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Group.png Saudi Arabia  
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LocationMiddle East, Asia
Typenation state
SubgroupsAl Mukhabarat Al A'amah
Interest ofCENTCOM, Michael Fawcett, House of Saud
Member ofArab League, G-20, Global Counter Terrorism Forum, Safari Club, UN
SubpageSaudi Arabia/Ambassador
Saudi Arabia/Deep state
Saudi Arabia/Foreign Minister
Saudi Arabia/Nuclear Weapons
Saudi Arabia/Visa fraud
Longtime political ally of the USA, Saudi Arabia possesses larger easily accessible oil reserves than any other nation state.

Saudi Arabia is a large nation state in the Middle East with a strict form of Sharia law. It has huge oil reserves. The Saudi intelligence service assisted the US deep state in carrying out the September 11th attacks.[1] John Perkins revealed in Confessions Of An Economic Hitman, that the US has a long standing secret deal to support the Saudi government as long as it has easy access to Saudi oil. In 2018, Saudi Arabia was #4 in the world in terms of military expenditure at 82.9 US$bn.[2]

Official narrative

While the 9/11 Commission Report says otherwise, many believe Saudi Arabia sponsored the attacks. So what was the government's role in 9/11? - NowThis

Commercially-controlled media do not say much about the human rights record of the Saudi government. The country has what was termed in Vice an "antiquated legal system based primarily around sharia law", and beheaded dozens of its citizens in 2014, for example.[3]

9-11 - US

At 0:32: Ironically, Trump revealed a not so widely known fact surrounding 9-11; the agreement of the intelligence services to allow[4] the Saudi royals, wealthy individuals and relatives of Osama Bin Laden to leave the US soon after 9-11, even after Bin Laden was already named as suspect by corporate media, which only stopped being part of the "the US Government knows more than they told the public"-conspiracy theory after the 28 hidden pages of the 9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry were ambiguously released (with parts redacted) in 2016.

While ON is that the Saudi's just have so many royals and some low-level Saudi officials just indecently sponsor terrorism, on their own, whistleblowers in the FBI and research by ISGP indicate the Mossad may not be the only foreign state that helped make 9/11 happen. The cover up (resulting in infighting in the FBI) and refusal to release several FBI files even 20 years later is quite suspicious, as well, highlighting a possible very close relationship between the Saudi Arabian Deep state and the US Deep state at the time led by the Bush family.[5][6][7]

Internal opposition

Grand Mosque seizure 1979

The Grand Mosque seizure occurred during November and December 1979 when extremist insurgents called for the overthrow of the House of Saud took over Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The insurgents declared that the Mahdi (the "redeemer of Islam") had arrived in the form of one of their leader – Mohammed Abdullah al-Qahtani – and called on Muslims to obey him.[8]

Saudi troops and Special Forces were overpowered during their attempts to take back the structure. The seizure of Islam's holiest site, the taking of hostages from the worshippers and the deaths of hundreds of security forces, militants and hostages caught in the crossfire shocked the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic world. Paul Barril and two other French trainers were flown in to advice the soldiers.[9] Details about the operation were kept secret for decades. It ended two weeks after the takeover began.

Following the attack, the Saudi King Khaled implemented a stricter enforcement of Shariah and he gave religious conservatives more power over the next decade; commentators note that this was the one defining event that brought Saudi Arabia to were it is today politically.[citation needed]

Sheikh Nimr

Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of the Saudi police-state monarchy

In 2012, the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr, who had called for free elections in Saudi Arabia, was arrested and subsequently tortured. On 15 October 2014, he was sentenced to death by the Specialised Criminal Court for "seeking 'foreign meddling' in Saudi Arabia, 'disobeying' its rulers and taking up arms against the security forces" and his brother, Mohammad al-Nimr, was arrested on the same day for tweeting information about the death sentence. His nephew, Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr, who also participated in the 2011–12 Saudi Arabian protests, was arrested in 2012, sentenced to death in 2014, and expected ratification of his sentence by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, to be carried out by beheading and crucifixion. The hacker collective, 'Anonymous', protested the plan to kill him and later launched DDOS attacks in protest.[10]

In January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr.[11]

Fossil fuel reserves

Saudi Arabia has the largest easily accessible oil reserves in the world, which it sells for petrodollars. Saudi Arabia also has the 6th largest gas reserves of any nation state, nearly 5% of total global reserves.[12]

Human rights

Saudi Arabia has Islamic Sharia laws which allow the death penalty to be imposed for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug use.[13] Amputations and public floggings are also carried out, leading to criticism by the United Nations Committee against Torture.[14] Saudi Arabia is reported to have killed 48 people in the first 4 months of 2018, half for non-violent drug charges.[15]


In September 2015, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, was elected Chair of the UNHRC Advisory Committee, the panel that appoints independent experts.[16][17] UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer said:

