Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

One of the most significant geopolitical events of 2013 was the failed push for war in Syria by the Obama Administration. It didn’t merely fail as a result of a war weary public (although that played a key role), it also failed due to the fact our clownish “leaders” were attempting to offer military support to rebels with a large al-Qaeda element. So the pathetic “sell” by the U.S. establishment was to push the nation into a conflict allied with the very terrorist group against which we are fighting the “war on terror,” and have given up so many of our civil liberties to wage. Ridiculous, yet they tried anyway. That is how stupid they think the public is.

What that failed attempt at war mongering demonstrated to anyone paying attention is that our foreign policy is a complete joke and total sham. We publicly claim to support “democracy” and “freedom” around the world, yet in reality support some of the most oppressive regimes out there.

No relationship highlights this hypocrisy as clearly as our extremely close alliance with the Saudi regime, one of the last “absolute monarchies” on the planet. Not only that, but increasing evidence points to its direct involvement in the 9/11 attacks. But it gets worse. A lot worse. The regime has just passed a series of Medieval laws to crack down on all dissent. In a nutshell: Dissent = Terrorism.

From the New York Times:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia put into effect a sweeping new counterterrorism law Sunday that human rights activists say allows the kingdom to prosecute as a terrorist anyone who demands reform, exposes corruption or otherwise engages in dissent.

The law states that any act that “undermines” the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism. It also grants security services broad powers to raid homes and track phone calls and Internet activity.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s last absolute monarchies. All decisions are centered in the hands of 89-year-old King Abdullah. There is no parliament. There is little written law, and judges — implementing the country’s strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam — have broad leeway to impose verdicts and sentences.

Activists said that simply exposing corruption could be seen as a violation of the law. Some also warned that Saudi women who get behind the wheel of a car in violation of the ban on female drivers could be tried under the new anti-terror law.

Other worrying aspects, activists said, include an article that says police can raid homes and offices on suspicion of anti-government activity without prior approval from a judge or even a superior. Suspects can also be held incommunicado for 90 days, and lawyers are not required to be present during the initial interrogation.

“They characterize you as a terrorist because you ask the kingdom to do something it does not want to do” he added.

Good to see a regime finally be honest about what a “terrorist” is.

Personally, I doubt the Saudi regime will survive the next five years and I think they know this. It won’t be pretty either. If I had to guess, the catalyst might be a drop in oil prices, which will make payoffs much more difficult. When people have nothing, you know…they have nothing to lose.

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. Saudi Arabia is rarely mentioned in western media & operates under the radar. Saudi is complicit in Many wrong doings, covert alliances & actions. In the 1970’s Saudi intelligence & the CIA trained up a young man with Saudi Royal connections from a wealthy Saudi Family to be a leader of a Muslim mercenary force, the Mujahedin. This man became a Colonel in the CIA, given the name of Tim Osman for his American passport. (Meanwhile GH Bush was the head of the CIA, he made strong ties with the Saudi Royals & the wealthy, “Bin Laden family) Tim Osman was Osama Bin Laden & over a period of years the US set up training bases for the Mujahedin (& the Taliban); training them in bomb making (IED’s), weapons training… & funded them with $3Billion+ USD. (Later the Bin Ladens & Saudi’s financed GH & GW Bushes political campaigns & business ventures???). The Mujahedin were used in Afghanistan, the Balkins & Africa. They morphed into “Al Qaeda”(the Base or Training Base) & has taken over the roll of the CIA & now trains Malitias & Death Squads through out the Mid-East & Africa; associated with many diverse Muslim groups but they strangely prefer to spear head attacks where the US, Israeli, UK, Saudi foreign policy desires & Oil/Gas reserves can be controlled or manipulated??? After the GW Bush administrations WMD lies & the horrific war crimes of the US military’s “Iraqi Freedom;” Iraq is a broken shadow of it’s former self & Al Qaeda is now prevalent throughout Iraq & Syria undertaking covert killings, beheadings & gasing civilians.
    Al Qaeda is funded & controlled by more than the US; Saudi Arabia is also a Major financier & the UK is not to be left out. In the 1980’s the UK & MI6 did a deal with Saudi Arabia known as Al Yamamah (the Dove) which has & still nets the UK/MI6 Billions of dollars which go towards funding Global Covert operations.
    The Executive Intelligence review printed an article (13/08/2013) which stated:
    “If another major terrorist attack like the (9/11-2001) World Trade Center & Pentagon strikes, or the Sept. 11, 2012 armed assault on the Benghazi, Libya U.S. Mission occurs, you can blame it on GW. Bush, Barack Obama, the British and Saudi monarchies. The wellspring of all significant international terrorism today is the Anglo-Saudi imperial alliance, expressed most vividly in the 1985 Al-Yamamah arrangements between London and Riyadh that persist to this day. – Those funds have bankrolled nearly 30 years of global terrorism and coups d’état, dating back to late-1970s British and American sponsorship of the Afghan “mujahideen” which spawned al-Qaeda and every other Muslim Brotherhood offshoot.”

