By Big Rob
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:28 pm
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:28 pm
The Saudis are quite happy to export their disaffected youth to Syria and Iraq to participate in a sectarian war with Shia Islam - it keeps them from causing trouble at home...Big Rob wrote:ISIS look very much like the Ikhwan. You would think that Saudi would have learned.... oh religion and learning..... my bad.....
They 'were' quite happy. Until they ended up in the sights of the Islamic state......GKC wrote:The Saudis are quite happy to export their disaffected youth to Syria and Iraq to participate in a sectarian war with Shia Islam - it keeps them from causing trouble at home...Big Rob wrote:ISIS look very much like the Ikhwan. You would think that Saudi would have learned.... oh religion and learning..... my bad.....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34483504" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;India's foreign ministry has complained to the Saudi Arabian authorities following an alleged "brutal" attack on a 58-year-old Indian woman in Riyadh.
Kasturi Munirathinam's right arm was chopped off, allegedly by her employer, when she tried to escape from their house last week, reports say.
Ms Munirathinam was working as a domestic help. She is recovering in hospital.
Her family has alleged that she was being tortured by her Saudi employers.
Saudi authorities have not commented on the incident yet.
http://blogs.ft.com/david-allen-green/2 ... di-arabia/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;To what extent does the influence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reach into the domestic government of the United Kingdom? And what does the UK get in return?
These questions are worth asking, not least when the relationship between the UK and the Saudis has been in the news recently. Leaked documents have shown that the UK did a deal with the Saudis so that both got seats on the UN Human Rights Council. And Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the opposition, used his first conference speech to demand that the prime minister personally intervene with the Saudis in respect of an imminent execution.
But in the background to these topical events is the story of an ever-closer relationship between the two governments: a relationship that goes beyond military and intelligence issues for two strategic allies, although “national security” is both the pretext for the Saudis receiving what they want out of it and the excuse the UK gives for hiding what is going on.
Captagon Amphetamine is used by ISIS fighters in SyriaPolice in Lebanon have arrested a Saudi prince on allegations he was attempting to smuggle two tonnes of amphetamines on his private jet. Four others were held in Beirut in what authorities described as a drug bust conducted at the city's Rafik Hariri International Airport.
Investigators said they found 40 bags of Captagon Amphetamine pills and some cocaine aboard the plane, which was about to depart for the northern Saudi city of Hael.
Ashraf Fayadh: Saudi Arabia to 'sue' Twitter user describing Palestinian poet's death sentence as 'Isis-like'
'The justice ministry will sue the person who described ... the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `Isis-like',' a justice ministry source claimed
Saudi Arabia will sue any Twitter user who compares the Kingdom’s recent decision to execute a poet to punishments handed down by Isis.
Ashraf Fayadh, a 35-year-old Palestinian poet, was sentenced to death for apostasy – renouncing one’s faith – by a court in Abha on 17 November, according to documents seen by Human Rights Watch.
The sentence has provoked widespread condemnation, not only from international human rights organisations but also from legions of Twitter and other social media users.
UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen
Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen’s brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned.
Advisers to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, have stepped up legal warnings that the sale of specialist missiles to the Saudis, deployed throughout nine months of almost daily bombing raids in west Yemen against Houthi rebels, may breach international humanitarian law.
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