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Why won't the west call out Saudi Arabia?
12-30-2013, 04:49 PM #1
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At the memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama eulogized the fallen leader:


Like Gandhi, he would lead a resistance movement – a movement that at its start held little prospect of success. Like [Martin Luther] King, he would give potent voice to the claims of the oppressed.

Listening in the crowd sat Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's second deputy prime minister. Apparently the words were lost on the government His Royal Highness was representing (though it's questionable he even relayed the message), because within the next week, a Saudi judge sentenced democratic activist Omar al-Saeed to 4 years in prison and 300 lashes. His crime: calling for a constitutional monarchy (a government that would likely outlaw such cruel and unusual punishment

Saeed is a member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (Acpra), an organization documenting human rights abuses and calling for democratic reform. He is its fourth member to be sentenced to prison this year. In March, co-founders Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani (who I have met in the past, and previously wrote about) and Abdullah al-Hamid were sentenced to prison terms of 10 and 5 years on charges such as "breaking allegiance with the ruler" and running an unlicensed political organization – despite repeated attempts to obtain a license.

Not surprisingly, there has been no strong public statement from the Obama administration regarding Saeed's sentencing. Following the conviction and sentencing of Qahtani and Hamid, the strongest language came from the obscure United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. It took a direct question at a press briefing to prompt a canned statement from the State department, claiming "concern" at the arrests and sentences, and asserting that the US makes "strong representations for human rights activists" wherever our diplomats are.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree...-activists

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01-02-2014, 08:58 AM #2
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Same reason nobody ever calls out Saudi financial stakes in Western media outlets?

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01-02-2014, 09:36 AM #3
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why wont the west place sanctions on Israel?

if you are buddy buddy with the US you can do anything..

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01-02-2014, 10:12 AM #4
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Saudis deserve sanctions more than any other country. 9-11 anyone??
01-02-2014, 11:23 AM #5
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(01-02-2014, 10:12 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Saudis deserve sanctions more than any other country. 9-11 anyone??

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Come on that was an inside job not some foreign terrorist group. 13.gif

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01-02-2014, 11:28 AM #6
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(01-02-2014, 11:23 AM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(01-02-2014, 10:12 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Saudis deserve sanctions more than any other country. 9-11 anyone??

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Come on that was an inside job not some foreign terrorist group. 13.gif

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yep.. its clear as day.. chuckle.gif
01-02-2014, 11:29 AM #7
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Hey...I tell people every chance I get
about the worst dictatorship on the planet.

Just no reaction, since I'm not the friggin'
president.

Already performing a complete boycott on
Saudi Arabian goods, meself chuckle.gif

My feet is my only carriage
and so
I've got to push on thru

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01-02-2014, 05:52 PM #8
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The mechanized capitolized consumerized compartmentalized western world is still hopelessly enslaved to middle eastern oil and gasoline that the usa and england could have cake walked through with millions of battle hardened troops already within and nearby those areas and easily taken over with little force and with even smaller resistance during and shortly after world war two and still owned and controlled now but they didnt do what they could and should have done back then and now we helplessly continue financing the evil terrorists with who then use those ever flowing billions and trillions of our fossil fuel dependency megabucks to train and arm and unleash religious psychos who tear our lives and freedoms asunder...



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