— The Erimtan Angle —

Last week RT  aired the following report: ‘Outside support for the myriad of Syria’s armed groups is no secret.Saudi Arabia and Qatar alone funnel millions of dollars to the rebels every month. But, as Gayane Chichakyan reports, it’s not just cash and weapons being smuggled into Syria, but suicide bombers and ideology too (2 June 2012)’.

Apparently, the Iranian broadcaster Press TV already aired this footage, as indicated by Hizbullah’s TV station Al-Manar indicates: ‘Activists have released video footage showing alleged potential suicide bombers being presented at an auction in western Saudi Arabia before being shipped off to Syria. The video, leaked in early May [2012], shows the auction taking place in a hotel in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, according to Press TV. It shows a father putting his would-be suicide bomber son up for auction in exchange for the compensation he expects to be offered by the highest bidder. The father, Abu-Salah, receives 1.5 million Saudi riyals (roughly USD 400,000), for offering his son, Khaled, as “sacrifice.” Some sources say that among the bidders were high-ranking officials from the ruling Al Saud clan’. [1]

Press TV could not independently verify the authenticity of the video. Some sources say that among the bidders were high-ranking officials from the ruling Al Saud clan.Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Hundreds of people, including many members of the Syrian security forces, have been killed during the violence. The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the turmoil and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.Damascus also says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and that the security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians’.

(14 May 2012)


[1] “Saudi Auction Sells Suicide Bombers for Syria” Al-Manar (31 May 2012). http://www4.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=57399&cid=23&fromval=1.


Comments on: "Saudi Suicide Bombers for Syria: The Price is Right!!" (5)

  1. Good thing Islam’s different religious branches evenly divide up against each other, instead of ganging up on each other. .

    • sitanbul said:

      In fact, I think that you meant to say that it is good that Sunnis are killing Shi’is, rather than Sunni and Shi’i Muslims uniting to kill a third party . . . in my opinion, as is always the case, religion here functions as an ideological divide between various spheres of influence, i.e. the West and its allies versus the new superpowers and its Muslim ally, Iran and its client. Syria is the new proxy-conflict zone where the New Cold War is being waged. (Cfr. “The Arab Awakening and the never-ending Cold War” — http://tiny.cc/p7q3b).

      On another note, I think you should have a look at this one and tell me what you think: “In the News: Married Couple Shot in Istanbul”, https://sitanbul.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/in-the-news-married-couple-shot-in-istanbul/

      • What a nutjob aye? He reminded me of Tony Montana,(scarface) when he killed his best friend for marrying his sister and taking her virtue. Did you happen to see the movie?

        • sitanbul said:

          Scarface . . . a long time ago. And yes, the brother was a nutjob for sure . . .

          But on another note, did you read my piece in Hürriyet Daily News about the New Cold War???

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