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Kelly McParland: A brutal reminder of what Saudi Arabia's rulers truly are

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Most of us like to think that civilized governments don't murder people.
They might go to war, or sanction assassinations. Former U.S. president Barack Obama gloried in the successful killing of Osama bin Laden, and developed a notable enthusiasm for drone strikes against perceived enemies, even at the cost of civilian deaths. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, he ordered his first strike just three days after taking office, causing as many as 20 civilian casualties. Nonetheless, he added another 540 strikes over the next eight years.
Murder is different, however. Murder is...
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Germany presses for EU unity on Saudi Arabia arms exports

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A top German official pressed Monday for the European Union to show a united front on arms exports to Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on such exports over...
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Only 4% of Americans said Saudi Arabia was ally even before it admitted Khashoggi died in consulate

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Despite all of the US' business dealings with Saudi Arabia, a new poll showed the vast majority of Americans refused to call the kingdom their ally. And that's even before Riyadh admitted Khashoggi died in their Turkish consulate.
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Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly said he won't go near

Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly said he won't go near

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports the suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
It is a step that President Donald Trump has signaled his opposition to, citing the value of US arms exports to the kingdom.
Germany's exports to Saudi Arabia are significantly smaller than those from the US, but halting sales would still have an impact: Germany is the world's fourth-largest arms exporter to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is also Germany's second-largest weapons customer.
Suspending sales to the kingdom could be done with little...
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