Hariri’s Capture Was Instrumental to the “Red Prince’s” Rise to Power
Opinion

Hariri’s Capture Was Instrumental to the “Red Prince’s” Rise to Power

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman forced the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and subsequently detained him not just to destabilize Lebanon, but because the foreign leader is a dual-Saudi national who was plotting against the future King and could have granted “political asylum” to fleeing royals eager to one day exact their revenge…

From Superpower to Incompetence
Opinion

From Superpower to Incompetence

Having grown up during the second half of the 20th century, I don’t recognize my country today. I experienced life in a competent country, and now I experience life in an incompetent country. Everything is incompetent. The police are incompetent. They shoot children, grandmothers, cripples, and claim that they feared for their life. Washington’s foreign…

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East
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How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East

The recent leak of a classified Israeli Foreign Ministry cable sent to all Israeli diplomatic facilities worldwide points to the subterfuge being engaged in by Israel and Saudi Arabia to effectuate political discord in Lebanon and a Saudi military confrontation with Iran. The recent leak of a classified Israeli Foreign Ministry cable sent to all…

How Saudi Arabia Sows Instability
Opinion

How Saudi Arabia Sows Instability

The anachronistic family enterprise known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been politically fragile. In some respects it is remarkable that this entity has endured into the Twenty-first Century. A clan of royals lives on rake-offs from the country’s petroleum wealth, while using more of that wealth to buy off a fast-growing population. The Saudis…