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Jun 27 12:22

Prince Quest To Americanize Saudi Vision 2030

With Brexit and Donald Trump hijacking the mainstream media, you might have missed stories about Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s quest to find someone who can realize his extravagant vision for the kingdom. And where to look better than the United States, an old-time buddy whose help is not still too costly for the opulent regime to disdain.

Jun 24 05:42

U.S. Air Force looking for Arabic and Dari role players

McGuire Air Force Base will be hosting training exercises in which they need Arabic and Dari speaking actors, “role players,” to participate.

Jun 23 10:39

Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Oil War

The new Saudi oil minister, Khalid Al-Falih, says the oil glut is over. That means the kingdom's war against U.S. shale producers is coming to an end, too. Who won it is a tough question to answer; on balance, it's probably the Saudis, but they have paid a huge price, and the surviving U.S. frackers have also benefited. In September 2014, Saudi Aramco, the kingdom's state oil company, simultaneously increased output and discounts to Asian customers, making it difficult for producers with higher costs to compete. The U.S. shale industry responded with desperate bravado, cutting costs, perfecting technologies and pumping like crazy to avoid defaulting on its debts. Yet, according to Haynes and Boone's Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor, 81 North American oil and gas companies have filed for bankruptcy since the beginning of 2015. In Texas alone, there have been 41 bankruptcies, representing $24.3 billion in debt...

Jun 23 08:40

U.N. Bows To Saudi Financial Threats, Removes KSA From Child Killers List

By Brandon Turbeville

Despite the crowing of Western nations like the United States, Britain, France and other NATO countries, as well as the United Nations, regarding “human rights violations” in countries like Syria (where the main rights violators have been Western-backed terrorists funded by the West itself) and Iran, Saudi Arabia has continued apace with its policy of floggings, imprisonment, torture, and beheadings for offenses such as “insulting Islam,” “establishing liberal websites” and “sorcery” to the tune of little to no criticism by the West...

Jun 20 13:08

US Sends Special, Intelligence Troops to Southern Yemen

"The US special and intelligence forces have arrived in Southern Yemen on the pretext of fighting the Al-Qaeda terrorist group," a Yemeni intelligence source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday. The source noted that the US troops have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Lahij province to the North of Aden province. "The UAE has asked the US to dispatch its special forces to Southern Yemen to control Bab al-Mandeb Strait," the Yemeni source added. In early May, the United States military deployed more than 200 US Marines in the port city of Mukalla in the Central province of Hadramout...
30 Saudi-Led Forces, Commanders Killed in Yemen Ballistic Missile Attack in Al-Jawf Province - http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950331001112

Jun 20 13:03

Saudi Pressure on Child Rights Report Undermines UN's Credibility

Riyadh was listed as having violated the rights of children in armed conflict, joining a so-called 'rogues' gallery' of states and armed groups, for its part in the Yemen war. The UN report, released on 3 June, describes the Saudi-led campaign of aerial bombardment in Yemen, ongoing since 26 March 2015, as having caused some 60 per cent of all casualties among children since the conflict began. In total, the report attributes the death of 510 children and 667 more injuries to the Saudis. The kingdom, which is deeply sensitive to criticisms of its rights record at home and abroad, was furious at the report and apparently spent much of the following weekend furiously lobbying the UN to remove its name from the list. According to Foreign Policy's Colum Lynch, Riyadh threatened to pull funds and aid for UN humanitarian work and other projects, and convinced its regional allies to pile further pressure on to the organization.

Jun 20 10:09

US PRAISES SAUDI LEADERSHIP IN SYRIA, BUT DOCS REVEAL COLLABORATION IN CREATION OF ISIS

There’s mounting evidence that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia both played important roles in the creation of Daesh and other extremist groups.

According to a May 24 report from Washington’s Blog, documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative government transparency watchdog, show the U.S. government knew about Daesh’s potential rise to power well before that came to fruition. An Aug. 12, 2012 briefing by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on Syria warns: “Internally, events are clearly taking a sectarian direction.”

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So, the US and Saudi Arabia colluded to create Isis to challenge the Syrian government; what could possibly have gone wrong with that, except....everything?!?

Jun 20 09:09

US PRAISES SAUDI LEADERSHIP IN SYRIA, BUT DOCS REVEAL COLLABORATION IN CREATION OF ISIS

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, the United States and Saudi Arabia are vowing to turn up the heat against terrorists and religious extremism in the Middle East. But these allies have a history of supporting the same tenets of religious extremism that lead to terrorism and repression of human rights. On June 13, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Kerry’s home in Washington, where the pair shared dinner. The meeting came a day after Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, apparently pledging allegiance to Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terrorist group known in the West as ISIS or ISIL) during the attack.

Jun 20 07:52

Call for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 17 05:29

U.S. Diplomats Rebuke Obama On Syria And Call For Strikes On Assad

More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of U.S. policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war ceasefire.

The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy.

The cable calls for “targeted military strikes” against the Syrian government in light of the near-collapse of the ceasefire brokered earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing copies of the cable it had seen.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that the memo was an “important statement” that he would discuss when he returned to Washington.

“It’s an important statement and I respect the process, very, very much. I will...have a chance to meet with people when I get back,” Kerry told Reuters during a visit in Copenhagen.

He said he had not seen the memo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, let me see if I can get my head around this.

These 51 diplomats are advocating for decap strikes against Al-Assad, and his army, to "punish" them for breaking the fragile truce.

But who, really, has been breaking the truce?!? I think, were the numbers accurate, we would discover in short order, that it has not been the Syrian military which has been breaking the truce,but US funded, supported, and armed jihadists, aided and abetted by the Turkish government, as has been incontrovertibly proven, time and time again.

I would like to politely point out that the Russian military has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of all the bad guys, no matter whether they are US sponsored jihadists or not. The US military has not been invited into Syria, yet the US military is in Syria, featuring those "boots on the ground", which Obama promised would never happen,and with absolute hubristic impunity.

We are clearly risking war with Russia in Syria, by potentially attacking Syria more aggressively.

And it is a war the US government may well not be in a position to win, because the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

And I have to wonder; how many of these 51 diplomats have sons or daughters serving in the US military right now?!? I am betting, only a very, very small number. And how many have significant stock holdings in the companies which make weapons of war?!? I am betting, a significant number.

And for people like these, it is most usually "other people's kids" who get killed or maimed for life in a military campaign, ultimately for private corporate profit.

Our military personnel matter to me a great deal, and I do not want to see them "thrown" at any perceived problem, which hard-fought, ethical negotiations could ultimately resolve in the geopolitical arena without bloodshed.

It appears that the US government has rather forgotten how to do this, and believes that it can simply "bully" other countries on this planet into submission with its aggressive military actions.

Ultimately, it is the people of Syria who should be allowed to make their own choices as to who governs them; this is not for any outside country to arbitrarily decide through "regime change".

Jun 16 17:14

Saudi Crown Prince: 'We Fund 20% Of Hillary's Campaign'

Now to cover-up this story they are blaming a hack...

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Jun 16 12:08

UAE Military Campaign “Practically Over” In Yemen After Series Of Crushing Defeats

By Brandon Turbeville

After spending more than 14 months in Yemen as part of the “Saudi-led coalition” to re-impose the rule of corrupt Western-friendly Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and destroy the Houthi revolution, the United Arab Emirates are announcing their plans to withdraw from the country.

While the Saudis and their coalition laughably claim that their campaign is based upon human rights, the reality is that it is based upon the desire to prevent further Iranian influence in the region and the expansion of Shi’ite power...

Jun 16 12:06

Clinton TRIES To Sound Tough On Campaign Donor Saudi Arabia

Hillary thinks she's a badass with her meaningless words. This is not leadership. We need to withhold aid and weapons from all 3 gulf nations.

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Jun 15 14:14

'No Confirmation Of WH Meetings' With Visiting Saudi Prince

The White House has snubbed Saudi Arabia’s powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Riyadh said he would meet President Barack Obama in Washington.

Prince Mohammad, also the defense minister, arrived in the US on Monday to hold a number of meetings with senior US officials.

Jun 14 13:58

After U.S. Arrival, Saudi Prince Remains Off White House Schedule

It was billed by Riyadh’s state media as a trip for Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince to meet with President Barack Obama and other senior U.S. officials. But now that Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Washington, it’s still unclear if the president or any White House officials will meet with him, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Payback for the 'Saudi Arabia gave 20% of Hillary's campaign' statement?

Jun 14 11:30

Now The Podesta Group Gets Involved: Claims Story Of Saudi Funding For Hillary Was "A Hack"

As we reported yesterday, while this stunning report was hosted by Petra for a few hours, the report did not remain on the website for long. In the meantime, the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs later re-published an Arabic version of it, which quoted Prince Mohammed as having said Saudi Arabia had provided with “full enthusiasm” an undisclosed amount of money to Clinton.

The story quickly made the rounds, and prompted Donald Trump to post the following note on his Facebook page: "Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate. I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!"

Jun 13 12:26

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here you go, folks: as reported at mintpresswnews.com this morning:

Saudi Arabia has paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying Sunday in a news report by the Jordanian Petra News Agency. According to the Middle East Eye news website, the report was later deleted from the agency’s website. However, a snapshot of the original Arabic version was later republished by the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs. “Saudi Arabia has always sponsored both Republican and Democratic Parties of America and… the kingdom also provides with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the U.S. presidential elections despite the fact that some influential forces within the country don’t have a positive look toward supporting the candidate because she is a woman,” the agency’s report quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. The comments came as the Saudi second-in-command traveled to Washington on an official visit to meet with U.S. officials to discuss ties between the two countries, the Saudi state news agency said Monday. It is illegal in the U.S. for presidential candidates to accept funding from foreign governments, but Saudi Arabia and Clinton are no strangers to exchanging favors. The Clinton Foundation, which is chaired by both Hillary and her husband Bill Clinton, disclosed in 2008 that it had accepted up to US$25 million from the Saudi Kingdom in the same year. Other foreign governments who have donated money to the Clintons include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Italy and Jamaica, which together donated around US$20 million. Middle East Eye said it attempted to contact the Saudis and Hillary Clinton but failed to receive a response from either party.

If, in fact, this report is true, Clinton has just committed election fraud by illegally taking money from a foreign government to get her elected, and should be immediately be investigated for this.

Of course, with Loretta (hang the climate skeptics) Lynch as the US's AG, this will only happen when pigs fly.

And BTW, Saudi Arabia is a country which still allows female genital mutilation; and Hillary is accepting money from a country (among several) which still allows this barbaric practice?!?

Clinton as"Pro-women", MY ASTROLABE!!!!!!

Jun 12 10:19

Saudi Arabia set to be absolved of responsibility in 9/11 in secret report, CIA chief says

CIA chief John Brennan said he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.

'I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it,' Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV.

Jun 12 09:41

US Has No Proof of Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Attacks - CIA Chief

US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan said that the 9/11 Investigative Commission had not found proofs of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.

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Jun 09 15:33

With Bananas For Oil, UK Wouldn’t ‘Even Trade’ With Saudi

A British program to train police officers from a country “known for torture” could mean the UK is playing the same “dirty role” the United States has been playing in Saudi Arabia, says an Ireland-based political commentator.

Jun 09 12:36

UN's Ban Ki-moon admits threats resulted in Saudi-led coalition being removed from blacklist

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that his decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from the organization's blacklist came after threats from a number of countries. Human rights groups are urging him to backtrack on the decision.

Jun 08 22:24

Houthi forces seize 58 kilos of hashish bound for Saudi Arabia

The Houthis are gettin the Saudis were it really hurts. They ripped off their hash! Must be some really good $h!t cause the Saudis hit em back with airstrikes!

The Houthi forces caught a group of smugglers in the Saada Governorate on Wednesday and confiscated 58 kilos of their hashish that was bound for Saudi Arabia.

In response to the seizure of these drugs, the Saudi Air Force launched several airstrikes over the provincial capital of the Saada Governorate.

Jun 08 14:22

Saudis to Receive Combat Choppers After Removal From UN Child Killing List

Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.

Jun 08 13:33

British Police Training Saudis Amid Torture Fears: Documents

British police are training Saudi officers to use high-tech detection skills despite concerns that they have led to suspects being tortured.

Senior British MPs called Tuesday for the suspension of the controversial program by the College of Policing.

Jun 08 12:16

Is Saudi Arabia About to Witness a Soft Coup D’etat?

