From the man who brought you nightmarish ramblings about “bursting the bubble of terrorism” by murdering every Iraqi. And from the man who brought you a book claiming that neoliberalism has somehow brought equality to the world. This week, the newest Thomas Friedman article came out in the New York Times. And Friedman is eager to solidify his place in the ever-growing list of people who belong in a Gulag.
In his ahistorical, psychotic interpretation of the world, he thinks that Muhammad ibn Salman (the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia) is somehow a force for liberating Saudi Arabia. Evidently, he knows nothing of the history of Saudi Arabia – while he also demonstrates a profound stupidity regarding the Crown Prince’s geopolitical games.
This is happening right now.
What does Friedman have to say about this tragedy in his article?
“[The Crown Prince] insisted that the Saudi-backed war in Yemen, which has been a humanitarian nightmare, was tilting in the direction of the pro-Saudi legitimate government there, which, he said is now in control of 85 percent of the country, but given the fact that pro-Iranian Houthi rebels, who hold the rest, launched a missile at Riyadh airport, anything less than 100 percent is still problematic.” (emphasis added)
Friedman is saying that Saudi Arabia needs to control 100% of Yemen in order for everything to be hunky-dory. This is propaganda on an unbelievable level.
Essentially, Friedman is saddling himself up to a war criminal.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Thomas Friedman has encouraged massacres!
What was his solution to the breakdown of former Yugoslavia in 1999? “It should be lights out in Belgrade: every power grid, water pipe, bridge, road and war-related factory has to be targeted.” In case you weren’t aware, those are war crimes.
What about his ideas on the invasion of Iraq in 2003?:
Such demagogy should be rewarded with hard labor.
Arguably, this nonsense likely arises from his skewed understanding of the world.
Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” is so full of hackneyed misrepresentation of basic facts and incoherent nonsense, that it’s amazing that Friedman is allowed to show his face outside without endless ridicule.
Let alone be published in mainstream newspapers!
Based on his constant defense and advocacy of war crimes, I suggest that we all pitch in together and make sure that Thomas Friedman gets an all-expenses-paid one-way ticket to a Gulag.