Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

And how the U.S. could stop weapon sales if we wanted to. by Alex Kane In these Times edited by O Society May 24, 2019 PRIYANKA MOTAPARTHY, A RESEARCHER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, arrived at a market in the Yemeni village of Mastaba on March 28, 2016, to find large craters, destroyed buildings, debris, shredded … Continue reading Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

US complicity in the genocide in Yemen spans Obama and Trump administrations

by Jeff Bachman Conversation Nov 26, 2018 A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describeYemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Guterres put the crisis in stark perspective, emphasizing the near complete … Continue reading US complicity in the genocide in Yemen spans Obama and Trump administrations

Sometimes What Trump Says is True

Why does it make Americans angrier when Trump tells the truth than when he lies? “It’s a mean & nasty world out there, the Middle East in particular. This is a long and historic commitment, & one that is absolutely vital to America’s national security.” Mike Pompeo, I agree 100%. In addition, many Billions of Dollars of … Continue reading Sometimes What Trump Says is True

The Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Seymour Hersh London Review of Books A group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an … Continue reading The Killing of Osama bin Laden

Trouble in Neoliberal Paradise: The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

In the six weeks before Khashoggi’s disappearance, MBS not only managed to anger the U.S. military-industrial complex but the world’s most powerful bankers. by Whitney Webb MintPress News Oct 26, 2018 RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed … Continue reading Trouble in Neoliberal Paradise: The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

Sunni vs Shia: the Roots of Islam’s Civil War

How  this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world. by MICHAEL AXWORTHY New Statesman https://youtu.be/A9RCFZnWGE0 As part of a trip to Iran a few years ago, I visited a friend south of Tehran, in Kashan, a city between mountains and desert with many beautiful old buildings and … Continue reading Sunni vs Shia: the Roots of Islam’s Civil War

The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia

If the Saudi power structure were to crumble in the wake of the Khashoggi scandal there would be chaos at home and a shift in power around the Gulf. by Daniel Lazare ConsortiumNews Oct 25, 2018 If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not … Continue reading The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia