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  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • Israel's Iron Dome Defense of Saudis Aims to Avert Collapse of Trump, Netanyahu's Entire Strategy

    11/25/2018 12:36:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | November 22, 2018 / Kislev 14, 5779 | Chemi Shalev
    But Democrats view it as yet another expression of the prime minister’s overzealous backing for a despised U.S. president The Mossad’s Kidon unit, which foreign media describe as Israel’s official assassination squad, must be worried sick over the fallout from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Alongside its many successful hits, some of which are surely still unknown, Kidon’s men (and presumably women) have also known notorious failures, including the mistaken 1970 killing of Moroccan waiter Ahmed Bouchiki in Lillehammer, Norway, the failed 1997 assassination of Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in Jordan and...
  • Romney blasts Trump, Pompeo response to Saudis: 'Inconsistent' with 'American greatness'

    11/21/2018 12:56:19 PM PST · by detective · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/18 | John Bowden
    Sen.-elect Mitt Romney(R-Utah) (R-Utah) on Wednesday condemned President Trump's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest comments about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, calling them "inconsistent" with the U.S. national interest. "The President's and Secretary of State's Khashoggi statements to date are inconsistent with an enduring foreign policy, with our national interest, with basic human rights, and with American greatness," Romney said in a statement. "Sanctions do not necessarily require ending the alliance; they do demand real and painful consequence," he added.
  • The DC Establishment Gets Almost Everything Wrong About Trump’s Saudi Posture

    11/21/2018 11:46:44 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    Of President Donald Trump’s many disruptions to the established order, his foreign policy has been perhaps the least understood and least accepted by elites. Yesterday, President Trump resisted public pressure and declined to significantly reorient American foreign policy in light of Saudi Arabia’s brutal killing of its political opponent Jamal Khashoggi, who was also a columnist for the Washington Post. In a statement, Trump said that what happened to Khashoggi was terrible, but that Saudi Arabia is an ally that shares our broader strategic interests in the region, while Iran remains a foe to be countered. Trump had already imposed...
  • Trump's Evangelical Advisers Meet Saudi Crown Prince In Rare Visit

    11/01/2018 8:16:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 2, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post
    A group of prominent U.S. evangelical figures, including several of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisers, met Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose role in the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi remains unclear. In a statement that included smiling photos, the group said "it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go." The meeting at the royal palace in Riyadh comes amid widespread questions about the role the prince played in the operation that left Khashoggi dead after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul...
  • Trump, industry work behind the scenes to save Saudi arms package

    10/24/2018 11:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Money Control ^ | October 25, 2018 | Reuters
    The Trump administration and the US defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in the much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia as concerns rise about the role of the Kingdom's leadership over the death of a prominent critic. President Donald Trump has hedged his criticism of Saudi leaders over the disappearance and death of US resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, insisting he does not want to imperil a "tremendous order" of $110 billion of weapons he says will support 500,000 US jobs - figures that experts say are highly exaggerated. Khashoggi's killing in...
  • Vanity: Saudis - Our "Friends" who Look and Act Exactly Like Beelzebub

    10/23/2018 11:00:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    October 23, 2018 | AAABEST
    Just another devolved heathen tribe. Their highest leaders are low-level thugs who commit heinous murder, dismember the body then tell insulting, childish lies to our faces. These devolved humans are the same heathen Wahhabis responsible for 911 - either DIRECTLY or by giving aid, cover and safety to the evil doers. Why are we friends with them again? I'll give you ONE guess. A nation like the USA absolutely cannot have cozy relationships (any relationships really) with blatant, cold blooded, liar-murderers. We should not be arming *any* Mideast tribes - those arms will eventually/inevitably be used for evil, possibly against...
  • In Khashoggi Disappearance, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis

    10/19/2018 2:28:02 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/19/2018 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Since the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over two weeks ago, details from the police investigation, including gory descriptions of audio recordings that reveal he was killed in Tarantino-like fashion, have been leaked, drip by drip, to keep the world suspended as the mystery unfolds. The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front-page news around the world. But it has also served a deeper agenda — to push the United States to pressure Saudi Arabia — while shielding the government behind the news media to avoid...
  • Joe Scarborough Explains Why He Doesn't Think Trump Will Run for Re-Election (Unbelievable)

    10/18/2018 10:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 18, 2018 | Lauren Huff
    "He'll get money from the Saudis. He'll make money from Putin when he gets out — that's why he's been Putin's lapdog. Donald Trump is all about money," the 'Morning Joe' co-host said on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has a bold political prediction: he doesn't think President Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2020. "I don't think Donald Trump's going to run for re-election. He didn't want to be elected president, he didn't think he would be elected president. He didn't even think he was going to get the Republican nomination....
  • John Brennan Accuses Trump of Conspiring With the Saudis

