Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ben Hubbard is ecstatic: he almost declares Saudi regime as the epitome of virtuous rule

OK: regarding the execution of the prince. We don't know the circumstances of the execution. There is certainly more to the story than what was announced.  There is no way the story is as declared: that he was executed because he committed murder.  King Salman in his early years committed murder in Riyadh. Murder by a royal does not get you killed.  Also, Hubbard consistently relies on what is being tweeted by Saudis on Twitter as a measure of Saudi public opinion. Someone needs to tell him that tweeting disagreements with the royal family on Twitter can get you lashes and long sentences.  There should always be a disclaimer toward that effect.  Of course, as usual, Hubbard only interviews fans of the royal regime.