Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers Act of 1973. The bill noted that Congress never authorized the US war in Yemen, and demanded an end to it.…

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Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar

Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar By Tyler Durden Three year ago – almost to the day – Saudi Arabia rattled its first sabre towards the United States, with an implicit threat to dump US Treasuries over Congress’ decision to allow the Saudis to be held responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In a stunning report at the time by the NYTimes, Saudi Arabia told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill…

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Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States

Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States By Jason Ditz In a further blow to US-Saudi ties, reports emerged this weekend on the October murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi kill team. The kill team’s leader, Maher Mutreb, and other members, had apparently been trained by the US government in the past. It’s a familiar story, heard often enough when the US aligns itself with a country with a flimsy human rights record. The trainees were part of ongoing routine training operations meant to increase the…

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Saudi Tracking App Under Fire By Human Rights Organizations for Putting Women At Risk

Saudi Tracking App Under Fire By Human Rights Organizations for Putting Women At Risk By Aaron Kesel The media is in a frenzy in regards to a Saudi Arabian app that allows men to monitor and control women, including wives and unmarried daughters, with many human rights organizations calling to ban the app, NY Times reported. The app, Absher, was created in 2015 by the Saudi government and, more specifically, by the National Information Center within the Saudi Ministry of Interior, but hasn’t received much attention until now, according to PC…

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Western Media “Discovers” Saudi Atrocities in Wake of Khashoggi Fallout

Western Media “Discovers” Saudi Atrocities in Wake of Khashoggi Fallout By Tony Cartalucci Nothing illustrates the cynical and deceitful nature of Western “journalism” better than the recent, apparent US-Saudi fallout in the wake of the alleged death of Washington Post Saudi correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi allegedly disappeared and has been reported killed at the hands of Saudi consulate staff in Istanbul, Turkey. Of course, the US, UK, EU, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are among the most dubious actors in modern geopolitics. Ascertaining the truth regarding the events surrounding Khashoggi may…

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US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict

US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the country, has come to an end over the weekend. US and Saudi officials both confirmed this program has halted. US officials offered few specifics on the decision, but Saudi state media claimed that they made the decision to halt the US support, because they can carry out their own in-air refueling missions now and don’t need…

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Furious Saudi Arabia Condemns UN Report on Yemen War Crimes

Furious Saudi Arabia Condemns UN Report on Yemen War Crimes By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — A Tuesday report released by the UN confirmed in considerable detail misdeeds by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, killing thousands of civilians in Yemen, raping and torturing detainees, and using child soldiers. The report warned these may amount to war crimes. While they didn’t specifically dispute any of this, Saudi Arabia was predictably furious about the report, angrily condemning it as having “misconstrued the facts of the conflict… ignoring the true reasons for the conflict,” while saying that it…

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America’s War on Yemen Exposed

America’s War on Yemen Exposed By Tony Cartalucci As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is coming to full light. Global condemnation of Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets has brought public attention to Washington’s role in the conflict – a role the Western media has attempted to downplay for years. It is ironic, or perhaps telling, that alternative media outlets targeted as “Russian influence” are leading coverage…

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US-Backed Coalition Just Slaughtered Dozens of Children Under 10-Years-Old by Bombing a Bus Full of Kids

US-Backed Coalition Just Slaughtered Dozens of Children Under 10-Years-Old by Bombing a Bus Full of Kids By John Vibes Through multiple Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, of Bush, Obama, and Trump, the United States military has been on a steady march of conquest throughout the Middle East and Africa. The cover story for so many years of nonstop military action has been “fighting terrorism” — but for anyone paying attention, it should be obvious that their true goal is empire building at the expense of innocent children. US-backed bombings and…

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Saudi Arabia Issues Royal Pardon for Everything Soldiers Have Done in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Issues Royal Pardon for Everything Soldiers Have Done in Yemen By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia announced that it is issuing a royal pardon for any and all Saudi troops engaged in the war in Yemen, covering all crimes related to violating military rules and discipline. They said this is to show appreciation for the “heroics” of the invading forces. The Saudi invasion of Yemen has been widely controversial internationally. Saudi airstrikes have killed massive numbers of Yemeni civilians, and the war has also caused a famine, and the…

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