There is no telling what the Saudis are up to in buying all this land, but there is no doubt that it won’t be anything good. The much-touted “reforms” of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are more show than substance. The Islamic Kingdom has been cracking down on dissent, arresting women’s rights campaigners and setting new stiff penalties for “blasphemy.” There needs to be a national discussion about Saudi activities in the U.S., and their intentions. But there won’t be.
“Saudi Arabia Scooping Up Land in Northern Virginia,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, September 17, 2018:
Saudi Arabia is scooping up large swaths of land in Northern Virginia, just a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital, according to local reports.
“The Saudi government now owns five adjacent properties on the grandiose corridor in McLean that is home to high-profile, pricey estates and bucolic views of the Potomac River, according to government assessment records,” Washington Business Journal reported.
The Saudi government is said to have purchased a series of adjacent homes “occupying about a half-mile stretch” near Chain Bridge Road in Northern Virginia, according to the report….
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