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Stop weapons sale to Saudi Kingdom warmongers:

Stop the carnage and famine in Yemen

And why Jamal Khashoggi was massacred in Istanbul Saudi Kingdom consulate?

Jamal Khashoggi walked into a Saudi consulate hoping for a permit to marry the love of his life — instead, he was beheaded and chopped into pieces with a bone saw. (Beheaded with a sword or the saw?)

It’s a horrific crime — and the outrage sparked by it could be exactly what we need to make lasting change in Saudi Arabia.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has projected an image of a softer Saudi — while bombing Yemeni children, locking up human rights bloggers…and now likely ordering the grisly murder of a journalist.

He’s a monster, not a moderate.

A few State leaders and multinationals (Not linked to oil and gas) are taking notice.

Germany just announced it would suspend arms sales to Saudi until the truth about Khashoggi is revealed.

(And then what? The sale will resume. As France Macron said that suspending sales of weapons by the hundred of Billions is Demagoguery)

Arms are the world’s biggest leverage over Saudi and pressure in the UK, France and Canada is mounting.

(Beside Saudi Kingdom, Gulf Emirates, India, Iraq and few other oil producing countries, weapon sales are limited to small arms in other belligerent States. That is why the colonial powers persist on fomenting civil wars every where they can)

(Saudi Kingdom has already stockpiled plenty of weapons of all kinds for its own defenses. What is being exported are offensive weapons against the Yemeni famished people)

If they and others follow suit, it could force Saudi Arabia to make real changes — and maybe even push out the Crown Prince (To be replaced by another absolute monarch?)

It’s crazy that it’s taken this murder to make the world wake up to Saudi brutality. But while Mohammed bin Salman has cracked down on dissent and dropped bombs on Yemen, our governments have kept selling him arms, taking his billions, and giving him red carpet treatment everywhere he goes. He’s been untouchable.

Now things seem different.

Even in the US, Saudi’s staunchest ally, hard right-wing hawks are calling for changes, with multiple bills on the table that would impact arms sales.

The pressure is getting through, with media reporting secret meetings by Saudi’s ruling elites to consider the next move.

Our community has rallied against the Crown Prince’s bloody reign in Saudi Arabia time and again. We even got the EU Parliament to support an arms ban — but governments didn’t listen. Now they’re listening. Let’s seize the opportunity to put an end to the devastating arms sales.

Bert, Danny, Risalat, Rosa, Will and the rest of the Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION:

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered (BBC)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45935823

Saudi Arabia Considers Replacing MBS over Khashoggi Murder (Morocco World News)
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/10/255782/saudi-arabia-replacing-mbs-khashoggi-murder/

Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same (The Washington Post)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/10/22/germany-its-allies-well-halt-future-arms-sales-saudi…

U.S. Announces Penalties Against Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi Killing (Haaretz)
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/u-s-announces-penalties-against-saudi-arabia-for-khashoggi-death-1.6590392


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