Failure by the US to investigate Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks is among the factors that led to the rise of ISIS, Bob Graham, a former senator and co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11, told The Independent in an interview.
The King of Saudi Arabia is more interested in having ISIS occupied with fighting the West, because if it gets well established it is going to take over Saudi Arabia, an expert on Muslim studies Mohamed Ghilan told RT’s program In the Now.
Saudi Arabia has executed two sets of brothers for hashish-smuggling, bringing the number of those suffering capital punishment to 17 in a fortnight. The crackdown has provoked protest from human rights organizations.
To stop the havoc in Iraq and the whole Middle East, the US and its Western allies must reconsider their entire regional policy and act as part of a coalition of regional state actors, writer and journalist John Wight told RT.
As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.
The National Security Agency has increasingly been working hand-in-glove with the repressive Saudi Arabian government since 2013, sharing intelligence and assisting with surveillance, according to the latest Snowden leak.
Saudi diplomats who have been caught drink-driving in the UK have avoided any charges on the grounds of diplomatic immunity in spite of the severe punishments imposed in their home country, where they could face public lashings or imprisonment.
The concern of the UK government and media is misplaced as they should worry about those individuals fighting in Syria rather than potential threats of their coming back home, Massoud Shadjareh, Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, told RT.