As Prez. Barack Obama ratchets up the war effort, he is trying to build a coalition of nations—in the Middle-east and elsewhere. The obvious advantages to this are the illusion that this is a united effort by the “whole world.” They want it to look like ISIS (ISIL or Islamic State) is this horrible abomination that all the “civilized nations” must fight against. Obama also hopes to get other people to put troops in harm’s way so this action does not become too unpopular with Americans who may be tired of sending their sons and daughters to die in the Middle-east. With a coalition other countries can pay for some of the cost of this war. It’s cheaper.
There are mostly two types of coalition partners. There are the small puppet regimes that heavily rely on the US or its allies for economic and military aid. Then there are also those who are imperialist themselves and want a “piece of the action” when the war ends and the spoils get divided up.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most US aid dependent countries in the entire Middle-east. It also has the worst human rights records. The country is an absolute monarchy. There is no more political liberties there then there are in N. Korea. The Saudis publicly behead people for insulting the Royal family. Islam is the only religion legal in Saudi Arabia and women have virtually no rights.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz (عَبدُٱللهِ ٱبنُ عبدِ العزيزِ) has been a strong supporter of the fight against ISIS. His country has had its share of al Qaeda troubles and the population is small, making the Saudis an easy target.
"If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America," the King said at a reception for foreign ambassadors.
It is obvious that he is using these propaganda tactics to elicit support for his holy crusade to fight ISIS. Saudi Arabia has also backed the pro-Turkey, pro-NATO rebels in Syria, the Free Syrian Army.
"These terrorists do not know the name of humanity and you have witnessed them severing heads and giving them to children to walk with in the street," the king said, urging the ambassadors to relay his message directly to their heads of state.
This statement is ironic considering that the King’s government lops people’s heads off and represses his own people all the time. There is no “humanity” in Saudi Arabia.
Such aid dependent countries will be the first to send mercenary troops to Iraq and Syria to serve their imperialist masters. Other lackey countries include Turkey which has been one of the main supporters of the FSA rebels.
Then there are the former imperialist countries of the developed world that believe they can take part in these wars and gain political and economic spoils. This would include the UK where British Prime Minister David Cameron described the threat posed by ISIS: “The root cause is quite clear: a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all.”
Most of us don’t want anything to do with Islamic extremist, but this statement is more proof that we are living under superpowers that see this as a mono-ideological world and there is no space or tolerance for any ideology that does not include “all that free wheelin’ capitalism” that the US and most of Europe is so glued to. The freedom of $millionaires and $billionaires to reap huge profits from exploited workers in the less developed world is the most important aspect of the first world ideology. All competing ideologies must be completely wiped out. There can be no tolerance for anything other than western style capitalism. And none of this has anything to do with humane treatment of a nation’s citizens. It is all about money.
Down with American Imperialists and their lackeys!