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How many have courage to criticize US foreign policy

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Submitted by Asad (United Arab Emirates), Sep 14, 2010 at 03:56

I hear this refrain all too often that moderate muslims do not speak out against radicals. The reality is that most moderate muslims are not allowed to speak out by oppressive governments supported by dear old USA and other western regimes. How many have courage to criticize US foreign policy

Today we hear of a $60 billion US arms sale to Saudi Arabia. This is one of the most oppressive regimes in existence today. They are ruled by an iron fist oligarchy of al saud royal family. While this family lives playboy lifestyles in Europe and USA, the average Saudi citizen earns less than $600 per month. And this is if they are lucky to have jobs that are only given by royal patronage.

While there are tens of thousands US and western 'advisors' who are paid in excess of $20,000 per month mainly as security consultants to protect and help Saudi ruling elite suppress the masses. This in addition to sale of overpriced arms and equipment that are in main enriching the neocons.

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