"It is scandalous that the UN chose a country that has beheaded more people this year (2015) than ISIS to be head of a key human rights panel. Petro-dollars and politics have trumped human rights."[18] Saudi Arabia also shut down criticism, during the UN meeting.[19]

In September 2017, US President Donald Trump said:

"It is an 'embarrassment' that there are countries on the UN human rights panel that have themselves committed atrocities", but not naming any particular country.[20]

Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people's history of resistance to it. With a major, catastrophic war in Yemen and looming high-profile executions of activists, The Empire Files exposes true nature of the US-Saudi love affair.[21]


In 2019 Saudi Arabis announced that it would grant passports to women above 21 and allow them to travel without a male guardian.[22]

Border Patrol

In 2023, Saudi Arabia is accused of mass killing 1000s of African migrants attempting to cross its border with Yemen to keep Iran in check by supporting a proxy war through the Saudi-US military alliance in a weird form of avoiding mass migration.[23][24]

Foreign policy

Saudi minister of Gulf affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, said on 6 November, 2017 that Lebanon had declared war against Saudi Arabia because of what he described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah.[25]

Sponsorship of "Terrorism"

“Saudi Arabia is the Arab world’s leading state sponsor of terror. It backs ISIS, al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot and other terrorist groups – supplying them with weapons (including CWs), munitions, funding and other material support.”
Stephen Lendman (27 November 2017)  [26]

The report of the US government's first inquiry into 9/11 contained 15 pages that were redacted before publication, outlining Saudi sponsorship of the "19 hijackers". A July 2018 article in Zerohedge commented that "the Saudis are constantly maneuvering to keep the American public in the dark concerning their role in 9/11".[27]

US special relationship

As noted by John Perkins in Confessions Of An Economic Hitman, the US has a long standing secret deal to support the Saudi government as long as it has easy access to Saudi oil. CIA/Deep State operative Frank Terpil admits working for the government of Saudi Arabia.[28]

Since President Obama took power, the US has been distancing itself from Saudi Arabia. The most notable single step in this process was probably the Obama administration's decision to declassify the 28 pages of the9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry, which indicate that Saudi Arabia was involved in 9-11.[29]

Wikileaks Cables

"Saudi Arabia & Sex Parties !!!" - FOX News

In 2010, Wikileaks released cables with e-mails regarding Saudi Arabia and their talks with their officials. Below a list of what the officials reported.

Sex, drugs and booze are rampant

In Jeddah, despite the religious police of Saudi Arabia, there is an underground nightlife, with "the full range of worldly temptations and vices" with witnesses saying "alcohol, drugs, sex" and "working girls" were everywhere. Even though these parties are in complete violation of local and federal laws, the police was said to be "scared" to raid them because they were hosted by influential royals. [30]

Exclusive parties

"An American official in Saudi Arabia describes un-Islamic mores at a clandestine Halloween party, hosted by a royal prince. Alcohol and prostitutes abounded at the event, attended by 150-plus Saudis. The host's status kept the fearsome religious police away. Such parties, the writer concluded, were increasingly typical in the kingdom.[31]

Guantanamo Bay detainees

King Abdullah proposed that Guantanamo detainees could be monitored by "implanting detainees with an electronic chip containing information about them and allowing their movements to be tracked with Bluetooth. This was done with horses and falcons.[32]

Saudis are players in Pakistan

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir boasted about Saudi involvement in Pakistan saying "We in Saudi Arabia are not observers in Pakistan, we are participants."[33][34]

Saudi contempt for Zardari

Saudis hated Shi'a-dominated Pakistan People Party and complained about Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's "alleged corruption and incompetence" and said there was a Saudi bias against Zardari as a Shi'ite, friendly with Iran.[35]

According to a cable sent by an official in 2008, shortly after the 2008 Pakistani presidential election, the Pakistani Deputy Chief of Mission Sarfraz Khanzada said Saudi financial assistance to Pakistan had been sharply reduced because "a lack of Saudi confidence in the Zardari government."[36] Khanzada stated his opinion that "the Saudi government was said to be 'waiting for the Zardari government to fall.

Saudi King Abdullah called President Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari "the greatest obstacle" to the country's progress and said "When the head is rotten, it affects the whole body".[37][38]

Saudi Arabia's friend Nawaz Sharif

Saudi King Abdullah wanted to see Pakistan run by former PM Nawaz Sharif, and cut back assistance to Pakistan to enforce this "eventual thing". Nawaz "practically lives" in Saudi Arabia, was luckt to get a "reserved prayer space" in the Prophet's Mosque in Medina because Nawaz's daughter was married to a grandson of King Fahd was considered family ~ Muhammad Amir("Amir Bhai")"[35][39][40] The Saudis mentioned "compromise seemed alien to Pakistani politicians" when trying to unite them.