    The US plays a game of Duplicity with Al Qaeda which has been exposed in Syria; the US/UK/IDF/Saudi all use AlQaeda mercenaries to incite “Manufactured Strategic Terrorism” when & where they require it; But they also “Demonize Al Qaeda” as Ruthless Terrorists for Media consumption to keep the general western populous in the belief that the US & it’s allies are the “Good Guys” fighting for freedom & democracy around the world; (nothing could be further from the Facts).
    This has become apparent in Syria when Carla Del Ponte (Senior UN Weapons Inspector) & others, stated that the Assad regime had Nothing to do with the Gas Attacks against civilians & that the Syrian rebels didn’t have the capacity to undertake the Gas attacks therefore leaving “Foreign Insurgents such as Al Qaeda” Funnily enough these Insurgents had lots of video cameras around to film the after affects of the gas, which is just what the US & Saudi & Israel wanted, to incite “Popular Outrage” & give Barrack Obama the Green light to Launch yet another Immoral, Illegal attack against a much smaller weaker target that the US has NO right to attack.
    Thankfully the British Parliament voted Against Supporting the attack on Syria which gave the rest of NATO an easy out.
    Clearly with the rhetoric being espoused by Saudi & Israel & US Secretary of state Kerry, Syria is still squarely in the crosshairs of the Anglo-American-Israeli-Saudi axis of evil.
    Look out for Yet Another Manufactured piece of terrorism by this psychopathic corrupt cabal who are out to dominate the Mid-East, the worlds Energy supplies and bring in a New World Order as asserted by US presidents from Reagan, the Bushes, Clinton & Obama.

    In order to understand what I’m talking about, have a look at these well researched videos on youtube: *September 11-The New Pearl Harbour 1-3*: *Hard 9/11 Truth-Conspiracy of Money*; *9/11: Explosives Evidence*; 9/11: False- Flag Terrorism; 9/11 Painful Deceptions; 9/11 Suspects- Explosive Connections (Updated); *Loose Change 1-3*; 9/11 The Birth of Treason; 9/11: Blueprint for Truth; Should we Ignore New 911 details; *9 11 Documentaries-9/11/2001-7/7/2005;* *9/11 Key CIA Connections*; *The CIA Controls Al Qaeda*; *Secrets of the CIA;* *Operation Paperclip:-CIA & the NAZI’s*; *CIA Covert Operations & US Interventions*; *CIA Agents Exposes Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist:* *NSA & the One Trillion Dollar Scam*; WAR PROMISES; *How They Fake Terrorism-Manufactured Fear 1-3;* *Counter Intelligence I-IV*; *NATO’s Secret Armies(2009); *The Oil Factor*; *Depleted Uranium-Creeping Genocide*; War is a Racket (updated); Wake Up Call; *War By Other Means;* *All Wars are Bankers Wars*; *Truth about Halliburton*; *The Business of War: SOFEX*; WNBC saw missile-Chopper 4; *John Pilger Breaking the Silence;* *Conspiracy Theory No More;* English Warning “Our Gun Ban Caused 40% Increase in Gun Crime;” *Why No One Invades Switzerland;* *Enlightenment of the Truth in the World;*
    Also Look Up: CIA/US Military: Operation Gladio & Operation Northwoods.

  2. Each instance of “Saudi Arabia” in that article could be changed to “USA”, and it would still be accurate,.

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