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May 29 22:39

Saudi Paranoia

May 29 08:40

ISIS claims Saudi Arabia mosque bombing

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for an attack Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam in which four people were killed.

The Interior Ministry said a car exploded outside al-Anoud mosque in Dammam during noon prayers on Friday, while witnesses said a suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the mosque's parking lot when guards stopped him from entering.

The ministry said four people were killed in the blast, which set several cars ablaze.

May 28 14:02

Deadliest Saudi air strikes kill over 100 Yemenis

Almost 105 people, most of them civilians, were killed by the Saudi air strikes on many provinces on Wednesday, the deadliest day of bombing in over two-month aggression on Yemen.

Yesterday air raids started in Hajjah province, when the Saudi-led coalition launched many strikes on Abs camp and Bakil al-Meer area, killing at least 40 people, most of them civilians, and wounding 18 others, a security official said.

The second wave of the Saudi air strikes targeted the capital Sana'a, where 54 people were killed in Saudi bombardment on the Special Security Forces (SSF). The death toll is expected to rise, as 325 injuries were reported in the bombing, the official said.

May 28 09:28

The ‘war’ word is being increasingly heard as Europe, Russia, China and the United States adopt provocative postures

IS the world going mad? Military posturing is quietly reaching new extremes in Europe, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea. And the provocative bluster has just reached new heights.

The source was anonymous. But the mouthpiece has a measure of credibility. High profile military analyst and former US Naval War College lecturer John Schindler tweeted last week: “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: ‘We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.’ Let that sink in.”

May 27 11:48

Saudi Arabia Breaks Record for Number of Beheadings In Only 5 Months

Last year, Saudi Arabia broke its own record for executions in the modern era by beheading 87 people. As horrific as that statistic is, the American ally is currently on track to more than double that number in 2015.

May 27 08:33

Henningsen: Saudi Arabia’s ‘Imperial Debut’ in Yemen a Disaster

With the full backing and blessing of Washington and London, the Saudis continue abusing Yemen – while western arms and ‘defense’ contractors enjoy record profits in 2015…

May 26 11:43

US Shoots Itself in the Foot Escalating Tensions With Russia, China, Iran

The Obama administration has repeatedly sent wrong signals to Russia, China and Iran, slamming the countries for non-existent expansionism and so far showing the disheartening dysfunction in America’s foreign policy, former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer Philip Giraldi underscored, according to Sputnik.

US President is shooting himself in the foot, but he should wake up and realize what is going on "before Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush arrives on the scene to make everything worse"the former CIA officer Philip Giraldi concluded.

May 25 20:34

US and Allies have Created a Transnational “Islamist” Terrorist Network, Head of Russia’s Military Intelligence (GRU)

Posted below is the transcript of the speech of Colonel-General Igor Sergun, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.

This speech was delivered at the Moscow Security Conference in May 2015.

As a general rule, the GRU never makes a public statement, nor does the person heading it. It is thus interesting that on one of the very few occasions where General Sergun agreed to speak in public, he chose to focus on the risks of the so-called “Islamic” extremism and that in a relatively short presentation, he made four references to the fact that these “Islamic” terrorists are basically a creature of the West.

May 25 12:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 10:30

Saudi fighter jet shot down in Yemen

Yemeni air defense forces shot down a Saudi fighter jet in the northwestern province of Sana’a in Yemen as it was conducting airstrikes.

May 23 09:28

Saudi Jets Hit Sa'ada Market, UNICEF Headquarters

The Saudi-led coalition's fighter jets fired over 50 missiles at Sa'ada market and turned it into rubbles. It was the fourth time in the past few weeks that the market came under attack.

Also, the Saudi fighter jets bombed the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) headquarters in Hajjah province's Meidi district.

The Saudi warplanes had earlier this week targeted UNICEF ships engaged in delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

Saudi fighter jets launched three "aerial attacks" on the ships which were bound for Sa’ada,

May 22 13:09

SAUDI ARABIA TO PURCHASE NUCLEAR ARMS FROM PAKISTAN: US OFFICIAL

Saudi Arabia’s nuclear medium-range ballistic DF-3A missiles in a military parade. (File Photo)
Saudi Arabia has made a “strategic decision” to purchase “off-the-shelf” nuclear weapons from Pakistan, a US official says.

