18 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report
Day: October 18, 2018
Killing Jamal Khashoggi Was Easy. Explaining It Is Much Harder By Philip M. Giraldi
18 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Getting to the bottom of the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance is a bit like peeling an onion. It is known that Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd to get a document that would enable him to marry a Turkish woman. It is also known, from surveillance cameras situated outside the building, that he never came out walking the same way he entered. The presumption is that he was either killed inside or abducted, though the abduction theory would have to be based on a Consulate vehicle leaving the building with him presumably concealed inside, something that has not been confirmed by the Turks.
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18 October 2018 — Coldtype
Saudi Arabia’s Great Tumbling Down – The Boy Who Wanted to be King is No More
18 October 2018 — NEO
Where has Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gone? Since mainstream media broke news of the disappearance and alleged death of Jamal Khashoggi, MBS has gotten a little camera shy … and somewhat politically withdrawn.
Feigning moral outrage, the Times’ Thomas Friedman comes to the defense of the Saudi killer regime By Barry Grey
18 October 2018 — WSWS
Leave it to Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator, to outdo his colleagues at the nation’s foremost sounding board for CIA propaganda when it comes to hypocrisy and deceit. This he has achieved in an op-ed piece on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi published in Wednesday’s print edition under the headline “America’s Dilemma in Saudi Arabia.”
What sanctions on Russia and China really mean By Pepe Escobar
18 October 2018 — Asia Times
The Pentagon may not be advocating total war against both Russia and China – as it has been interpreted in some quarters
A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and “supply chain resiliency” bluntly accuses China of “military expansion” and “a strategy of economic aggression,” mostly because Beijing is the only source for “a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles.”
Mainstream Media Drives Getaway Car for Alt-Media Purge By Helen Buyniski
17 October 2018 — Global Research
Facebook purged more than 800 accounts last week, continuing its scorched-earth campaign of eradicating dissent as Americans prepare to go to the polls. The social media platform is nicely settling into its role as official censor, working hand in glove with the imperialist Atlantic Council to silence all popular voices to the left and right of neoliberal orthodoxy. As the boundaries of acceptable political discourse narrow online, Big Tech has been drafted to do Big Brother’s dirty work – the methodical dismantling of First Amendment protections behind the smokescreen of private enterprise.
Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies
17 October 2018 — TRNN
Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized
Congo in the Abyss By Ann Garrison
17 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report
The aggression of Western governments has inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people, Congolese historian Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko tells Ann Garrison.
This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who said, “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”