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Foreign Policy Failure: America Has Not Learned from Its Wars | The National Interest Blog

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 1, 2018

In 2011, I observed directly and graphically that our war, which was ten years old at the time, had failed to accomplish our objectives and reportedthat U.S. leaders were claiming success where they knew there was none.

US Government. Lying about war for 240 years.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/foreign-policy-failure-america-has-not-learned-its-wars-25607

Daniel L. Davis

It’s time for the Washington foreign-policy establishment to consider the seemingly unthinkable: perpetual foreign-military operations and occupations do not enhance American national security and economic prosperity.

Overwhelming evidence—currently on painful display in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen —reveals the stark reality that these operations drain our nation of critical resources, produces a slow-bleed of U.S. troops, and deteriorates our ability to respond to potentially existential battles in the future. Changes must be urgently made if we are to reverse this negative condition… Read the rest of this entry »

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US Admits ‘Doing the Planning’ for Saudi Strikes in Yemen

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 29, 2018

US involvement in mid-air refueling as beneficial for civilians being bombed

I bet the civilians being bombed in the poorest of the poor countries feel better knowing their destruction is being run by Uncle Sam.

The dead civilian men, women and children probably not so much.

http://theantimedia.com/us-planning-saudi-strikes-yemen/

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Mattis now admits the US is “doing the planning” in Yemen strikes, and has shown the Saudis how the concept of a no-strike zone is supposed to work, and engaged in a maturing process of “battlefield management” intended to see Saudi strikes killing fewer civilians. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is MSNBC Now the Most Dangerous Warmonger Network?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 4, 2018

Maybe. If so, quite an accomplishment considering the efforts of the other networks.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/msnbc-now-dangerous-warmonger-network/

The evidence is damning. And the silence underscores the arrogance.

More than seven weeks after a devastating report from the media watch group FAIR, top executives and prime-time anchors at MSNBC still refuse to discuss how the network’s obsession with Russia has thrown minimal journalistic standards out the window.

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

Posted by Martin 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 Martin 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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Prince of Darkness

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 27, 2017

Chronicles magazine gives The House of Saud a one-two punch.

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(Two is Taki’s column “Throw in the Towel” which is subscription blocked. I sent my paper edition payment in late so I am “suspended” and can’t offer a cut and paste nor URL but I will offer the last line) “Uncle Sam should be ashamed of himself. To be allied with such scum makes us all look pretty scummy.”

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2018/January/43/1/magazine/article/10843173/

When a massive clan, galvanized by Sunni/Wahhabi Islam and asabiyyah (cohesive loyalty), gains control of the world’s second-largest oil reserves, you get the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Today, the Kingdom is a bloated welfare state whose population includes 5,000 “princes” who consume (according to Barron’s) up to $50 billion per year enjoying ridiculously opulent lifestyles; a class of wealthy “noble” families loyal to the “royals” (e.g,, the late Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, multibillionaire Saudi construction magnate and father of 56 children, including the late Osama); and some 20 million Saudi nationals, two thirds of whom work for the government and are, to varying degrees, on the royal dole… Read the rest of this entry »

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Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million – ICRC

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 22, 2017

This is included in US civilian war death stats, right?

http://news.trust.org/item/20171221102014-v3i67

* Fastest growing outbreak on record, although likely overestimate

* Cholera epidemic will return in 2018

* Diphtheria spreading, with shortage of anti-toxin

* 8 million Yemenis on brink of famine (Adds quotes from MSF coordinator in Yemen) Read the rest of this entry »

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PALACE ASSAULT Ballistic missile intercepted over Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh just seconds before it slammed into royal palace

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 19, 2017

There are no reported casualties at this time. Can’t say the same when SA decimates a Yemeni town. But then you don’t have headlines like this when the sandal is on the other foot.

I am sure the scientific wizards at the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information had the missile trajectory down to the inch (oops, meter). CIA to SA – “tell them it was the Royal Palace”.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5171696/yemen-rebels-ballistic-missile-saudi-arabia-riyadh/

A ballistic missile was launched at the Saudi capital, a Houthi spokesman said.

Mohammed Abdussalam said on Twitter that a Volcano 2-H ballistic missile was fired towards al-Yamama royal palace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Libya Is Home to a 21st-Century Slave Market and the UN Security Council Won’t Act | Alternet

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 27, 2017

Yah, but all the US, French and UK oil profits were worth reneging on the US agreement to leave Libya alone when it renounced nukes. Oh wait, Al Qaeda runs the show now.

Oh well! Let’s go to Yemen and see who we can save there!

https://www.alternet.org/world/libya-home-21st-century-slave-market-and-un-security-council-wont-act

CNN recently aired a powerful report from Libya, where the reporters went into a house and shot footage of an auction of human beings. Yes, this is a 21st-century slave market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Biased Reporting on a Bad Guy – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 24, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/michael-s-rozeff/biased-reporting-on-a-bad-guy-mohammed-bin-salman/

Nowadays, the press is busy associating Yemen with Iran in order to justify Saudi aggression. However, it is reluctantly being forced to acknowledge the Saudi starvation strategy. The spread of cholera and the rising number of deaths is the attention-getter after 2 years.

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