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Saudi Arabia has responded to criticism that it isn't taking in any Syrian refugees with some incredible counter-claims. A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman has said the Saudi government has in fact taken in "around 2.5 million Syrians since the start of the conflict."

I have two questions: where are they, and why have no third party international aid agencies and NGOs ever mentioned this in their accounting of Syrian refugees? The House of Saud has an answer: "We adopted a policy not to treat these Syrians as refugees, or place them in refugee camps, in order to ensure their dignity and safety." So we're being asked to believe that 2.5 million people were discretely absorbed into the Saudi population, and no one noticed this before now.

The spokesman goes on to explain that we're only hearing about this now because "Saudi Arabia initially did not intend to speak about its efforts to support Syrian brothers and sisters, during their distress, as it has, since the beginning of the problem, because we dealt with the situation from a religious and humane perspective, and did not wish to boast about our efforts or attempt to gain media coverage."

The Saudi Arabia that is claiming it has absorbed 2.5 million Syrian refugees on the QT because "we did not wish to boast" is the same Saudi Arabia which has been instrumental in creating 'Islamic terrorism' over the course of several decades, which is wantonly targeting civilians in Yemen at this very moment, and which is drenched in the blood of hundreds of thousands of Syrians because it doesn't like their government.

14 years to the day after Saudi Arabia played its part in opening the 'global war on terror' by supplying the patsies for 9/11, the collapse of a large crane into the Grand Mosque in Mecca last week could be a terrible omen for the rich Arab state. At least 118 people were killed when a crane operated by Bin Laden Construction Group (yes, owned by a brother of that guy) was struck by lightning and blown over during a powerful sandstorm on the eve of the Hajj pilgrimage. The date was September 11th...