Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback

British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback by Nu’man Abd al-Wahid   Osama bin Laden gained his reputation as a militant Islamist during the Western backed counter-insurgency – so-called “jihad” – against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/29/11: Justice for Bush and His Torturers

Justice for Bush and His Torturers from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Will there ever be justice for Bush and his torturers? Not unless you believe in a God-vengeance fantasy. INDEX (stories follow)   EVENTS Fierce Street Battles In Egypt As Families … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/27/11: Beheading maids in Saudi Arabia

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Monday, June 27 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Beheading maids in Saudi Arabia from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Fear and repression in GCC countries … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/24/11: Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, The War on the Word “War” from TomDispatch – Blog by Jonathan Schell

INDEX (stories follow) You Can Go Home Now from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Obama announces a partial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Friday, June 24 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Key … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/20/11: Gates: Winding down the Wars

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Thursday, Day 110 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Thieves and occupiers from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Bahrain Update from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/17/11: Robert Gates, America’s Dagan, Prevented U.S. Attack on Iran

INDEX (stories follow) Women to Protest Driving Ban in Saudi Arabia from Informed Comment by Juan 1 person liked this Despite its vast oil wealth and the measures the kingdom has taken to buy off potential dissidents, Saudi Arabia is nevertheless not completely … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/15/11: In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war

INDEX (stories follow)  The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Wednesday, June 15  from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants in Bin Laden Case  from Informed Comment by Juan The truth about how CIA got Bin Laden is now … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/11/11: Obama Hides Meeting with Top Bahraini Leader — And Mutes Criticism of Ongoing Crackdown

INDEX (stories follow)  EVENTS Arab Spring Turns Deadly Again  from Informed Comment by Juan Yemen hangs in the balance; CIA chief pledges “continued operations”  from World War 4 Report blogs by WW4 Report What do the Yemeni people want? from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/5/11: Was there a Yemeni Revolution?

INDEX (stories follow)  EVENTS Was there a Yemeni Revolution?  from Informed Comment by Juan Yemen: endgame for strongman Saleh?  from World War 4 Report blogs by WW4 Report `Ali `Abdullah Salih  from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Seymour Hersh on the Arab … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 5/29/11: UK training Saudi forces that would be used to shut down protests

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog — Special Holiday Weekend Edition! from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Egypt Lets Palestinians of Gaza Circulate from Informed Comment by Juan Egyptian Military Council: still serving Israel from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة … Continue reading

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