There are currently five more similar episodes of disappearing Saudis who have committed crimes in Oregon alone. Serious crimes, like rape and assault. In four of those cases, the Saudi government put up the bail money. And it is not just Oregon, similar escapes and flights from justice have occurred in at least eight other states.
And our government, from the Justice Department to the FBI, State Department and Department of Homeland Security, won't say a word about it.
Because our President is so beholden to the House of Saud, financially and otherwise. He won't utter a peep about the Kyashoggi murder, even after clear evidence and a United nations finding that the assassination was planned and executed by the Saudi government and the appearance of a tape intercept by U.S. intelligence of Mohammed bin Salman saying that he would put a bullet in the victim's head. Of course this was not the first instance of bad acting on the part of the kingdom. They have a long history at abducting, torturing and killing.
In other Saudi news, the United States government has shipped arms to them that have somehow ended up in the hands of al Qeada and Iran.
Hodeidah, Yemen (CNN) – Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.The top U.S. general is signaling no problem.
The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape, according to local commanders on the ground and analysts who spoke to CNN.
By handing off this military equipment to third parties, the Saudi-led coalition is breaking the terms of its arms sales with the US, according to the Department of Defense. After CNN presented its findings, a US defense official confirmed there was an ongoing investigation into the issue.
(CNN)The top United States military commander in the Middle East suggested Tuesday that America would continue to back its allies waging war in Yemen, despite new evidence of arms deal violations uncovered by a CNN investigation.With Iran being our current favorite enemy any enemy of Iran must be our best friend. Especially good to have friends with money like the Saudis. Who seemingly break our laws here with impunity and no consequence from our own leaders.
Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command (CENTCOM), told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that withdrawing US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen would remove the "leverage we have to continue to influence them" and could further endanger Americans in the region.
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