Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Saudi Decries Report on Human Trafficking

To say that this Saudi attempt (in the story copied below) at putting the "sanction of the victim" on the U.S. is obscene, is an understatement. What Saudis do to human beings puts them in category of sub-human, and throw in their efforts to spread their vile culture, whether by open funding to spread Wahhabism, or closet funding and support of groups like Al Qaeda, I would have little qualms about seeing the entire country glassified as a positive step forward for mankind -- with the Saudi sheiks at ground zero.

I can back this up with much more than just this news story. Honor killings of young women in broad daylight (would you believe in a traffic intersection?), castration of young boys turned into sex slaves for wealthy sheiks, hidden slave marts where the buying and selling goes on -- and much more. This is the culture our government kow-tows to in the name of pragmatism or "realpolitik".

When you consider that this official Saudi complaint is done with the full sanction of their government, it tells you the moral position of the whole lot of them. =1&oref=slogin
Saudi Decries Report on Human Trafficking

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 6, 2006 Filed at 10:58 p.m. ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that American criticism of his country's failure to stop human trafficking was unfair, especially given the mistreatment of some illegal
immigrants in the U.S.

The U.S. State Department released a report Monday that included Saudi Arabia on a list of 12 nations that risk sanctions for not adequately fighting human trafficking.

''We think that we have moved forward quite a considerable distance. We were hoping there would be a reflection of that movement in this report,'' Prince Turki al-Faisal told The Associated Press following a speech to Nashville business leaders.

The report tracks the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers. Saudi Arabia was the only major U.S. ally on the list of 12 nations.

Al-Faisal said Saudi Arabia has imposed regulations to control mistreatment of servants and employees, prosecuted those accused of mistreatment and opened shelters for victims.

The ambassador said the report could have noted that some illegal workers are mistreated in the United States.

''We read in American media and the press about the mistreatment of illegals who come to (the United States) seeking work and end up in brothels and gangs and unacceptable servitude, whether in factories or at farms, and yet that is not mentioned in the State Department report,'' al-Faisal said.

At a briefing on the 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced ''the sordid trade in human beings'' and said the fight against trafficking is ''a great moral calling of our time.''

As many as 800,000 people are bought and sold across national borders annually or lured to other countries with false promises of work or other benefits, the State Department said in the report. Most are women and children.

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