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PostPosted: August 6 18, 8:38 am 
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Wasn’t sure where else to put this but the official Saudi government tweeted then deleted a picture of an Air Canada plane flying into the CN Tower, just a day after the Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia was told to leave for criticizing the country for arresting women’s rights activists.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: August 6 18, 5:40 pm 
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The number one reason for me to get off oil is so that these what ever the equivalent version of Arab white trash lottery winners can lose their influence in this world. We should have blew Saudi Arabia up after 9-11. They did it, but we are all pussies. There no doubt they still fund terrorism against the west in a huge way and we've rewarded them for it.


As for this tweet, if we had a real president he's condemn it, say we stand with Canada and we are putting all our chips into renewables to crush these [expletive]. But here we are. Trump will probably praise them.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: August 27 18, 9:48 am 
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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty against female human rights activist
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Saudi Arabian prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for five human rights activists, including a woman who is thought to be the first female campaigner in the country facing execution, rights groups have said.

Israa al-Ghomgham, a Shia activist arrested with her husband in 2015, will be tried in the country’s terrorism tribunal even though charges she faces relate to peaceful activism,

“Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Israa al-Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behaviour, is monstrous,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at HRW.

Together with her husband, Moussa al-Hashem, and three other defendants, Ghomgham faces charges that “do not resemble recognisable crimes”, HRW said.


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Cool, cool



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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 8 18, 8:47 am 
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The awful disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
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Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer, vanished on Tuesday after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée. He has not been seen or heard from since.

As a columnist for the Washington Post, Khashoggi was a frequent critic of the Saudi regime. Khashoggi was living in self-imposed exile in the United States.

On Saturday, Turkish officials told the Washington Post that Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate. CNN has not been able to independently confirm these reports and a Saudi official has denied them.

Earlier in the week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had told Bloomberg News that Khashoggi had left the consulate unmolested, but if that was the case, why hasn't he contacted anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 8 18, 9:29 am 
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This one has more detail. Sounds like it could be gruesome.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-des ... -khashoggi
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The last time I spoke with Jamal Khashoggi, in August, he was worried about his life. The Saudi dissident, a fifty-nine-year-old former editor and government adviser, was convinced that the kingdom’s new leadership wanted to kill him. “Of course, they’d like to see me out of the picture,” he said. He’d said it to me before, but by then he had been in exile, in Washington, for more than a year, so I thought he was exaggerating the dangers. Maybe not. Khashoggi hasn’t been seen since he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, on Tuesday, to get papers verifying his divorce so that he could remarry. His fiancée, who waited outside for eleven hours, said he never emerged.

Five days have passed, with no proof of life, and international human-rights groups now allege that Khashoggi has been abducted. On Sunday, Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdoğan, told Reuters that Turkey believes Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate, adding that fifteen Saudis were allegedly involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance. Erdoğan told reporters that his government is investigating the event. “Entries and exits into the embassy, airport transits, and all camera records are being looked at and followed,” he told reporters. “We want to swiftly get results.” The U.S. State Department also said it is closely following the case. A Turkish colleague of Khashoggi’s told journalists, on Sunday, that the Turkish government advised him to “make your funeral preparation.” Khashoggi had been killed “in a barbaric way” and then dismembered, Turan Kışlakçı, who heads the Turkish-Arab Media Association, told the Associated Press. Another report claimed that his body had been taken back to Saudi Arabia.


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Something has to be up with Rand Paul



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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
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trump defends saudis today.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
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WWE Taking Tens Of Millions In Saudi Money Sure Looks Awful

https://deadspin.com/wwe-taking-tens-of ... 1829687956



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