"There has been a long-standing agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward," British newspaper Sunday Times quoted a former US defense official as saying in a Sunday report.

"Hundreds of people at [CIA headquarters in] Langley" were trying to discover if Islamabad had already supplied the Persian Gulf nation with nuclear technology or arms, another unnamed US intelligence official said.

Over the past three decades Saudi Arabia has financed considerable amounts of Islamabad's nuclear program and provided it with billions of dollars of subsidized oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has had nuclear weapons for years, so Saudi Arabia is acquiring them as a deterrent, and many other Middle Eastern countries may do the same as well.

But this does not augur well for peace in the region, or the world, for that matter.

May 22 10:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 21 13:34

Iran Agrees to UN Inspection of Yemen Aid Ship

Aiming to stave off a threatened attack by either US or Saudi warships, the Iranian cargo ship full of humanitarian aid for Yemen will stop off at a UN center in Djibouti for inspection by UN personnel.

US and Saudi officials have repeatedly claimed that ships trying to deliver aid to Yemen, currently under Saudi siege, were actually carrying Iranian weapons, though repeated searches of such ships have turned up nothing.

May 21 10:14

dream

I was thinking how humanity could descend to such barbarity around the world. How could African migrants risk their lives to leave countries wrecked psychologically and economically by colonial Europeans to seek to arrive in the same continent that subjugated them? How could Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims be slaughtered in the thousands by the majority Buddhists and surviving people end up in boats and sent back to starve and die at sea rejected by nearby countries including countries like Indonesia with Muslim majorities? How could relatives of Jewish holocaust survivors engage in racism and ethnic cleansing for native Palestinians while relatives of Armenian holocaust survivors lead amazingly rich productive caring lives? How could a very wealthy country like “Saudi Arabia” (the quotes are needed because it is an imposed name for a country stolen by the Saud Family) spend billions to support the US/Israeli agenda of destruction and mayhem in countries like Yemen and Syria?

May 20 13:50

Israel agenda wider war in Mideast: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with James Morris, editor of america-hijacked.com in Los Angeles, to discuss a recent remarks by the Israeli minister of military affairs, Moshe Ya’alon.

May 20 10:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

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May 19 15:54

Is Israel in cahoots with Saudi Arabia?

As of today, upper echelon diplomatic sources think that Israel is in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, which announced this week that King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud will boycott the summit that President Barack Obama has planned for May 14. The United States had invited all of its Middle East Gulf allies to Camp David for a summit also intended to deal with the ramifications of the negotiations with Iran and the emerging nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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May 19 09:35

Report: Saudi Arabia in talks to purchase Pakistani nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia has reportedly held talks with Pakistan for the purchase of nuclear weapons amid the ongoing nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran, according to a US senior official who spoke with The Sunday Times.

Tensions in the region have escalated in light of the framework agreement the United States and the other world powers have made with the Islamic Republic, with Saudi Arabia increasingly concerned with the repercussions of a deal that may see the easing of sanctions leaving Iran more legroom to continue developing weapons of mass destruction.

May 18 15:18

Saudis may purchase Pakistani atomic bomb

Saudi Arabia has reached out to its ally Pakistan to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons as a nuclear arms race begins to shape up with Shiite rival Iran, US sources said.

May 18 10:35

Saudi Warplanes Bomb Yemen's Capital in Violation of Truce

The Saudi-led air strikes targeted the capital on Sunday. Sounds of explosions were heard across Northern Sana'a.

Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is simple. Yemen's people want to rule Yemen for themselves and not live under a US puppet. The US is using Saudi Arabia as a proxy to hide the fact that they are having to go back into Yemen only a few years after the "successful" intervention that put the US puppet into power.

May 18 10:29

Humanitarian Pause Is Over, Arab Coalition Resumes Airstrikes in Yemen

The Arab coalition's aircraft renewed strikes against targets in the southern Yemeni city of Aden after the expiration of a five-day humanitarian truce in the country, a senior Yemeni army official said Monday.

