Saturday, June 23, 2018
"…we are in dialogue with the accused criminals who have been convicted with smuggling drugs, murder, rape, from the following nationalities: 110 Yemenis, 21 Palestinians, 212 Saudis, 96 Sudanese, 254 Syrians, 82 Jordanians, 68 Somalis, 32 Afghanis, 94 Egyptians, 203 Pakistanis, 23 Iraqis, and 44 Kuwaitis."
"We have reached an agreement with them that they will be exempted from the death sentence and given a monthly salary to their families and loved ones, who will be prevented from traveling outside Saudi Arabia in return for rehabilitation of the accused and their training in order to send them to Jihad in Syria." - [Signed] Director of follow up in Ministry of Interior [Saudi] Abdullah bin Ali al-Rmezan
THE DIRTY DOZEN BUT MUCH MORE THAN A DOZEN.
From the War Nerd Internet web site and somewhat dated but still of interest.
"The Saudi Dirty Dozen and Jihadi as Risk Disposal"
By Gary Brecher September 10, 2013
The BASHI-BAZOOK! Criminals in the Islamic context released from prison on the condition they perform military service as an irregular combatant. Their reward plunder if possible with their sentence expunged.
Foreign interventionists in the Syrian Civil War fighting in furtherance of Saudi goals.
Criminals rarely if EVER make for good soldiers. Criminals accustomed to using violence but in almost all circumstances doing so against persons far weaker than themselves and not having an ability to resist. Criminals too not used to or again EVER comporting themselves in the manner of a soldier, accepting discipline of any sort.
Just a bad idea! Image however as accompanying this blog entry outstanding!