Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.
Exports to Saudi Arabia include vehicles, military communications equipment, crowd-control ammunition, hand grenades, smoke/pyrotechnic ammunition and teargas.
How the shooting of schoolgirl Malala is used to justify western wars that kill thousands of Malalas
Please spare us the self-righteous and self-congratulatory message that is nothing more than propaganda that tells us that the West drops bombs to save girls like Malala.
Given US history over the past decade, it's hardly surprising that Snowden has in place "insurance" documents for release in the event of him being harmed by the Obama administration.
No doubt as the war escalates we will be told that there should be more intervention in order to end the war, but at every stage such intervention has only escalated it.
Any rational balance sheet of the last decade would show that the 'war on terror' has been a failure in its own terms: it has not prevented terrorism but caused it to spread.