If Saudi Arabia still appears an island of political stability amid raging waters – at least to the naked eye, the kingdom has been plagued by great many turmoil; not least of all Yemen’s war, and the ever growing ambition of its Crown Prince: Mohammed bin Salman, son to King Salman al-Saud... It is likely King Abdullah’s reign will be remembered for the calm it guaranteed, while King Salman’s spell on the throne will rhyme with violence, bloodshed and a shuffling of the kingdom’s once deep state. But is King Salman actually sitting on that throne? If sources close to Riyadh palaces are to be trusted King Salman, one of al-Saud’s last princes of old, suffers from dementia, or Alzheimer – both degenerative mental diseases. And while the court so far at least, has been able to keep a lid on such development – mental lapses do not exactly scream political stability, or confidence, al-Saud Royals could be running out of road to walk on...

Jun 08 10:42

The Latest Attempt to Whitewash the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Crimes in Yemen

The U.N. has made a humiliating, disgraceful reversal in its reporting on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen:

Jun 08 03:00

In meeting with Orthodox, Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

NEW YORK (JTA) – There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday’s one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He’s a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss.

But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and federal education tax credits, Trump offered scant details.

On some substantive policy questions, the Republican front-runner for president didn’t answer at all, instead delegating the question to Greenblatt, a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey — one of two people he said he’d appoint as his White House Israel policy advisers.

More at:
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/14/news-opinion/politics/in-meeting-with-or...

Jun 07 11:05

UN takes Saudi coalition off Yemen list of child violators

Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, pending a joint review of cases.

Jun 06 07:40

Looks Like the Saudis Have Lost the Oil War

Poor Saudi Arabia. They don’t realize it yet but they have lost their oil war. The war in its current phase began in September, 2014, when the dying King Abdullah and his Minister of Petroleum, Ali Al-Naimi, told US Secretary of State John Kerry they would gladly join Washington in plunging world oil prices. It became clear the main Saudi motive was to eliminate the new growing challenge to their control of world oil markets by forcing prices so low that the US shale oil industry would soon go bankrupt. For Kerry and Washington the focus, of course, was to economically cripple Russia in the wake of new US sanctions by damaging their revenues from export of oil. Neither achieved their aim.

Now, however, it’s clear that Saudi Arabia, which along with Russia is the world’s largest oil producer, is going down a dark road to ruin. Washington seems more than happy to cheer them on.

Jun 05 15:38

9/11's Conspiracy Trio Falling Apart

Alarmed by the willingness of its regional ally Saudi Arabia to question the official version of 9/11, Israel weighed in with New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer to place a “poison pill” in the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) bill that cleared the Senate in a unanimous vote. The bill would allow the families of the victims of foreign government-sponsored terrorism to sue the governments involved for damages. The law, which President Obama indicated he would veto, would lift “sovereign immunity” on countries like Saudi Arabia, thus making them liable for civil law suits. Schumer placed an amendment inside the JASTA bill that would allow Saudi Arabia to avoid law suits so long as the U.S. State and Justice Departments certified to the trial judge hearing any JASTA case that the two departments were making good faith efforts with the defendant country to resolve any issues bilaterally. Schumer’s amendment—the Stay of Actions Pending State Negotiations—would also allow the State and Justice Departments to seek from the court continual 180-day stays, thus killing any lawsuits indefinitely.

Israel is also concerned that it, too, could face lawsuits under the provisions of JASTA. WMR has previously reported that some of the footnotes in the classified 28 pages provide links that lead to Israeli involvement in 9/11. It is noteworthy that the Saudis are blaming the George W. Bush administration for carrying out 9/11 and are leaving Israel out of the equation. Schumer’s actions on behalf of the Saudis are a clear indication that the Saudi-Israeli alliance remains intact.

Jun 05 08:21

UN Finally Blacklists Saudi Arabia for the Wholesale Slaughter of Children Using US-Supplied Bombs

By Claire Bernish

A child is killed in Yemen every four hours — but partly because 60 percent of those deaths in 2014, alone, were at the hands of the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led coalition, it has now been blacklisted by the United Nations.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon explained the constant bombardment of the country had taken a “devastating toll” on its civilian population — particularly on children who are maimed and killed by the hundreds, if not thousands.

In a statement after the release of the Annual Report on children in armed conflict, Ban noted a six-fold increase in the number of children killed in Yemen since 2014...

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 01 13:53

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons.

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 31 16:35

Why Exactly Does Saudi Arabia Fund The Spread Of Wahhabism?

Many in the West may be unaware of the significance of an event in Saudi Arabian history for the rest of the world. In an article titled Saudia Arabia and Iran: The Cold War of Islam (sic – the “i” in Saudia still stands two weeks after the article was posted), Spiegel International reports that in November of 1979, the same year as the Iranian revolution

…SUNNI TERRORISTS SEIZED THE GRAND MOSQUE IN MECCA AND TOOK THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS HOSTAGE. THEIR LEADER CAME FROM THE HEART OF SAUDI ARABIA AND CLAIMED TO BE THE MAHDI, OR REDEEMER — AND HE CALLED FOR THE OVERTHROW OF THE KING. THE ROYAL FAMILY SAW LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO CALL FOR ASSISTANCE FROM FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES — INFIDELS — TO LIBERATE THE MOSQUE.

May 28 16:13

The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records

More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greate

May 27 09:20

NEW TURKISH-U.S. QUARRELS ABOUT SYRIA

SOME 300 U.S. SPECIAL FORCES ILLEGALLY INVADED SYRIA TO SUPPORT THE SYRIAN KURDS OF THE YPG ORGANIZATION. THE TURKS SEE THE YPG AS A SISTER ORGANIZATION TO THE KURDISH PKK GUERRILLA IN TURKEY WHICH AREA DESIGNATED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHILE THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR AUTONOMY WITHIN TURKEY. ONLY YESTERDAY SIX TURKISH SECURITY PERSONAL DIED DURING FIGHTS WITH THE PKK. TO TURKS THE YPG ARE TERRORISTS.

Yesterday the U.S. special forces screwed up mightily by displaying the insignia of the "terrorists" while combating the Islamic State. Leading U.S. media though try to calm the situation down by misleading their readers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suspect that the number of US Special Forces in Syria are far larger than the number here suggests.

Also, as reported today at zerohedge.com, the first photos of American troops in Syria have been released.

Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forces’ mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman John Kirby attempted to change the narrative in a stumbling proposterous way denying President Obama had ever said "no boots on the ground" in Syria...

Sorry, John Kirby: President Obama made that pledge to both the American people and the world that there would be no US military boots on the ground no less than 16 times.
Since 2013, President Obama has repeatedly vowed that there would be no "boots on the ground" in Syria. But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president's decision Friday to send up to 50 special forces troops to Syria doesn't change the fundamental strategy: "This is an important thing for the American people to understand. These forces do not have a combat mission." Earnest said the promises of "no boots on the ground" first came in the context of removing Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his use of chemical weapons. Since then, Syria has become a haven for Islamic State fighters. Here's a recap of Obama's no-boots pledge:

It has got to be tough to continue to swallow Obama's "verbal ejaculate", and neither choke nor vomit, but that is the job of a White House press secretary these days.

We know President Obama has lied; we know that you have lied; and if I as an ordinary citizen understand this, so do millions of other thinking Americans.

Sorry, John: this is not working; and the reality is, President Obama wants to regime change Syria, and by any means necessary, as soon as he can.

Right now, I would not bet against out an attempted US Special Ops decap strike against Al-Assad himself.

May 25 08:09

Saudi Crisis Deepens

Experts in space studies have asserted that when a star stands on the verge of its collapse, its core becomes unstable. It begins to expand far beyond its regular size, appearing to be greatly expanding – when, actually, it is in its weakest and most vulnerable state. This is the precise state in which Saudi Arabia presently finds itself.

May 25 07:39

MoD ‘Urgently Investigating’ Claims Saudi Arabia Is Using UK-Made Cluster Bombs In Yemen

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is urgently investigating claims that banned UK-made cluster bombs have been used by Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen.

UK-manufactured cluster bombs have been found in a Yemeni village, according to a report published by human rights NGO Amnesty International on Monday.

May 24 10:36

Forbidden Alliance: US Won't Let Russia, Turkey, Iran Unite Against Daesh

Washington is trying to deter any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria: if the three countries unite their efforts against the terrorists, the jihadists will easily be defeated and the US will thereby lose its ability to destabilize the region, Iranian political analyst and former journalist Hassan Hanizadeh told Sputnik.

The US is thwarting any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran to fight the terrorist groups in Syria, Hassan Hanizadeh, former editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency MehrNews told Sputnik.

Meanwhile, Washington is using the terrorist groups operating on the ground in Syria as a tool to divide the countries of the region. Thus, the political editor added, the US is interested in keeping relations between Turkey and Russia strained and in stirring tensions between Iran and Turkey.

Washington, he explained, is interested in extending its sphere of influence in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And as the rotted corpses keep piling up in Syria, courtesy of US-government trained and funded jihadists, the US government doesn't give a rat's derriere about the carnage, as long as it believes it is on a path to oust Al-Assad.

Dare I say, in their minds, "the end justifies the means", even of the means results in thousands of innocent civilians, including women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, dead?!?

Sure as heck looks like it, from where I sit.

In the 21st century, the US government has become the most horrific "judge, jury, and executioner" toward the rest of the world humanly possible.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

May 24 09:36

Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
The state-run news agency Sana said the attacks constituted a "serious escalation", and were aimed at derailing peace efforts.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks.
The cities, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, are part of the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad and have, until now, escaped the worst of the civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the carnage here.

Then, understand that behind it all is the United States Government, which is funding and training these insurgents, and attempting, by whatever means necessary, to throw Bashar Al-Assad out of office, and replace him with a compliant, western-centric puppet.

May 23 16:48

After 40 Years of Secrecy, United States Admits Saudi Arabia Owns $117 Billion of Its Debt

By Amando Flavio

Many commentators describe it as one of the biggest mysteries in global finance, the amount of United States debt owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For more than four decades, the two countries have refused to let transparency in their financial dealings prevail. They have remained in a secret partnership with each other on their finance, allowing speculation to take over.

However, the secret financial dealings between the two nations seem to have finally come to an end...

May 23 16:30

Saudi Press Just Accused US Govt of Blowing Up World Trade Centers as Pretext to Perpetual War

By Jay Syrmopoulos

In response to the U.S. Senate’s unanimous vote to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court, a report published in the London-based Al-Hayat daily, by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari, claims that the U.S. masterminded the terror attacks as a means of creating a nebulous “enemy” in order garner public support for a global war on terror.

The report by al-Shammari, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), claims that long-standing American policy is “built upon the principle of advance planning and future probabilities,” which the U.S. has now turned toward the Saudi regime after being successfully employed against first the Taliban and al-Qaeda, then Saddam Hussein and his secular Baathist controlled Iraq...

May 23 15:50

Is Saudi Arabia Going Broke?

By Brandon Turbeville

Any informed observer, by now, should be fully aware that the Saudis are hurting financially. That is, they are hurting as much as any degenerate hedonistic ruling class of genetic royalty can be. But, while Saudi princes roll around in money and women and unspeakably depraved forms of entertainment and while they oversee a nation of slaves and prisoners, the bank accounts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are now at a low point...

May 23 09:35

London Fuels 'Brutal War' in Yemen Supplying Riyadh With Cluster Bombs

Oxfam UK Chief Executive Mark Goldring said Monday in a statement that the United Kingdom fuels "brutal war" in Yemen by supplying Saudi Arabia, which is involved in the conflict, with cluster bombs.

May 23 09:30

ARTICLE IN SAUDI DAILY: U.S. PLANNED, CARRIED OUT 9/11 ATTACKS – BUT BLAMES OTHERS FOR THEM

On the eve of President Obama's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, theNew York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission's conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly.

May 23 08:31

Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks – But Blames Others For Them

On the eve of President Obama's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, theNew York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission's conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly.[1]

May 19 05:50

FBI has 80,000 documents on Saudi 9/11 ties it tried to hide

The classified 28-pages of the 9/11 report have made global headlines lately as a handful of lawmakers

May 18 10:13

Saudi Arabia Delays Payment to Contractors, Considers IOUs: Liquidity Crunch at Best

Saudi Arabia burnt through its reserves faster than anyone thought.

In signs of a huge liquidity crunch, at best, the country has delayed paying contractors and now considers paying them in IOUs and tradable bonds.

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More collateral damage from that reckless oil price war against Russia!

May 18 08:00

Canada’s Saudi Arms Sales: “Don’t Be A Sucker!”

The sale of weaponized Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia has raised a heated debate in Canada, pitting so-called realists against people who expect trade to be conducted according to a minimum set of moral values. Outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s swan song was the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, which Harper boasted would provide 3,000 jobs.

