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imaginethat May 19th, 2015 12:47 PM

With Executions on the Rise, Saudi Arabia is Now Hiring Even More Executioners
 
We are allies with the most repressive regime in the region.

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With Executions on the Rise, Saudi Arabia is Now Hiring Even More Executioners

Saudi Arabia, a member of the UN's Human Rights Council and a close US ally, is hiring more executioners, according to its Ministry of Civil Service website.

With 85 people already executed this year alone, Saudi Arabia is recruiting eight more executioners to fulfill positions that require carrying out beheadings, as well as performing amputations on those who committed smaller offenses, according to a report from Reuters.

The job, classified as "religious functionaries," was posted on the Ministry of Civil Service website on Monday and does not require any special qualifications since it falls within the lower tier of the country's civil service pay scale, according to the application form....

Adam Coogle, a Middle East researcher for the Human Rights Watch (HRW), told VICE News that while Saudi officials associate the executions with Islamic law, Coogle emphasized that "nothing in Islamic law mandates that you execute drug offenders. The Saudis don't have to execute people for drug crimes."

"Drug executions are particularly problematic," Coogle said. "To execute people for nonviolent judge crimes, it is particularly egregious."

Behind China and Iran, Saudi Arabia is one of the top five countries in the world for sentencing people to death, according to an Amnesty International report released in March....

The current number of executions carried out this year is quickly approaching the 88 people that were sentenced to death in the whole of 2014, based on figures from HRW. Amnesty International, however, reported that at least 90 executions were performed in Saudi Arabia in 2014.
More: https://news.vice.com/article/with-e...e-executioners

RNG May 19th, 2015 12:55 PM

That is pretty sad. And even more reason for my thoughts below.

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Originally Posted by BBC
Why Saudi Arabia has lost faith in the US

The BBC had been carrying this op-ed on its home page for the past few days, today it is back a few pages. Perusing it the overall impression I get, although the blogger doesn't exactly express it in these words is that Saudi is pissed off that Obama isn't carrying out their desired foreign policy for them.

The US should realize that after all those years with oil being a seller's market, it is becoming a buyer's market. Saudi needs you as a customer more than you need them as a supplier right now and that should last some years.

Tell them to stuff it.

Why Saudi Arabia has lost faith in the US - BBC News

Camelot May 19th, 2015 01:27 PM

El Sisi's government in Egypt just sentenced the first democratically elected president to death along with 100 of his followers. They're not true allies of ours either.

RNG May 19th, 2015 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Camelot (Post 810315)
El Sisi's government in Egypt just sentenced the first democratically elected president to death along with 100 of his followers. They're not true allies of ours either.

But the Muslim Brotherhood is bad. Or was that last week? And which of the 5 segments in the Syrian conflict are we supposed to support this week?

Or more importantly, the two big questions. Will they appreciate it? And even if they prevail, will it help the US at all?

LongWinded May 19th, 2015 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by RNG (Post 810319)
But the Muslim Brotherhood is bad. Or was that last week? And which of the 5 segments in the Syrian conflict are we supposed to support this week?

Or more importantly, the two big questions. Will they appreciate it? And even if they prevail, will it help the US at all?

This is one situation in the Middle East where the only way to tell who's on first is to follow the money.

imaginethat May 19th, 2015 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by RNG (Post 810319)
But the Muslim Brotherhood is bad. Or was that last week? And which of the 5 segments in the Syrian conflict are we supposed to support this week?

Or more importantly, the two big questions. Will they appreciate it? And even if they prevail, will it help the US at all?

The entire region is the world's biggest cluster*ck, presently.

Sunni SA, which is backed by the US, is bombing Shiite Yemenis who are backed by Shiite Iran. We back Iraq which is fighting ISIS with help from the US and Iran. Shiite Hezbollah and Alawite Assad's forces are fighting ISIS, as are the Sunni Kurds.

It's no secret that some Saudis have given support to ISIS and Al Queda. Israeli Zionists are buddy-buddy with Sunni Wahhabi Saudis.

It's looking more and more certain that the proper relationship with Muslims is to leave them alone so that they can kill each other.

Sabcat May 19th, 2015 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Camelot (Post 810315)
El Sisi's government in Egypt just sentenced the first democratically elected president to death along with 100 of his followers. They're not true allies of ours either.

I just want to go to the pyramids. They need to fuck off and get their shit together. I have needs and I'm American damn it.

skews13 May 19th, 2015 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RNG (Post 810288)
That is pretty sad. And even more reason for my thoughts below.



The BBC had been carrying this op-ed on its home page for the past few days, today it is back a few pages. Perusing it the overall impression I get, although the blogger doesn't exactly express it in these words is that Saudi is pissed off that Obama isn't carrying out their desired foreign policy for them.

The US should realize that after all those years with oil being a seller's market, it is becoming a buyer's market. Saudi needs you as a customer more than you need them as a supplier right now and that should last some years.

Tell them to stuff it.

Why Saudi Arabia has lost faith in the US - BBC News

Obama is the first President that hasn't kissed their ass.

That's what they're pissed off about.

And the righties in Congress have been conditioned to kissing their ass for years.

Obama is doing some unconditioning.

It's quite entertaining watching them all get schooled actually.

excalibur May 19th, 2015 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by imaginethat (Post 810368)
It's looking more and more certain that the proper relationship with Muslims is to leave them alone so that they can kill each other.


Or keep bringing more to America.



kbear May 19th, 2015 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by skews13 (Post 810413)
Obama is the first President that hasn't kissed their ass.

That's what they're pissed off about.

And the righties in Congress have been conditioned to kissing their ass for years.

Obama is doing some unconditioning.

It's quite entertaining watching them all get schooled actually.

no but he did bow to them.
islam is the evil force behind all this death and destruction. anyone who doesn't believe that is a fool.

and people are bitchin about US human rights violations?? ppffttt..


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