Palace Coup in Riyadh

A new period in the Middle East It is said that Nature abhors a vacuum. The defeat of the « Islamic Emirate in Iraq and Syria » (or « Daesh », according to its Arab acronym) – which, in quick succession, has just lost Mosul, under the onslaught of the Iraqi army, Rakka, taken by …

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Crown Prince bin Salman ‘Bribed’ Trump, Saudi Twitter Whistleblower Claims

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally bribed Donald Trump with $1bn during the US president’s visit to Riyadh in May, an anonymous Saudi commentator, who uses the Twitter handle Mujtahidd, has claimed. Bin Salman, then-deputy crown prince, was able to win the US administration's favour in his power struggle with his cousin Mohammed …

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The Consequences of the US-NATO Destruction of Libya

Libya is rarely mentioned in the mainstream Western media, which is not surprising because the place is a catastrophic shambles as a result of the US-NATO Operation Unified Protector in 2011 during which the military alliance carried out 9,658 airstrikes and several hundred cruise missile attacks in seven months of war against the Libyan government. They didn’t lose a …

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Trump in Asia: How Power Has Shifted Since Richard Nixon’s Trip to China in 1972

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit as part of his five-nation tour of Asia. Sputnik looks at how the relationship between the US and China has changed Richard Nixon's historic eight-day trip in 1972. Chinese President Xi Jinping rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, November 8, …

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The Greek Occupation of Jerusalem and the Holy Land

The Pope of Jerusalem (one of the five original popes, His Beatitude the Patriarch of the Holy Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and Holy Land, by his usual title) Theophilos III hardly dares to visit churches nowadays. Whenever he is coming, his flock stands outside and prevents his entry. Last week, Jewish police helped him …

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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiations Being Considered?

From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong, nowhere near surrender. Signs now indicate that as the war continues, some circles within the US power structure may be looking …

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The Balfour Declaration – One Hundred Years of (Goyim) Solitude

In Heidegger and the Jews, the French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard points out that history claims to narrate the past but, in practice, what it does is conceal our collective shame. The Americans conceal slavery and imperial genocidal aggression, the Brits conceal their colonial blunders, the Jews turn their eyes away from anything that may have …

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Washington’s Wonderful World of Corruption

Top officials sell out to anyone for anything One of the interesting side benefits, if one might call it that, of the everlasting investigation into Russiagate is the window provided on the extreme corruption of U.S. politicians and government officials. It has become evident that anyone can seemingly buy political and media support for nearly …

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How Silicon Valley Exploits Consumers in Order to “Serve Mankind”

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Noam Cohen's new book The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball. Silicon Valley surely is unrivaled in the American economy in its claims to "serve mankind." So much so, in fact, that the satirical TV show Silicon Valley …

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