Leaked UAE Emails: Saudi Arabia Came Close to ‘Conquering’ Qatar
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Leaked UAE Emails: Saudi Arabia Came Close to ‘Conquering’ Qatar

Saudi Arabia came close to “conquering” Qatar, according to a recent email purportedly sent by the Emirati ambassador to the US, Yousef al-Otaiba. The claim came in a new batch of leaked emails, released online overnight on Wednesday, by an unknown party. In a May 2017 email thread with former US diplomat Elliot Abrams, Otaiba…

Who Rules America? The Power Elite in the Time of Trump
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Who Rules America? The Power Elite in the Time of Trump

Introduction In the last few months, several competing political, economic and military sectors – linked to distinct ideological and ethnic groups – have clearly emerged at the centers of power. We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite: 1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the ‘Israel…

Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars For Oil Payments
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Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars For Oil Payments

Did the doomsday clock on the petrodollar (and implicitly US hegemony) just tick one more minute closer to midnight? Apparently confirming what President Maduro had warned following the recent US sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reports that Venezuela has officially stopped accepting US Dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. As we previously noted,…

Israel Is Getting Ready for a Major War — and No One Is Talking About It
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Israel Is Getting Ready for a Major War — and No One Is Talking About It

Last week, Israel began holding its largest military drill in 20 years, and it was specifically designed to simulate a war with Hezbollah. From the Independent: “The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has deployed thousands of air, sea and land personnel to the Lebanese border for its biggest military drill in almost two decades, a show of strength designed…