David Ignatius’ 15 Years of Running Spin for Saudi Regime

28 April 2017 — FAIR

WaPo: A young prince is reimagining Saudi Arabia. Can he make his vision come true?David Ignatius on Saudi Arabia: “Reform plans appear to be moving ahead slowly but steadily”–as always.

Last week, in “A Young Prince Is Reimagining Saudi Arabia. Can He Make His Vision Come True?,” Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius (4/20/17) wrote what read like a press release for the Saudi regime. What’s more, he’s written the same article several times before. For almost 15 years, Ignatius has been breathlessly updating US readers on the token, meaningless public relations gestures that the Saudi regime—and, by extension, Ignatius—refer to as “reforms.”

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Trump’s Nuclear Obsession, Threat of Nuclear War against North Korea

28 April 2017 — Global Research

The greatest threat to humanity is nuclear war.

While public opinion is largely misinformed regarding the impacts of a nuclear war , US “decision-makers” including president Trump are also unaware and misinformed as to the devastating consequences of their actions.

The production of nuclear weapons constitutes a multi-billion dollar bonanza for the Military-Industrial Complex. “Scientific opinion” on contract to the Pentagon “confirm” that the B61-11 and B61-12 tactical nuclear weapons are  “peace-making” bombs “harmless to the surrounding civilian population because the explosion is underground”.

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‘1 Percent of Taxpayers Receive More Than the Bottom 80 Percent’

28 April 2017 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Jeremie Greer about the tax code and inequality for the April 21, 20117, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Israel Supports the Islamic State (ISIS)

27 April 2017 — Global Research

Turkey’s Kurdish Agenda

            By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 27, 2017

Any doubts that Turkey’s involvement in the conflict against Islamic State is purely symbolic were dispelled by a latest round of air strikes against Kurdish positions in northeast Syria and Iraq’s Sinjar region, killing at least 20 fighters. (The number from Ankara is a more inflated 70). Iraqi government officials were flawed by the action, infuriated by its audacity; the US State Department was troubled and confused. Continue reading