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How Sick Must it Be to Sell Saudi War Criminals $109 Billion in Weapons

Posted by feww on May 22, 2017

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Saudi rulers spend $109 billion on U.S. weapons – $4,500 for every man, woman and child in Yemen

The arms agreement is a part of series of deals between the US and “Sheikh Salman” of Arabia exceeding $380bn, informed observers said.

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4 Responses to “How Sick Must it Be to Sell Saudi War Criminals $109 Billion in Weapons”

  1. Molly W. said

    9/11 Advocates on Manchester Attacks and Saudi Weapons Deal
    http://www.accuracy.org/release/911-advocates-on-manchester-attacks-and-saudi-weapons-deal/

    Kristen Breitweiser, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken are with September 11th Advocates. They are widows and activists who pressured the U.S. government to conduct a formal investigation into the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which killed each of their husbands.

    They have just released a statement on the Manchester terror attacks and the Saudi weapons deal: “First and foremost, our condolences go out to the families of those who lost their lives in the latest terrorist attack in Manchester, England. We know all too well the horror they are experiencing today, and our hearts ache for them.
    [https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1539769546042344&id=1240391742646794]

    “Terrorism is designed to strike fear in the hearts of the families and friends of the victims and for all of those who watch helplessly in horror. …

    “All of these innocent people [were] killed by terrorists, just like the men and women who simply went to work at both the World Trade Center and Pentagon or boarded planes on the morning of 9/11 and were killed by al Qaeda.

    “The truth is that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is neither a stable, nor reliable nation — let alone a trusted ally. Too much evidence exists proving that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia financially and logistically supports groups like ISIS that commit lethal terrorist attacks around the globe. …

    “We respectfully reiterate that far from contributing to Middle East peace, this $110 billion weapons deal [with Saudi Arabia] will only foment more hatred, increase further violence, and contribute immeasurably to loss of innocent life at the diabolical hands of terrorists. Why would America or any American want to play any role in that — let alone a financial one, by knowingly cutting a deal and signing up for it?”

    Breitweiser recently wrote the piece “Trump Lets Saudis Off on 9/11 Evidence” [https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/23/trump-lets-saudis-off-on-911-evidence]

    Breitweiser is on Twitter: @kdbreitweiser.

  2. Molly W. said

    Roots of Terror: Is Trump Enabling ISIS?
    http://www.accuracy.org/release/roots-of-terror-is-trump-enabling-isis/

    The top trending tweet regarding the Manchester bombing is from Trita Parsi‏: “Make no mistake: By turning blind eye to Saudi role in aiding terror and instead blaming Iran, Trump is ENABLING ISIS.” [https://twitter.com/tparsi/status/866998161797152769]

    BEAU GROSSCUP, bgrosscup at csuchico.edu
    Grosscup is author of several books, including: The Newest Explosions of Terrorism and most recently, Strategic Terror: The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment. He is professor emeritus at California State University-Chico.
    [http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/S/bo20852379.html]

    He said today: “Two days after urging Muslim leaders to ‘take a stand against Islamist extremist terrorism,’ before an audience of Wahabi Saudi leaders, Saudi-backed Sunni ISIS took credit for the horrific bombing in Manchester England. Once again another U.S. president and the U.S.-led ‘West’ in general are faced with the bankruptcy of the founding principle of U.S. post-911 ‘War on Terror’ policy encapsulated in George W. Bush’s ‘you are either with us or the terrorists’ and echoed by President Trump in Riyadh.

    “In doing so, like Presidents Bush and Obama before him, Trump drew the world of terrorism in easy to understand, bi-polar, and as he said, ‘battle between good and evil,’ imagery. The problem is, as poignantly demonstrated in Manchester, this imagery, while politically useful, has no relationship to reality. Approaching the Muslim world as a monolithic entity to fight ‘extremism within their ranks’ ignores the fact that as Wahabi Sunnis, Trump’s hosts are the Muslim extremists that he urges unity against. In Iraq, Saudi support for anti-U.S. Sunni ISIS trying to overthrow the U.S.-Iranian backed Shiite government is a case in point. Further, Trump’s own ‘deep state’ that he is doing battle with at home, in it’s effort to oust Sunni ISIS from Iraq, depends heavily on Iraq Shiite militia, long labeled terrorists by the Bush/Obama administrations, to put their ‘boots-on-the-ground.’

