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U.S.-Made Bombs Used in Yemen as Early as 2015

  • PressTV Published on Sep 19, 2018
    New evidence from Yemen traces US complicity in Saudi war crimes far beyond last month’s deadly airstrike on a school bus. CNN cited evidence collected by Yemen-based human rights group Mwatana, which shows fragments of US-made bombs used against civilians by Saudi Arabia. Some of the incidents date back to 2015, when Saudi Arabia started its offensive against Yemen. Among the weaponry used are cluster and laser-guided bombs, some weighing up to over 300 kilograms. Among the incidents are an October 20-15 airstrike on a school in Hudayda and an early 2018 Strike on a wedding in Hajja province, which killed 21 people, including children. Mwatana insists that the US bears a legal and moral responsibility for selling weapons to the Saudis.

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September 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Government Complicit in Saudi Crimes in Yemen: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Sep 16, 2018
    The administration of US President Donald Trump’s unconditional support for Saudi Arabia despite the kingdom’s many crimes in Yemen makes Washington a complicit in the onslaught, says an American analyst. Keith Preston, director of the Attackthesystem.org, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV about the White House’s continued backing of the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen despite international outrage.

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September 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Deal of the Century May Be Just Around the Corner

  • The Deal of the Century May Be Just Around the Corner
    by Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/
    It has been over a year since Trump and Al-Sisi met in the White House and announced the deal of the century, without giving any details about it other than that it would work to stabilise the region, promote its development, and revive the economies of concerned countries (i.e. the countries surrounding Israel, formerly known as the buffer states, when the Arab states considered Israel an enemy and usurper of the Palestinian territories; before they went into the warm embrace of peace).

    This is clearly to win over the people of the surrounding countries, i.e. to woo them or at least bribe them in an attempt to get them on board gain their support for this cursed deal. Therefore, some analysts have analysed the economic crises faced by Egypt and Jordan, the deterioration of the economic conditions of the people, the siege on the Gaza Strip, the security coordinating the Palestinian Authority’s inflexibility in dealing with those living in Gaza, refusing to pay the employees their salaries, failing to pay the tax revenues to the Gaza Strip, preventing the entry of aid, and Trump’s latest threats to fund UNRWA or more accurately to liquidate UNRWA, which I will speak about in more detail later.

    They, myself included, believe that all of these actions are deliberate and planned in an effort to complete the deal of the century and put pressure on the people and their lives, reaching the point of starvation. We also believe it aims to push these countries’ economies to the edge of decline, and then announce the deal of the century, as if it were a saviour or a magic wand that saves the area’s people from their hardships and resolve their crises. In this case, the people will welcome the deal and praise it, forgetting their principles and nationalism and completely disregarding Palestine, nationalism, and perhaps even Islam.
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    The report included detailed information about the deal of the century and suggested the implementation of the plan and the resettlement of Palestinians in Arab countries in exchange for paying hundreds of billions of dollars, as I mentioned earlier, to revive the economies of these countries and force them to accept the resettlement.

    Furthermore, Trump, Netanyahu, and Bin Salman agreed on the plan, which stipulates the annexation of parts of Sinai and Jordan and resettling 3 million Palestinians, distributed as follows: 1 million Palestinians in Jordan and 2 million Palestinians on the Gaza border, extending to Al-Arish and across Rafah. They also plan to expand Gaza’s area by 7,000 kilometres, which includes the historically Palestinian side of Sinai, which Egypt obtained during the British Mandate. This 7,000 kilometres of land can absorb 5 million Palestinian refugees, and would be annexed to the Gaza Strip to establish the alleged Palestinian state. This state would be disarmed, would not have fixed geographical borders, and Abou Redis – a city in the South Sinai Governate – would be its capital. The right of return would fall, and Jerusalem would be completely forgotten.