May 18 10:28

Not ISIS? Saudi Arabia To Execute & Display Beheaded Body Of Political Activist In Public "Crucifixion"

One of the ways that the U.S. government most clearly expresses its deep dedication to global human rights, democracy and decency across the globe is via its unwavering support for the feudal, inhumane tyrannical monarchy of Saudi Arabia. A monarchy that also increasingly seems to have played a key role in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Saudis have received a lot of bad press as of late due to it consistently breaking its own records for beheadings, but sometimes a simple beheading isn’t sufficient. In a punishment known as “crucifixion,” the executed person’s beheaded body is placed on public display for three days. Currently facing this fate are three political activists, including two children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You don;t understand. ISIS' beheadings are BAAAAAAAAD, while Saudi Arabia's beheadings are GOOOOOOOOOOOD! See?" -- official White Horse Souse

May 18 10:20

Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.

The Saudis — who financed much of Pakistan’s nuke program — are fearful of international efforts to keep its enemy Iran from acquiring a bomb, the Sunday Times of London reports. The Saudis think the deal, backed by President Obama, will actually accelerate Iran’s nuke push.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"What? You couldn't buy form us? We can get you the nukes wholesale!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 17 12:49

UN Official Breaks Down Over Shelled Gaza School

UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic.

The interviewer appears to thank him for appearing, upon which Gunness breaks down and weeps.

Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing.

“This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”

May 17 12:42

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? — Paul Craig Roberts

There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on May 12.

As time passes we will find out why Kerry was snubbing Putin on May 9 and 3 days later was criticizing Washington’s puppet regime in Ukraine. For what is known at this time, a possible explanation is that Washington is coming to its senses.

May 17 05:03

Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair UN Human Rights Council

It’s one of the world’s most repressive states – a blight on humanity, a cancer in a part of the world known for despotic regimes.

May 16 14:30

How Israel wants to restart the war in the Levant

Far from admitting defeat, Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to sabotage the agreement between Washington and Teheran which is to be signed the 30th June 2015. In order to do so, he could restart the war in Syria. His idea is to continue the work already accomplished by the Islamic Emirate in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, by applying the Wright plan and creating an independent pseudo-Kurdistan straddling Iraq and Syria.

May 16 08:51

Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair Human Rights Council

It's one of the world's most repressive states - a blight on humanity, a cancer in a part of the world known for despotic regimes.

Its human rights record is horrific by any standard. Fundamental rights don't exist.

State terror is official policy. Democracy is strictly prohibited. Torture and physical abuse are commonplace. So are public whippings, beheadings and hangings.

May 15 15:08

Saudi airstrikes kill 48 in Yemen despite truce

Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against the western Yemeni provinces of Hajjah and al-Hudaydah have killed at least 48 people just a few hours after Riyadh declared the start of a five-day ceasefire in the war-wracked country.

May 14 14:05

John Bolton says Saudi Arabia 100% in Sync with Israel

May 14 10:01

US Spokesman Shrugs Off Responsibility for Riyadh's Cluster Bombs Use in Yemen

The Persian language Spokesman for the US State Department, Alan Eyre, said Saudi Arabia had promised not to use Washington-supplied cluster munitions against civilians, escaping responsibility as to why the US is not standing against Riyadh's use of such weapons.

May 14 08:39

Former IRGC chief blasts Saudi aggression on Yemen as 'silly'

A former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has slammed the ongoing military aggression by Saudi Arabia on Yemen as uncalculated, saying Riyadh’s military campaign against Yemen is a war on the basic needs of the people in the impoverished Arab country.

May 13 14:49

Saudi Arabia assembles 'massive force' on Yemen border

Saudi Arabia has assembled a "massive" additional force on its border with Yemen after trading heavy artillery and rocket fire with Yemen's Houthi fighters, prior to a proposed truce taking effect.

May 13 10:11

Saudi airstrike hits Yemen rebel convoy, strains cease-fire

A jet-fighter from a Saudi-led coalition struck a military convoy belonging to Shiite rebels and their allies in southern Yemen on Wednesday, straining a humanitarian, five-day cease-fire that took hold the previous day.

May 12 22:55

Rejoice with the ‘new’ House of Saud

It’s fascinating to watch the vast, well-rewarded western army of Saudi lobbyists/stenographers singing the praises of a “traditional and conservative institution”, a.k.a. the House of Saud, now embarking on a new, “assertive foreign policy.”

