only concerned about democracy and ridding Syria of a tyrant. You really couldn't make this stuff up - which is probably why Western publics - at the behest of a largely Zionist media - find such suggestions outrageous - Mustn't let the truth get in the way of fighting all those phoney western-manufactured-and controlled terrorist organisations now must we?