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capaho t1_itxlb3x wrote

Every time I see PR for Saudi Arabia it sickens me. One of the world's worst human rights violators doesn't deserve such recognition.


Breakfeast-Bo_23 t1_itxokqy wrote

I think of it more as laughing while thinking about all the ways that it can fail and the money pissed away because of it.


ImReverse_Giraffe t1_itxrl8h wrote

It's not money pissed away to them. It's an investment for when their oil runs out. They want to be the world's playground, the place rich people go for fun over the top vacations year round. Want to go to the beach and go skiing in the same day? SA's got you. That's their plan for when they run out of oil.


Breakfeast-Bo_23 t1_itxuh53 wrote

They're probably gonna throw money at it until it's done, but I still think it's a gamble on whether or not it's purpose will succeed. I'm praying it won't, but I don't think we'll be able to tell yet


PlaneCandy t1_ity4wi9 wrote

Fortunately we already have that here in California


JCBadger1234 t1_ity6kv9 wrote

> Want to go to the beach and go skiing in the same day? SA's got you

The people rich enough to be the targets of something like this are already doing that, if they want. With their private jets and helicopters and whatnot.

They don't need to go ski on artificial snow, on concrete slopes, on top of a hotel in the middle of one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, just for that. They can go to the best slopes and beaches on a whim as it is.


Racecarlock t1_itydal7 wrote

Do you think anyone involved in planning this actually thought about that stuff?


TLprincess t1_iu1abgt wrote

You can do that in the bay area with Tahoe tho.


ZY_Qing t1_itykqor wrote

$Well$ $you$ $see$, $you$ $forgot$ $they$ $have$ $oil$. $so$ $everything$ $is$ $tolerated$.


bronet t1_ityyn7k wrote

Sure, but at the same time it's weird how we hyperfocus on Saudi Arabia, and ignore all the other main bad guys in these areas. US included


capaho t1_itz0lpy wrote

Except that the US doesn't imprison or execute gay people anymore or subjugate women the way governments in that region do. The US isn't in the same category as the brutal theocracies of the world. At least not yet, anyway.


bronet t1_itz2hcv wrote

From a rights standpoint, I guess you're mainly correct.

When it comes to overall bad shit done in recent times, they're so much worse to the point where a comparison seems ridiculous. The US was just an example, it's mainly weird how people choose to call put human rights violations but not mass murder and war crimes.

The is is certainly a theocracy itself though, to a certain extent