May 12 21:35

The Anti-Arab Zionized Ruling Al Saud

The Saudi ruling family follows an anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist, terror-sponsored, tyrannical, suppressive, ruthless, authoritarian, and treacherous absolute monarchy. The Saudi monarchy was established on betrayal, chauvinism, elitism, and discrimination

May 12 13:36

PSYCHOPATHS, 9/11 AND EVERLASTING WAR

The lie of 9/11 has provided the pretext for the most terrible wars on the Muslim peoples in defiance of the Nuremberg Protocols and the UN Charter.

Unless that lie is laid bare by truth, 9/11 will be seen as the crucible from which World War Three erupted. There will be no way back from the smoking ruins for those unfortunate enough who survive. The images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are there to warn us.

I cannot recall when I became certain that 19 Muslims with box cutters were NOT responsible for these events.

May 12 10:57

Concerns over Yemen aggression weigh on Saudi Arabia’s biggest stock index

The value of Saudi Arabia’s major stock index, Tadawul, has taken a nosedive amid concerns over the ongoing war of aggression in Yemen.

May 12 09:20

Saudi regime plans crucifixion of dissident this Thursday

Saudi Arabia has carried out executions at an unprecedented rate since the coming to power of King Salman in 2015. On May 6th 2015, the Kingdom carried out its 79th execution of the year, and it is already close to surpassing its 2014 total of 87 executions. Human rights organization Reprieve has urged the European Union to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the killings.

Commenting, Maya Foa, director of Reprieve’s death penalty team, said: “Saudi Arabia’s wave of executions since the start of this year has provoked widespread disgust. But these killings, if they are allowed to go ahead, will mark a new low. The sentencing to death of children and the elderly on blatantly political charges is inexcusable, and smacks of an attempt to silence internal dissent in the Kingdom.”

May 12 05:23

Saudi Arabia beheads 5 foreigners

Saudi Arabia committed another beheading on May, 6.
Five foreigners were sentenced to death for killing an Indian guard and stealing his money. Khaled Fetini and Ibrahim Nasserm were Yemeni citizens. Hassan Omar, Salem Idriss, and Abdel Wahhab Abdel Maeen were identified as migrants from Chad, Eritrea and Sudan respectively.
After the execution by beheading, corps of the foreigners were hung from a helicopter. It is intended to deter others from committing such crimes.
The foreigners were executed just a month after Amnesty International condemned the "macabre spike" in state-sanctioned killings. Amnesty's 2014 global report on the death penalty ranked Saudi Arabia among the top five executioners in the world. Saudi Arabia executed 88 in 2014, and after the recent beheading, the figure has touched 80 in 2015.

May 11 12:14

Saudi Arabia Seriously Considering Allowing Women to Use Forks

Saudi Arabia Seriously Considering Allowing Women to Use Forks

Yes, you have read it right and no it is not true. Daily Currant is just a joke news site, but nevermind, it is funny reading poking dumb premises.:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today that it is leaning toward finally allowing its female population to use forks.
The highly anticipated move comes as the autocratic Islamic regime
faces ongoing criticism around the world for its record on women’s
rights, which critics say is among the worst in the word.
“We hope this gesture of goodwill today will assure our critics that
the Kingdom is open to reform on all issues and is sensitive to the
needs of its female population,” a spokesperson for the Saudi government
says.

May 11 11:30

Yemen’s Houthis Accept Saudi Truce Offer

Yemen’s Houthi militia has announced that it has agreed to Saudi Arabia’s offer for a five-day “humanitarian pause” of the ongoing Saudi war against them. The plan will begin Tuesday night.

The Saudis had conditioned the move on the Houthis agreeing not to move any of their troops at all during the five day pause, and said they were open to extensions if the Houthis didn’t make any movements.

The Houthis didn’t explicitly refer to the Saudi offer in their pledge, but said they were eager to do anything to ease the suffering of the civilians being killed in the airstrikes and naval blockade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How long the cease-fire will hold is a very open question, but hopefully some desperately needed food and medical aid can get to the Yemenite people.

