The Syrian War Will Go Nuclear

Events that have transpired in and around Syria and the Middle East with the defeat of ISIS during the fall of 2018 clearly prove one thing. The US and Israel, and under Trump the two are inseparable, intend to push Russia and China to nuclear confrontation. The Pentagon is fully behind this, wanting to stop …

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Trump Scrambles to Cover for Saudi Regime as Crisis Over Khashoggi Murder Mounts

Following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s emergency talks in Riyadh and Ankara, and amid mounting reports implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration is scrambling to shield Washington’s closest ally in the Arab World. On Thursday, Trump continued to suggest that Prince …

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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has been under pressure following the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Reuters)

Saudi Royal Family ‘Discussing Succession’ Over Khashoggi Crisis

Saudi Arabia’s royal court is discussing the potential for a change in the line of succession, with the US government wanting “direct involvement” in the process, a Western intelligence source has told Middle East Eye. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source described the “Saudis being in disarray” as pressure continues to mount on Riyadh …

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A security personnel looks out from the entrance of the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Oct. 14, 2018. Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi critic, vanished after he walked into the consulate on Oct. 2. Petros Giannakouris | AP

Trump Will Use Journalist Murder to Force Saudis to Drop Their S-400 Purchase, Load Up on US Weapons

The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Postcolumnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, President Donald Trump warned the Saudis of “severe punishment” if the Saudi government was found to have been responsible for the journalist’s alleged murder. The Saudi government has vocally denied …

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The Kanye Effect: Black Americans Declaring Allegiance to Trump May Mean Disaster for Democrats

With Midterms around the corner, some Black voters are tearing up their Democratic memberships, arguing the party no longer has their best interests at heart. Is this a new political trend or a mere flash in the pan for the GOP? At least since the 1960s, following a raft of civil rights legislation put forward …

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Trump’s Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel

Introduction In recent weeks the White House has embraced the contemporary version of the world’s most murderous regimes. President Trump has embraced the Saudi Arabian “Prince of Death” Mohammad bin Salman who has graduated from chopping hands and heads in public plazas to dismembering bodies in overseas consulates – the case of Jamal Khashoggi. The …

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Tariffs and Sanctions: A New Energy Trade War?

The Trump Administration trade policy is nowhere so clear as in the energy area. For years it was thought that the younger Bush Administration was one of the most energy industry friendly in history. But the Trump Administration has gone far beyond that. Hiring Ray Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, as US Secretary of …

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