    10/18/2018 2:47:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former CIA Director John Brennan suggested Wednesday night that President Trump is conspiring with Saudi leaders to make up a story about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. The Saudi journalist was last seen on October 2 walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey says the Saudis killed him, but Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud deny the charge. Trump suggested that he has no reason not to believe him and cited our economic relationship. That left Brennan with this theory. “So they’ve been working to concoct a story that’s going to stand...
  • Turkish Taffy

    10/14/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    It seems to me the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in Istanbul, is Erdogan-brand Turkish taffy, a confection of sugary lies made to inflame Americans against the Saudis and aid the far more dangerous to our well-being mullahs of Iran I confess to prejudice in this matter. I think Iran is a grave threat to the world, and the Saudis are aiding us in constraining the mullahs. Like Matthew Continetti, I believe the Saudis are now an important counterterrorism ally and roiling the waters there would disrupt “energy markets, create pockets of instability in which jihadists and Iranian-backed militias...
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    08/25/2018 4:16:18 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress.
  • OPEC sees oil rally towards $80 as short-term spike, not supply-driven

    05/17/2018 10:52:54 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 May 18 | Alex Lawler, Rania El Gamal
    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC sees oil’s rally towards $80 a barrel as a short-term spike driven by geopolitics rather than any supply shortage, four OPEC delegates said, a sign the group is not rushing yet to rethink its supply-cutting agreement. The view of top exporter Saudi Arabia is that any brief, speculator-driven jump in oil prices is not sufficient grounds for producers to boost output, an OPEC source familiar with the kingdom’s thinking said.
  • Amir Tsarfati covers the latest events in and related to the Middle East.

    03/06/2018 7:16:25 PM PST · by firebrand · 11 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | March 6m 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Iran's aspirations, Abbas and the "Palestinians," the Iran deal and the possibility of the U.S. pulling out, the Netanyahu bribery accusations, and the Saudi participation in the growing march toward war. Saudi Arabia may care more about stopping Iran even than Israel does. Quote from Netanyahu: "Iran must be stopped. and we are going to stop it."
  • Saudi Corruption Purge Captures $106 Billion During Asset Forfeiture – Qatar Delegation Arrives..

    01/30/2018 10:44:51 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/30/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) initiated a massive anti-corruption operation last year. Today, just as a Qatari delegation arrives in DC and concedes to the terms of the alliance, Reuters is reporting the resulting Saudi asset seizures total more than $106 billion.
  • Robert Mueller involved in FBI release of deceptive statements about Sarasota 9/11 probe

    01/24/2018 12:36:20 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    A recent government court filing is raising questions about then-FBI Director Robert Mueller’s involvement in the public release of deceptive official statements about a secret FBI investigation of Sarasota Saudis with apparent ties to the 9/11 hijackers. The misleading statements, issued by FBI officials in Miami and Tampa, were made within days of a September 2011 Florida Bulldog story disclosing the existence of the investigation and reporting that Congress had been kept in the dark about it.
  • Kerry: Israel, Egypt, Saudis pushed US to bomb Iran

    12/02/2017 11:59:48 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    AhlulBayt News Agency ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | staff
    (AhlulBayt News Agency) - US Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt pushed the United States to bomb Iran before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck. Kerry defended the deal during the Ignatius Forum in Washington, saying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was genuinely agitating towards action, before he struck the accord with Tehran. Kerry said when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he met with Saudi King Abdullah, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Netanyahu, who all lobbied for military action. "Each of them said to me, you have to bomb Iran,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

    11/10/2017 5:03:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 11-9-17 | David Hearst
    Some senior figures detained in last Saturday's purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned. Members of the royal family, government ministers and business tycoons were caught up in the sudden wave of arrests orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known...
  • WATCH: Podesta Group Linked to Saudis Arrested For Corruption

    11/09/2017 5:21:06 AM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    New documents expose close ties between the Podesta Group and high-ranking Saudi officials recently arrested on corruption charges this past weekend. One America’s Kristian Rouz has more on the deals between key Clinton allies and ousted Saudi officials.
  • Saudi Billionaire Arrested with 10 Others - Waleed Bin Talal

    11/04/2017 3:11:23 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 308 replies
    Spectator Index ^ | 11/4/2017 | Staff
    BREAKING: Saudi Arabia arrests several senior princes including billionaire Waleed bin Talal and head of National Guard Miteb bin Abdullah