The influence that Saudi Arabia wields in the US economy and media prevents Riyadh from being held to account for supporting Islamic terrorism, Alex Bernstein, a political newcomer who is running in the 2016 election for the US House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado, told Radio Sputnik. 'Saudi Arabian officials have huge stakes in major American companies like NewsCorp, which is Fox News, (and) CNN, which is owned by Time Warner. They have huge stakes in Apple and Citibank and they're partners with Bill Gates in the Four Seasons (hotels management company), an iconic hotel in New York, the Plaza, has their awning.' Bernstein said that Saudi Arabia has evaded official scrutiny into its links with terrorists and distribution of extremist Sunni Islamic ideology thanks to its generous sponsorship of powerful Washington DC lobbying firms.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.