Pakistan Army is Saudi Arabia's "winning horse"

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Assistant Minister of the Interior, describes the Pakistani Chief of Army staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as a "decent man" and the Pakistani Army as Saudi Arabia's "winning horse" and "best bet." Pakistani soldiers were still hiding their membership in public, a shame the prince said.

Saudi Arabia and UAE fund extremism in Punjab province

Missionary and Islamic charity organisations with the support Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were giving them nearly US$100 million, and it was handed to clerics in madrassas in the southern part of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Led by Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Al khidmat foundation, children recruited in these schools would get "specific indoctrination, sectarian extremism, hatred for non-Muslims, anti-Western/anti-Pakistan government philosophy and be taught to join a Jihad.[41][42]

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia "unique relationship"

In a meeting with the Saudi Interior Minister, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke wanted the Saudi and Pakistanis to wage a counterterrorism operation through Pakistan.[43]

Turkey seen as answer to Saudi influence in Pakistan

Former US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson said "Turkey is seen as answer to Saudis' influence in Pakistan as Turkey announced USD 110 million for the Swat Valley in Pakistan and was the only Muslim country to announce such a package. Turkey was seemed much better friends to the citizens than Saudi Arabia."[44]


Saudi Arabia Live Ammo Display at Night[45][46]

Saudi Arabia was the recipient of arms in the corrupt multi-billion dollar Al-Yamamah arms deal with the UK. In 2011, the USA sold $33.4 billion of weapons to the kingdom, just over half its total weapons sales that year.[47] In 2017, the US agreed a $350 billion arms deal for the next 10 years.[48] Between 2012-2016, Saudi was one of only 2 states to account for over 5% of global weapons imports (the other being India).[49]

Nuclear Weapons

Full article: Saudi Arabia/Nuclear Weapons

In May 2015, the Sunday Times reported that Saudi Arabia had decided to buy nuclear weapons from Pakistan.[50]


Saudi Arabia has enacted social distancing policies at cultural and religious sites.[51]


Related Quotations

George Curzon“[We need an] Arab facade ruled and administered under British guidance and controlled by a native Mohammedan and, as far as possible, by an Arab staff…. There should be no actual incorporation of the conquered territory in the dominions of the conqueror, but the absorption may be veiled by such constitutional fictions as a protectorate, a sphere of influence, a buffer state and so on.””George Curzon
Philip Haney“(He) was ordered by the DHS to alter or modify information because it was not politically correct. The problem with Saudi Arabia in relation to terrorism, said Haney, is that the country supports Islamic schools called madrasas in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. They send Saudi males there to be educated in Koranic theology and other Islamic texts, and these schools often function as a breeding ground for terrorist organizations”Philip Haney



2024 Persian Gulf floodsSevere flash floods in a arid desert kill dozens in countries known for documented geoengineering. CCM quick to copy spokespersons denying any link to geoengineering, after one admitted this to be the caused by geoengineering.
Gulf WarA war used by the US to effectively cow the Saudis into submission and bolster US military domination of the Gulf region.
Project Simoom


Groups Headquartered Here

Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah1957
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals1963Saudi Arabian university
Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
Saudi Aramco


Citizens of Saudi Arabia on Wikispooks

Shaker Aamer12 December 1968The last UK national to be released from Guantanamo Bay, where he was held for 13 years and subjected to torture after refusing to spy for MI5.
Kamal Adham192929 October 1999Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah at the time of BCCI and "Iran-Contra"
Amr Al-Dabbagh1966Governor and chairman of the board of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. Jeffrey Epstein/Black book.
Sami AlangariSaudi businessman with deep state connections.
Makarem BatterjeeSaudi YGL businessman who worked with the Saudi government on COVID-19 as president of the Saudi German Hospitals Group
Haifa bint Faisal1950Wife of Bandar bin Sultan
Hani Hanjour13 August 197211 September 2001A poor pilot who supposedly piloted a 747 into the Pentagon.
Rafic Hariri1 November 194414 February 2005
Adnan Khashoggi25 July 19356 June 2017Multi-billionare arms dealer.
Jamal Khashoggi13 October 19582 October 2018assassinated journalist
Osama bin Laden10 March 1957December 2001A CIA operative, heavily involved in CIA covert operations such as Operation Cyclone and Gladio plan B.
Shafiq bin LadenHalf brother of Osama bin Laden
Faisal bin Turki Al Saud (born 1975)27 March 1975
Al-Waleed bin Talal7 March 1957Billionaire member of the Saudi royal family.
Ahmed Zaki Yamani30 June 1930
Omar al-Bayoumi
Saeed al-Ghamdi21 November 197911 September 2001
Maan al-JarabaSaudi political dissident who claims he was attempted murdered in a similar way to Jamal Khashoggi.
Turki bin Faisal al-Saud15 February 1945A former director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, who resigned suddenly, just 10 days before the 9/11 attacks.
Waleed al-Shehri20 December 197811 September 2001


Events Participated in

Bandung Conference19551955IndonesiaImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019Switzerland


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