May 18 06:42

U.S. Discloses Debt To Saudi Arabia Following Kingdom’s Threat To Sell Off Assets

Saudi Arabia tops all other oil-exporting countries in holding $116 billion of US debt, Treasury documents reveal. Meanwhile, the US Senate unanimously passed a bill that would allow Americans to sue nation-states for terrorist attacks on US soil. Prior to the bill’s passing, the kingdom threatened to sell off hundreds of billions in US assets and treasuries.

May 17 15:12

Saudi Embassy Branded ‘Daesh Bank’ In Berlin Projection Stunt

The embassy of Saudi Arabia in the German capital has been decorated with an ISIS flag and labeled the ‘Daesh Bank’ in a projection stunt.

May 17 14:07

Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar System, Part 2

In part one of this four part article series, I provided a background to our modern petrodollar system by explaining the "dollars for gold" arrangement that was put in place by global leaders through the Bretton Woods conference in the final days of World War II.

I will detail how the Washington elites sought to replace the lost global dollar demand that had been artificially created through the Bretton Woods system. Their solution would come in the form of something known as the Petrodollar system. The three primary benefits that the Petrodollar system provides to America will be explained.

The petrodollar system originated in the early 1970s in the wake of the Bretton Woods collapse.

President Richard M. Nixon and his globalist sidekick, Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, knew that their destruction of the international gold standard under the Bretton Woods arrangement would cause a decline in the artificial global demand for the U.S. dollar.

May 17 12:59

BEX Alert!!! - "Bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia passes the Senate"

The US Senate adopted unanimously a proposed bill that would allow Americans to sue nation-states for terrorist attacks on US soil, despite opposition from the White House and allies such as Saudi Arabia.

Dubbed “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act,” the bill sailed through the upper chamber of Congress without opposition Tuesday. It now heads to the House of Representatives, which has its own version of the proposal.

May 17 12:58

FLASHBACK - Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I first posted this article when the government was pushing the "28 classified pages prove Saudi Arabia did it." I reposted the article when the claim was made that the FBI has 20,000 pages of hidden documents that proved Saudi Arabia did 9-11. Today the government is raising on this busted flush with the claim that there are 80,000 secret documents that prove Saudi Arabia did 9-11!

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!

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May 17 11:06

U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fuelling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread Russia's desire to keep Assad in power.

"Many have consistently underestimated Russia's determination to prevent this regime from falling," said Philip Gordon, a former National Security Council aide to U.S. President Barack Obama. "They've been pretty clear that they're not prepared to let this happen."

Ahead of a meeting on Tuesday of the 17-nation group backing Syria peace talks in Vienna, a senior U.N. diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Europeans "tend to be pretty skeptical about the U.S.-Russia bilateralism."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation is very clear-cut; the US government wants Al-Assad out, and by any means necessary, and soon.

Russia will do everything possible to make sure that does not happen, until a true political transition is agreed upon by all parties, with Al-Assad staying during the transition at least for some period of time.

Regime change in Syria will make the long planned invasion of Iran by the US military easier (they think).

But should Iran be invaded, Russia will come to its aid militarily; various high profile politicians and military personnel have stated this very publicly.

With US troops on the ground in Syria (and we still don't know the real numbers on this), it is only a question of time before we see some degree of military escalation between Russia and the US government over Syria, and potentially Iran; unfortunately, this is inevitable.

May 16 14:17

Obama Disastrously Backed The Saudis In Yemen, Now He’s Deploying US Troops To Deal With The Fallout

The Obama administration has said little about its fresh deployment of American troops to Yemen, where the U.S. has spent the past year backing the ruthless Saudi Arabia-led military intervention by shipping weapons, identifying bomb targets and sending its warships to assist the naval blockade.

May 16 07:47

Obama Disastrously Backed The Saudis In Yemen, Now He’s Deploying US Troops To Deal With The Fallout

The Obama administration has said little about its fresh deployment of American troops to Yemen, where the U.S. has spent the past year backing the ruthless Saudi Arabia-led military intervention by shipping weapons, identifying bomb targets and sending its warships to assist the naval blockade.

May 13 10:23

Ted Cruz: The Mullahs and Their Missiles

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Cruz Proves He's Israel's Senator

May 13 07:41

Ten Ways Israel Is Just Like Saudi Arabia

On the surface, it would seem that Saudi Arabia and Israel would be the worst of enemies and indeed, they have never had diplomatic relations. After all, the Saudis have championed the cause of the Palestinians, who are oppressed by the Israelis. Israelis say they are besieged by Muslim extremists, and many of these extremists are motivated by the intolerant, Wahhabi ideology born and bred in Saudi Arabia.

May 12 18:37

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

As Murtaza Hussain wrote for the Intercept in his article “Israel’s Clandestine Alliance With Gulf Arab States Is Going Public,”

In 2009, a U.S. State Department diplomatic cable gave one of the first glimpses of a burgeoning alliance between Israel and the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The cable quoted Israeli Foreign Ministry official Yacov Hadas saying, “the Gulf Arabs believe in Israel’s role because of their perception of Israel’s close relationship with the United States,” adding that GCC states “believe Israel can work magic.”

Israel and the Gulf states also shared an interest in countering what they saw as rising Iranian influence in the Middle East. So while the two sides sparred in public — Israel’s “Cast Lead” military operation had just claimed more than 1,400 lives in the Gaza Strip and was condemned by Saudi Arabia, in a letter to the United Nations, as “fierce aggression” — they enjoyed “good personal relations” behind closed doors, Hadas said, according to one cable. Hadas reportedly added that the Gulf Arabs were still “not ready to do publicly what they say in private.”

May 12 16:00

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

Saudi Arabia is not going to risk an attack on the US because all that wealth would vanish. The Saudi wealth inside the US would be frozen or seized, and the outstanding loans to the US would never be repaid. The "useful idiots" trying to save Israel by blaming 9-11 on Saudi Arabia have yet to come up with a motive for the Saudis to do something like 9-11 that risks losing all that cash.

Remember that Saudi Arabia was being framed for 9-11 right from the start. One of the accused hijackers, a Saudi Pilot named Saeed Al-Ghamdi, was still alive after 9-11 and sued the US Government for defaming him.

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May 12 15:53

BEX ALERT - The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11

The still-secret files speak to one of the strangest and most enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks. Why did the Saudi occupants of a posh house in gated community in Sarasota, Florida, suddenly vanish in the two weeks prior to the attacks? And had they been in touch with the leader of the operation, Mohamed Atta, and two of his co-conspirators?

No way, the FBI says, even though the bureau’s own agents did initially suspect the family was linked to some of the hijackers. On further scrutiny, those connections proved unfounded, officials now say.

But a team of lawyers and investigative journalists has found what they say is hard evidence pointing in the other direction. Atta did visit the family before he led 18 men to their deaths and murdered 3,000 people, they say, and phone records connect the house to members of the 9/11 conspiracy.

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Saudi Arabia is not going to risk an attack on the US because all that wealth would vanish. The Saudi wealth inside the US would be frozen or seized, and the outstanding loans to the US would never be repaid. The "useful idiots" trying to save Israel by blaming 9-11 on Saudi Arabia have yet to come up with a motive for the Saudis to do something like 9-11 that risks losing all that cash.

Remember that Saudi Arabia was being framed for 9-11 right from the start. One of the accused hijackers, a Saudi Pilot named Saeed Al-Ghamdi, was still alive after 9-11 and sued the US Government for defaming him.

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

May 12 10:08

Turkey gears up for ‘anti-Daesh’ operations in Syria

Turkey has threatened to launch unilateral “operations” on Syrian soil allegedly against Daesh terrorists amid long-running speculations on Ankara’s covert plans for a military intervention in the Arab state.

On Thursday, Turkish President Erdogan said Ankara “is doing all the necessary preparations to clean the other side of the border because of the problems in” Kilis Province near the southeastern frontier with Syria, which has come under several rocket attacks since January.

Erdogan, however, did not provide more details on the preparations.

He added that Turkey has not received enough support from other members of the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh Takfiri militants and stressed, “Let me say it here. We will not hesitate to take needed steps on our own if necessary.”

“We do not believe the sincerity of any country that has not seen rockets falling on our town as if they fell on Moscow, London, Brussels, Washington, Paris or Berlin,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Edrogan trying to goad Russia's ire in making this threat, enabled by the US and NATO?

Or is this unsubtle blackmail for more weapons from the US and NATO?!?

And what will Russia do if Turkey "unilaterally" invades Syria?!?

Anyway you slice this threat, it is still rife with nasty ramifications.

May 12 08:16

Saudi Military Threatens to Occupy Yemen Capital if Peace Talks Fail

Saudi Arabian Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, the spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition that has been attacking Yemen since March of 2015, today warned that if the ongoing peace talks in Kuwait fail, Saudi troops would respond with a military occupation of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

The timing of the threat is curious, as after the talks were paused last week, they made their first major progress only yesterday, with a massive prisoner exchange agreed to that officials say could free thousands of people on both sides.

Though this is still far from resolving the war, the prisoner release is a big step forward, and among Yemeni officials on both sides, there seems to be a lot more interest in continuing the talks than there had been in previous international efforts for talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps General Asiri is making this claim about establishing a Saudi military occupation in Sanaa for the following reason. As reported in militarytimes.com on Sunday, 8 May:

A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman declined to say how many U.S. troops are there supporting operations led by the Yemeni military and the United Arab Emirates around the port city of Mukalla. “We have a small number of people who have been providing intelligence support,” the spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters Friday. The U.S. troops deployed about two weeks ago and are at a “fixed location” providing intelligence support as well as “airborne [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance], advice and assistance with operational planning, maritime interdiction and security operations, medical support and aerial refueling,” Davis said. Additional U.S. support for the Mukalla operations is provided by the amphibious assault ship Boxer, which is staged off the coast of Yemen with about 4,500 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The ship is providing medical support to the Emirate troops, Davis said.

OK, let me get this straight: we have an amphibious assault ship, USS Boxer, staged off the coast of Yemen, with a crew of 4,500 Marines, allegedly to provide "medical support" to Emirate troops?!?

That may be the "good reason", but is it the "real reason" for this deployment?!?

Again, let's take a look at a map of Yemen.

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Mukalla creates the Southern border of Yemen; Saudi Arabia is at its Northern border.

I have to wonder if General Asiri is planning on a massive push from the Saudi Arabian side, complemented, simultaneously, by a huge US push from those 4,500 troops on the USS Boxer, from the south.

IF such a plan is being considered, it will create an unimaginable bloodbath in Yemen; but President Obama is NOT going to let the Yemenite people get away with anything remotely resembling peaceful self-determination, when that government is not to his liking.

May 12 07:44

Whistleblower Reveals Addiction of Saudi Crown Prince

Every two days, on average, the Saudi government executes someone for drug-related offenses — while its own princes are caught in airports with tons of drugs.

Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen bin Walid bin Abdulaziz was caught in an airport in Lebanon last October with over two tons of drugs.

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The Saudi "war on drugs" is really a "war on the other guys' drugs" ... just like here in the United States!

May 11 09:12

#PanamaPapers ~~ SAUDI KING FINANCED NETANYAHU’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Isaac Herzog, member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israeli Labor party, revealed that Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz financed the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

May 10 09:19

After Secret Meetings With Saudi Arabia, Israel Publicly Repairs Relationship With Turkey

By Brandon Turbeville

Shortly after secret meetings between Israeli and Saudi officials were exposed by a small minority of mainstream outlets, the “reparation of relations” between Israel and Turkey began to be reported as well.

The Syrian war has accomplished many things and, apparently, the conflict in Syria has the ability to mend publicly broken relationships between Israel and other nations in a way that no other international incidents have been able to do. Either conflict in the Middle East has magical properties or these new “friends” with Israel have found so much common ground that the two countries can no longer hide their friendship even from the general public and international onlookers at the state level.

In an effort to “mend ties,” the Undersecretary of Turkish Foreign Ministers, Feridun Sinirlioglu, held a secret meeting with the Israeli spy chief in Sweden in early April...

May 10 08:23

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

By Brandon Turbeville

After a series of secret meetings between Saudi and Israeli officials were exposed by a select few of mainstream press outlets, both the Saudis and the Israelis are now becoming more open about the relationship between the two governments. Although, for years, GCC countries like Saudi Arabia have held a public position of hostility toward Israel, many researchers and observers have long been aware of secret cooperation between the two and that public statements were largely designed to provide a cover of Arab identity and self-interest for the benefit of public consumption.