    “In Syria, Trump finds himself in bed with Saudi-backed ‘extremists’: Syrian ISIS and Al Qaeda stepchild Al Nusra. In fact, his CIA and Pentagon, in their search for ‘moderate rebels’ — but more important a U.S.-dominated post-Assad ‘winner’ — are competing to influence Saudi-supported ‘extremist’ terrorists to the point where at times their ‘clients’ do battle against each other.”

    In Yemen, it is the Saudis, who in their anti-Shiite terrorist bombing campaign (U.S.-supported) are ‘extremists’ personified, terror bombing Yemen’s civilians into starvation. In his visit to Israel, none of this was mentioned from the podium, nor was Israeli government support for ‘settler terrorism,’ daily Israeli army terrorism against occupied Palestinians (including ‘shock and awe bombing’). …

    “As always, the message will be trumpeted, it’s ‘us versus them’ even though in multiple cases the ‘us’ is very much ‘them.”

    Background:

    Institute for Public Accuracy news release featuring Andrew Cockburn: “The Israeli-ISIS Accommodation and Other Inconvenient Realities”
    [http://fair.org/home/at-cnn-imagining-an-absurd-iranianisis-alliance/]

    From the media watch group FAIR, by Jim Naureckas: “At CNN, Imagining an Absurd Iranian/ISIS Alliance”
    [http://fair.org/home/at-cnn-imagining-an-absurd-iranianisis-alliance/]

    Institute for Public Accuracy
    980 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045
    (202) 347-0020 * accuracy.org * ipa@accuracy.org

  3. Alex N. said

    Impeach Donald Trump Now
    https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/

    From the moment he assumed the office, President Donald Trump has been in direct violation of the US Constitution. The President is not above the law. We will not allow President Trump to profit from the presidency at the expense of our democracy. Congress’s impeachment investigation should include the President’s violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses and whether the President has — in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed — prevented, obstructed or impeded the administration of justice.
    https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/home/faqs/#grounds-for-impeachment

    We are calling upon Congress to pass a resolution calling for the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

    As of 12:00 pm EDT, May 24, 2017, 1,121,313 people and counting have signed their names to the campaign to Impeach Trump Now. The signature count will be periodically updated.

  4. Ed. T. said

    Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha accusing the Gulf state of ‘terrorism’
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40155829

    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.

    They say Qatar backs terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with Qatar and largely isolating it.

    It cited officials as saying it was to “protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”.

    The unprecedented move is being seen as the most serious split yet between powerful Gulf countries, who are also close US allies.

    The row comes two weeks after the same four countries blocked Qatari news sites. Controversial comments by Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, appearing to criticise Saudi Arabia, appeared online.

    The government in Doha dismissed the comments as fake, attributing the report to a “shameful cybercrime”.

    In the latest developments:

    – The United Arab Emirates has given Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the country. Abu Dhabi accuses Doha of “supporting, funding and embracing terrorism, extremism and sectarian organisations,” state news agency WAM said
    – The UAE state airline Etihad Airways said it would suspend all flights to and from Doha from 02:45 local time on Tuesday
    – Bahrain’s state news agency said the country was cutting ties with Qatar because Doha was “shaking the security and stability of Bahrain and meddling in its affairs”
    – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking in Sydney, urged the countries to resolve their differences through dialogue.

    The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha’s “practices that strengthen terrorism” and its support to groups “including al-Qaeda and Daesh [also known as the so-called Islamic State], as well as dealing with the rebel militias”, according to SPA.

    Qatar has provided its warplanes to carry out air strikes against the Houthi rebels.

    Qatar, which is due to host the football World Cup in 2022, has so far made no public comments on the latest developments.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40155829

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