Dozens of journalists die every year throughout the world, including some specifically targeted by governments. Why has the case of Jamal Khashoggi gotten so much attention? It’s mainly because he has many friends among American journalists, and his death provides yet another opportunity to bash President Trump. Here’s what you won’t read in most of … Continue reading Jamal Khashoggi: The Rest of the Story
When the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reactions around the world were pretty much what everyone expected. Anti-Israel activists were up in arms from San Francisco to the EU. Muslim countries protested. Violence broke out in Israel. Mild objections came from some of our allies, including Saudi Arabia. One of … Continue reading Will Israeli-Palestinian peace be brokered by Saudi Arabia?
While we've been distracted by other things real signifcant news keeps happening For example my reaction to this is Wow! Saudi Arabia’s all-powerful crown prince has opened up a new front in his attempts to change the Middle East by intervening in Palestinian politics and demanding backing for President Trump’s vision for peace with Israel. … Continue reading Here’s a Headline out of the Middle East you Don’t Read Every Day…
Today, President Trump had what a majority of Americans would consider to be a successful foreign policy day. His tone when speaking about terrorism to the core of the Muslim world in the Middle East was generally approved; the left liked that he didn't go off the rails and the right witnessed a breath of … Continue reading Trump’s foreign policy success or failure will be set in motion in Israel
This took Trump what Ten Days? Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a phone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said. Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect … Continue reading Suddenly Under Trump Saudi’s Agree to Support Syria Safe Zone for Refugees MSM Memes Hardest Hit
You know we really have it easy in the US. When our government lies to our faces about the Iranian Nuke deal we can pound our chests, talk about the debasement of democracy and how these poor decisions are making the middle east a less safe place knowing that in the end it will be … Continue reading Reality Asserts Itself in the Middle East
By John Ruberry One of the five pillars of Islam is zakāt, that is, charitable giving. It seems that the six Arabian Gulf States, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Obama, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia have, according to Amnesty International, "offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees." These Muslim nations have been exposed as hypocrites, … Continue reading Saudis, other Gulf states not taking in Syrian refugees
There have been plenty in the media who have argued that the violence like the targeting of Pam Geller's event in Garland TX or the threat to behead her out Boston anything more than the actions of a small minority and that those who claim Sharia law is something repressive simply do not understand Islam. By … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Apparently Unclear on the Meaning of Islam
Duncan: It doesn't have to be public as long as everybody knows Yes Minister: Party Games 1984 This weekend everyone was all a twitter about the Saudi's intention to arm themselves with Nuclear Weapons to answer the Obama enabled mullahs of Iran. But unlike the Iranians who decided to develop their own program the … Continue reading The Saudi’s start acting like it’s a Crisis
Here is a bit from a story in the Independent: Just 24 hours ahead of a planned five-day truce in Yemen, the country’s capital Sanaa has been hit with one of the worst days of bombing since a Saudi-led coalition began their air campaign against Houthi rebels in late March. In videos taken by residents … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember When Activists cared about Dead Arabs
Centurion: You know the penalty laid down by Roman law for harboring a known criminal? Matthias:No. Centurion:Crucifixion! Matthias: Oh. Centurion: Nasty, eh? Matthias:Could be worse. Centurion: What you mean "Could be worse"? Matthias:Well, you could be stabbed. Centurion:Stabbed? Takes a second. Crucifixion lasts hours. It's a slow, horrible death Matthias:Well, at least it gets you … Continue reading The One Bright Side of Obama’s Incompetence
By John Ruberry Here is a headline from earlier this month that caught my eye and it comes from, surprise, the Washington Post: At last, a Western country stands up to Saudi Arabia on human rights. Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, had planned to speak at an Arab League event in Cairo and her office's … Continue reading Saudis throwing a fit over Swedish foreign minister’s remarks on women’s rights
As you might have heard Egypt has decided to hit ISIS over the public murder of a bunch of its Christian citizens in addition to that strike there have been several developments: On Monday, el-Sissi visited the main Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo to offer his condolences on the Egyptians killed in Libya, … Continue reading Some interesting News Concerning Egypt vs ISIS
What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, 'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.' He said in reply, 'I will not,' but afterwards he changed his mind and went. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in … Continue reading On Jews The Obama Tree is known by it’s Fruit
Right now Oil prices are dropping faster than we've seen them drop in years. Oil prices sank again on Monday, giving consumers more of a break and causing a split among OPEC leaders about what action should be taken, if any, to halt the slide. The price drop has led to a near free fall … Continue reading Has Saudi Arabia finally been Checkmated?