Hoy Gordon Brown, Primer Ministro de Gran Bretaña viaja al Reino de Arabia Saudí.

La desesperación es evidente, la Civilización[*] se tambalea

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¿A qué van Bush y Gordon Brown a ver al Rey de los árabes? A vender el rico patrimonio de los europeos al bajo precio de la necesidad.


Esta catarata de dinero que cae sobre los países exportadores de petróleo quieren «reciclarla» en las empresas energéticas europeas, es decir, venderles las centrales nucleares europeas y otras energéticas, pedirles que inviertan en empresas de Energías Alternativas para facilitar la transición a un mundo sin petróleo o con petróleo y combustibles fósiles (gas, carbón) muy caros.
Está bien la palabra pedir. Más vale pedir que robar, dicen los pordioseros. Y pensar que uno de los apellidos más ilustres de España es Ladrón de Guevara. A esto nos vemos reducidos los europeos, a pedir a éstos, en vez de verlos morir pisoteados bajo las botas de nuestras legiones invencibles.

Así dan la noticia en Inglaterra

Brown clashes with oil nations over causes of price surge

  • Patrick Wintour in Jeddah guardian.co.uk, Sunday June 22, 2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jun/22/oil.saudiarabia

Gordon Brown today clashed with leading oil producing nations by insisting that fundamental market imbalances, rather than speculative pressures, were driving up oil prices and creating the world’s third and worst oil shock.

Brown was in Jeddah at an unprecedented one-day oil summit of producers and consumers convened by Saudi Arabia, saying it was the duty of the world leaders to address the biggest crisis facing the world. Brown was the only major world leader to travel to the summit among the 35 nations attending the hastily convened conference.

Brown’s analysis of the causes of record oil costs was at odds with the Opec president, Chakib Khelil, who reiterated opposition to increased production by saying that «the price is disconnected from fundamentals» of supply and demand.

Algunos ven en esto el abandono de las políticas ambientales

Don’t rely on the boys with the black stuff, Mr Brown

As the Prime Minister visits Saudi Arabia, the lesson of rising oil prices is that green politics matter more than ever

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/22/greenpolitics.gordonbrown

  • Andrew Rawnsley The Observer, Sunday June 22, 2008

This morning, Gordon Brown is on a pilgrimage in the direction of Mecca. The Prime Minister is in Jeddah to address a summit of oil producers and consumers, having warned the Saudis and the rest of Opec in advance of the visit that he thinks they are to blame for the stuttering world economy by not pumping enough of the black stuff out of the ground. The visit is richly symbolic of what is happening to the politics of energy and the environment.

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Es interesante el testimonio publicado precisamente ayer sábado en el suplemento del Guardian. Un trabajador inglés en Arabia Saudí, una personal normal y completamente inocente fue detenido y torturado (hace unos años cuando empezó el terrorismo ahí) de forma salvaje y le obligaron a confesar delitos que nunca cometió. Le arruinaron la vida.
En Latinoamérica y aún en España se ilusionan, ojalá fuera verdad, que los británicos imperialistas mandan en Arabia y por ahí. La realidad es que el trabajador inglés en el extranjero está totalmente a la merced de los tiranuelos locales, como les pasaba y les pasa a los españoles que trabajan en Latinoamérica -tierras de victimistas.

I was tortured

http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/wellbeing/story/0,,2286585,00.html

Les Walker Saturday June 21, 2008 The Guardian

In February 2001, I’d been living in Riyadh for 23 years, in charge of a housing compound rented to British Aerospace. My wife Aida and I had a beautiful home and the use of a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and gardens. We had a good circle of friends, and a social life centred on local bars. For a while, I’d helped run one of them – I even home-brewed some of the beer sold there. Alcohol is, of course, illegal in Saudi Arabia, but the authorities turned a blind eye.

Anti-western sentiment had been growing, but we’d always felt safe. Terrorist attacks were rare and had military targets anyway. So when a British engineer was killed by a car bomb, the news sent a shock wave through the expat community. Within days, more Britons were injured in a second blast. A friend who helped at the scene was taken in for questioning. Days later, two more disappeared. All were part of the same scene as myself, but I didn’t see them for more than a month, when they appeared on TV confessing to the bombings. They gave no motive and seemed nervous. Most people I knew agreed the authorities were using them to cover up the existence of militant Islamic groups. The bombings continued…

* la Civilización. Sí, la Civilización Europea Occidental y Cristiana. Todo lo demás es barbarie.

Por Armando

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