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Spain to sell 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia | Herald Sun

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 14, 2018

Borrell said the laser-guided bombs hit their targets with “extraordinary precision” of within one metre.

We have been hearing bout the accuracy of laser guided munitions since desert storm. The government tells us “80% success rate” then months later, the truth.

The Saudi’s are already pretty good at hitting hospitals and school buses. But then they have US helping them.

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/spain-to-sell-400-bombs-to-saudi-arabia/news-story/53869f3f06f3f5b757be7a3d986765af

Reuters

Spain will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia after the deal was previously halted amid concerns over the Saudi role in the war in Yemen.

“The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honour a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by the previous government,” Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told Onda Cero radio.

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in a war which the United Nations says has killed more than 10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine.

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The Seditionists – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 10, 2018

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/09/09/the-seditionists/

The Deep State dictatorship comes out of the closet

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I’m often asked “How can you claim President Trump is in any way supporting your antiwar agenda when he …” and this is followed by a reference to at least one of the places on earth where he’s violating his “no more regime change” pledge or otherwise supporting the unsupportable, as in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. I’ve always answered by saying that, in the long run, and in a general sense, his November 2016 win was a giant step forward in that the anti-interventionist principle has been victorious even if it’s being imperfectly implemented.

However, back in April I raised the possibility of an active “resistance” inside the White House that is specifically preventing him from carrying out his mandate for peace. In “A President Held Hostage?” I outlined the scenario an anonymous White House official described in a recent New York Times op ed piece, wherein he or she describes the forces out to destroy Trump’s presidency:

“The dilemma – which he does not fully grasp – is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

“I would know. I am one of them.” Read the rest of this entry »

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MSM Finally Concedes Defeat On Yemen, Ceases Blackout Of Coverage

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 21, 2018

In the US, criticism of Saudi Arabia is nearly as taboo as criticism of Israel.

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/msm-finally-concedes-defeat-on-yemen-ceases-blackout-of-coverage-1b774266dbfe

Caitlin Johnstone

Last month, an article by Fair.org went viral in republications by popular alternative media outlets ranging from Salon to Zero Hedge to Alternet to Truthdig, among many others. The article was initially titled “ACTION ALERT: It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen”, but many subsequent republications went with variations on the more attention-grabbing headline, “MSNBC has done 455 Stormy Daniels segments in the last year — but none on U.S. war in Yemen”.

The centerpiece of the article was the following graphic, which I saw shared on its own many times in my social media feeds:

That’s about as in your face as it gets, isn’t it?… Read the rest of this entry »

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Exclusive: FBI Told Former Agent Not to Help 9/11 Victims Build Case Against Saudi Arabia | 28Pages.org

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 2, 2018

Owens, a plaintiff in the suit against Saudi Arabia, says news of the FBI’s obstructionism in her case “confirms what we’ve been suspecting all along—that the government, through three administrations, has decided that staying friends with Saudi Arabia is more important than holding accountable the sponsors of the 9/11 attacks.”

The FIB-To Serve and Protect-themselves and the state.

You and I are not in the picture.

Exclusive: FBI Told Former Agent Not to Help 9/11 Victims Build Case Against Saudi Arabia

By Brian P. McGlinchey

A retired FBI counterterrorism agent with a notable role in the story of 9/11 says the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel told him not to cooperate with attorneys representing 9/11 victims in their suit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, because it could harm U.S.-Saudi relations.

In an exclusive interview with 28Pages.org, Kenneth Williams, author of an ignored July 2001 memo warning that Osama bin Laden may be training pilots in the United States, explains why he has now decided to ignore the FBI’s instructions,and illustrates how the failure to share critical information continued into the 9/11 investigation—possibly to the benefit of the kingdom… Read the rest of this entry »

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U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite Talk of Downsizing

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 29, 2018

It is easier to list the nations where the US doesn’t have troops deployed. Soon the the same can be said about where we are at (undeclared) war. None have attacked US.

