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On Saturday, the Saudi Arabian government beheaded 47 people, one of whom was prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a senior opposition figure. He and the others were all killed for their charges of “undermining the national security” of the kingdom.

Immediately following the beheadings, countries across the globe–except for the United States– denounced the barbaric move.

Rightfully outraged with the beheadings, Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Bahrain angrily condemned the executions, and Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

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These inhumane acts of murder on the part of the Saudis have forced the hands of those who sell them weapons and on Monday, Germany became the first country to question their arms trade deal.

“We must now review whether in the future we should take a more critical stance” on selling arms to Saudi Arabia, German Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel said Monday.

While Germany has said they will review their decision, Belgium just took it a step further on Tuesday, by immediately declining Saudi Arabia’s request for military equipment supplies.

“We have rejected the request [for military equipment supplies to Saudi Arabia],” Geert Bourgeois told the Flemish Parliament, as quoted by the RTBF broadcaster. “If there is a possibility that the weapons may be used for internal repression, I refuse.”

The moves by Germany to advocate for a review, and Belgium to renounce the selling of weapons to such a repressive regime are heartening and should be a model for all those involved in arming a country who beheads more people than ISIS.

Of course, the US is not about to give up their largest weapons export contract, even if the weapons are used to oppress entire nations and murder their children.

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Immediately after the beheadings, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce took to CNN to blame the Saudi’s executions on Iranians.

As Daniel McAdams reports for the Ron Paul Institute, Royce falsely claimed that the Iranian military invaded Yemen. But that is demonstrably untrue. It was the Saudis who invaded Yemen.

It seems that the Saudi influence over the United States is far and wide, even spreading to the presidential candidates, who all curtsey to “our Saudi ally” by pledging their blind support of the terrorist regime.

It’s no coincidence that President Obama was showered with $1.3 million in gifts from the Saudi King last year. Obama is responsible for forging the largest weapons sale in American history, all of which went to Saudi Arabia.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Berkley Townhouse

    what is belgium selling them? LOL- Libs have no problem with Iran getting nukes- But Saudis Execiting criminals- HELL NOO !! Fun the EU and their communist BS.

    • Olutoye Walrond

      You obsession with labels like “libs” blinds you to the rational thought. Iran having nooks is not a crime against humanity. It’s how they use them. Doesn’t your country have?

  • Jerry Hatfield

    Belgium? Didn’t they slaughter millions in West Africa?

    • Diane Johnson Cosgrove

      Yes

    • Olutoye Walrond

      Really! And the Germany of today is the same one that did that?

      • Jerry Hatfield

        No, they slaughtered a bunch of jews closer to home – and not that long ago. In fact, more recently than Leopold the butcher. Very few mass murderers in history surpass him in sheer numbers.

        • Ashley Clayton

          At the same time as good old Winston Churchill starving millions of Indians to death because “he couldn’t abhor them ” shhhhhh we don’t mention that here in good old Blighty. Or the millions of Irish children and people we sent into slavery before black slaves were traded. The Irish became devalued as slaves when black slavery started and caused even more suffering for the ” worthless Irish slaves. Great Britain indeed

  • Florida-John Killin

    LOL…Germany is reviewing their deals…LOL somemore.

  • Tom Vincent

    Uncivilised as they have always been.

    • chuck2251

      HEY IT WORKS,IT IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS, MINDING THEIR BUSINESS COSTS US BOTH IN TAX DOLLARS AND THE LIVES AND INJURIES TO OUR PEOPLE.THIS IS THE MOST HUMAIN METHOD OF EXECUTION. NO PAIN.
      WHILE WE ARGUE WHO WILL STERILIZE THE NEEDLE. WEAPONS CUT OFF LOL. THEY WILL STILL HAVE THE SWORD TO USE

  • Peter Atkinson

    Germany and Belguim considering not selling arms to Saudi Arabia great opportunity after Brexit for Theresa to increase her market share in supplying weapons, go Theresa, note the sarcasm.

  • Diane Johnson Cosgrove

    Dawson influenced said regime – completely barbaric

  • chuck2251

    THIS IS THE MOST HUMAIN METHOD OF EXECUTION. NO PAIN.
    WHILE WE ARGUE WHO WILL STERILIZE THE NEEDLE. WEAPONS CUT OFF LOL. THEY WILL STILL HAVE THE SWORD TO USE.

    • Michael Hettinger

      So, you’re saying it’s ok to execute someone for political dissent? Seems to me execution would be the antithesis to the term “humane”. Murder is murder, no matter how you cut it.

      • Dr Rohen Kapur

        No different to Elizabeth 1st chopping people’s heads off. Though 430 years have passed now. If you think about it, the Wars of the Roses had several peoples heads chopped off simply because they were in line to the throne or had royal blood. Beheading was for nobles, and hanging was for peasants. Problem is that the Saudi monarchy is absolute. They haven’t had a civil war and chopped off a Stuart ( or Saudi )Kings head for daring to believe in the absolute rule of Kings. They are still medieval in their outlook. The amount of noble blood that was shed following Edward 3rds reign was murderous. Even the Queens direct ancestor Elizabeth Woodville had one of her sons from her first marriage beheaded. Henry VII chopped off heads, as did Henry VIII, and Mary 1st burnt enough at the stake. The problem is whilst we’ve all progresssed they are still stuck in the middle ages

        • Dr Rohen Kapur

          These days, people aren’t beheaded for being politically unsuitable. They die in plane crashes, or are assassinated in car crashes, ” accidents” etc. Occasionally they even get put in prison and then hanged *( Zulfikar Ali Bhutto) or the country is destabilised. Cf Libya and Gaddafi or WMD and Saddam Hussein. It happens at the highest level with the CIA. You think it doesnt happen? Of course it does. The media presents it as a fait accompli and blames the wrong people. Then you have the Ambassador in Benghazi etc Its still happening people.

  • Let’s not forget that 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers plus Osama bin Laden were from Saudi Arabia….If the USA really wanted to fight a “War on Terror” they did not need look further than Saudi Arabia….

  • Teresa Harris

    we should not sell them weapons because of the way they treat women and because there a backwards race

  • Mike Eldridge

    Ok, don’t sell them any swords …

  • Jackie Sands

    Can you give us proof of this?

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