After all, the two share common goals when it comes to Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria and all have the common ally of the United States...

May 09 11:46

SAUDI ARABIA RELEASES VIDEO TEACHING HUSBANDS HOW TO BEAT THEIR WIVES [VIDEO]

The national television of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has aired a video, in which a self-styled Islamic family doctor is seen teaching men in the country how to ‘properly’ beat their wives. The video is believed to have been aired in the country in early February, 2016. The Kingdom’s government is said to have approved the video, and that is why it was given airtime on national television. After airing the video in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government released the controversial video in the United States via the Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute, in April 2016. Women activists group describe the video as nothing less than infuriating.

May 09 10:10

PANAMA PAPERS LEAK: SAUDI KING FUNDED NETANYAHU’S RISE TO POWER

Isaac Herzog, member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israeli Labor party, revealed that the Saudi king has been overtly influential in the election campaign that saw Netanyahu get elected.

“In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali.

The money was deposited to a company’s account in British Virgin Islands owned by Teddy Sagi, an Israeli billionaire and businessman, who has allocated the money to fund the campaign Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”, Herzog cited from a leaked Panama Paper.

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Talk about very strange geopolitical bedfellows!!

May 08 20:50

Panama Papers Leak: Saudi King Funded Netanyahu’s Rise To Power

“In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali. The money was deposited to a company’s account in British Virgin Islands owned by Teddy Sagi, an Israeli billionaire and businessman, who has allocated the money to fund the campaign Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”, Herzog cited from a leaked Panama Paper.

May 08 09:07

Hillary’s $165 Billion Arms Sale Fundraiser

In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

May 07 08:14

BREAKING Saudi Arabia's Powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi Fired By Royal Decree

This is big and could lead to very volatile oil markets in the near term. The key, of course, is whether this will lead to any change in Saudi philosophy toward the oil price, which is currently one of full pumping and a lower price to crush marginal producers in the United States and elsewhere, It is unlikely that the announcement was made over the weekend by accident, it will provide traders in the oil market a little time to digest the news.

May 07 06:49

Aleppo Ceasefire: ‘US Ploy to Buy Time for Terrorist Reinforcements’

It’s now clearer than ever: The US are leading a dirty war, under the table, in Syria. This is the true backdrop of the stage play in Geneva, where US diplomats are providing cover and buying time for CIA and Pentagon covert operations on the ground in Syria.

What the US State Department said yesterday is very telling, and should be a clear guide to anyone about what Washington DC’s actual agenda is in Syria:

“We look to Russia… to press for the Assad regime’s compliance with this effort, and the United States will do its part with the opposition,” Wednesday’s statement said. Russia and Iran are the primary backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States heads a group of regional and European countries supporting the opposition to his rule.”

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This last week, John Kerry threatened that if Russia was unsuccessful in "persuading" Al-Assad to step down by 1 August, the US would pursue another way to end the Syrian war.

That's in a little less that 120 days from now folks, and right before November's election.

We have boots on the ground in Syria right now, as declared by President Obama; the question is, will the current administration really try a full-on invasion of Syria at that point, risking direct war with Russia?!?

I would like to say that the US government is too intelligent to do this; unfortunately, if past is prologue to the future in the Obama administration, just because a move might be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do, under Obama's watch, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do just that.

And why?!?

I am betting that internal White House polls are demonstrating that should Trump get the Republican nomination, he will win handily over Clinton.

The Democrats would love to saddle Trump with raging wars and an imploding economy, long before inauguration day; it would be their "gift that keeps on giving", in order to "punish" him for having sparked the imagination - and respect - of so many Americans, as well as punish those Americans who will have voted for him.

A very nasty ploy?!? You bet.

Inconceivable?!? Hell, no!!

May 07 05:23

Pentagon Confirms US Ground Troops in Yemen

Hot on the heels of yesterday‘s admission that the US has become militarily involved in a second war inside Yemen, this time between the pro-Saudi faction and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Pentagon officials are also admitting that US ground troops have been deployed inside Yemen, and have been operating there for the past two weeks.

The US had previously withdrawn all of its ground troops from Yemen after the ouster of President Hadi by the Shi’ite Houthis in early 2015, and appears to have returned despite the Saudi war (which the US has also been involved in) failing so far to reinstall Hadi.

The war against the Houthis ultimately set the stage for major territorial gains by AQAP, which has prompted the United Arab Emirates and other nations in the coalition to launch this secondary war, which the US eagerly joined.

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You can bet your sweet bippy that these US troops are absolutely not "advisors", but are already in the thick of combat with Houthi rebels, because the Saudi troops were unable to break their tenacity and reserve on their own.

May 06 13:13

Saudi Arabia is suddenly facing a serious catastrophe — here’s why

Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construction company, has terminated the employment of fifty thousand foreign workers. They have been issued exit visas, which they have refused to honor. These workers will not leave without being paid back wages. Angry with their employer, some of the workers set fire to seven of the company’s buses.

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China knows how to make a deal, and how to wait until the time is right; shall we say, with its current financial woes, Saudi Arabia may well be ripe for acquisition?!?

May 06 12:15

SAUDI ARABIA SUPPORTED AL QAEDA BEFORE AND AFTER BUT NOT ON 9/11?

Without doubt, the US and Saudi Arabia created Al Qaeda, and many believe still control the terrorist organization citing that the immense material support it and its subsidiaries require along with the virtual impunity they enjoy as they operate worldwide could only be due to substantial and influential state sponsorship. Many have postulated that because the 15 years of war following September 11, 2001 have benefited only a handful of special interests both in the US and Europe, as well as in the Persian Gulf, that it cannot be ruled out that these interests were also somehow involved in the attacks that justified this enduring war to begin with. At least one center of power involved in Al Qaeda's creation, has been called out by members of the United States government as having continued to support the terrorist organization, including on September 11, 2001. Riyadh.

May 05 14:21

Running on Empty? Why Riyadh's Economy is in 'Dire Financial Straits'

Riyadh is in dire financial straits and there is no guarantee that the Gulf kingdom will be able to overcome the current difficulties; Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's prognosis that Saudi Arabia's economy will be diversified away from hydrocarbons by 2020 is nothing less than wishful thinking, Paul Cochrane wrote.

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But they have money to bomb Yemen!

May 04 09:25

ISRAEL CAUGHT IN SAUDI ARABIA'S TRAP

During Saudi King Salman’s first visit to Egypt in the beginning of April, Cairo announced that it had agreed to demarcate its maritime borders with Saudi Arabia and transfer control of the two islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, Tiran and Sanafir, to the Saudis. Saudi Arabia is now tasked with practically upholding the obligations assumed by Egypt for these islands under its peace treaty with Israel.

Indeed, the Straits were the casus belli back in 1967, when Gamal Abd al-Nasser cast all caution (and international norms) to the wind and closed them to Israeli shipping. Eilat is a strategic asset and the terminus of Israel's trade with much of Asia and Africa. Even the secretive Protocol of Sèvres signed by Britain, France and Israel in October 1956 had included an explicit reference to Israel's need for the two islands.

May 02 10:15

KERRY TO NEGOTIATE NEW CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA - BUT WITH HIS OWN SIDE

U.S. Secretary of State is in Geneva today to renegotiate a cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government forces and the foreign supported "rebels" in Syria. But there is something very curious going on with these negotiations. Kerry will neither talk with the Syrian government nor with the Russians. The Russian Foreign Minister is not even expected to come.

No, Kerry is negotiating with the U.S. allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia who support the same "rebels" that are opposed to the Syrian government that the U.S. itself supported all along. He now asks them to separate their proxy forces in Syria from the terrorist organization al-Qaeda/Jabhat al-Nusra.

There is simply no basis for Kerry to beg for a ceasefire for "rebel" held areas of Aleppo city when his own military says that these are in the hands of al-Qaeda which the UNSC calls to eradicate. The Russian's have said that much.

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Absoflipping unbelievable, but this is the shambolic state of American foreign policy these days.

May 01 15:40

CIA Director John Brennan: 28 Pages on Saudi-911 Link "not corroborated, not vetted and not deemed to be accurate" (VIDEO)

When asked about Saudi Arabia and the 28-pages, Brennan began by noting "I have very close relations with my Saudi counterparts." He continued "I'm quite puzzled by Senator Graham and others because what that joint inquiry did was to tee up issues that were followed up on by the 9/11 Commission, as well as the 9/11 Review Commission. So these were thoroughly investigated and reviewed. It was a preliminary review that put information in there that was not corroborated, not vetted and not deemed to be accurate... I think some people may seize upon that uncorroborated, un-vetted information that was in there, that was basically just a collation of this information that came out of F.B.I. files, and to point to Saudi involvement, which I think would be very, very inaccurate."

Apr 30 21:14

Blair Helped Saudi Prince’s Oil Firm Crack Chinese Market – Report

During his time as Middle East envoy Tony Blair helped an oil company owned by a Saudi prince lobby Chinese leaders in exchange for £41,000 a month and a 2 percent commission on any contracts he helped clinch, documents reveal.

Apr 30 08:39

Seeing shared threats, Turkey sets up military base in Qatar

Turkey deployed soldiers to a new military base in Qatar on Thursday as part of a security agreement which visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said would help counter threats to both countries.

The move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Davutoglu told students at Qatar University that the base, Turkey's first overseas military installation in the Middle East, was not intended for any specific operation but was a "presence for stability".

"I came here and I met with our officers. I told them Qatar is your second home, you are not in a foreign country," he said.

"I can tell you now that the security and stability of Qatar is like the security and stability of Turkey. We want a stable and secure Gulf. Turkey and Qatar, we have the same destiny," he added. "We face the same threats."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's look at a map of Qatar, and the countries which surround it:

Map of Qatar

This military contingent placed in Qatar suddenly gives Turkey access to the Persian Gulf; the Strait of Hormuz; the Gulf of Oman,and the Arabian Sea.

And for what purpose?!? but if you take a look at what is on the other side of that body of water the answer becomes quite clear; access to Iran, potentially for trade, and protection of trade routes.

As reported at haaretz.com on 16 April, 2016:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boost trade between their two countries at talks Saturday following the lifting of most international sanctions on Tehran. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories They also agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism during their meeting at Erdogan’s lavish palace near Ankara, just a day after Iran was accused of supporting extremists at a summit of Muslim heads of state in Istanbul.

Rouhani boycotted the closing meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in protest at the rebuke. His meeting with Erdogan focused on the Syrian conflict and trade between the two neighbors. In a joint press conference, Erdogan said he hoped bilateral trade would reach $30 billion annually. It currently stands at just $10 billion after years of sanctions. After being brought in from the cold following last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, Iran is being courted by both Europe and Turkey as a potentially lucrative market for trade and investment.

Now, I don't know in what currencies this trade will take place; but I can tell you one thing for an almost absolute certainty: it won't be done with US dollars!!

Apr 27 16:19

Mr. President, Release The 28 Pages!

Listen as Sen. Bob Graham calls for the release of the secret 28 pages from the 9/11 Commission Report.

Apr 27 09:54

CrossTalk: Bullhorns Out The Gate!

We start with those 28 pages of the 9/11 report – it is all about America’s so-called friend Saudi Arabia.

Apr 26 15:54

What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Claim To Have Killed 800 Terrorists In Yemen?

By Brandon Turbeville

As Saudi war crimes and crimes against humanity continue apace in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is now apparently attempting to gain public support and better reception from the viewing audience by painting itself as an enemy of al-Qaeda and ISIS, despite the fact that the feudal monarchy’s reputation for supporting these very same terror organizations has been documented time and again. From Syria and Libya to Yemen, Saudi Arabia has proven itself repeatedly as a funder, organizer, and supporter of ISIS and al-Qaeda while, at home, it has demonstrated that its own government and ISIS are more alike than they are different.

Still, Saudi Arabia is attempting to show that it is, in fact, the enemy of al-Qaeda by issuing claims that the Saudi “coalition” in Yemen has recently fought a large-scale battle against the terror organization and that it was able to capture the city of Mukalla after killing around 800 terrorists...

Apr 25 12:52

No Secret': Lavrov Warns of Turkey’s Meddling in Syrian Peace Process

As peace talks continue between the Syrian government and the High Negotiations Committee, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned of Turkey’s "decisive influence" on the opposition council.

"In order to come to terms over six months it is necessary not to slam the door and dig in heels, as several delegates of the so-called Riyadh group have done," Lavrov said on Monday, speaking on the progress made through the Syrian peace talks.

