From the Independent here:
Other notable meets outside of politics include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Tim Cook of Apple and the CEOs of Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Uber, the Walt Disney Company and Lockheed Martin.
Of course, these American corporate giants care if this guy beheads his opponents in that it makes them look bad.
They don’t care if he kills hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in Yemen via starvation, bombing and targeted assassinations. They care, only briefly, if it makes them look bad.
Otherwise, they want to get down with this prick and sell him all the shit they have to sell. He even became an Amazon Prime customer! And he got a new iPad when he swung through Cupertino!
From the Daily Beast here:
But Trump indicated he will not be blocking arms sales to the kingdom, eliminating a possible punitive measure. The president told Fox News on Wednesday night: “I think that would be hurting us. We have jobs, we have a lot of things happening in this country.” He went on: “I think that that would be a very, very tough pill to swallow for our country.”
I would swallow that pill in a minute!
The prick who runs Saudi Arabia is one of the illest bitches around. But jobs. Folks get arrested and tortured. But jobs. They’re starving Yemen into submission. But jobs.
What empty ass leadership.
From CNBC here:
KABUL, Afghanistan — The collective wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1.5 trillion since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a Defense Department report.
That’s a lot of healthcare down the drain.
And a lot of blood spilled in a long running quagmire.
And yet another example of the people in charge fucking up royally and not being held accountable for it.
PROTESTERS: Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!
MEDEA BENJAMIN: In the name of the people of Chile. In the name of the people of Vietnam!
JOHN MCCAIN: I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place, about — You know, you’re going to have to shut up or I’m going to have you arrested. If we can’t get the capitol police in here, immediately. Get out of here, you low-life scum.
A truly great man worth mourning.
Headline from CNN:
Meghan McCain: “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great”
Slavery and lynchings.
Invading Latin American countries.
Dropping the A-bomb.
Raining bombs down on Iraqi women and children.
Exterminating first people tribes.
It’s all great because John McCain died.
It makes no sense.
You oppose torture as immoral but invading Iraq is normal?
This, one again, highlights how war has become so widely accepted as normal and just human behavior in the wake of 9/11.
If you oppose war and prevent ridiculous and unnecessary wars from starting you will successfully avoid the moral outrage of torture.