The only country that has attacked US since 1941 is Saudi Arabia and the US treats them like…kings.

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/26/us-special-operations-africa-green-berets-navy-seals/

Last October, four U.S. soldiers – including two commandos – were killed in an ambush in Niger. Since then, talk of U.S. special operations in Africa has centered on missions being curtailed and troop levels cut.

Press accounts have suggested that the number of special operators on the front lines has been reduced, with the head of U.S. Special Operations forces in Africa directing his troops to take fewer risks. At the same time, a “sweeping Pentagon review” of special ops missions on the continent may result in drastic cuts in the number of commandos operating there. U.S. Africa Command has apparently been asked to consider the impact on counterterrorism operations of cutting the number of Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other commandos by 25 percent over 18 months and 50 percent over three years… Read the rest of this entry »

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US Preparing For War Against Iran – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 28, 2018

Margolis makes decimating Iranian infrastructure sound quite easy. It may be, but infrastructure may be all the US can do as we have depleted ourselves fighting 6 or 8 wars in the ME and Africa.

Israel and SA will be sure the US does it’s unfair share of the heavy lifting.

Iran’s landscape is forbidding like Afghanistan, only there is a lot more. There is a reason Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires.

The US has been in the ME for 17 years with no success and no end in sight. We have not won a real war since 1945 and Russia took most of that heat.

Now we are going to take on Iran. The ally of China and Russia.

This is what the 1953 CIA overthrow election interference of the Iranian government has wrought.

The only winner is the military/industrial/bankster complex. War is nothing more than a racket.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/eric-margolis/us-preparing-for-war-against-iran/

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US Army Special Forces Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 4, 2018

And you thought it was congress that ruled the swamp and lied the most.

How would you like to have a child die in Yemen helping Al Qaeda supporting Saudi Arabia decimate one of the most already miserable places on the planet.

Is this how you defending our country?

http://theantimedia.com/us-army-special-forces-secretly-fight-houthis-yemen/

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The New York Times is reporting on Thursday that there are actually a small number of US special forces on the ground at the Saudi border with Yemen. Those troops have not only been on the ground since late 2017, but are there on a mission to help the Saudi military fight Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi movement.

No public debate took place with respect to this deployment. Indeed, the Pentagon appears to have gone to great lengths not to tell the American public or the Congress about the Green Berets they sent to the border. The Green Berets are intended to help the Saudis “locate and destroy” Houthi missile caches, and attack Houthi launch sites inside Yemen…

Be seeing you

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The US Is Blatantly Telling Lies as It Tries to Turn the World Against Iran

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 31, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/houthi-missiles-not-made-in-iran/

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(ANTIMEDIA)  It’s no secret that the Trump administration has a strong distaste for Iran. Iran is one of the only issues on which the U.S. president has remained relatively consistent. Trump berated the country both before and after taking office.

However, Trump’s anti-Iran strategy goes against the better judgment of even the most anti-Iranian advisors in his staff who don’t want to see the U.S. isolated on the world stage. Fortunately for Trump, however, he is not alone in his bid to isolate and demonize Iran at all costs. Read the rest of this entry »

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US Obsesses Over Iran as Saudi Arabia Executes 10 Women in Yemen

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 31, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/iran-saudi-arabia-10-women-yemen/

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(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Saudi Arabia – a country that now sits on the U.N. Women’s Rights Commission – just executed ten women in an aerial bombardment that appeared to target a wedding procession in Yemen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mattis: US Will Improve Saudi Targeting to Kill Fewer Yemeni Civilians – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 30, 2017

Up to now the presstitute media has done a good job hiding US involvement in killing Yemeni civilians.

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/12/29/mattis-us-will-improve-saudi-targeting-to-kill-fewer-yemeni-civilians/

 …Interestingly, other US officials have tried to downplay their direct role in the Saudi war in recent weeks, and despite Mattis’ talk of improving the Saudis’ targeting, other Pentagon officials have claimed that the US has nothing to do with Saudi targeting whatsoever, and can’t be held responsible for what they hit.

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