Syria's General Fahd Jassem al-Freij (C), Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense allegedly visiting troops in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (File)
© AFP 2016/ SANA
Syrian Army Repels Multiple Terrorist Attacks on Aleppo
The ceasefire agreed on February 27 has largely held and includes 71 settlements. While there have been occasional instances of fighting, many of these can be attributed to terrorist groups like Daesh, which are outlawed and not part of the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the most reasonable, intelligent, diplomats of our time, and Lavrov is desperately attempting to create conditions leading toward peace, while the US and Turkish government are working feverishly to make a hash of the peace process in order to create regime change in Damascus.

Apr 25 10:00

Obama Ramps Up Special Forces Mission In Syria Against ISIS

- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since the civil war there began, saying he would dispatch 250 special forces soldiers to help local militia to build on successes against Islamic State.

The new deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to about 300. While the total U.S. ground force is still small by comparison to other American deployments, defense experts said it could help shift the momentum in Syria by giving more Syrian fighters on the ground access to U.S. close air support.

Obama said the move followed victories that clawed back territory from Islamic State.

“Given the success, I’ve approved the deployment of up to 250 additional U.S. personnel in Syria, including special forces, to keep up this momentum,” Obama said in a speech in the German city of Hanover, the last stop on a foreign tour that has taken him to Saudi Arabia and Britain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Obama: sir, that "clawing back" of territories has been largely the success of the Syrian military, coupled with the help of the Russian military.

I would like to politely remind you that doing the same thing precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

The alleged "moderate rebels" of whom you, members of the military, and Congress like to speak of so fondly, simply do not exist, period, end of discussion.

Putin has stated very emphatically that regime change in this country, through any attempt at a decap strike against Al-Assad, will absolutely not be tolerated, under his watch.

IT appears that this deployment of American troops in Syria, which come completely uninvited by the Syrian government, is just another provocation against Russia in Syria.

It will only be a matter of time before this conflict devolves into a "hot war" between the US and Russia over Syria; but of course, that's just the outcome you want to bring about, and rapidly, right?!?

And the reason for this is that the American economy is about to implode, and you desperately need a war to attempt to distract the American people from their economic misery, particularly in an election year.

I would like to strongly suggest that the ruse won't work, sir.

Less than 6% of the American people trust anything your corporate presstitutes and whorespondents have to say, and for damned good reason.

Your "unemployment numbers" are so far away from the reality of unemployment in this country, a sane person doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

Putting the US into a war against Russia (and/or China) at the end of your presidency is an horrifically dangerous thing for you to do.

And I say this because our military doesn't have the weaponry, the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with either country.

Apr 25 08:23

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States."

Apr 24 11:23

9/11 truth poses ‘existential threat’ to Israel: Analyst

The recent media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s possible role in the September 11, 2001 attacks is aimed at distracting people from much deeper involvement of Israel as the truth would endanger the Tel Aviv regime’s existence, an analyst in Idaho says.

Mark Glenn made the remarks in an interview with Press TV over US Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ recent calls on the American government to expose Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks that killed some 3,000 people.

Apr 24 10:09

BEX Alert!!! - "Sanders seeks ‘root cause’ of Saudi role in 9/11"

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urges the United States to address the “root cause” of the September 11, 2001 attacks, voicing support for Senate legislation that would allow families of terror victims to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court.

“I think there's a lot about Saudi Arabia that we don't fully understand. And I want to get to the root cause of it. The root of what Saudi Arabia has done,” Sanders said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” aired Sunday.

Apr 23 03:56

First, Let’s Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11

(*And unfortunately , this long winded , humongous pile of BEX , coming From The NATIONAL REVIEW does just about everything EXCEPT; Get The Facts Straight .)

Apr 22 15:25

UK Sold Saudis £2.8bn In Weapons Since Outbreak Of Yemen War – Report

The British government has approved 122 military licenses for weapons and military hardware worth nearly £3 billion since Riyadh began its bombing campaign against Yemen more than a year ago, a hard-hitting report has revealed.

Apr 22 13:57

President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading

One concrete outcome that President Obama could pursue on his visit to Saudi Arabia is saving the lives of three Shia youth sentenced to be executed, most likely by beheading, for participating in nonviolent protests. Sparing their lives could also help ease the Shia/Sunni tensions that have engulfed the region.

Apr 22 13:04

Turkey Takes Steps to Destabilize Caucasus and Crimea

Evaluating the Turkish initiatives and the background of the summit, it becomes clear that the Salafi regimes of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are making an attempt to use the Erdogan regime as the vanguard of their expansion in Eurasia. They likely believe that Turkey which controls the migration flow to the EU could help them to expand the influence through the European territories. According to this plan, the ongoing migration crisis should strategically change the religious, cultural and ethnic map of the Europe.

Turkey has also accepted the strategy and is taking steps to destabilize the situation in the Russian Caucasus and Crimea. There is a significant chance that agreements on financial aid to Tatar extremists deployed on the border with Crimea in Ukraine’s Cherson region are set.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Edrogan is pushing his luck with this project, and I have to wonder; is the US using Edrogan as the "picador" in order to fuel a war with Russia?!?

Looking at this plan, it would definitely appear so.

Apr 22 12:43

Obama Pledges to Defend Gulf States Against Iran

During his visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, President Obama provided the GCC member nations with a personal guarantee that the United States would defend their nations against “Iranian aggression.”

The comments were intended to placate the GCC member nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, as they are all openly angry about the US involvement in the P5+1 nuclear deal. Obama insisted that despite the deal, the US has “serious concerns about Iran’s behavior.”

The offer is likely an empty one, since Obama’s comments do not constitute a treaty of defense, and with him out of office in just eight months, it would be up to future presidents to decide if they actually wanted to get involved in future wars in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, how can you possibly characterize Iran's behaviour as "Iranian aggression", when all they want is trade and modernization?!?

And when was the last time Iran went to war against any of its neighbors?!?

Sir, you need to brush up on your history; the last time that happened, the US government was supporting Saddam Hussein's Iraq in a war against Iran.

As reported at wickipedia.com:

United States support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, against post-revolutionary Iran, included several billion dollars' worth of economic aid, the sale of dual-use technology, non-U.S. origin weaponry, military intelligence, Special Operations training, and direct involvement in warfare against Iran.[1][2] Support from the U.S. for Iraq was not a secret and was frequently discussed in open session of the Senate and House of Representatives. On June 9, 1992, Ted Koppel reported on ABC's Nightline that the "Reagan/Bush administrations permitted—and frequently encouraged—the flow of money, agricultural credits, dual-use technology, chemicals, and weapons to Iraq."[3]

Additionally, as reported at the nytimes.com in January of 1992:

The Reagan Administration secretly decided to provide highly classified intelligence to Iraq in the spring of 1982 -- more than two years earlier than previously disclosed -- while also permitting the sale of American-made arms to Baghdad in a successful effort to help President Saddam Hussein avert imminent defeat in the war with Iran, former intelligence and State Department officials say. The American decision to lend crucial help to Baghdad so early in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war came after American intelligence agencies warned that Iraq was on the verge of being overrun by Iran, whose army was bolstered the year before by covert shipments of American-made weapons. The New York Times and others reported last year that the Reagan Administration secretly decided shortly after taking office in January 1981 to allow Israel to ship several billion dollars' worth of American arms and spare parts to Iran. That intervention and the decision to aid Iraq directly in 1982 provide evidence that Washington played a much greater role than was previously known in affecting the course of the long and costly Iran-Iraq war. U.S. Asserted Neutrality The interventions also raise questions about the White House's often-stated insistence in the early 1980's that it was remaining neutral in the Iran-Iraq war, since the United States was arming both sides in its desire to see neither side dominate the vital oil region.

Sir, forgive me, but if I understand this as an ordinary American citizen, why do you not understand this?!?

Apr 22 10:51

Saudi Arabia Bankrolled Visits For British MPs While Dropping Bombs On Yemen

Saudi Arabia has paid for 11 Conservative MPs to visit the oil-rich kingdom on ‘parliamentary fact-finding’ missions in the last several months, while continuing to wage its deadly airstrike campaign against Yemen, it has emerged.

Apr 22 09:15

Saudi Arabia to build artificial oil canal in ‘project of the century’

The new canal will start from the Arabian Sea and will pass through Omani and Yemeni borders before reaching Rub Al-Khali, the second largest desert in the world covering a total area of 600,000 square kilometers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another motive for Saudi Arabia to be pounding on Yemen?

Apr 21 12:35

Lindsey Graham Blocks as Ryan, Obama Oppose 9/11 Bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham has placed a hold on legislation that would open the door for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.

Graham (R-S.C.), who is a co-sponsor of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, put the hold on his own bill over concerns that new changes could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.Edits made last week by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) might expand the scope, Graham told reporters on Tuesday, potentially putting the U.S. at risk of legal retaliation because of actions by individuals or unsavory allies.

“I want to make sure that anything we do doesn’t come to bite us,” Graham told reporters in the basement of the Senate.

Apr 21 11:49

This is Why West Turns a Blind Eye to Saudis' Misdeeds in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal that will connect the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea bypassing the Strait of Hormuz controlled by the Iranians. Since the canal would pass the Shia territories in Yemen, Riyadh needs to take the country under full military control, Craig Murray notes.

"But where the West gets involved in conflict, it is almost always at base either about oil resources (e.g. Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Iraq) or oil routes (e.g. Afghanistan, Georgia, Balkans). It turns out that Britain's unflinching military support of Saudi Arabian aggression in Yemen is about oil routes," Murray elaborates.

But what lies at the root of the plan?
It is expected that the canal will allow ships to reduce their trip through the Strait of Hormuz almost by half. What is more important, Iran is keeping an eye on the strait. By bypassing Hormuz, Saudi Arabia hopes to overcome this "obstacle."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This canal, coupled with the Saudi ambition to control Yemen's oil reserves, and the port at Bab el-Mandab, are the unholy trinity of desires which fuel this immoral and horrific war against Yemen.

As reported at Sputniknews.com on 6 April of this year:

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160406/1037584835/saudi-arabia-yemen-gas-oil.html#ixzz46UKimCW5">Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. A Saudi banker displays the new one hundred riyal banknote bearing the portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a bank in Riyadh, 05 June 2007 © AFP 2016/ HASSAN AMMAR Out of Money: Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot by Dropping Oil Prices According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a "small" energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day.

So, the US government just turns a blind eye to the atrocities and war crimes committed on a daily basis by the Saudi military in Yemen.

Apr 21 10:17

Senators Challenge US Military Aid To Saudi Arabia

Until recently, the US relationship to Saudi Arabia has been one of those things that we’re not allowed to do anything about. There’s death and taxes, and the US is joined at the hip to Saudi Arabia. There’s nothing to do.

Apr 21 10:10

Debunking The 28 Pages Of The 9/11 Report

Today James joins Dan Dicks on PFT Live to discuss the 28 pages and the move to blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11. What are the 28 pages really about?

Apr 21 10:09

Diplomats Warn Syrian Peace Talks Could Be Done for ‘At Least a Year’

With the rebels withdrawing from the Geneva peace talks and gearing up for the resumption of the Syrian Civil War, diplomats are desperately scrambling to try to keep the process going, and warning that if this round collapses, there won’t be another chance at serious talks for “at least a year.”

The rebel High Negotiation Committee (HNC), which represents only some rebels, pulled out citing anger over the Syrian offensive against al-Qaeda-held territory in Aleppo Province. Before that, there wasn’t much progress in the talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US wants these talks to fail miserably as an "excuse" for a major invasion, which could well lead to war with Russia.

Apr 21 10:04

US Officials Say Russia Preparing For Aleppo Offensive As Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Collapses

A report today in the Wall Street Journal cites a "senior US defense official" as saying that Russia has deployed artillery units near Aleppo, as regime-allied forces prepare for a new assault.

After the partial cease-fire took effect in late February, U.S. intelligence agencies tracked the movement of Russian artillery units south to areas where the Assad regime at the time was fighting Islamic State militants, particularly in the Tadmur and Palmyra areas. Russian troops directly man the artillery pieces, which have been used with devastating effect on the battlefield since last year, according to U.S. officials. Russia has also deployed advisers to support the Assad regime in its military campaign, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...raising US alarm about Moscow's intentions..." MY ASTROLABE!!

First, let us get this straight: the Russians are in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government.

Russia has been zapping any and ALL jihadists (including those funded and supplied by the US government).

Aleppo has been the de-facto capital of ISIS, ever since they took over there. Once the jihadists are uprooted in Aleppo, it is all but over for the alleged "Syrian moderate opposition" (of which there are none!!), and then Al Assad is in a position of real strength with any negotiating he might be doing with his opposition.

