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Trump Doesn't Want You to See This Documentary on Saudi Arabia



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President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia a “spectacular ally” in November while fending off political heat from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The president additionally cited a $450 billion arms and economic development agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia as a reason to maintain close ties with the Kingdom.
But Trump didn’t say a word about Saudi Arabia’s suppression of human rights, its worldwide funding of terrorism, its secret police, or its embrace of the extremist Wahhabi religion.
Neither did he mention that the U.S. deal with the Saudis is actually much smaller than $450 billion.
Image from Frontline documentary "Saudi Arabia Uncovered"

Saudi Arabia Uncovered

If you are not familiar with life in oil-rich Saudia Arabia or the fanatical views of its ruling monarchy, check out the Frontline documentary “Saudi Arabia Uncovered,” which first aired March 28, 2016, on PBS.
Saudi Arabia Uncovered is available on Netflix. Or you can view it at this ValleyPBS link.
The documentary reveals in graphic detail the murderous underbelly of the country.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email