Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts to Child Killers

US President Donald Trump makes his first overseas visit this weekend, beginning in the Middle East and continuing to Europe. His tour to the "holy land" is being presented with feel-good, messianic spin. Trump touches down first in Saudi Arabia, then will go Israel and from there make a pilgrimage to Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories. After his stop at the …

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Abu Trump al-Amriki

Embattled at home in a do-or-die war (or "witch hunt") against powerful factions of the deep state, President Trump, in the first stop of his first foreign trip, lands with pomp and circumstance in the ultimate totalitarian theocracy. Trump will be lavishly entertained by a parasite monarchy that for decades exports the ideological matrix of all forms of Salafi-jihadi …

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Saudi Exceptionalism: Trump Hates Radical Islam, Except When You can Make Money from It

It’s hard to fully capture the irony — not to mention sheer repulsiveness — of Donald Trump’s decision to make Saudi Arabia the first stop on his inaugural foreign trip as US president. The decision marks yet another rapid rhetorical turnaround for Trump. Candidate Trump was not a fan of the Saudi kingdom. In fact, …

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Yemeni Sniper Kills 2 Saudi Fighters with One Bullet

Yemeni military media released a video this week depicting a Yemeni sniper managing to take-out two Saudi soldiers with only one bullet. In the video you can see three Saudi fighters. A Yemeni sniper kills two with one bullet and the third frantically retreats. The incident took place in the Tal’ah moutian range in the city of …

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Politics, not Religion, is the Source of Sunni-Shia Conflict

Lately, it has become a habit of Orientalist apologists of Western imperialism to offer reductive historical and theological explanations of Sunni-Shi’a conflict in the Middle East region in order to cover up the blowback of ill-conceived Western military interventions and proxy wars that have reignited the flames of the internecine conflict in the Islamic World. …

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Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. © Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Prince Accuses Iran of ‘Extremist Ideology,’ Ambition to ‘Control Islamic World’

It’s impossible to build bridges between Saudi Arabia and Iran due to Tehran’s “extremist ideology” and ambitions to “control the Islamic world,” Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, the kingdom’s defense minister. The official shared his views in an interview with MBC television, broadcasted by Saudi media. Asked if there’s any room for …

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Al-Qaeda Admits to Being a US Ally in Yemen

The current leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qasim al-Rimi, announced this week that the Sunni terrorist organization frequently fights right alongside US and Saudi-backed forces. Here at Geopolitics Alert, we’ve always stressed the fact that al-Qaeda is a de facto US-ally in Yemen and AQAP leader Qasim al-Rimi seems to agree with us. Al-Rimi escaped …

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War Crimes & Genocide: What You Aren’t being Told about US Involvement in Yemen

If the public were to rely solely on the U.S. government and its respective mouthpieces for its source of news, one might assume Iran is to blame for the current crisis engulfing Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country. From Reuters: “At least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 3 million displaced in the …

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