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Saudis Convict 5,080 on Terrorism Charges

Posted on Apr 2, 2011

The General Court building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, silent partner to the U.S. in the ambiguously named “war on terror,” has convicted 5,080 people of terrorism crimes, according to state media. —JCL


The reports did not give a time frame for the convictions. Saudi Arabia, with the help of foreign experts, managed to quash an al Qaeda campaign from 2003 to 2006 that targeted expatriate housing compounds, embassies and oil facilities.

Riyadh destroyed the main al Qaeda cells within Saudi Arabia, but some militants slipped into neighboring Yemen and regrouped to form a Yemen-based regional wing that seeks, among other things, the fall of the U.S.-allied Saudi royal family.

The official news agency SPA said the cases of 2,215 people had been transferred to a special terrorism court, quoting a prosecution statement.

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By samosamo, April 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment



diamond, 2006 was also the year my eyes were opened when a
friend told me to do a search on the 3rd building, wtc 7, to
collapse on 9/11. I couldn’t hardly believe a 3rd building fell
that day until I saw the video.

Anything from then on with a label ‘official story’ was
euphemism for a big fat lie. And there in ‘lies the reason’ the u.s,
is still occupying those two countries by the help of the
mainstream media to subjectively convince by repeated
perceptions that those al qaida ‘responsible’ for 9/11 were
trained in afghanistan where bin laden was residing, dead or

Sustaining a delusion to maintain the illusion. And the that is the
cover for oil and the pipe line that is, has or was supposed to be
built across Afghanistan and new coterie of big expensive
military bases all over Iraq. Check out Chalmers Johnson’s
‘Blowback’ saga. Ignore Johnson’s belief or use of the ‘official

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By diamond, April 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm Link to this comment

“In conclusion, if the Saudi regime had anything to do with 9/11, then it must be providing logistics and cooperation to make that inside job looks like an outside one.”

The official version of 9/11 which I haven’t believed since 2006 is that most of the hijackers were Saudi. Osama bin Laden is also Saudi (and in my opinion, dead). Do you see some kind of pattern developing here? The most important thing to remember is that even according to the official lie, none of the hijackers were Afghan and none of them were Iraqi. Question: why is the United States currently occupying both these countries after invading them and killing according to the ‘Lancet’ at least 1.3 million Iraqis and unknown numbers of Afghan citizens as a response to 9/11? I’m sure all this would make sense in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or ‘Through the Looking Glass’ but it makes no sense at all in the real world.

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By kas, April 3, 2011 at 11:42 am Link to this comment
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The saudis are the biggest s;ponsors of islamic terrorism through their hateful wahabi/salafi ideology and their financial support to spread this evil through madrassas.

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By Arabian Sinbad, April 3, 2011 at 9:54 am Link to this comment

By diamond, April 2 at 8:59 pm

“This headline made me laugh so much I could hardly stand up. If the Saudi government wants to arrest terrorists, it should arrest itself.
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Though I am no fan of the Saudi regime, I think you’re ill-informed about the regime’s sponsoring terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda’s second priority after fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan was to topple the Saudi regime for its close relations with America and for allowing American bases to be stationed in what they called the heart of the Lands of Islam.

Many people have swallowed the cool-aid distributed on the wake of the 9/11 event that some 13 out of the 19 involved in the 9/11 attack were Saudis. One wonders how amid all the burning and destruction 13 Saudi passports were recovered untouched to determine the nationality of the perpetrators! Most likely these passports were planted in the rubble after the fact to control the outcome of the shabby investigation.

Even if it is true that those 13 were holders of Saudi passports, they were in fact secret agents of Al-Qaeda who were intent on hurting the Saudi regime as well as their American ally. Remember that Osama bin Laden was/is a Saudi decedent from Yemeni origin. And there are thousands of those Saudi decedents who would want the Saudi regime toppled.

Besides my academic knowledge about the politics of the area, I lived and worked for eight years in Saudi Arabia and I can claim inside knowledge about what goes on there. Remember that the Saudi King was a close body of George Bush on whose watch the 9/11 took place. Haven’t your seen the pictures of those two holding hands affectionately as if they were two gay lovers?!

In conclusion, if the Saudi regime had anything to do with 9/11, then it must be providing logistics and cooperation to make that inside job looks like an outside one.

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By eriemiller, April 3, 2011 at 9:03 am Link to this comment
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“Not that I’m saying Saudi Arabia is innocent of the allegations…”

At the risk of sounding circular, what allegations?

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By samosamo, April 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm Link to this comment


Looks as if w and o’s best friends are over protecting their asses
incase of fire.

And yes diamond, they should just arrest themselves and chop
each other’s heads off.

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By PatrickHenry, April 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment

Busy day in Arabia.

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By gerard, April 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm Link to this comment

A good example of unreliable reporting:
1,  Who are “state media”?
2.  No “time frame”?
3.  What “foreign experts”?  Why “expert”?
4.  Specifically, what “expat housing compounds,
  what embassies and oil facilities
5.  “some militants”  How many, and who, exactly?
6.  “destroyed”?  Exactly how?
7.  “among other things”—what other things?
8.  Who, exactly, at the “official news agency SPA”
  ... quoting exactly what “prosecution statement”?
9.  Specifically, what “clear results” of what
  “progress”? And what “justice”?
10. How reliable is Mansour al-Turki, and how do we
  ascertain that reliability?
11. What “western rights groups”? Specifically what
  “violations in treatment” and who is responsible
  for what “allegations”, exactly?

Not that I’m saying Saudi Arabia is innocent of the allegations!  But that such imprecise reporting is
irresponsible, and therefore not worth reprinting, Reuters and TD should be ashamed, IMO.


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By diamond, April 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm Link to this comment

This headline made me laugh so much I could hardly stand up. If the Saudi government wants to arrest terrorists, it should arrest itself.

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