Some surprising sources have hinted at incompetence on the part of the Saudi security forces in allowing the escape of three out of four racist mass-murderers. This an egregious libel, of a sort not heard since the promotion of conspiracy theories alleging that Saudi Arabia was in some way involved in terrorist attacks on the people of the US mainland. Of course, if the Saudi military are having some teensy-weensy temporary problems protecting the many non-Muslims who have come to the country from overseas to work, one answer might be to station UK or US troops there, ready to offer immediate assistance to the locals in such crises.