May 11 11:26

Saudi Army Strike Force Arrives On Yemen Border In Preparation For Land Invasion

One week ago when news hit that Houthi rebels had launched a rocket attack on a Saudi border town in what may be described as an act of sheer irrationality and one which like Assad's "chemical attack" of 2013 was almost certainly staged not so much by the Yemen rebels to provoke just the desired media response, we said that "a Saudi response now appears just a matter of time, and one which the oil-trading algos are eagerly expecting, pushing Brent to within two dollars of $68." By response, we of course meant a land invasion since Saudi Arabia has already been bombing Yemen for nearly a month (a campaign focused on the Yemen rebels which mysteriously destroyed the residence of Yemen's former anti-Saudi president Saleh).

May 11 09:08

Moroccan F-16 jet goes missing ahead of Yemen ceasefire

The Houthis said they shot down the fighter jet ahead of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia

May 10 22:58

Saudi coalition advises Yemen civilians to flee

A Houthi stronghold near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia has been declared a “military target” by the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Shi’ite rebels who are allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

May 10 22:44

Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

Like Israel in Gaza, Saudi Arabia pretended that warning civilians to flee an area that they intend to bomb absolves them from their obligation under international humanitarian law to avoid civilian casualties. Like Israel, their claim was rejected by the United Nations.

May 10 12:18

Saudi airstrikes targeted international airport in Yemen's capital

Saudi airstrikes have targeted the international airport in Yemen's capital, just hours after authorities announced that it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid.

May 09 09:48

Saudis Order North Yemen Civilians to Flee as They Airstrikes Escalate

Saudi warplanes pounded the northern Yemeni city of Saada today, hours after blanketing the city with leaflets ordering all civilians out of the Shi’ite-dominated city.

Saada is the traditional base of operations for the Houthis in Yemen, though they have since expanded dramatically, taking almost the entire western coast of Yemen, as well as the major southern port city of Aden.

The Saudis seem to be using the leaflet drop to argue that the massive civilian tolls their strikes on cities are causing aren't their fault, though aid group Doctors Without Borders warned that the fuel shortages caused by the Saudi naval blockade are keeping many civilians from being able to flee the cities at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Saudi government: where are these people supposed to go, and with no fuel, how the hell are they supposed to get there?!?

This move is rife with the hypocritical cruelty we have seen from the beginning of this US-enabled, Saudi campaign in Yemen.

Apparently, the deliberate killing of women, children, and the medically infirm is no problem for the Saudi military.

May 08 23:40

V-DAY: Russia’s Perpetual Fight Against Fascism

70 years since the great Victory! 70 years since Soviet people saved the world by smashing Nazism.

All accords with Russia were broken, whenever it suited invaders. The Scandinavians wiped out countless Russian lives, and so did the Germans, French, Poles, Brits, North Americans and Czechs, to name just a few. Russians never really ‘punished’ anybody, in the Protestant, Anglo-Saxon way. Punishment is mainly puritan, Protestant rubbish; the Russian way of thinking is too quixotic for that.

The West lied to Lenin, to Stalin, to Khrushchev and finally to Gorbachev. The West has been lying to Putin and about Putin.

May 08 13:18

Saudi coalition advises Yemen civilians to flee

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHERE?!?

May 08 11:55

KERRY IN RIYADH: A MEETING OF WAR CRIMINALS

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared side by side with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh Thursday and praised the monarchical oil regime for its role in the bloody nearly two-month-old war against Yemen, the most impoverished nation in the Arab world.

The Saudi royals were to be commended, he said, for their “initiative to bring about a peaceful resolution through the announcement of their intent to establish a full, five-day, renewable ceasefire and humanitarian pause.

Earlier, Saudi warships fired rockets into the town of Hajjah, striking the Maydi Hospital, and more than 100 airstrikes in other areas of the country left scores dead, many of them women and children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that old saw about, one is judged by the company one keeps?!?

In this case, the US government is keeping company with one of the most regressive, repressive, bloodthirsty monarchies in the world; one which thinks nothing of bombing women and children, and using cluster bombs, enabled by the US government's support

IF the Saudi government is any mirror of what the US government has become, it can be safely said that this country is a regressive, repressive corportocracy/kleptocracy, governed not by alleged representatives of We the People, but true representatives of the corporate nation-state, which slavishly do the bidding of those corporations, frequently to the absolute detriment to the needs and concerns of We the People.

