Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kashoggi back in the news, understand this....



Thanks to Hal 

News today that an international investigation should be launched to get to the bottom of the Kashoggi murder. Well, let me lay out what this is really all about. Sedition.

Sedition is defined as conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a State or Monarch. Kashoggi was guilty of that as far as the Al-Saud family monarchy. So, we need to realize that their world is not like our world.

In 1932, Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Saud unified the four regions of Arabia and declared himself the King. So the Al-Saud family owned it. Until oil was discovered, it was a Bedouin society. Oil wealth changed everything. The 'seven sisters' of oil founded ARAMCO, the Arabian American Oil company. Wealth became millions of dollars an hour. All to the al-Saud family monarchy. Next is the definition of nepotism...the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends by giving them jobs. While that may be frowned upon here in our government, it is what the royal family does. They say, why would you trust anyone else but family ?

In Saudi Arabia where I lived and worked for many years, the punishment for a capital crime is death. Murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and sedition are capital crimes and if you are convicted of a capital crime you will be executed on the next Friday. Friday is their Sabbath. A crowd will be gathered, all traffic will be stopped, and everyone will gather behind the Mosque. After the noonday prayer, the convicted will be brought out, forced to kneel, and their head will be chopped off with a sword. A cheer will go up that would match world cup soccer.

Kashoggi was deemed guilty of Sedition, but would not return to the Kingdom, knowing what his fate would be. So, they had to take it to him. He was executed in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey and his body disposed of.

That is pretty much what it was all about.

Hal

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