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 Takes on the World 
 
 Interview
 Hasan Hafidh, University of Leeds
 Jeff Blankfort  
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Hasan Hafidh explores outsized role of Saudi Arabia in Middle East conflicts; the significance of the beheading of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 accused Al-Qaeda suspects; how it buys the support of corrupt African, Middle East regimes that are tottering economically; that its goal is to widen sectarian divide by focusing on non-existent Iranian expansionism; how it relies on foreign born mercenaries to do its fighting; how Western governments and media, particularly US and UK are guarded in criticizing Saudi excesses, first in Bahrain, then in Yemen, how they engineered its appointment as chair of the UNHRC while ignoring criticisms by human rights groups; notes how prohibited weapons, such as US made cluster bombs have been used in Yemen; how US, UK and Canada profit from arm sales to Saudis, noting that new Canadian premier Trudeau will fulfill existing contracts despite Saudi human rights violations and more.

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00:35:59 English 2016-01-13
 KZYX Studios, Philo, CA
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