Saudi Arabia’s Unprecedented Crackdown Complicates Trump’s Mideast Hopes – HuffPost

“This whole thing could have been avoided with negotiation and settlement,” said Ali Al-Ahmed, a Saudi Shiite who grew up near Awamiya and now runs the Institute for Gulf Affairs, Washington, D.C.-based think tank. “The Saudi government is running a drive against people to make an example of the minority and show the majority [its power]… our people are no different than anybody else, the Americans who launched their revolution, the French, the Syrians.”

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