Owned by oil.

A headline just barely scratched the surface today but it should be the only thing anyone is talking about.

The crown prince (and prime minister for obvious reasons) of Saudi Arabia has been granted immunity from a trial for ordering the assassination of a journalist. What’s more, the US granted the immunity.

…wait what?

The same United States government that said they would hold Saudi Arabia accountable for a murder has decided that our reliance on oil is more important than who the hell we are fundamentally as a nation. This isn’t some little blip in the news cycle, this is complete subservience to a country who has something we want.

We are hated for a reason. We police the world but are complete hypocrites if the policing might require we step on some oil covered toes. We have done some truly shameful things but this one blows my mind.

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