Theresa May’s weapons deal with Saudi Arabia is a dangerously unstable act of mental and political gymnastics – with global consequences.
The realpolitik of the arms deal is beyond hypocrisy, but that aside, there are other issues in which Mrs May also appears to be in denial.
There is the question of May’s very close association to Saudi Arabia and to the HSBC transnational bank, via her husband’s lucrative work for Capital Group – a global US investment corporation.
The bank is acting as an adviser to Saudi Arabia on the sale of Aramco, the Chairman of which – Khalid al-Falih – met with May two months ago.
It should not go unnoticed that Saudi Arabia supports ISIS [IS] – and a powerful case can be made that this oil-rich country was responsible for ISIS [IS].
So here we are selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, who might well be passing those weapons on to ISIS [IS].
We live in dangerous days – but the future may well be beyond dangerous if Theresa May is not ousted next Thursday.
~ Richard W. Symonds