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Special relationship: US-Saudi alliance with Medea Benjamin

Chris Hedges explores why Saudi Arabia remains one of the US’ closest allies in the Middle East with Medea Benjamin, author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection. They examine why the US overlooks the Saudis’ treatment of women, public executions, and promotion of a fundamentalist religion that sanctifies violence. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the long alliance between the two countries.