America: Pathological Criminal Empire
Ed. note: Just like during the events of September 11, 2001 Saudis are allowed to be cut free. Released US government records show that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents gave personal airport escorts to two prominent Saudi families who fled the US, while several other Saudis were allowed to leave the country without first being interviewed immediately after 9/11. In the article below, why would this be of concern with Saudi Arabia and fighting terrorism when the Salafist (Wahhabi movement) lunatics who rampaged through Syria came predominantly out of Saudi Arabia as a proxy army ignited by the US?
The bottom line here is that Saudi Arabia buys billions worth of military hardware from the US, something President Trump is good at selling, maybe even better than his real estate deals. So Trump is making “making America great again” with large weapons and munition sales to Saudi Arabia. Then you would have to scratch your head in puzzlement as to why Trump would criticize Saudi Arabia for “giving the US a bad deal.” Saudi Arabia spent an estimated $450 billion buying US weapons and that’s a “bad deal?”
What else is the US providing Saudi Arabia?
Then have a look at this. Wholesale executions going on in Saudi Arabia without a word about this from the US State Department. Executions in Saudi Arabia are being used as a political tool to crush all dissent of the Shiite minority with reports some of those executed were forced into false confessions. What’s it going to be Donald Trump? Condemn Saudi Arabia for its primitive barbarity or maintain weapons sales? We think we know.
Saudi Fugitives Accused of Serious Crimes Get Help to Flee While U.S. Officials Look the Other Way
The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have known for years that Saudi diplomats were helping Saudi fugitives. But Washington avoided even raising the problem out of concern that it might hurt Saudi cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
This story was co-published with The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The government of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly helped Saudi citizens evade prosecutors and the police in the United States and flee back to their homeland after being accused of serious crimes here, current and former U.S. officials said.
The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have been aware of the Saudi actions for at least a decade, officials said. But successive American administrations have avoided confronting the government in Riyadh out of concern that doing so might jeopardize U.S. interests, particularly Saudi cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism, current and former officials said.
“It’s not that the issue of Saudi fugitives from the U.S. wasn’t important,” said retired FBI agent Jeffrey Danik, who served as the agency’s assistant legal attache in Riyadh from 2010 to 2012. “It’s that the security relationship was so much more important. On counterterrorism, on protecting the U.S. and its partners, on opposing Iran, the Saudis were invaluable allies.”
American officials said Saudi diplomats, intelligence officers and other operatives have assisted in the illegal flight of Saudi fugitives, most of them university students, after they were charged with crimes including rape and manslaughter. The Saudis have bailed the suspects out of jail, hired lawyers to defend them, arranged their travel home and covered their forfeited bonds, the officials said.
A spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, Fahad Nazer, said that only “a small fraction” of Saudi students in the United States have gotten into legal trouble, and that Saudi officials have “strictly adhered to all U.S. laws” in helping them. “The notion that the Saudi government actively helps citizens evade justice after they have been implicated in legal wrongdoing in the U.S. is simply not true,” he said. He did not respond to questions about how a series of Saudi students had managed to return home while facing criminal charges in the United States.
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