Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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Trump ban on Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with appeasing his racist base

As we discussed last night, Trump’s clearly illegal ban on those entering the United States from majority-Muslim nations was interesting in that not all majority-Muslim nations were included. While Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen made the list, several others, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, did not… which is odd, given that’s where […]

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Because you asked for it, here’s my ill-informed, not-terribly-thoughtful, completely unsatisfying post on Syria

I have absolutely nothing of value to add to the debate on whether or not we get involved in the Syrian civil war. I know that. And I’m inclined to just keep my mouth shut. But, as people keep writing to me, demanding that I take a stand, as though what’s said on a tiny […]

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A new Saudi connection to 9/11 surfaces 10 years after the fact

The following blurb was posted to the Democracy Now website today. Former Florida senator, Bob Graham, is calling on President Obama to reopen the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks after new information has emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis in the 9/11 attack. According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi […]

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Thanks, New York

Is this image offensive to gay people? If so, let me know and I’ll replace it with the photo of Ernie and Bert that’s been circulating through the tubes today. This was just the first thing to come to mind when I decided to commemorate the passage of New York’s Marriage Equality Act with a […]

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