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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Khashoggi Incident Tests US/Saudi Relations
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In 1933, US/Saudi diplomatic relations were firmly established. They remain strong because of the kingdom's huge oil reserves, second largest to Venezuela's.
Egregious Saudi civil and human rights abuses are largely overlooked. The kingdom allies with Washington's imperial agenda.
It's the Arab World's leading supporter of ISIS and other terrorist groups, its oil wealth used to help recruit and arm them with heavy weapons – these elements used against governments the US targets for regime change.
The Saudis are no strangers to imprisoning or assassinating regime critics. The same goes for numerous other nations – notably other repressive Gulf state monarchies, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, and Honduras, among others.
They're all valued US allies, partnering in its rage for global dominance, intole
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