Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia supports Al Qaeda in Syrian destabilization

Saudi Arabia, cooperating with American and British intelligence and other Arab governments, has increased deliveries of weapons to rebels fighting in southern Syria.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/world/middleeast/syrian-rebels-say-saudi-arabia-is-stepping-up-weapons-deliveries.html?ref=world   Leaders in Saudi Arabia and allies like Qatar chafed as rebel leaders fumed that their larger need — a way to shift the balance in the two-year-old civil war and […]

Elite use destabilization to create artificial oil shortages

Two years after local militias overthrew the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, many of those same fighters have brought Libya’s critical oil industry to a halt. Disturbances at several large export terminals and oil fields have throttled Libya’s daily oil production to one-tenth its capacity in recent days, jeopardizing the national economy and tightening world […]

UK arms dealing at odds with human rights stance

The UK government has approved more than 3,000 export licences for military sales to countries which it believes have questionable records on human rights.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23336914   The House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls says the value of the existing export licences to the 27 countries in question exceeds £12bn. This includes significant sales to […]

US allies suppress Arab uprising

Violence in Bahrain threatens to undermine talks aimed at ending the crisis that began two years ago after the authorities, with help from a Saudi-led regional force, suppressed an uprising. The Shiite-led opposition has demanded greater political rights from the Sunni monarchy, a United States ally.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/middleeast/bahrain-dozens-hurt-during-protests.html?src=rechp&_r=0   Dozens of people were injured and least three […]