#TIA – Why does all that Arabian money so awash in Silicon Valley now seem so ominous to us all?
“Torture. Assassination of political dissidents. Financing terrorism. Civilian airstrikes. Oppression of women and religious minorities. Saudi Arabia’s record on human rights ranks among the world’s worst. Yet the US has counted the country among its allies for a steady supply of oil, willingness to contain Iran’s ambitions, and fighting the Islamic State.
After the apparent killing (paywall) and gruesome dismemberment of critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi Consulate in Turkey this month, allies in the US may be falling away.”
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