Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) for an “open and candid” conversation on Wednesday, according to a US official speaking to Reuters. The discussion covered a wide range of bilateral issues, including potential Saudi-Israeli normalization and the war in Yemen.
As Biden Eyes More War, South Yemen Intensifies Push for Secession
The UAE-backed National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) called on its forces to secure a military takeover and annexation of the entirety of Yemen’s southern territory during a meeting on Monday, the Arab Weekly reported. The STC is intensifying its push for secession, seeking a partition corresponding with the borders of the former states of North Yemen and South Yemen, which existed prior to the country’s 1990 unification.
Washington Pushes Netanyahu to Shelve Judicial Overhaul in Bid for Saudi-Israeli Normalization
As the Joe Biden administration continues its hurried push to foster an unlikely normalization deal between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, the White House is suggesting Israel make some concessions to the Saudis in the hopes of achieving an agreement, Times of Israel reported on Tuesday.
Jake Sullivan Reviewed ‘Significant Progress’ Toward Yemen Peace in Meeting with MBS
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, and reviewed “significant progress” toward peace in the war-torn country of Yemen, Al Jazeera reported on Monday.
This Week At The Libertarian Institute
The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We’ve got you covered. Check out this week in review at the Libertarian Institute.
These People Are Out of Their Minds
I mean the consensus take over there at ForeignPolicy.com on the Russia-Ukraine war. Same as it ever was and all, but this time with H-bombs. This is why history is so fucked up. It's just the crazy-ass present of the past. Let's hope humanity at least survives the...
U.S. Inflation Climbs To 7.5%
Rents rose 0.5% last month in another of a series of sharp increases since last summer. The cost of rent — the biggest expense for many households —has jumped almost 4% in the past year. Food prices also increased again, up almost 1% in January. The cost of groceries...
The Human Under the Numbers
The story of Anne Frank is tragic. If not for the words that she wrote in her diary, she would be a digit of history. Her diary is relatable, and the thoughts that collected inside her being during a horrible time in history gives the reader an idea of who she was....
Salafis Throwing Bombs: How American and British Planners Partnered With Al-Qaeda Affiliated Groups At the Start of the Syrian Civil War
Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called...
For One Day, Protestors Stopped the War Machine
I’ve attended most of the major antiwar protests in Washington since 9/11. At a 2005 protest, a cop tried to whack me on the head with a wooden pole. At a 2007 protest, I snapped a picture showing George W. Bush hanging next to the U.S. Capitol. But my favorite...
America’s Culture of Killing: It doesn’t begin at home
Biden bombs Syria. Mass shooters kill Asians in Atlanta and white people in Boulder. Connect the dots. https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/10/06/americas-culture-killing-doesnt-begin-home/
Jury of Probably a Bunch of Government Employees Convicts Anti-Nuke Activists
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 have been convicted for peacefully protesting government H-bombs. They face up to 20 years. Hear my interview of Elizabeth McAlister from last week here.
Saudi Jets Bomb Yemen Capitol Sanaa
The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday. Fatik Al-Rodaini from Mona Relief Yemen Charity is reporting on Twitter that bombs are going off and Saudi jets...
FPF #280 – MbS Tied to Khashoggi Murder
On FPF #280, I discuss recent CIA leaks that tie Saudi Crown Prince MbS to the Khashoggi murder. The leaks say the CIA assesses with medium to high confidence MbS targeted Khashoggi and probably ordered his death. Another report shows MbS contacted a member of the...
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