Saudi Dictator, Killing Hundreds of Civilians with Support from Washington, moves to Gunning Down Domestic Anti-War Protesters

Five points on Saudi Arabia that “US officials and the establishment media are neglecting to talk about”:

1) Sharia Law runs the country.

2) Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian dictatorship: There are no national elections, no parties, and no rights.

3) People are publicly beheaded in the Kingdom.

4) Human rights for Saudi women are among the worst in the world.

5) The monarchy is a cash machine for terrorists.

(Chris Ernesto assembled and gives details on each point here.)

The Saudi dictatorship is the recipient of the biggest arms sale in US history, secured by Obama in 2010:

CNN, 2010: “U.S. plans $60B, 20-year arms deal with Saudi Arabia

And that did not include the nearly $1 billion worth of banned cluster bombs Obama sold to the Saudi dictator to help him stay in power:

Foreign Policy, 2013: “U.S. Shipping Thousands of Cluster Bombs to Saudis, Despite Global Ban

The massive influx of weaponry came after a US cable leaked in 2009 stated:

Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide…

According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia got more repressive under the previous dictator, who just died and was replaced by corrupt billionaire Salman bin Abdulaziz, who stands accused of personally supporting al Qaeda (as many in the Saudi “royal” family and country in general are known by the US to do). Salman lashes writers and rape victims, publicly chops peoples’ heads off, and, coordinating with Washington, burns women and children alive in terrorist attacks that kill hundreds.

And now, the Saudi dictator is ordering his goons to open fire on Saudis protesting Salman and Washington’s illegal attack on Yemen:

Antiwar: “2 Killed, 30 Protesters Wounded as Saudi Forces Attack Antiwar Rally

(Washington also continues to back, for example, Israel and Egypt, each of which have recently massacred thousands.)

Washington is currently sanctioning almost thirty countries, including Venezuela (which has received over 8 million signatures on a petition condemning US aggression) and Iran. Venezuela is a democracy, and Iran, as noted by Newsweek, has (in the sense of elite-run countries such as the US or China) “democratic” institutions.  Saudi dictators laugh at such notions.

Neither a mystery nor an example of inconsistency, Washington massively supports the Saudi regime but sanctions and overthrows democracies and nominally democratic countries because Saudi Arabia collaborates with Washington on what Washington, itself a brutal oligarchy that guns down around a thousand of its own people per year (not to mention kills millions abroad), cares about.

Author and his UK-based colleague on Twitter.

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  • Rehmat

    Saudi Arabia is a far less dictatorship than Israel. While Saudi Arabia practices the distorted version of Sharia – Israel practices the racist Jewish Sharia known as ‘Halakha’.

    Saudi Arabia is a ‘monarchy’ created by the Western powers to counter political Islamic revival. Israel was created for the same purpose. Israel is a “democracy” for country’s 80% Jewish population. Saudi ‘royals’ have Jewish family roots.

    While in Saudi Arabia people are beheaded in public – In Israel, Jew soldiers shoot-to-death young kids.

    Human rights also among the worse in Israel according to Amnesty International.

    Saudi Arabia is a “cash machine” is for American banks and the arms industry. Since 1950s, Riyadh has bought $300 billion worth arms from the United States.

    • Dude Rehmat, Jews & Zionists were indeed:

      i. behind the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1235–1806, realm of Hanover 1814–1866),

      ii. behind the building of the British Empire (1714-1947), and

      iii. behind the wealth of the US ([1714] 1783– present).

      However, no Zionists, Israelis or Jews are to blame for the regime of terror, throughout the Old World (1989-present). It’s true, the Old World stands no chance. It’s doomed on the long run, sandwitched as it is between:

      i the “Neue Weltordnung Tausendjahr Reich” revival (blue),

      ii the 4th Political Theory Eurasianism (red, Russian-blend fascism),

      iiithe panturkic dreams of Turanism, Turkish-blend nationalism, and

      iv. the jihadi terror promised by the sword of Saudi Sauron

  • Nobody should really be surprised coming from the single war party in D.C.!

    • To give justice to our government, the Carter Administration (1977-81) did attempt to remedy the confused situation in the hearts of the people of Islam, by rellying on moderate and sane leaders, like for example the universally appraised Ahmad Shah Massoud, an Afghani (Tajik) mujahideen leader:

      “We consider this our duty – to defend Humanity against the scourge of intolerance, violence, and fanaticism.” ~ Ahmed Shah Massoud

      Unfortunately, the subsequent US administrations instead supported the choices of the ibn Saud House: the al-Qaedah and the Taliban! Ahmad Shah Massoud, Amir Sahib-e Shahid, could confront any muslim extremists ..successfully, and yet, got murdered in 2001, just two days before 9/11, allegedly by Taliban fanatics, or by al-Qaedah, or by some other dark force -gaining profits from a ruined Afghanistan, not unlikely under a Bush Jr regime initiative, however. Some sinister force decided then on a double blow, wielding a [ceremonial?] sword, as the right hand of God, against both the heartland of the Infidels, America, and a traditional bastion of Islam’s expansion, Afghanistan. It was clearly meant to be a proclamation, a hidden but loud manifesto, announcing to all of the [Sunni] Muslims “who’s the boss”. Now who can that force be? Any guesses?

  • Matt

    Then i guess Washington also condones Arabia’s LEGAL pedophile culture.
    aka-the marrying of 6 year olds.
    Poor little Aisha.