Trump Once Again Lets Dictators Silence Their Critics in the US

We are still carrying the raw wound of the brazen Saudi dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post correspondent — and lawful permanent resident of the United States — who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and there cut up with a bone saw for being too persistent a critic of Saudi Arabia’s…

Rep. Amash blasts Trump's mercenary Saudi force: 'He sells troops'

Rep. Justin Amash — the former Republican who, by dint of the gram of integrity he has, was compelled to leave the party in July — has called out Donald Trump over, well, this egregious shite pile of a policy: x He sells troops. “We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia—I said, listen, you’re…

Trump exercised veto to sell Saudis $8 Billon in arms on the day of Ukraine call

Wednesday’s anniversary memorial service for Jamal Khashoggi  reminds us that on the same day of the Ukraine call, Trump vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Senate failed to overturn the veto, allowing precision-guided munitions technology to be transferred to Saudi Arabia….

Are These Trump Calls to Putin and MBS on the Secret Server Too?

The intelligence whistleblower states that White House lawyers moved the transcript of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky to a stand alone secret server in the White House.  This was done as part of the coverup.  But the whistleblower also states that this is NOT the only time this abuse of intelligence classification was done.  There…

Third Strike in the Middle East?

The Washington Post had an op-ed this morning — Our new Saddam Hussein — that got me to thinking about our insistence on repeating the same mistake in the Middle East, a region notoriously unforgiving of mistakes. In brief: We backed Shah Reza Pahlevi in Iran, he was a ruthless dictator, and he was overthrown…

Elijah Cummings: W.H. May Be Transferring Atomic Secrets to Saudis in Violation of Atomic Energy Act

OversightHouse.gov “Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy…

Report: Trump promoted nuke power sales to Saudis over strong objections

See, this is what happens when a pr*sident is more worried about his own pocketbook than the safety and security of the country. We don’t need a border wall. We need to throw Donald Trump in a closet and leave him there until 2021. From The Washington Post: Several current and former Trump administration appointees promoted…

WaPo: Saudi-funded lobbyists spent $270,000 at Trump hotel following 2016 election

Seems Trump has another conflict of interest when it comes to MBS the Butcher. David Fahrenthold, who’s been a bee in Trump’s dainty hair weave for years now, has a story at The Washington Post (with Jonathan O’Connell) revealing that Trump personally profited from the decision of Saudi government-funded lobbyists to move their business to Trump’s D.C….

Putin and MBS share a laugh, high-five each other at G-20 Summit

I only wish this were satire. Saudi crown prince and Putin greet each other at #G20 summit pic.twitter.com/INGKBd2EjF — Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) November 30, 2018 Ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, you’re eroding the dignity and moral standards of the world’s most powerful liberal democracy, too? Awesome! A brother from another motherland! That boosts…

Turkish media alleges CIA has recording of MBS ordering Khasshogi hit

Take a step back and imagine this is a James Bond movie. Where does Donald Trump fit in? He’s clearly the corrupt government official in league with the diabolically evil Bond villain. There’s simply no way to make him look sympathetic in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Now, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that the…

Cleaning crew spotted entering Saudi consulate ahead of Khashoggi probe

Well, maybe they were actually rogue cleaners. I mean, who uses Dixi cleaning solution? What is that, anyway? From Common Dreams: At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that his regime had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington…