The Saudis Show Their Mettle
And their lack of compassion.
10:38 AM, Jan 19, 2010 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
Israeli doctors and rescuers, who have been doing heroic work on the ground in Haiti since the earthquake, have decided they must stay put to help for another month. Donations have been pouring in from the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, and poor Lebanon, as well. Even the butchers of Iran have risen to the occasion. So where, beyond an expression of condolence from the “king,” are the offers of help and money from the House of Saud? It seems it was God’s little joke to hand the greatest supplies of oil and natural gas to a people who part with their riches for their own ends only. Not only have the rulers of sand and oil donated not a single penny so far to the Haiti relief effort, but a scouring of the English-language Saudi press turns up not even a mention of the word Haiti.
Perhaps they will be shamed into reaching into the very, very full pockets of their thwabs to pull out a contribution. If they’re shamable.