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Bombshell NSA Memo: Saudi Arabia Ordered Attack On Damascus International Airport With US Knowledge

The Intercept has just released a new top-secret NSA document unearthed from leaked intelligence files provided by Edward Snowden which reveals in stunning clarity that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the war which has now claimed half a million lives. The US […]

Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, There is a common naïve view among many conservatives — and other supporters of a bloated military establishment — that foreign policy is made as part of a rational process in which foreign threats are assessed, and then requests are made to Congress to fund projects that […]

Flynn Probe Focusing On Former Business Partner

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's interactions with Turkish officials has expanded to include Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Kian, Reuters reported Tuesday. However, the news agency said it's unclear whether Kian is suspected of criminal activity, or if investigators are just trying to understand the role he played […]

Will Fear Of A Terror Lawsuit Stop The Saudis From Listing Aramco In the US?

The signing of a $350 billion arms deal between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US might not be enough to convince the Saudis to bring the Aramco IPO – expected to be the biggest public offering in markets history – to New York City. While the Saudi royal family, who hosted the president […]

Saudi Arabia Used U.S. Veterans To Lobby Against 9/11 Bill

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Elements of the charm offensive include the launch of a pro-Saudi Arabia media portal operated by high-profile Republican campaign consultants; a special English-language website devoted to putting a positive spin on the latest developments in the Yemen war; glitzy dinners with American political and business elites; and […]

Iran’s Shockingly Honest Reaction To Trump’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, While Donald Trump was in Riyadh, raving incessantly about the over-hyped Iran threat, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif was trolling America’s foreign policy establishment. He advised Trump to discuss with Saudi Arabia how to avoid another 9/11 atrocity rather than making baseless claims against Iran. Zarif said: “[Trump] must […]

A $500 Billion “Hitch” Emerges In The Saudi Aramco IPO

As Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince pushes his nation's Vision 2030 economic overhaul and crows of the $2 trillion Saudi Aramco valuation (ahead of its potential IPO), WSJ reports that officials at the state-owned oil company are using internal value estimates to $1.3 to $1.5 trillion, calling bin Salman's estimate "unrealistic and mind blowing." Since […]

Who Holds The Power In Today’s Oil Market?

Authored by Osama Rizvi via OilPrice.com, Amidst the din of analysts speculating about whether oil prices will rise or fall, observers may well be overlooking some pressing questions about the very nature of the global oil market. The most significant of these questions relates to whether Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on the global […]

Trump Left Saudi Arabia Off His Immigration Ban… Here’s Why

Submitted by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, On August 15, 1971, President Nixon killed the last remnants of the gold standard. It was one of the most significant events in US history—on par with the 1929 stock market crash, JFK’s assassination, or the 9/11 attacks. Yet most people know nothing about it. Here’s what happened… After […]

Can Saudi Arabia Survive With Oil Below $60?

Submitted by Gregory Brew via OilPrice.com, With the OPEC production deal holding, at least for the moment, questions have now arisen over how prospects look for the cartel’s biggest producer. It’s been a strange few years for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as its endured budget deficits for the first time in its modern history, […]