“Saudi Arabia is both a longstanding U.S. partner and a longstanding human rights violator, but for some reason this particular Saudi atrocity is being judged as far more egregious than, say, dozens of public beheadings this year”

The Laughable Hypocrisy of the Echo Chamber
by Noah Pollak
November 20, 2018

Trump’s critics on Khashoggi—mainly Obama alums and the media class (but I repeat myself)—profess to be scandalized the administration is letting Saudi Arabia off with a wrist slap for the gruesome murder of a regime critic in Turkey…These same people just finished eight years promoting the following policies regarding the world’s leading dictatorships and sponsors of terrorism…giving Iran a green light to slaughter democracy protesters; refusing to intervene in Syria while half a million people were killed by Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia…egging on the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt; coddling a Palestinian Authority that pays salaries to terrorists; and promoting the Iran nuclear deal. READ MORE

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