And grisly executions, courtesy of the Saudi monarchy?!? How much worse are they than the extrajudicial assassinations of ANYONE in the world the President has decided "needs to be assassinated", with utterly ZERO due process?!? And did I mention not only the alleged bad guy, but anyone around them who is perfectly innocent can be killed outright or maimed for life.

As one who is about to celebrate her 66th birthday, I can tell you very honestly, this is not the world in which I thought I would grow up. I used to believe our country to be a democratic republic, where the rule of law would always prevail, and justice would rule; where elections were about real representation of people's visions and concerns, and where human rights and human dignity would always be respected.

I am deeply saddened at the depth to which those perceptions, in the 21st century, have been proven to exist only as a fantasy.

This country tortures, and outsources torture; it supports sclerotic tin-pot dictatorships, as we do in Bahrain, because that leader is our thug (as was Al-Hadi in Yemen).

And yet, we have massive hunger, unemployment, and poverty, especially for those living in the Southern portion of the country. We have 98 million work-age Americans who are not participating in the employment sector, and yet the talking heads are telling us that the true unemployment rate is around 5%!! There is no real "recovery", save for the 1%.

You cannot believe a word corporate media tells you, except possibly about the weather. Everything else has an agenda to stop you from thinking critically.

What we need now is community, coupled with critical thinking, as a road to transformation.

May 08 10:55

US Approves Saudi Use Of Banned Cluster Bombs (But Only If They're Extra Careful)

Following a report on Sunday, where Human Rights Watch said video and photographic evidence showed that Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs near villages in Yemen’s Saada Province at least two separate times, the US State Department said it is "looking into" the allegations but, as Foreign Policy reports, said the notoriously imprecise weapon — banned by much of the world — could still have an appropriate role to play in Riyadh’s U.S.-backed offensive (as long as it was used carefully).

May 08 08:19

Saudi airline denies landing plane in Israel for first time in nation's history

Saudi Arabia has denied allegations that one of its flagship aircraft landed in Israel, after airport workers reported spotting a Saudi plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport late on Tuesday night.

The plane, an Airbus 330, touched down at Israel’s primary international airport in a historic first.

Saudi Arabia does not officially recognise the state of Israel, and says it has no diplomatic relations with it.

May 08 07:50

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

Gellar’s ‘Draw the Prophet’ charade was the perfect bait for any would-be radical trying to make a name for himself, yet they allowed the provocation to proceed under the pretext of ‘upholding the first amendment.’

As the Garland police spokesman confessed, this had all been pre-planned months beforehand. Only the very naïve or hopelessly deluded will put any faith in the FBI’s lame-duck denials that they deliberately allow attacks of these sorts to take place, or organize them directly by way of informants, such as the one linked to Simpson.

May 07 23:36

Kerry in Riyadh: A meeting of war criminals

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared side by side with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh Thursday and praised the monarchical oil regime for its role in the bloody nearly two-month-old war against Yemen, the most impoverished nation in the Arab world.

May 07 14:15

Where Porter is On and Off in Explaining US Media Bias on Saudi Aggression against Yemen

In an important new article, award-winning journalist Gareth Porter notes that US and Western media are using the term “proxy war” as “a way of softening the harsh reality of Saudi aggression” against Yemen.

May 07 13:06

Turkey Officials Confirm Pact With Saudi Arabia To Help Rebels Fighting Syria's Assad

Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad.

May 07 10:56

Russian security doctrine to be adjusted after Arab Spring, Ukraine turmoil – official

The head of Russia’s Security Council has promised that the authorities will adjust the nation’s security doctrine after learning the lessons of the latest political crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

May 07 10:05

Saudi Arabia sets up alliance with Ukraine to build twin-engine transport aircraft

Saudi Arabia has set up an alliance with Ukraine to design and build a twin-engine transport aircraft, Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammad Al Saud, Vice-President of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) said on Thursday.
The relevant agreement was signed between the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs and Ukraine’s Antonov company, he said.
The financial component of the deal between Saudi Arabia and the Ukrainian company remains a commercial secret.
The future plane will be an upgraded version of the An-32 aircraft and will carry the name of An-132. Saudi Arabia will obtain the rights for all the enhancements which will be used in the design of the new aircraft. Saudi Arabia plans to use An-132 as a civil airliner on domestic flights and also as a military transportation aircraft.

