Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saying, “It is what it is,” Donald Trump announces that we will be giving the Saudis a pass on the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post reporter

Today, Donald Trump issued an extremely unusual official statement from the White House on the October 2 murder in Istanbul of United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. After declaring the world to be “a very dangerous place,” the President, in his statement, made the case as to why, in his opinion, even […]

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Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and permanent resident of the United States, has likely been murdered by the Saudis, and the Trump administration seems reluctant to act. Why?

On October 2, Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, as you can see in the above photo, was observed entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where he’d made plans to pick up documents that he needed concerning his recent divorce. It’s now nearly two weeks later, and he has yet to be observed leaving the building. […]

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Have the Republicans, in an attempt to keep a Democratic former CIA operative from Congress, released her private security clearance application to the press?

Back in 2014, with the rabid support of the Tea Party and far-right talkshow hosts like Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Ann Coulter, Dave Brat, an econ professor at Randolph–Macon College with an Ayn Rand fetish and a talent for riling up crowds of angry voters, somehow managed to win the Republican primary for Virginia’s […]

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Four things that have happened since Trump tore up the Iran deal

Ok, I’ve got four additional things I want to mention about Trump’s proclamation yesterday that the United States would no longer honor its obligations under the multinational Iran deal. [For my previous thoughts, just scroll back to yesterday’s post.] 1. It’s clear to me, as I sit here watching Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempt to answer […]

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It looks as though Trump once again played right into Putin’s hands, turning against Qatar before the facts were in, and creating an opening for the Russians

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain closed all borders (land, sea and air) with the country of Qatar, an action that was then followed by Yemen, the Maldives and Libya. And, this morning, our President took to Twitter to take credit for the fact that these countries had moved to […]

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