Still British weapons to murderous Saudi regime

This 23 October 2018 music video from Britain is a parody of Good vibrations by the Beach Boys.

It says about itself:

The Peach Boys – Saud Relations

Donald Trump’s Beach Boys tribute band are feeling good vibrations with some key strategic allies.


I, I’m not so keen on the clothes they wear
But I love the money they spend at my hotels
I don’t care what they do to their own
They’ve enriched me very bigly so it’s fine

I’m digging those Saud relations
They’re not one of those shithole nations

Close my eyes when they kill journalists
He was probably Fake News anyway
I would totally kill CNN
If I thought I’d get away with it

I’m digging those Saud relations
They’re not one of those shithole nations

The Saudi guys are my best allies
Gotta keep those Saudi relations a-happenin’ with us

I’m digging those Saud relations
They’re not one of those shithole nations

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

May fails to promise halt of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

THERESA MAY failed to promise an end to British arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when called on to do so during Prime Minister’s questions today.

She said that the government “condemns the killing … in the strongest possible terms”

Yeah right, Ms May. The Saudi absolute monarchy and Donald Trump also ‘condemn the killing … in the strongest possible terms’. But they extremely implausibly deny the cruel murder was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman (abbreviated ‘MBS’, now interpreted by most people as Mohamad Bone Saw). Extremely implausibly, the Saudi autocracy and Trump claim the grisly murder was a ‘fistfight’ by ‘rogue killers’, nothing at all to do with the crown prince. Theresa May in still selling weapons acts like she believes, or rather: claims to believe, these lies as well.

but fell short of confirming that she would follow the example of Germany by stopping the sale of weapons and surveillance equipment to the Saudi regime.

Turkish officials say Mr Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 by a 15-man Saudi hit squad that included a member

Not one member; several members.

of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage.

Saudi officials claim that the Saudi journalist, whose work appeared in the Washington Post, died in a fight in the consulate, an account which Ms May and her government have acknowledged is not credible.

While she and home Secretary Sajid Javid have promised to revoke the visas of those suspected of involvement, opposition parties have called for an immediate end to arms sales to the kingdom.

Following Prime Minister’s questions, a Labour spokesman said that investment in manufacturing and skills would “more than offset” any potential job losses resulting from supplies of military equipment being cut off.

“There is a clear responsibility on the British government to take decisive action in relation not only to the murder in Istanbul but also the conduct of the Yemen war”, he added.

The steps taken by the government “do not go far enough in response to this action and the wide mass abuse of human rights by the Saudi dictatorship.”

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said during question time that the killing had “all the hallmarks of being a premeditated murder” and urged Ms May to follow Germany in announcing it would not approve new arms sales.

He added: “That is moral leadership. The UK government must take decisive action. Words of condemnation will not do.”

Ms May had pledged to speak to King Salman today, adding that Mr Javid was “taking action against all suspects

Really, ALL suspects, Ms May? Do you really mean including Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman and maybe some other Saudi royals who are maybe ‘too big to jail’? Or do you mean with ‘all suspects’ only the underlings now sacked as fall guys by the Saudi regime, not for murdering, but for murdering too visibly (eg, Khashpggi’s body double wearing the murdered journalist’s clothes, but not Khashoggi’s shoes)?

to prevent them entering the UK.

“If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today”, she told MPs.

When will May’s Tories stop fawning on the murderous House of Saud? Here.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday provided details of the premeditated murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. While Erdogan had promised to expose the “naked truth” about the brutal killing, his less-than-full account indicates that his government is intent on exploiting the issue to further Turkish interests in the Middle East. Erdogan nevertheless did confirm incriminating details that had previously been leaked to the media, which puncture Saudi claims that Khashoggi’s killing was not planned, but was the result of an operation gone wrong. The speech will compound the political crisis in Riyadh, putting pressure on King Salman to take some action against his son and de-facto Saudi ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his clique of advisers: here.

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