You don't have to be Fellini to figure this one out; there will be an assault on Aleppo; most likely it will be liberated by the Syrians, working with the Russians; and the US government will, once again, NOT have its regime change in Syria.

THAT is why US officials are being so petulant about this; they know what is coming, and have absolutely no way to stop it, save possibly a desperate decap strike against Al-Assad in Damascus itself, which could well mean war with Russia.

Apr 21 09:47

White House: Obama 'cleared the air' with Saudi Arabia

The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying, with administration officials saying that President Barack Obama "really cleared the air" with King Salman at a meeting Wednesday.

Yet even as White House officials stressed that the leaders made progress, a prominent member of the Saudi royal family told CNN "a recalibration" of the U.S.-Saudi relationship was needed amid regional upheaval, dropping oil prices and ongoing strains between the two longtime allies.
Obama landed in Riyadh earlier Wednesday for a summit with Gulf leaders and spent two-and-a-half hours meeting with the 80-year-old monarch on issues that have recently strained the alliance, including the conflict in Yemen, the role of Iran, Lebanon's instability and the fight against ISIS, U.S. officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama "Cleared the air" with King Salman?!?

Pardon my Serbo-Croatian, but what the flip does that even mean?!?

Is Saudi Arabia still executing those in this country who disagree, even a bit, with the opinions of officialdom there, or with the House of Saud?!?

Hell, yes!

Is Saudi Arabia still murdering innocent Yemenites through attacks that very much smack of war crimes?!?

Hell, yes!

Is Saudi Arabia still funding some of the most violent, vicious jihadis in the Middle East and beyond?!?

Hell, yes!

So, unless President Obama's idea of "clearing the air" means Beijing levels of pollution so bad that breathing immediately becomes gasping, utterly nothing has been gained from this trip.

In fact, President Obama's trip to Riyadh has simply legitimised everything horrific about this country which civilised people detest.

Apr 21 09:16

UK Killing Civilians for Oil Again in the King Salman Canal Project

The UK government insists on continuing the massive supply – £2.8 billion since the start of the attack – of high tech weapons for Saudi Arabia to use against civilians in Yemen, despite opposition from the EU Parliament and every major human rights group. Furthermore UK special forces are operating inside Yemen in support of the onslaught. Thousands of civilians have died as a result, including many children.

Given this is not exactly popular in the UK, and that after the law takes its tortuous course there will very probably be embarrassment for the government down the line, the prize which Cameron perceives must be great. Of course, western elite support for the appalling Saudi regime is a given, because Saudi cash pumps primarily into banking, armaments and high end property, the three areas most dear to the interests of the 1%.

Apr 21 08:55

SAUDI PR FIRM RAN TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION COALITION AKA ISIS

n 2014, consultants at the PR firm Qorvis developed content for the Saudi Arabia embassy's YouTube and Twitter pages, and ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following can be read on the website of Qorvis MSLGROUP: and please note the timing of the date in the blurb:

, Qorvis MSLGROUP: Qorvis MSLGROUP works with the Saudi Embassy to affirm the importance of the Saudi/U.S. relationship. Since 2001, Qorvis MSLGROUP has implemented a multifold campaign; including, media relations, advertising, government relations, grassroots action, and social and digital media. The overall objectives are to reach out to the media with factual information and provide access to Saudi officials; promote Saudi Arabia as an ally in the war on terrorism; meet with key law makers on the Hill, as well as within the administration, to emphasize Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally; and educate the American people about Saudi Arabia and the region.

I have to wonder; was it before or after 9/11 that this group was engaged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?!?

And please remember; Saudi financing spawned many terrorist organisations.

As reported at salon.com in January of 2016:

“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history. The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it. Journalist Abby Martin devoted an episode of her show “The Empire Files” to exploring the Saudi-U.S. relationship. The episode, aptly titled “Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt,” displays the brutality of the monarchy in excruciating detail. “If the Saudi kingdom were an enemy of the U.S. government, we’d be shown these images and facts every day on the mainstream media,” Martin observes. The internal repression and human rights abuses inside Saudi Arabia is one thing. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is the monarchy’s support for violent religious extremism. It is here that Chomsky’s advice on stopping terrorism becomes so important. By continually aligning itself with the Saudi regime, the U.S. is fueling the very fire it is fighting in the so-called War on Terror. Saudi Arabia is a theocratic absolute monarchy that governs based on an extreme interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law). It is so extreme, it has been widely compared to ISIS. Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud characterized Saudi Arabia in an op-ed in The New York Times as “an ISIS that has made it.” “Black Daesh, white Daesh,” Daoud wrote, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.” “In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other,” Daoud continued. “This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.” Since the November Paris attacks, in which 130 people were massacred in a series of bombings and shootings for which ISIS claimed responsibility, the West has constantly spoken of the importance of fighting extremism. At the same time, however, the U.S., U.K., France, and other Western nations have continued supporting the Saudi regime that fuels such extremism. Saudi political dissidents like Turki al-Hamad have constantly argued this point. In a TV interview, al-Hamad insisted the religious extremism propagated by the Saudi monarchy “serves as fuel for ISIS.” “You can see [in ISIS videos] the volunteers in Syria ripping up their Saudi passports,” al-Hamad said. “In order to stop ISIS, you must first dry up this ideology at the source. Otherwise you are cutting the grass, but leaving the roots. You have to take out the roots,” he added. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, scholar Yousaf Butt stressed that “the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical ‘Wahhabi’ strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.” “If the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator,” Butt warned. In the past few decades, the Saudi regime has spent an estimated $100 billion exporting its extremist interpretation of Islam worldwide. It infuses its fundamentalist ideology in the ostensible charity work it performs, often targeting poor Muslim communities in countries like Pakistan or places like refugee camps, where uneducated, indigent, oppressed people are more susceptible to it. Whether elements within Saudi Arabia support ISIS is contested. Even if Saudi Arabia does not directly support or fund ISIS, however, Saudi Arabia gives legitimacy to the extremist ideology ISIS preaches. What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by WikiLeaks admit “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

To paraphrase the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: THERE's our problem!!"

As I type this, I am watching a little clip of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week; and I am more than willing to bet that not a word was said about either domestic abuses of power, against internal Saudi critics, or the funding of violent Jihadists abroad.

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, the President has become the enabler-in-chief of a very inhumane regime and monarchy. Qorvis MSLGROUP, lying through its collective teeth, characterises the Saudi Government as "an ally in the war on terror" when, in fact, it is encouraging, and funding jihadists world-wide.

This CANNOT be allowed to stand.

Apr 21 08:18

SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER ADMITS SAUDIS CREATED ISIS

The Saudis could never reconcile themselves to the US-led invasion of Iraq, not because it toppled Saddam Hussein but because it led to Shia majority rule in an Arab country. When Hosni Mubarak was toppled by Egypt’s popular revolt in 2011, Riyadh accused Mr Obama of betraying a US ally.

After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning Isis offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that “Daesh [Isis] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da’wa” — the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If EVER Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Israel needed a Gandhi at the forefront of their collective geopolitical structures, it is right the heck now.

Because without this, these three countries could set the Middle East ablaze, and take the entire would with them.

Apr 20 17:21

Canada’s Liberal Government Finalizes $15 Billion Saudi Arms Deal

In the latest example of the unbridled hypocrisy and prevarication that is the stock-in-trade of all parties in the Canadian parliament, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his minister of foreign affairs, Stephane Dion, have been caught out lying shamelessly about Canada’s $15 billion arms deal with the brutal, US-backed Saudi monarchy.

Apr 20 17:12

Saudi PR firm ran Twitter account for Syrian Opposition Coalition aka ISIS

The Saudi government [the beheading capital of the world] and its affiliates have spent millions of dollars on U.S. law, lobby and public relations firms to raise the country's visibility in the United States and before the United Nations at a crucial time. And some of Washington's premier law and lobby firms -- including Podesta Group, BGR Government Affairs, DLA Piper and Pillsbury Winthrop -- have been tasked with the job

Apr 20 12:21

Israel Actively “Cooperates” with the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. Military Aid Channelled into Syria out of the Golan Heights

Syria’s chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks Bashar Ja’afri accused Israel of “cooperating” with the Islamic State and Al Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaeda in the Golan Heights

According to Ja’afari (quoted by RT):

“This Israeli provocation confirms without any doubt the cooperation between Israel and terrorists of Daesh (Isis) and Nusra Front on the demarcation line between where the Golan is and UN troops are positioned.

“It is no coincidence at all that this Israeli escalation was accompanied by irresponsible statements by members of the so-called Saudi delegation at talks here in Geneva,” Ja’afari added, referring to the main opposition group.

Apr 20 12:13

‘Saudis Did 9/11’ is a Zionist Ruse

The Saudi rulers – as corrupt, autocratic and reprehensible as they are – are little more than slavish middle-mangers of the American-Zionist Empire, a far cry from the domineering Caesarian overlords that the deceptive mainstream media and some Zionist apologists in the alternative media want to make them out to be. Middle-managers cannot organize the biggest conspiracy of the 21st century, hoodwinking the world’s foremost superpower and somehow managing to get away with it.

Apr 20 12:11

Saudi Arabia Admits To John Kerry That It Created ISIS... But There Is A Twist

Saudi's admission that it itself created Daesh, or ISIS. As for the twist: as the late Saudi foreign minister says, the Saudis only created ISIS in response to Obama's disastrous policy in the region.

Apr 20 10:45

Debunking the 28 Pages

Apr 20 08:10

BEX ALERT - Fresh evidence links Saudi government to 9/11: Flight certificate of would-be bomber found in embassy envelope buried underground

Fresh information allegedly connecting the government of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terror attacks has been released.

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The US frames every nation it wants to invade with 9-11. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Now Saudi Arabia is in the crosshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

UPDATE: Apparently, I am now blocked from commenting at the Daily Mail!

Apr 20 07:27

Saudi Arabia's money ties to the U.S. are massive...and murky

Here's a guessing game with scary implications: how much of America does Saudi Arabia own?

By virtue of its vast oil riches, the Saudi kingdom is widely believed to be one of the biggest owners of U.S. debt.

But there's a lot of mystery over exactly how much. The Saudi central bank is sitting on an incredible $584 billion of foreign currency reserves, but doesn't disclose how much of that is parked in U.S. Treasuries.

The U.S. Treasury Department does not really divulge that information either, even though it breaks out the amount of U.S. federal debt held by most countries such as Japan, China or Russia. Since the 1970s, Saudi Arabia's holdings of Treasuries are lumped together with that of other oil exporting nations like Venezuela and Iraq. Collectively, these nations hold $281 billion of Treasuries.

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That Saudi Arabia would invest their oil profits in the US was part of the Petrodollar deal. Now it is being presented as a bad thing!

Together with the recent propaganda to drop the blame for 9-11 on Saudi Arabia, I wonder if someone isn't planning to simply seize all of the Saudi assets in the US all at once, as a desperate gasp to delay the coming collapse.

Apr 20 07:24

Trump: Classified Part of 9/11 Report Shows ‘Very Profound’ Saudi Role

What about Israel and the Bush administration Donald!

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The final chapter of the 9/11 report consisting of 28 pages reportedly claims that a Saudi diplomat at a consulate in the US state of California directly aided at least two of the 19 hijackers when they arrived in the United States.

“I think I know what it’s going to say,” Trump told Fox News. “It’s going to be very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center and the attack.”

Webmaster addition: This is an example of my concern that too much of Trump's world view comes from what he sees on TV. Trump is not yet the President, and cannot see classified documents.

Apr 19 10:20

OBAMA WENT FROM CONDEMNING SAUDIS FOR ABUSES TO ARMING THEM TO THE TEETH

In the 2002 speech against the Iraq War that helped propel him to the presidency, then-state Sen. Barack Obama denounced not just the looming invasion of Iraq, but also human rights abuses by our “so-called allies” in Saudi Arabia:
Let’s fight to make sure our so-called allies in the Middle East, the Saudis and the Egyptians, stop oppressing their own people, and suppressing dissent, and tolerating corruption and inequality, and mismanaging their economies so that their youth grow up without education, without prospects, without hope, the ready recruits of terrorist cells.
And he spoke out against the U.S.’s role as weapons supplier to the world:

Let’s fight to make sure … that the arms merchants in our own country stop feeding the countless wars that rage across the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the current bent of American geopolitics, money trumps any possibly of intelligent, and enlightened, foreign policy every time, and the country's president is the "house servant" to the military industrial complex.

Nothing demonstrates that more clearly than does the US government's relationship with Saudi Arabia, a country with a human rights record just to the right of that of Attila the Hun.

