Saudi Arabia Continues Hiring Spree of American Lobbyists, Public Relations Experts | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Saudi Arabia Continues Hiring Spree of American Lobbyists, Public Relations Experts

Saudi Arabia is in the market for a better reputation in Washington, D.C.

In September alone, foreign lobbying disclosure documents show the Saudi government signing deals with PR powerhouse Edelman and lobbying leviathan the Podesta Group, according to recent disclosures.

Edelman, the largest privately owned public relations agency in the world, is known for helping clients win favorable media coverage on mainstream outlets. The Podesta Group is a lobbying firm founded by Tony Podesta, a major fundraiser for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

The new signings are the latest in a year-long hiring spree by the Persian Gulf state as it further builds up its already formidable political arsenal inside the Beltway. The Saudi Arabian Royal Embassy did not respond to a request for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Saudi Government and the House of Saud; no amount of PR in the world is going to turn world focus away from the crucifixions, beheadings, amputations, and suppression of women which your government indulges in the name of " promoting stability"

And earlier this year, was not the Saudi government "short" on executioners who could behead?!? (pun intended).

IF the world saw that the standard of living was going up for the poorest of your poor; if the world saw some modicum of compassion in your treatment of political dissidents and women; if the world saw that the people of your country had at least a tiny, fractional voice as to the future of your country, then perhaps the expenditures on PR would not be quite as desperately necessary for you.