May 06 22:59

Murder’s Loophole: US Cluster Bombs Rain Mass Death on Yemen

On Sunday, Human Rights Watch reported that Saudi Arabia is dropping cluster bombs supplied by the United States in the relentless onslaught on Yemen. These horrific weapons — which not only unleash mass death on first use but leave unexploded bombs that can kill for months or years afterward — have been banned by 116 nations. The United States has not signed the convention against cluster bombs, but has greatly restricted their use. However, a loophole left in US law allows the Pentagon’s favorite war profiteers to sell cluster bombs abroad.

May 06 10:02

Dr. Saeb Shaath: Saudis Are Fighting in Yemen Alongside Al-Qaeda against the Revolution

The Saudi war on Yemen, which has so far left over 3,100 civilians dead, seems to have no clear ending, and even the Israeli paper Yediot Ahronot has called it “[a] war for the survival of the Saudi monarchy.”

May 06 09:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 05 22:56

The media misses the point on ‘proxy war’

The term “proxy war” has experienced a new popularity in stories on the Middle East. Various news sources began using the term to describe the conflict in Yemen immediately, as if on cue, after Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen on 25 March. “The Yemen Conflict Devolves into Proxy War,” The Wall Street Journal headlined the following day. “Who’s fighting whom in Yemen’s proxy war?” a blogger for Reuters asked on 27 March.

May 05 22:43

Saudi airstrikes kill 21 Yemeni civilians

At least 21 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting a residential area in the capital of Sa’ada province in northwestern Yemen.

May 05 16:24

Saudis’ UK-made war jets outnumber RAF’s

Saudi Arabia has twice as many British-made warplanes than those that are available for the entire Royal Air Force

May 05 15:10

Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy

The most important factor in shaping US policy towards Iran is domestic politics - not Obama's own geopolitical vision.

May 05 13:43

Witnesses Confirm First Saudi Ground Troops Arrive in Yemen

Weeks of Saudi airstrikes against Yemeni cities have extended into the first deployment of ground troops over the weekend, with witnesses confirming Saudi special forces on the ground in Aden, backed by helicopter gunships.

Saudi officials had denied yesterday that there was any “major” operation ongoing, but had declined to discuss exactly what was happening in Aden, a city seen as extremely important to their war effort.

May 05 09:25

US-Coordinated Saudi Bombers Using Banned, US-Made Cluster Bombs In Yemen

US-coordinated and assisted Wahhabi bombings using cluster and other weapons “have been hitting areas near villages” HRW said, adding that cluster bombs:

…should never be used under any circumstances. Saudi Arabia and other coalition members – and the supplier, the US – are flouting the global standard that rejects cluster munitions because of their long-term threat to civilians.

Violating international norms, Obama shipped the Sharia dictatorship almost 1 billion dollars worth of banned cluster bombs in August, 2013:

May 05 06:37

France, Saudi discuss multi-billion-euro projects

France and Saudi Arabia are discussing economic projects worth tens of billions of euros, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said today.

"If concluded, these 20 projects would be worth tens of billions of euros," Fabius told reporters in Riyadh.

French President Francois Hollande is also in Saudi Arabia to attend a Gulf leaders' summit today, a day after he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar worth 6.3 billion euros (USD 7 billion).

May 05 06:35

France, Saudi Arabia: Iran nuclear deal must be verifiable, no threat to region

* Hollande first Western leader to address Gulf summit

* France aims to reassure leaders over Iran nuclear deal

* Saudi FM says historical ally, has common vision (Adds Hollande speech, Saudi FM, context)

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran's neighbours, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia invited French President Francois Hollande, whose country is deemed to have the toughest stance among the six world powers negotiating with Iran, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab leaders who fear a rapprochement with Tehran could further inflame the region.

"France and Saudi Arabia confirmed the necessity to reach a robust, lasting, verifiable, undisputed and binding deal with Iran," Hollande and the new Saudi King Salman said in a statement after meeting on Monday.

