Recently there have been credible rumors that Saudi Arabia is prepared to allow Israeli warplanes to cross its airspace on the way to bombing Iran. It’s even been said that Israel has been allowed to preposition equipment inside Saudi Arabia, which normally doesn’t allow even non-Israeli Jews to set foot on its holy sand. Israel and Saudi Arabia have denied this, of course, but what else would you expect?
The Saudi monarch, who met with Barack Obama in the White House Tuesday, did not mince words during the recent visit to Jeddah of Hervé Morin, [French] Minister of Defense. “There are two countries in the world that do not deserve to exist: Iran and Israel,” said King Abdullah on June 5.
I suppose Abdullah would like nothing better than to see Israel save his corrupt, medieval, racist, misogynist, antisemitic, homophobic, slaveholding, terrorism-financing child-molesting regime and then be destroyed itself in the ensuing conflict.
It is truly bizarre to see the worldwide opprobrium directed at democratic, free, liberal Israel when the real Satan among nations is treated as an exemplary world citizen (and its absolute monarch even receives a deep bow from the President of the United States).
Here’s my modest proposal:
Saudi Arabia, a nation created by violent conquest which flouts all the standards of civilized society, clearly does not deserve to exist. Let’s give the Hejaz (the area containing Mecca and Medina) back to the Hashemites from whom it was stolen, and establish a UN mandate over the rest, where the oil is. The King and his family of parasites should all get honest jobs.
Update [2 Jul 0828 PDT]: A Saudi spokesman has denied the report. And put a bridge up for sale.