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Breitbart Labels Saudi Brutality 'Taking Care Of Business'

Of course the reich-wingers at Breitbart don't have a problem with human rights violations by W's oil-rich friends in the House of Saud.

Normally, a respectable journalism organization wouldn't entitle a post simply based on its adherence to the subheading of terrorism, likely done on a key word search. That's precisely why an outfit like Breitbart decided 'Taking Care of Business' was an apt addition to the title of its latest article on Saudi Arabian justice, which is anything but just. The brutal slaughtering of those whom the Saudi government labels terrorists are really just people who spoke out against the House of Saud or dared to practice another form of Islam that isn't Wahhabist.

The most notable 'terrorist' was Nimr al Nimr, a Shi'ite cleric who spoke up for other Shi'a Muslims who sparked a very tense situation between Tehran and Riyadh.

However, it also detained hundreds of members of its Shia minority after protests from 2011-13, during which several policemen were killed in shooting and petrol bomb attacks.

Several of the Shias have been sentenced to death


Iran summons Saudi diplomat

Iran summoned Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires in Tehran on Saturday to protest the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric in the kingdom, Iranian state television said.

Nimr was executed alongside three other Shias and dozens of alleged al Qaeda members, sparking anger among Saudi Arabia’s minority Shias.

Breitbart simply created their own title and copied the entire article from CNN. They omitted the part where the U.S. Government denounced the mass executions as unfair and a violation of dissidents' rights.

U.S.: Saudis should respect human rights, dissenters

Human rights group Amnesty International had called the charges against Nimr vague and pronounced his death sentence "appalling." The group said the case against him was part of a systematic effort by the majority Sunni government to crush dissent among the nation's Shiite Muslim minority.

So the bottom line here is that if a government acts in a manner contrary to our laws violating free speech, it's okay if they are an oil-rich friend to the Bush Administration. All is forgiven.

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