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Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading sponsor of Islamic extremism. It is also a close U.S. ally. This contradiction, although responsible for a lot of human suffering, is frequently ignored. Yet it recently plunged back into the limelight with the Saudi monarchy’s largest mass execution in decades.
Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism: The truth behind the toxic U.S. relationship with the theocratic monarchy
“Why has Saudi Arabia been largely immune from direct public criticism from political leaders simply because they are a few degrees separated from the terrorists who are often inspired by the ideology their money helps to spread?” Murphy said at the time. “There’s growing evidence that our support for Saudi-led military campaigns in places like Yemen are prolonging humanitarian misery and aiding extremism.”
“There’s an American imprint on every civilian life lost in Yemen,” Murphy told CNN in August. “Because, though the Saudis are actually dropping the bombs from their planes, they couldn’t do it without the United States.”
Senator Chris Murphy: US support for Saudi Arabia 'can't be unconditional'
"Either you agree with our Orwellian view of the world or you might have problems with us depending on our subjective view of your position and/or your ability to give us problems."
originally posted by: elementalgrove
This whole notion of arming "moderate" rebels that work with Al Qaeda has always seemed like an exercise in Newspeak, a gauge to exactly how stupid the American public is.
originally posted by: Profusion
I pointed out the similarity of the following statements in the thread linked below.
"Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists," - President George W. Bush