"Corporate money uber alles" is the clear winner here.

Apr 19 08:09

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

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PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE AROUND BEFORE WE GET STUCK IN ANOTHER WAR!

Saudi Arabia knows that the US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement?

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

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Apr 19 08:07

ALEX WRONG: 9/11 TRUTHERS BELIEVE IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB – NOT A SAUDI-ONLY JOB!

IT WAS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WHO ALLOWED THE SAUDIS TO FLY OUT OF THE US WHILE ALL AIRCRAFT IN THE COUNTRY WERE LOCKED DOWN. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED THE 5 MOSSAD DANCING ISRAELIS TO LEAVE THE USA. 9/11 WAS A MAJOR EFFORT BY OUR SECRET GOVERNMENT AND IT’S ALLIES.

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The US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And as the Saudi threat confirms, if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

Apr 19 06:41

Saudis Warn Of Economic Payback For 9/11 Bill

April 18, 2016 - Fmr. Obama Senior Adviser, David Axelrod, discusses the 9/11 commission report.

Apr 18 18:08

Obama Responds To Saudi Threat To Dump Treasuries If Its Role In Sept 11 Is Probed

In short: whether due to the Saudi threat, or just because of its default position on the matter, Obama will block the Bill and no further probes into Saudi involvement in the Sept 11 tragedy will be allowed.

Apr 18 15:35

Oil falls on failed output freeze

Oil falls on failed output freeze; Dow above 18,000

In Qatar, some 18 oil-exporting nations, including OPEC members, failed to agree to stabilise output at January levels until October 2016. A pact fell apart after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in.

Crude oil ended well off the day's lows, however, with a strike in Kuwait slashing the country's oil output by more than half.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled down 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $42.91 a barrel, after falling $3 earlier in the session, while U.S. WTI crude CLc1 closed down 58 cents, or 1.4 percent, at $39.78 a barrel, after hitting $37.61 earlier.

Apr 18 09:25

Free Syrian Army Warn Ceasefire on Brink of Collapse

A legal adviser of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) told Sputnik on Sunday that the ceasefire in Syria was on the verge of collapse and the FSA may withdraw from the negotiation process.
"Intensity of ceasefire violations by the regime is increasing, particularly in Aleppo, from the southern suburbs, where Iranian and Afghan fighters get together… This decision [to exit the negotiation process] requires consideration, perhaps the Free Syrian Army leadership will summit to decide whether or not to continue to participate in the negotiations," Osama Abu Zeid said.

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How convenient for the US, which is looking for any excuse, any justification for engineering a massive invasion, and decap strike against Al-Assad in Damascus.

There is just one little, itsy-bitsy problem here; and that is, What will Russia do when that happens?!?

Please remember, as reported yesterday in the independent.co.uk:

Vladimir Putin has personally assured Bashar Al-Assad that Russia will not let the Syrian government lose the civil war, according to a senior MP who recently met the Syrian dictator. During a visit to Damascus as part of a fact-finding mission, the Conservative MP David Davis held face-to-face talks with President Assad. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that the Syrian leader discussed the motives behind President Putin’s partial withdrawal of military forces from the country, after Russian troops proved instrumental in turning the tide of the war in favour of the regime.

War with Russia?!? Over Syria?!?

Forgive me, but a short memo to the reality challenged in Foggy Bottom, AKA those in the bowels of power in Washington DC: this is a really, spectacularly lousy idea.

And why?!?

Because at this point in its history, the American military does not have the troop strength, the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia.

Apr 18 08:03

Genies and Genocide: Syria, Israel, Russia and Much Oil

The geopolitical stakes in the Middle East have just gotten higher by an order of magnitude. Take a little-known Newark, New Jersey oil company, the contested Golan Heights between Syria and Israel, add a reported major oil discovery there just as Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria goes into high gear, shake it vigorously and we have a potential detonator for World War III.

Apr 18 07:50

Watch Stephanopoulos in disbelief when Hillary claims she’s ignorant about 9/11 legislation

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up the legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would allow 9/11 victims to sue state sponsors of terror for the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001.

“You’re senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer has sponsored a bill backed by the 9/11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court,” he said Sunday on “This Week.” “Now, it’s opposed by the Obama administration. They say it’s going to expose the US and its officials to retaliation. So who’s right here, Senator Schumer or President Obama?”

That’s when Clinton, who served as a senator representing New York when the 9/11 attack occurred and is now running for the Democratic presidential nominee, pleaded ignorance.

Apr 17 12:09

NY Post: Saudi Arabia’s Role in 9/11 ‘Deliberately Covered up at the Highest Levels of Our Government’

Paul Sperry writes that the “highest levels” of the U.S. government are implicated in a cover-up of Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks, all to preserve diplomatic relations with the oil-rich Islamist nation.

Apr 17 09:26

Red-handed: UK military trained Saudis as they rained fire on Yemen, says Reprieve

UK military personnel have delivered a series of three-week courses on “international targeting” to the Saudi forces currently engaged in pummeling Yemen, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request shows.

The revelations were made following a request by the human rights NGO Reprieve. The organization is now urging the UK government to stop providing military support.

While the MoD has long claimed its role is purely advisory, the revelations lay bare the closeness with which the two countries operate.

Apr 17 09:22

Saudi Arabia’s threat to sell off billions in American assets if 9/11 bill passes

The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets should the US Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the September 11, 2001 attacks, The New York Times reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia knows that the US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And as the Saudi threat confirms, if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

Apr 17 09:06

Red-handed: UK military trained Saudis as they rained fire on Yemen, says Reprieve

UK military personnel have delivered a series of three-week courses on “international targeting” to the Saudi forces currently engaged in pummeling Yemen, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request shows.

The revelations were made following a request by the human rights NGO Reprieve. The organization is now urging the UK government to stop providing military support.

Apr 17 04:40

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets if 9/11 Bill Passes: NYT
Newsweek: The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets should the U.S. Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper reported that Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told U.S. lawmakers last month that "Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts."

The bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases "arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil."

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Apr 17 02:45

The recent 28 pages hype triggered me

Apr 16 14:14

Bipartisan Bill In US Senate To Restrict US Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia Introduced

Senators from both sides of the aisle are proposing a restriction on sales or transfers of US-made air-to-ground weapons to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis’ bombing of Yemen, they say, are not in the US national interest.

Apr 16 11:22

Turkey Backed Anti-ISIS Offensive in North Syria a ‘Fiasco’

Pressing the US to abandon its support for the Kurdish YPG, the Turkish government has thrown considerable effort behind a group of rebel factions in the northern Aleppo Province to launch an offensive against ISIS, seeing that as a way to convince the US that non-Kurdish rebels can be successful too.

It didn’t take long for it to become a disaster. The rebels captured the town of al-Rai, and saw it as a major gain. Four days later, they lost the town back outright, and the ISIS counteroffensive pushed back even further, hitting the territory of the Turkmen-dominated rebels.

Not only did they not keep al-Rai, but the fighting has displaced some 30,000 civilians, who are all flocking to the Turkish border, and are by and large being prevented from crossing by Turkish forces, who don’t want any more refugees.

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The Turkish government, and military, get an F in tactics here; but moreover, the human cost in terms of the misery of refugees who cannot go home, and are not accepted into Turkey, after the mess Turkey created, is blatantly immoral, hypocritical, and unjust.

I think Erdogan has just demonstrated two things:

1. He had his conscience surgically removed before running for office.
2. He is pathologically incapable of thinking anything through to its logical conclusion.

And to NATO, a small memo: you had darned well better take a good, hard look at that second issue before you decide on defending Turkey militarily for whatever alleged reason.

Apr 16 10:49

US PLANS TO GIVE MORE WEAPONS TO AL QAEDA-LINKED REBELS IN SYRIA

Remember, the US is not intervening in Syria. According to The Wall Street Journal, the CIA has drawn up plans to provide more-powerful weapons to the so-called moderate Syrian rebels if the current truce in Syria collapses. While the CIA has been arming rebels for years, this new plan would included sending advanced weapons that could be used against Syrian and Russian aircraft and artillery.

This latest plan, labeled “Plan B” in the WSJ piece, comes after the US supported flooding Syria with weapons from Saudi Arabia and other regional powers. The weapons were given initially to groups like ISIS before being sent primarily to “moderate” rebel groups such as Al Nusra: the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

The US also has its own arms program, which has been sent into networks that include Al Nusra, leading some to wonder if the US has decided to partner with Al Qaeda, much as it did in the 1980s to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind the US government that doing the same, thing, in the same way, and yet expecting a different outcome, is a classical definition of insanity.

And trust me, the US government is doing everything in its power to insure that the cease-fire doesn't hold.

Russia, of course, has other ideas.

And war with Russia right now would be a lousy idea, because at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia (and/or China).

Apr 16 10:04

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Liquidate Its Treasury Holdings If Congress Probes Its Role In Sept 11 Attacks

Back in January, when the market was watching in shocked silence as oil prices were crashing to decade lows and as concerns emerged that Saudi Arabia may need to commence selling its vast, if unquantified, USD reserves, we wrote a post titled "Attention Finally Turns To Saudi Arabia's "Secret" US Treasury Holdings" where we noted something very surprising: whereas we do know that Saudi Arabia is the owner of the world's third largest USD reserves...

Apr 16 09:42

Doha Is Done: Saudi Prince Drops Bomb - "No Deal Without Iran...We Are Selling At Every Opportunity"

In what appears to be a Doha party-pooping statement, Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman stated unequivocally that The Kingdom won’t restrain its oil production unless other producers, including Iran, agree to freeze output at a meeting this weekend in Doha.

Apr 16 08:04

Saudi Arabia wants US to kill 9/11 bill, threatens to dump US assets worth $750 bn

Saudi Arabia appears to be blackmailing the US, saying it would sell off American assets worth a 12-digit figure sum in dollars if Congress passes a bill allowing the Saudi government to be held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Blackmail is perhaps too strong a word (although the western media will use it to demonize Saudi Arabia). I think "self defense" is more apt. Saudi Arabia knows that the US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And as the Saudi threat confirms, if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

Apr 16 07:34

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Apr 15 16:54

Red-Handed: UK Military Trained Saudis As They Rained Fire On Yemen, Says Reprieve

UK military personnel have delivered a series of three-week courses on “international targeting” to the Saudi forces currently engaged in pummeling Yemen, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request shows.

Apr 15 15:05

The Implosion of the House of Saud

The House of Saud used British Virgin Islands shell companies to take out at least $34 million in mortgages for lavish houses in London and “a luxury yacht the size of a football field”. And yet Western corporate media has given it a glaring pass. Quite predictable: House of Saud notables feature heavily among prime Western vassals.

As it stands, a major disconnect is also in effect. The House of Saud is busy spinning the need for austerity at home even as it is now positioned as the world’s third-largest spender on weapons, ahead of Russia.

Apr 15 08:25

Red Sea Deal: Are Israel and Saudi Arabia Forming a Joint Military?

By Clarice Palmer

As more details emerge revealing the brutal nature of the ongoing military campaign carried out by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, Muslim Press reports that documents leaked by an unnamed senior military official associated with the Israeli left-wing liberal party Meretz show Israel and Saudi Arabia have cooperated in military efforts. The report also suggests some of the islands tied to the recent Red Sea deal are also being used by both nations to train their joint military.

The 2014 memorandum claims Israel hosted a number of Saudi officers in military training courses carried out at the Port of Haifa base in Israel. The training allegedly took place in 2015...

Apr 14 14:23

US, Saudi, Turkey, Discuss Delivering Anti Aircraft Weapons To “Rebels” For Use Against Assad, Russia

By Brandon Turbeville

The CIA is reportedly discussing a plan to augment the fighting capability of the terrorist forces they have been supporting in Syria since the beginning of the crisis in 2011 if the “ceasefire agreement” currently underway in Geneva falls apart. The discussion centers around the supply of weaponry that would help the jihadists better respond to the Syrian and Russian air forces. The discussion is centered around the possibility of sending a variety of anti-aircraft technologies ranging from MANPADs (man-portable air defense systems) to less portable systems, including Soviet-era BM-21 Grad missiles...

Apr 14 09:37

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

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Apr 14 09:35

Alex Jones pushing "Saudis did 9-11" fraud.

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Starts at 12:50.

Now then, keep in mind that 9-11 is used to justify invasions of countries by the US. First they blamed Afghanistan for 9-11 ... and invaded. Then they blamed Iraq for 9-11 ... and invaded. Now they are blaming Saudi Arabia for 9-11 ...

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and in this case, it is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States.

