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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:20 PM

 

Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen

Source: New York Times

A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door.

Guards dragged Walid Fitaihi, a Harvard-trained physician, to another room, according to a friend who took down the prisoner’s detailed account of his treatment. Dr. Fitaihi told the friend he was slapped, blindfolded, stripped to his underwear and bound to a chair. He was shocked with electricity in what appears to have been a single session of torture that lasted about an hour.

His tormentors whipped his back so severely that he could not sleep on it for days, his friend said, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals. The doctor had described the physical abuse, in general terms, to his relatives as well, a person close to them said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-torture-american-citizen.html



Trump is gonna ask Prince Mohammed if it's true.
Prince Mohammed will say no.
Trump will say he believes him.
The end.

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Reply Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen (Original post)
Yosemito Mar 2019 OP
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2019 #1
ck4829 Apr 2019 #25
NCjack Mar 2019 #2
47of74 Mar 2019 #7
Volaris Mar 2019 #18
dalton99a Mar 2019 #3
sandensea Mar 2019 #5
Volaris Mar 2019 #19
Grasswire2 Mar 2019 #21
Volaris Mar 2019 #22
stevesinpa Mar 2019 #23
madashelltoo Mar 2019 #4
duforsure Mar 2019 #6
Devil Child Mar 2019 #8
llmart Mar 2019 #9
miyazaki Mar 2019 #10
SWBTATTReg Mar 2019 #11
mwb970 Mar 2019 #12
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #13
defacto7 Mar 2019 #17
Honeycombe8 Mar 2019 #14
kag Mar 2019 #15
SunSeeker Mar 2019 #16
lame54 Mar 2019 #20
ck4829 Apr 2019 #24
Name removed Apr 2019 #26
raccoon Apr 2019 #27
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #28
brooklynite Apr 2019 #29

Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. Why not? Fat Donnie gave them a pass with Khashoggi's murder.

Same for Otto Warmbier's death in North Korea. If you're an authoritarian leader and you say you didn't do it, well, that's good enough for Trump.

#WeakestPresidentEver

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:18 AM

25. He really is weak

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:38 PM

2. Senate Majority Leader McConnell is the only person in USA who can coerce SaudiAgent-45 to

to get humane treatment and justice for Dr. Fitailhi. And, McConnell always acts to please SaudiAgent-45, so no help form USA is expected.

We all need to send campaign donations to McConnell's opponent in 2020.

Be sharp, be smart. Don't every go to Saudi Arabia for any reason. They don't respect basic human rights.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:58 PM

7. As long as MitchMcFuckstick is in office I'm avoiding Kentucky as much as possible.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:04 PM

18. I drove through part of Kentucky to help a friend drive her son back to his dad in fl.

As someone who makes the trip on a pretty regular basis, the conversation went like this :

I'd slow down, this is a very rural, wooded area watch out for deer cause it's night.

I've made this trip like 6 times in 2 years. I've NEVER seen a deer. Know why ?

No, why?

This is goddamn Kentucy. Not even DEER want to live here.

Lol.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:41 PM

3. The Saudi government does not recognize U.S. citizenship for dual citizens

A State Department official who declined to speak for attribution said: “We routinely request consular access to all American citizens that have been detained in Saudi Arabia. In cases where the detainee possesses both Saudi and United States citizenship, the host government often does not recognize United States citizenship and denies consular access.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/world/middleeast/saudi-american-prisoner-walid-fitaihi.html

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:46 PM

5. And in turn, Republicans don't recognize U.S. citizenship for anyone named Walid Fitaihi

Or Jesús Rodríguez or any other name that doesn't sound "Uhmerican."

The times we live in.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:17 PM

19. I vote for the day when we manufacture enough solar and wind power domestically

That some American president can not only cut regular diplonatic ties with this government of savages, but impose sanctions because we no longer NEED what they want to sell us .

If they didn't have oil, we would have let the CIA destroy their government already.

Like all nation's, I have no grudge or ill-will toward any of their people. But it's past time to tell their Ruling Family to fuck OFF, and MEAN IT.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:46 PM

21. Hasn't that dependency changed?

I really don't' know, but I thought WE were exporting energy, not dependent on theirs.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:01 PM

22. That's part of it. The acceptance of Iran as a regional player

AND potential ally in the region is the other. Small steps, but as long as they're FORWARD, I'm not opposed.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:54 PM

23. it's not that they have oil,

it's that the royal family is friendly to our government. if they weren't friendly, then the CIA would have replaced them with a government that would be friendly.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:44 PM

4. White House has declared

Open Season on Americans abroad. Nothing will be done because we have a draft dodging, money grubbing punk in the White House. He has defended no one foreign or domestic. He has not defended his gang members who lie for him until they can’t. Suddenly, he barely knows them. If he drops his gang like hot potatoes, any American citizen who thinks he’s coming to their rescue is stupid.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:46 PM

6. Just another example of how weak and uncaring trump really is,

He's normalized Americans being murdered by ruthless lying corrupt dictator friends of his around the world now. We all know he is jealous of them, and how they can do anything they want to opposition without consequences.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:08 PM

8. Saudi Arabia has killed more American citizens than any Central or South-American dictator

 

The US government will continue to write them blank checks to do whatever they chose without consequence.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:22 PM

9. Boy, that Jared is really an effective ambassador for our country.

So glad he's working in the Middle East to solve all of our problems.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:22 PM

10. Another new meaning to a night at the Ritz. nt

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:42 PM

11. Thank god that they didn't have a bone saw readily available...scary. NT

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:53 PM

12. Get ready for trump to deny it ever happened.

MBS knew nothing about this, of course.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:05 PM

13. There's no explanation in the OP as to why this doctor is being held

He's certainly not a military target or security risk. Why can't our Secretary of State make a phone call?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:48 PM

17. I was wondering the same thing, not that it matters.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:21 PM

14. I hope that dr. left Saudi Arabia immediately and doesn't return.

Americans take their lives in their hands when they go to some ME countries. The people there don't have rights like we do, and non-citizens have even less.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:30 PM

15. Unfortunately...

Thanks to W and the new head of the CIA, Gina Haspel, we (the U.S.A.) have no moral high ground here.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:37 PM

16. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:22 PM

20. They deny it and I believe them

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:17 AM

24. Oh my...

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:21 AM

27. Tell you one thing, I wouldn't be caught dead in Saudi Arabia. Nt

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:38 AM

28. Greenwald and Scahill were unavailable for comment

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

29. "RETREAT TO OUR FIVE-STAR RIYADH HOTEL IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA"

Among the most majestic five-star hotels in Saudi Arabia, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, takes guests on a captivating journey throughout its 52 acres of lavishly landscaped gardens, spacious and sumptuous accommodations, fine-dining restaurants and 62.000 square feet of elegant event space. The address of choice for discerning travelers to Riyadh, one of the city's most respected five-star hotels offers a tempting array of amenities, including:

492 guest rooms and suites, including two-bedroom Royal suites and one-bedroom Executive suites
62,000 square feet of event space, including state-of-the-art conference rooms and two grand ballrooms
Gentlemen’s-only spa offering signature rituals and treatments catering to business travelers
Majestic indoor heated pool offering garden views from its floor-to-ceiling windows
Collection of dining experiences highlighting international and local cuisine


"any publicity is good as long as they spell your name right..."

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