New York: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif (click here) said on Monday that Saudi Arabia has welcomed 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis.
Speaking at a UN meeting ahead of his General Assembly address the crown prince said, in addition to these 2.5 million, the Kingdom has provided full support to the countries that are hosting Syrian refugees.
With respect to the Kingdom’s efforts in providing humanitarian assistance, Prince Mohammed said Saudi Arabia has given around $139 billion over the past four decades.
The crown prince also said the Kingdom is offering free education to around 285,000 Yemeni students.
Saudi Arabia is finding them.
18 September 2016
By Mohammed al-Sulami
Jeddah: Security agencies (click here) have foiled four terror plots that were in advanced stages of planning.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said on Monday that 17 suspects had been arrested, one of them a Saudi woman.
Fourteen of the suspects were Saudis, and the others a Yemeni, a Palestinian and an Egyptian.
The 17 were part of three separate cells linked to Daesh.
According to the ministry, they were planning to target scholars, security forces, and oil and military facilities.
The security operations resulted in the seizure of high explosive devices, including sticky bombs; explosive belts ready for detonation, metal pipes used as explosive devices, automatic weapons, silencers, live ammunition and a sum of money exceeding SR600,000....
#Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif with Assistant to US President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
If one accepts violence in the USA is linked to radicalization it will serve two purposes; to protect those that fully embrace the USA as their homeland and defends it and it will provide reason to continue surveillance.
I think the experience with the Tsarnaev Brothers proves radicalization is real and the FBI cannot possibly maintain surveillance of all those that are radicalized and return to the USA. It was my opinion then and it is the same today; when a person is suspected of radicalization they are a risk and it is the local investigators that have the greatest interest in continued collection of intelligence. It is the local professionals that may very well be more successful after the FBI has completed their process.
Saudi Arabia is a smaller country than the USA. Saudi Arabia is 830,000 square miles and the USA is 3.806 million square miles. The population of Saudi Arabia is 28.83 million people and the population of the USA is 318.9 million people. One USA federal agency cannot possibly be as accurate the Saudi Arabia security forces.
When the area and population of the USA is broken down into states and cities the possibility (statistically) of finding a needle in a hay stake becomes much easier.
Local authorities working with the FBI will add to the number of eyes and ears and minds working to protect Americans.