|Subgroups||Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah|
|Member of||Arab League, Safari Club|
|Longtime political ally of the USA, Saudi Arabia possesses larger easily accessible oil reserves than any other nation state.|
Commercially-controlled media do not say much about the human rights record of the Saudi government. The country has what was termed in Vice an "antiquated legal system based primarily around sharia law", and beheaded dozens of its citizens in 2014, for example.
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Saudi Arabia has Islamic Sharia laws which allow the death penalty to be imposed for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug use. Amputations and public floggings are also carried out, leading to criticism by the United Nations Committee against Torture.
In 2012 Sheikh Nimr, a teenager, was shot in the leg, arrested and subsequently tortured. In 15 October 2014, he was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court for "seeking 'foreign meddling' in [Saudi Arabia], 'disobeying' its rulers and taking up arms against the security forces" and his brother, Mohammad al-Nimr, was arrested on the same day for tweeting information about the death sentence. His nephew, Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr, who also participated in the 2011–12 Saudi Arabian protests, was arrested in 2012, sentenced to death in 2014, and expected ratification of his sentence by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, to be carried out by beheading and crucifixion. The hacker collective, 'Anonymous', protested the plan to kill him and later launched DDOS attacks in protest.
As noted by John Perkins in Confessions Of An Economic Hitman, the US has a long standing secret deal to support the Saudi government as long as it has easy access to Saudi oil. CIA/Deep State operative Frank Terpil admits working for the government of Saudi Arabia.
Since President Obama took power, the US has been distancing itself from Saudi Arabia. The most notable single step in this process was probably the Obama administration's decision to declassify the 28 pages of the9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry, which indicate that Saudi Arabia was involved in 9-11.
Saudi Arabia was the recipient of arms in the corrupt multi-billion dollar Al-Yamamah arms deal with the UK. In 2011, the USA sold $33.4 billion of weapons to the kingdom, just over half its total weapons sales that year.
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|Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah||1957 - Present|
|Bandar ibn Israel||article||28 August 2013||Sharmine Narwani||The collusion of Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan with Israel in acts of terrorist violence in the Middle East through 2013.|
|Bangkok Blast - Who the Liars Say Did It, Says it All||article||18 August 2015||Tony Cartalucci||Analysis of the 18 August terrorist bombing in Bangkok illustrating western media (especially the BBC) bias by omission of major salient points|
|Hushing Up - and Profiting from - Saudi Aggressions while Warmongering against Russia||article||29 August 2015||Stephen Gowans||The gross hypocricy inherent in the foreign policy actions of Anglo-US-NATO governments|
|Invasion of Saudi Arabia||article||9 July 2004||Tanya C. Hsu|
|Sept 11 Widow Is First American To Sue Saudi Arabia For Terrorism: Her Full Lawsuit||Article||1 October 2016||'Tyler Durden'||Widow of 9-11 victim Navy Commander Patrick Dunn sues Saudi Arabia|
- Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State
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