Saudi Arabia has grown very wealthy from the petro-dollar deal. Saudi Arabia has invested much of that money back into the United States, and why would they do something that risks having those billions seized by the US Government?

And, if Saudi Arabia decided they wanted to hurt the United States, they don;t need to crash airplanes into buildings to do it. All they need to do is ask for tall of their money back, and the US economy would implode, with the resulting devastation making the World Trade Towers look like a minor inconvenience. Plus, it would be perfectly legal and moral for Saudi Arabia to do that!

Apr 14 08:46

15 Saudi ‘hijackers’ were CIA agents working for US

“We know that the 15 hijackers who were Saudis, the alleged hijackers, because they were not on those planes – not one of the 19 hijackers, or any Arabs, were on any of the four planes, according to the passenger list, and according to all of the evidence that would be there if they were on the planes, but has not been produced,” Dr. Barrett said.

“So these 15 Saudi patsies, who were set up to take the blame for 9/11, were in fact CIA agents. We know this – I had this confirmed directly by a CIA source that these 15 Saudis entered, and repeatedly reentered on these supposedly – they call them employment visas, but there’s a special number for employment visas that are only given to CIA assets as a reward for their service to the Central Intelligence Agency, and this visa allows them to come to the US. Typically they’re paid for their work for the CIA in Saudi Arabia, and then they are given this special kind of visa which is disguised as an employment visa but it’s a of particular type,” he stated.

Apr 13 11:52

The Jewish Roots of "Takfiri" Culture

Check out this article and others written by the well-researched Dr. Ashraf Ezzat for an alternative and more realistic view of history concerning the Middle East. The Talmudic Tapeworm works like a cancerous virus by corrupting/hijacking history and parasites host countries from within.

Apr 13 09:45

Something Just Snapped In Saudi Money Markets

Away from the headlines about The Panama Papers, global financial markets turmoiled quietly this week with a surge in equity and FX volatility and banks suffering more death blows. However, something happened in Saudi Arabia's banking system that was largely uncovered by anyone in the mainstream... overnight deposit rates exploded to their highest since the financial crisis in 2009...

It is clear that that the stress in Saudi markets has spread from the forward derivatives markets to actual funding problems.

Apr 12 10:35

U.S. and Saudis Causing Hundreds of Thousands of Children to Starve to Death In Yemen

The United States is a major backer and supporter of the Saudi-led war against Yemen. The U.S. supplies the weapons, and provides most of the targeting and military tactics. See this, this, this, this, this and this. (And see this for background on the Yemen war.)

The Saudi and American military are committing war crimes left and right …

Apr 10 16:00

Noam Chomsky On Germany's Weapons Exports To Israel, Saudi Arabia

In this video, MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is engulfing neighbouring states as well as the European continent.

Apr 09 10:26

McCain challenger criticizes non-profit donation from Saudi embassy

The Democrat challenging Sen. John McCain is hitting the Arizona Republican with a new ad that raises questions about a $1 million donation from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia to the McCain Institue for International Leadership.

“Thirty-three years in Washington have changed John McCain,” Kirkpatrick's Instagram ad says. "After blasting foreign money as a likely source of political scandals, he now refuses to answer questions about the McCain Institute's $1 million donation from Saudi Arabia. Arizonans deserve answers.”

Apr 09 08:47

60 MINUTES TO REPORT ON 28 PAGES SAID TO LINK 9/11, SAUDI ARABIA

The drive to declassify 28 pages from a congressional intelligence inquiry that detail specific indications of foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers is about to be put under a powerful spotlight, as 60 Minutes will air a segment on the topic this Sunday, April 10 at 7 pm ET/PT.

According to the CBS News preview of the story, Steve Kroft interviewed former senator Bob Graham, former congressman and CIA director Porter Goss, former 9/11 Commission members Bob Kerrey and John Lehman, lawyers representing 9/11 family members suing Saudi Arabia and former congressman Tim Roemer, who served on both the inquiry that produced the 28 pages and the 9/11 Commission that followed that inquiry.

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Ah yes, that "historical revisionist TV show" 60 minutes!!

The same show that allowed Bill and Hillary Clinton make a "non denial-denial" about Bill's having had an affair with Gennifer Flowers!!

"60 Minutes", as a concept, is rarely ever about telling the American people the truth; it is about spinning a narrative comfortable to the elites, and this coming show on alleged Saudi financing of 9/11 is absolutely no different.

The "agenda" here is to blame the Saudi government for the rise of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, rather than looking at the cold, hard, and highly uncomfortable facts behind their growth.

Did the Saudis perhaps do some funding of Jihadists?!?

Perhaps.

But this is not the main reason why these groups exist today; they exist because it is the US government trained these people.

As reported by the blog globalresearch.ca, on 19 September, 2014:

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history. The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union. The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, “by any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. In 1978-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the U.S. would be in violation.” During the 1970′s the CIA used the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a barrier, both to thwart Soviet expansion and prevent the spread of Marxist ideology among the Arab masses. The United States also openly supported Sarekat Islam against Sukarno in Indonesia, and supported the Jamaat-e-Islami terror group against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan. Last but certainly not least, there is Al Qaeda. Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980′s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan. America’s relationship with Al Qaeda has always been a love-hate affair. Depending on whether a particular Al Qaeda terrorist group in a given region furthers American interests or not, the U.S. State Department either funds or aggressively targets that terrorist group. Even as American foreign policy makers claim to oppose Muslim extremism, they knowingly foment it as a weapon of foreign policy. The Islamic State is its latest weapon that, much like Al Qaeda, is certainly backfiring. ISIS recently rose to international prominence after its thugs began beheading American journalists. Now the terrorist group controls an area the size of the United Kingdom. In order to understand why the Islamic State has grown and flourished so quickly, one has to take a look at the organization’s American-backed roots. The 2003 American invasion and occupation of Iraq created the pre-conditions for radical Sunni groups, like ISIS, to take root. America, rather unwisely, destroyed Saddam Hussein’s secular state machinery and replaced it with a predominantly Shiite administration. The U.S. occupation caused vast unemployment in Sunni areas, by rejecting socialism and closing down factories in the naive hope that the magical hand of the free market would create jobs. Under the new U.S.-backed Shiite regime, working class Sunni’s lost hundreds of thousands of jobs. Unlike the white Afrikaners in South Africa, who were allowed to keep their wealth after regime change, upper class Sunni’s were systematically dispossessed of their assets and lost their political influence. Rather than promoting religious integration and unity, American policy in Iraq exacerbated sectarian divisions and created a fertile breading ground for Sunni discontent, from which Al Qaeda in Iraq took root.

So folks, there you have it; on the eve of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia, this show will attempt to pawn off all responsibility for the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS on the shoulders of the Saudi government, rather than tell the truth about the US's involvement in the creation of violent jihadist groups, to be used to further the US government's geopolitical agenda.

Apr 08 11:04

US-Turkey-Saudi Arabia Arm Terrorists With Surface-to-Air Missiles in Syria

Second Syrian plane shot down by Islamist rebels in one month as al-Nusra and Daesh continue to acquire American weaponry from Turkey, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia.

Apr 08 10:35

SAUDI ARABIA WILL CLOSE ITS PORTS FOR IRAN’S OIL TANKERS

Saudi Arabia has apparently banned its territorial waters for Iranian oil shipments. As well the ports of Bahrain, according to this, are no longer to be approached by ships that are carrying Iranian oil. This is apparent from a newsletter from an insurance company and has not been officially confirmed. Saudi Arabia has taken action against its rival Iran. As the Financial Times reports, the country has banned its territorial waters for Iranian oil shipments. Ships of the neighboring country are not allowed to call into Saudi ports any more. As a source a newsletter of an insurance company serves, which was sent around in February. According to it, it prohibits access for ships that have Iranian oil on board and also applies for the waters of Bahrain. The letter of the insurance company supposedly also states that ships, which have been operating in Iranian ports, have to get a special permission from the authorities for transit. Officials have not yet confirmed the sanction.

Apr 06 14:26

UK Documentary Exposes Saudi Role In Global Terror Operations

ITV’s Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered portrays the horrific brutality with which the House of Saud maintains its rule and has been the subject of intense media commentary.

Apr 06 11:42

U.S. Scrambles to Repair Damaged Saudi Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will soon head to Saudi Arabia to discuss ways to increase cooperation in the war against the Islamic State. But there’s little indication he will be able to restore a vital relationship that's become riven with distrust in the last year, which would require him to reassure the Saudis on the very nature of the U.S. commitment to the kingdom and the region.

Carter is slated to meet on April 20 in Riyadh with Mohammed Bin Salman al Saud, the 30-year-old deputy crown prince and defense minister who is widely believed to be in contention to succeed his father, King Salman. Carter’s visit will come one day ahead of President Barack Obama’s stop there for a leaders’ summit between the U.S. and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a follow-on to their meeting at Camp David last May.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to SecDef Carter; neither Syria nor Iraq have invited the US military to do ANYTHING in their countries, thank you very much.

And Russia can reconstitute its troops in Syria in less than 24 hours, if need be.

And there is something about the US Government-enabled Saudi proxy war in Yemen that people in the West need to realize. As reported today in sputniknews.com:

Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains.

According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a "small" energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes.

In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day. In one of his previous analytical reports for New Eastern Outlook, Phil Butler called attention to the fact that Saudi Arabia's oil wealth is doomed to falter: "Given the nature of the country's [Saudi Arabia's] oil reserves, and almost unlimited production for decades, it's possible the Saudis could simply be running out of gas," the American analyst stressed.

In this context, it is hardly surprising that Riyadh has recently adopted an assertive and even aggressive foreign policy approach towards its neighbors. "Running out of the last of the nation's only saleable resource, the Saudi royalty have put their country into a mess, the potential for revolution there being acute, should the people discover the real predicament.

IF in fact the above report is true, look for further, and more intense, US military commitment to Saudi Arabia against the Houthi rebels in Yemen until they can be routed, and a US-controlled puppet can be "anointed" as Yemen's next "president".

Of course, the "good reasons" for this increased commitment will be passed off to the American people as concerning ISIS or Al Qaeda, or the rebels, but the real reason for enhanced US military activities here are Yemen's oil reserves, and the strategic, geopolitical importance of Bab El- Mandab.

Webmaster addition: So, it would appear that control of Yemen's oil and port was Saudi Arabia's payoff to act as the US proxy against the people of Yemen trying to oust their imposed puppet rulers.

Apr 05 13:23

Algiers Defends 'Non-Intervention' Stand in Message to Riyadh

Algeria defended its stand against foreign military intervention, in a message to Saudi Arabia as the two countries' ties are strained over the Yemen conflict and Lebanon. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a message to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, stressed that non-interference was a principle for Algiers "and not, as it may appear, a sign of opposition to Arab partners," Daily Star reported. He tasked his adviser Tayeb Belaiz with delivering the message to Saudi King Salman and at the same time inviting him to visit Algeria. Algeria has refused to join a Saudi-led military coalition which has for the past year fought in Yemen or to sign up to a designation by Riyadh and its Persian Gulf neighbors of Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization. Belaiz said Algiers always supports "peaceful political solutions" and "rejects violence, which, from its point of view, leads to more violence."

Apr 04 11:19

Saudis Retaliate To "Oil Freeze" Fallout: Ban Transport Of Iranian Crude In Territorial Waters

At first, when it announced the terms of its "oil freeze" agreement with Russia one month ago, Saudi Arabia seemed willing to grant Iran a temporary exemption from the supply freeze, at least until it recovers its pre-embargo production levels. That however changed on Friday when the country's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shocked Saudi Arabia's Arab allies in the Persian Gulf, telling Bloomberg his country would only join the freeze curbe Iran - and all other OPEC member nations - also joined.

Following the Friday announcement, yesterday Iran's oil minister Zangadeh made it clear that the country rejects Saudi demands, and would continue ramping up production at will, in the process making the April 17 Doha meeting meaningless.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Financial wars have a way of becoming shooting wars, and this could get ugly very quickly, particularly in light of the reality that no matter what the US government says, it wants to find an "excuse" for beginning a shooting war against Iran.

Apr 04 07:53

US Ally, Saudi Arabia Will Start Exterminating People for Being Gay, Blames Gayness on Facebook

Saudi Arabian prosecutors would like to impose the death penalty for homosexuality — because, apparently, Facebook and other social media are turning people gay.

Apr 03 08:41

Saudi Arabia to set up $2tn mega-fund for post oil era

The world’s largest crude exporter Saudi Arabia plans to create a huge sovereign wealth fund for the country’s most prized assets to prepare for a post oil era, said Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as cited by Bloomberg.

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