Comments on: How the Saudi king benefits from a cleric’s execution http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126853 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:37:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126853 Saudi Arabia is a state terror sponsor. They are terrible ally, and should be dropped. Ride a bicycle, carpool, walk. Use less oil, starve the tumor.

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By: kpgwg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126803 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 03:11:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126803 Really enjoyed this piece. Thank you.

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By: sensi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126742 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:37:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126742 “Saudi Arabia is said to be the world’s largest source of funds and promoter of Salafist jihadism, which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and others. Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide (…). According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”” (wikipedia, State-sponsored_terrorism)

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By: cheeze http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126731 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:45:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126731 The Saudis are scared to death of their neighbors in the Middle East, they collapsed the price of oil for the U.S. for help from the escalating mess developing in the region. Yes, they are self serving, because at the same time they can distroy or seriously hamper the U.S. Shale industry from producing oil and claiming more market share. They are no friend of the west and should be left to use the massive wealth they built over the years at the expense of the world to protect themselves. When their neighbors come for their heads, may the strongest survive.

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By: pcjoe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126725 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:38:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126725 Spot on analysis – Hopefully the US & UK Govts up to seeing through this – Only aspect missing is the Saudi attempt to force the US & UK etc to take sides against a perceived Russian/Iranian power push

It should however be remembered that the extreme Islamic terror threat is being pursued by elements spawned by Saudi/Gulf state Sunni philosophy – Turkeys Erdogan is also not immune from pursuing Sunni Islamic totalitarianism – Blackmail of the EU by his deliberate failure to stop criminal elements ferrying unwanted immigrants to EU shores is a case in point – Collaberation with ISIS in oil purchases etc another

Why the EU tolerates this without retaliation ( threat of economic sanctions etc) is beyond me

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126709 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:50:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126709 We should step back from the middle east militarily. Kings are by their nature bad humans who deserve no support. We are largely meddling there for no apparent reason. We do not need them. We should be represented only by business and humanitarian organizations in that region. They are fighting religious wars which have no purpose but to make a different crazy religious nut the leader. You cannot reform nations which are essentially cults.

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By: AdamNeila http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/06/how-the-saudi-king-benefits-from-a-clerics-execution/#comment-1126695 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:04:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45562#comment-1126695 The house of Saud are self interested, self absorbed fools that have disunited the Islamic world through their foolish military adventurism and by continually driving a wedge between the Sunni world and Shia world. Saudi needs to make peace with Iran not war. This execution of a Shia cleric is a political misjudgement that will backfire and destroy the house of Saud.

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