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Filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab wanted to document the war so her newborn child could “understand what we were fighting for.”
As long as the U.S. stands firmly by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom won’t face justice — or restrain itself.
The veto, for all its cynical implications about the state of U.S. foreign policy, should also concern Americans at home.
The Saudi monarch is pursuing Hollywood stars for the country’s “Year of Entertainment,” while women activists are being tortured behind bars.
The Saudi government’s targeting of Khashoggi is a particularly brutal example of the vicious and systemic suppression of free speech in the Middle East.