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.


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