"This agreement must not destabilise the security and stability of the region nor threaten the security and stability of Iran's neighbours," the statement said.

May 04 23:04

Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday.

May 04 15:42

US-Saudi Led Blitzkrieg against Yemen is “An Ego Boost”

“Slaughter Yemenis civilians, and win a free Bentley.” That pretty much sums up Saudi Arabia’s frivolous four-week military jamboree in Yemen otherwise known as Op “Decisive Storm”, if not its entire foreign (and now military) policy in the region; it may have been a “slip of the tweet” on the part of Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, a Forbes top 100 billionaire who offered via his Twitter account to award Saudi fighter-jet pilots a fleet of 100 Bentley luxury cars, a bonus if you will, for their (bombing) services rendered; nonetheless it paints a vivid, albeit repulsive, picture of how politics are conducted in the oil-rich sheikhdoms of the Gulf: at the deviant whims of their Kings and Princes.

May 04 12:08

Saudi jets target Yemen food trucks

Saudi fighter jets have targeted two trucks of food in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada amid the deepening humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Arab country.

The fresh airstrikes were carried out on Sunday in the Malahidh area near the Saudi border.

Saudi fighter jets also struck Adan’s International Airport after the popular committees, loyal to Ansarullah fighters, took full control of the site.

The Saudi warplanes also bombarded Wadi Lieh district in the province.

There have been no immediate reports about the casualties of the attacks.

Saudi authorities have defied numerous warnings of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen and blocked relief aid shipments to Yemen.

The UN says key infrastructure including water supplies, health services and telecommunications in Yemen are on the verge of collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely what the Saudi government and military, backed by their US enablers, want to have happen.; slaughter of the highest magnitude, against the innocent; women, children, elderly, and medically fragile.

I remember the mental images I had as a child of this country's government; tolerant, generous, loyal to allies, and deeply observant of the principals of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Unfortunately, at this time in this government's existence, it has become afraid of its own people, and wants to control them through 24/7 surveillance, even if they have done nothing wrong.

This government spies on its own allies.

This government indulges in the unconstitutional practice of extrajudicial assassinations abroad, and may well, in the not too distant future, be doing this at home also.

In both its domestic and foreign policies, it has completely eviscerated the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

It has become a purchased organism through which the monied and major corporations work their agenda to become even more profitable. And if you don't believe that can happen, just look at how Monsanto is doing everything possible to control food production, both in this country and beyond.

This government, at every level, is completely untrustworthy, and I can no longer believe anything it says.

May 04 09:47

Yemen's Popular Forces Repulse Saudi Navy Attack in Aden, Seize Vessel

The Saudi navy troops sustained a heavy toll in the port city of Aden on Monday, as they attempted to launch a major offensive on the Southern province.

The Ansarullah popular fighters also took a number of the Saudi soldiers captive after seizing one of the 50 Saudi invading vessels with all its equipment.

The popular forces have also reportedly damaged several other vessels in the clashes.

May 04 09:17

US defiantly defends sale of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

The United States is defending supplies of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia, which has used the controversial weapon in Yemen, drawing condemnation from campaigners and rights groups.

A Pentagon official told AFP on Sunday that the recipients of US cluster munitions commit that the weapons will only be used against “clearly defined military targets”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Everyone who refuses US puppet rule is a target!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 04 08:52

Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops in Aden

Dozens of Arab special forces soldiers arrived in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday to bolster the anti-Houthi forces amid a fierce offensive by the Shia rebels and their allies, sources have told Al Jazeera.

Saudi Arabia denied that a ground operation was under way by the anti-Houthi coalition it leads, but declined to comment on Sunday on the presence of special forces - a topic Riyadh has consistently refused to address in the more than one-month-old conflict.

May 03 19:04

Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday.

According to the group, there is "credible evidence" that cluster bombs have been used in recent weeks as part of coalition airstrikes in Yemen’s northern Saada governorate, a Houthi stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia. Through analysis of satellite imagery, Human Rights Watch charges that the weapons landed on a "cultivated plateau, within 600 meters of several dozen buildings in four to six village clusters."

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