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Saudi Arabia's Breath of Death

Posted by W. Aterput on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Saudi Arabia 

On September 24, 2015 717 people were killed in the stampede in the Saudi-Arabian capital of Mecca (1). This incident in the country named after the family of Saud was another example of how death seems to stick to this biggest country on the Arabian Peninsula. 

Not only is the country well-known for its brutal beheadings which are part of their judicial system (2), with over 100 people killed in the first 6 months of 2015, it is also probably the main driving force behind the bloody war in Sy...
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"Please, Don't Touch our Undemocratic Saudi Friends" and Qatif Demonstrations

Posted by Waterput on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, In : Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia, the big oil-friend of the Drone Empire (1,2) has bumped into a few problems themselves as far as the 'Arab Spring' is concerned. 

On November 21 there were reports about demonstrations taking place in the city of Qatif, near the Persian Gulf and near Bahrain. The Saudi Regime has militarily cracked down on the protesters in that country last spring (3).

According to reports by the Iranian press at least three people were killed in the protests in Qatif. They also report that civil...
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