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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:55 AM

Saudi Arabia executes 134 people including six kids

More than 134 people have been brutally executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year by beheading and crucifixion, including six who were just kids when they were arrested. A massive spike in crucifixions and beheadings has seen the slain tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods, according to a human rights organisation. At least six teens were executed this year after being arrested for supposed "crimes" when they were kids, the report claims.

In a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, The Death Penalty Project revealed a further 24 people are at “imminent risk” of execution. They include three children, prominent political opponents of the crown prince, clerics, and human rights campaigners.

Among those executed this year are three women and 51 who were facing drug charges that would be considered minor offences elsewhere in the world. At least 58 of those killed were foreign nationals and most were accused of spreading Shia Islam - a crime in the Sunni Islam state.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat, a teenager who was set to start a new life in the US, studying at Western Michigan University, when he was arrested for attending an anti-government protest. The then-17-year-old – who had enrolled in an English language and finance and was at the airport to catch a flight to the US when he was arrested - was badly beaten including on the soles of his feet before he “confessed” to crimes against the state.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-executes-134-people-20072152

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Reply Saudi Arabia executes 134 people including six kids (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Sep 16 OP
gratuitous Sep 16 #1
A HERETIC I AM Sep 16 #11
demigoddess Sep 16 #18
Post removed Sep 16 #19
A HERETIC I AM Sep 16 #20
A HERETIC I AM Sep 16 #22
LiberalLovinLug Sep 16 #24
George II Sep 16 #28
sheshe2 Sep 16 #30
Cha Sep 16 #29
sheshe2 Sep 16 #31
Cyrano Sep 16 #2
Newest Reality Sep 16 #6
jmowreader Sep 16 #3
USALiberal Sep 16 #4
tblue37 Sep 16 #5
Thomas Hurt Sep 16 #7
SCantiGOP Sep 16 #8
farmbo Sep 16 #9
sinkingfeeling Sep 16 #10
roamer65 Sep 16 #12
chowder66 Sep 16 #13
cstanleytech Sep 16 #15
cstanleytech Sep 16 #14
left-of-center2012 Sep 16 #16
cstanleytech Sep 16 #23
matt819 Sep 16 #17
Gothmog Sep 16 #21
Flaleftist Sep 16 #25
Blue Owl Sep 16 #26
Post removed Sep 16 #27
Kid Berwyn Sep 17 #32

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:01 PM

1. The Saudi leadership is very wealthy, and they curry favor with Trump

So clearly, they can do no wrong. If he feels compelled to mention it at all, Trump will wave it away with a cry of "fake news" punctuated by a hamberder fart. The media, powerless to separate fact and fiction, will "both sides" the shit out of the report, and everything will go back to "normal."

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 01:30 PM

11. They have been currying favor with American corporations for a long time.

Trump is just the latest face.

Don't forget the relationship the Bush family had/has with the House of Saud;




This country lets those backward ass, stuck in the 11th century assholes do what they want because they are sitting on a shit ton of oil.

It used to be a Fuck Ton, but it's diminishing, so now it's just a shit ton. When the wells start to run dry, and they will pretty soon, watch the fuck out.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

18. sitting on all that oil wouldn't be worth anything if we would develop

solar and wind power. Is that why trumpf is against wind power??

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:11 PM

20. You'll get no argument from me.

American industry and politics has been deeply intertwined with the Saudi's since before WWII and of course, we just love to sell arms to almost any takers.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:20 PM

22. By the way, the dude standing with Bill Clinton is not a Saudi.

Not sure if you knew that or not, but that is Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. He's an Emirati, not a Saudi.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:45 PM

24. Okay thanks.

I googled "crown prince" and "Bill Clinton" assumed he was Saudi.

I was going to post another image here with Bill and actual Saudi's, of which I've found a few, but I think my point was made. Under Clinton there was a huge boost in arms sales all over the globe, not just to Saudi Arabia, but other inflamed hotspots and nefarious leaders.

It seems so difficult to curb both the gun manufacturers and the NRA who lobbies for them affecting the country internally, and the MIC arms production and sales heading out of the country to stoke more war and turmoil abroad. No politician wants to be the one that looks like he's against guns!....the horror! And of course the economic woes it would bring to the thousands employed in those industries.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:11 PM

28. Why are you bringing up Bill Clinton in a thread about Saudi Arabia executing 134 of their citizens?

Are you insinuating that he was complicit in those or ANY Saudi executions?

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Response to George II (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:28 PM

30. The one that IS complicit is Trump.

Yet we get BILL!

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:16 PM

29. I don't think your "point" was made at all.

The OP is about heinous Saudi executions.. why are you trying to distract?

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:29 PM

31. Good question, Cha.

*sigh*

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:09 PM

2. Trump envies them

He'd love to hold televised beheadings of anyone he wanted to behead.

And my guess is that the sick bastard would love to wield the sword himself.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. I think he might

get more jollies from crucifixions, no?

He would be the one to bring them back in vogue on the Crucifixion Platform, or a new show: Get On The Cross!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:09 PM

3. Trump's sitting here going "damn, I wish we could do that"

He would LOVE to be able to punish people who spoke out against him or the GOP.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:12 PM

4. Disgusting, not a country we should ever help! Nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:12 PM

5. Trump loves SA. Birds of a feather flock together. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:23 PM

7. The christian right must just drool over this and the mutaween.

If the christian and muslim leadership ever got over their anger and hatred of each other we would all be living in a muslim or christian version of SA.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:26 PM

8. Exact same thing I thought of

Is there any doubt that fundy preachers wouldn't justify and enjoy seeing this kind of treatment for abortionists, atheists, blasphemers, gays, etc etc?
They and these bastards from Saudi Arabia should be transported back to the Dark Ages where they belong.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:43 PM

9. Never Forget: Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were Saudis

… and it would be a great dishonor to our Troops should Trump attempt to put their lives at risk to preserve the oil wealth of a handful of Saudi Elites.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 01:23 PM

10. Our grand best ally under Traitor Don.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 01:42 PM

12. Definitely not a regime worth defending.

Throw them to the wolves.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 01:46 PM

13. Republicans, Trump and our relationship with Saudi Arabia

If they are not taught a lesson they will never learn and will only go on to defy laws and commit human abuses.

Everyone who disagrees with the madness and the methods of these monsters (Republicans, Trump and Saudi Arabian Officials) needs to push back hard on them.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:15 PM

15. The relationship they have with Israel is just as dysfunctionally insane imo.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:12 PM

14. Hmmm if I ever become wealthy and can travel I suspect Saudi Arabia will not be on my top 100 list.

Not because I would ever do anything on the list of supposed offenses these people are accused of but because it seems their country is run by some really giant douchebags.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

16. I read recently ...

I read recently that tourism to the US is down.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:20 PM

23. Well it could explain why the Bush family and Trump get along with them so well.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:43 PM

17. 134 executions?

I'm sure Trump is jealous. We've only had 10 executions this year (25 last year).

Even the deaths of men, women, and children in American concentration camps doesn't begin to catch up to the Saudis. Wanna bet Trump salivates over those Saudi numbers?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:17 PM

21. This is disgusting

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 04:16 PM

25. Brutally tortured and executed for attending a protest

No wonder Trump loves them.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 06:52 PM

26. Donnie's barbarian BFF buddies

Sickening.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:29 AM

32. Saudi Arabia is run by tyrants.

The oil wealth isn’t spread around the country as much as it’s hoarded in Switzerland.

If they weren’t so greedy, the Saudi royals could have used their trillions to remake the world for the better.

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