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Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution

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Nothing like waking up to a mass execution, what the hell. though the kingdom continued to behead convicts under King Salman and his assertive son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Behead?

However, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the crown prince also ordered the slaying and dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, while overseeing airstrikes in Yemen that killed hundreds of civilians.

beheading, dismemberment?

Well about the death penalty, we got rid of all of it, except for one category, and this one is written in the Quran, and we cannot do anything about it, even if we wished to do something, because it is clear teaching in the Quran,” the prince said, 

A book is to blame? I could write a book wouldn’t include a chapter on dismemberment. Barbaric 81 beheadings, how can you justify that? Just thinking about the practical aspect you would need drainage and some conveyance to move a headless body then the head too although it might be put on public display as that might be part of the ceremony.

Hey son let’s go down to the square and view the heads of people? Dad can I get candy? Ok

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2022 will go down in history as the year of random killings and blood letting. While the west and it's allies are too busy trying to contain Russia and China, the THUGS of the world are seizing this opportunity to carry out their EVIL acts.

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“The accused were provided with the right to an attorney and were guaranteed their full rights under Saudi law

What law? The judges in Saudi Arabia apply draconian punishments based on Sharia law.

Capital punishment is immoral most of the times. It is truly barbaric what Saudi Arabia has done. A mass execution when the world's attention is elsewhere. Truly horrifying.

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Barbaric, and yet on most days on this site, we have posters screaming for the execution of people whose crimes are described in a six-sentence article.

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The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced Saturday's executions, saying they included those “convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children.”

Why has this medieval monarchy sitting on valuable resources with expansionist aims never been on the scope for some taste of American freedom?

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Ive been to Saudi 3 times and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

A public display of dismemberment was an aweful thing to witness .

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Ive been to Saudi 3 times and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

A public display of dismemberment was an aweful thing to witness .

Please elaborate

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There's a reason why many Middle East petrostates are brutal autocracies.

So long as they have a stranglehold on a resource that is bought and sold as a global commodity they can threaten the rest of the world to leave them alone while they indulge in their worst atrocities.

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Miraculously MBS still has his head as do his henchmen who murdered and dismembered (very "unkoranic") Mr Khashoggi. We are all waiting without popcorn for the day when "divine justice" falls on the House of Saud.

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Please elaborate

Please don't. Too soon after breakfast.

Then please check back later because I want to know because I am scheduled to go there this fall and I want to know as much as I can of what to look out for and what to do and what not to do.

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Only about 6% of the US's oil imports are from Saudi. The US could fairly easily replace that by expanding its own exploration and output and buying more from its top importers, Canada and Mexico.

So I guess we "tolerate" Saudi's barbarism mostly because of Asia's, particularly Japan's, and Europe's dependence on its oil. Saudi's leader and Biden are not even on talking terms anymore. The international community also views Saudi has having a stabilizing influence in a very dangerous and unstable part of the world.

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Barbaric, but if they executed these 81 people over say…a year, would it be acceptable to those who favour the death penalty?

@The Avenger

I’d say their laws based on outdated religious books also has something to do with their barbaric behaviour.

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The USA tolerates Saudi Arabia because of the massive amount of American weapons it buys.

Bad policy, for sure

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I was once invited to the Saudi Embassy in Japan. I had to politely decline. If I can not enter armed then I a not stepping on Saudi soil regardless if this Japan.

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Well about the death penalty, we got rid of all of it, except for one category, and this one is written in the Quran, and we cannot do anything about it, even if we wished to do something, because it is clear teaching in the Quran,” the prince said,

Read another book, as a start I recommend as you are obviously very much a believer in what you read.

perhaps try something like Harry Potter less death more magic if that’s your thing.Or let’s start out small like Mr Tickle, Mr Happy because it’s clear teaching in the Mr tickle book.

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Having lived in KSA, I believe some of those executed were most likely not stellar humans, but regardless whether they were, I doubt any received what most in the west (which is said to be evil by the extreme right) received a fair trial, which I think most western nations allow, even for the nastiest of humans.

All those pushing for the fossil era to continue and the fossil barons to maintain world control are keeping the Putin, MbS and MbZ sorts of the world in power. While you are trying to convince the simple minded that Canada and New Zealand are fascist states that do not allow freedom.

Clean renewable energy now, none of the global barons has control of the sun and the wind, yet.

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Biden would still buy oil from them if they would answer his phone call.

moving on.

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The sooner we can get to a point where we can cut our ties to that part of the world , the better.

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The sooner we can get to a point where we can cut our ties to that part of the world, the better

Absolutely. apart from oil, they have very little to offer anyway. One other export is radical preachers advocating death to Jews, apostates, LGBT etc. and beating women up but that’s something we can do without.

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Capital punishment is utterly barbaric, in any country. It is a mark of a civilised country not to use on its citizens

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Absolutely. apart from oil, they have very little to offer anyway

There are ruins left by the Nabataen people, the people who built Petra, but the government didn't promote it (I do not know whether that has changed) because it was built before their religion. There is also excellent scuba diving and snorkeling on the Red Sea, some of the clearest waters anywhere. And the Rub Al Kali (the empty quarter) is spectacular if you like deserts. But it's easier to get to the Empty Quarter from Abu Dhabi in neighboring UAE.

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zichi 07:12 am JST

Barbaric country and if it did not have oil, we would have nothing to do with it.

Our "friends and allies" since Franklin Roosevelt met King Abdulazziz Ibn Saud on the Great Bitter Lake in 1945.

If you haven't seen it, I'd like to recommend this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84P4dzow1Bw

''increasingly, we live in a world where nothing makes any sense.'

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2022 will go down in history as the year of random killings and blood letting. While the west and it's allies are too busy trying to contain Russia and China, the THUGS of the world are seizing this opportunity to carry out their EVIL acts.

The west and it's allies are not busy anywhere just a flimsy excuse the fact is they have never cared, don't care, will never care about the lives of people from that part of the world and others. The hypocrisy is just too clear that even the blind can see and if you cannot see the obvious disparity of the reporting and condemnation then you are not any different from the perpetuators.

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The USA tolerates Saudi Arabia because of the massive amount of American weapons it buys.

And oil since we’re not allowed increase our oil production which makes absolutely no sense.

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“The kingdom will continue to take a strict and unwavering stance against terrorism and extremist ideologies

Had myself a good chuckle at the idea that the birthplace of Wahhabism was against religious extremism. I’m honestly a bit shocked they go after Al Qaeda at all, considering AQ is just the spiritual descendant of Saudi Islam.

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Many countries execute prisoners. Not all are barbaric.

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Only the countries we don't like are barbaric.

Yeah, like Russia (snicker).

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