I spend a lot of time on the ‘net researching all sorts of stories and subjects that I write about here on IST…..and in all that time I have analyzed why the US is in bed with the thugs in Saudi Arabia……we hear almost yearly that the kingdom is becoming more inclusive and modern in its thinking….and each time I call bullsh*t where it needs to be called.
One of the punishments that the Kingdom dolls out is beheading……can be given out for a wide array of crimes…..but the first couple of months this year has a goal……
Human Rights Watch is calling on Saudi Arabia to fix its “notoriously unfair criminal justice system” after revealing that over the past four months, 48 people have been executed in the country. Half of those people were put to death over non-violent drug charges, the group says. Rights experts are also concerned that, as HRW says in a statement, Saudi Arabia’s justice system “doesn’t provide for fair trials.” Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia is carried out via beheading, the Guardian reports. The country has executed almost 600 people since 2014, and more than a third of those were drug cases. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently suggested the country may change the penalty for certain crimes other than murder to life in prison rather than execution.
A great country to align ourselves with (that is sarcasm in case you were not sure)…….this country is the birthplace of the extreme Islam that most right wingers are so worried about…..this country should be shunned until it actually comes into the 21st century. But that will not happen as long as they have cash to throw at our politicians…..
One Thugocracy to another.