zondag 18 oktober 2015
Saudi Fascism 5
Anoniem heeft een nieuwe reactie op je bericht "Saudi Fascism 4" achtergelaten:
Yemen. Even wat anders dan gearresteerd worden om je zelfgebouwde klok op school te laten zien. Dit ben ik dus nergens tegengekomen in de mainstream media. Prodigy is alvast éen arm en éen been kwijt!
Hoe men aan die cijfers die genoemd worden komt weet ik niet, of alle vermelde feiten kloppen ook niet. Welke westerse journalist waagt zich er op te houden... de foto's in de timeline en de begeleidende teksten spreken boekdelen over dramavan gigantische proportie dat zich er voltrekt.
Yemen News Today update 15/10
'The update this week has to include something about the royal family in Saudi Arabia, because that has been so much in the news. They have managed to stop an independent UN investigation, although significant groups such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have said that there is evidence of war crimes. There are also reports of other planned human rights abuses within the kingdom – the death by crucifixion of a peaceful demonstrator, the flogging of a British man aged 74 for brewing wine, and the British government pulling out of a deal to modernise the Saudi penal system – the government saying that those two news items have nothing in common. Hmmm.
There have also been reports of Saudi selling off overseas assets to fund the war, Saudi princes’ protests against the King Salman and his favoured son, the reckless defence minister. There have been reports of King Salman developing a dementing illness, and Saudi princes leaving the kingdom – taking their money with them – so much that KSA is attempting to stop their wealth flight. Not good news for the Saudi monarchy.
I found two articles today that are directly related to this, well worth a read – partly because they coincide with my own views on the vulnerability of Saudi Arabia and the trap the Yemen war is posing for them. One is “The campaign to undermine Saudi Arabia and the US dollar” by Jeff Berwick, and “Saudi Palace intrigues” by Stig Stenslie. The links are at the bottom of this article.
There are further reported additions to the Saudi-Israeli alliance. As well as the meetings between Saudi and Israeli officials at the beginning of the war, and the visit earlier in the year of Prince Waleed to Jerusalem where when he was reported as saying nice things about Israel, and the Israeli weapons found in the Saudi embassy, there is now a story about an air corridor from Djibouti to Riyadh now used by Israel, reported as providing weapons to Saudi Arabia to help their war effort. More amazingly, this week the Saudi foreign minister directly appealed to Israel to join the war, saying it was the only way of winning it. Funny that, seeing that Israel has yet to win the war in Gaza after 67 years, and despite using some very nasty tactics against Palestinians.'
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