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180626-kushner-greenblatt-and-deceptive-endeavours/

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http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2018/06/arab-media-leaks-egyptian-role-in-deal.html

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180308-mohammad-bin-salman-to-deal-with-the-deal-of-the-century/

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http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=32900

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170624-saudi-prince-reveals-us-conditions-for-mohamed-bin-salman-to-be-king/

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September 14, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CIA And Saudi Arabia Conspired to Keep 9/11 Details Secret, New Book Says

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2002/02/06/saudi.htm

Where are the evidence that Afghans or Iraqis were involved? There is NONE!

  • CIA And Saudi Arabia Conspired to Keep 9/11 Details Secret, New Book Says
    by , https://www.newsweek.com/
    It’s easier to bury uncomfortable facts than to confront them. So this September 11, the ceremonies marking the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., will simply honor the dead. In Manhattan, tourists and mourners will gather where the World Trade Center Towers once stood, lowering their heads in memory of the 2,606 who perished there. The services won’t reflect the view that the attacks might well have been prevented.

    But for hundreds of families and a growing number of former FBI agents, the grief of another 9/11 ceremony will be laced with barely muted rage: There remains a conspiracy of silence among high former U.S. and Saudi officials about the attacks.

    “It’s horrible. We still don’t know what happened,” said Ali Soufan, one of the lead FBI counterterrorism agents whom the CIA kept in the dark about the movements of the future Al-Qaeda hijackers. To Soufan and many other former national security officials, the unanswered questions about the events leading up to the September 11, 2001, attacks dwarf those about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, because “9/11 changed the whole world.” It not only led to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the fracturing of the Middle East and the global growth of Islamic militantism but also pushed the U.S. closer to being a virtual homeland-security police state.

    “I am sad and depressed about it,” said Mark Rossini, one of two FBI agents assigned to the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit, who says agency managers mysteriously blocked them from informing their headquarters about future Al-Qaeda plotters present in the United States in 2000 and again in the summer of 2001. “It is patently evident the attacks did not need to happen and there has been no justice,” he said.

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http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/9-11_solved118.html

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September 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yemen Massacre: 22 Children Killed in Saudi-Led Strike

  • RT America Published on Aug 24, 2018
    While the mainstream media provides extensive coverage of the legal troubles of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the United States is responsible for supporting yet another horrific bombing in Yemen where at least 22 children were reportedly killed. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports.

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August 25, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Egypt, Saudi Arabia Less Optimistic of Trump’s ‘Deal of Century’ to Bring Middle East Peace

  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia Less Optimistic of Trump’s ‘Deal of Century’ to Bring Middle East Peace
    by Jacob Wirtschafter and Mina Nader, Special to USA TODAY, https://www.usatoday.com/
    CAIRO – Even as the White House moves to unveil its’ “Deal of the Century” vision for Middle East peace, it’s increasingly clear that Arab enthusiasm to partner with President Donald Trump on a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement is faltering.

    The central thrust of the plan – which Arab leaders have reportedly asked the Trump administration to withhold – is to focus first on an economic development program for Gaza with similar incentives applying to the West Bank only if Palestinians concede permanent control over Jerusalem with large settlement zones for Israelis and a limited sovereignty arrangement that is several steps short of full independence.

    But after a year of shuttle diplomacy and multiple meetings with leaders in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Amman and Cairo, American envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have failed to convince Egypt or other key Arab states that the U.S. can broker a fair solution.

    “Most of the Arab world – including Egypt and Saudi Arabia – have rejected the U.S.-proposed Deal of the Century,” said Saad El Gammal, head of the Egyptian parliament’s Arab Affairs Committee.

    El Gamal and other critics of the emerging deal say detailed planning for a free trade zone or building power and desalination plants in Gaza before tackling the political questions of Jerusalem, borders and refugees is sidestepping core Arab concerns.

    “Trump’s claims of ongoing support to the peace process are entirely false,” El Gammal said, pointing to the administration’s move of the U.S Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May and American efforts this summer to shut down UNRWA – the UN refugee agency assisting Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan.

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http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-donald-trump-deal-of-century-middle-east-peace-plan-already-happening-israel-palestine-1066744202

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170507-israeli-commentator-the-deal-of-the-century-for-trump-what-role-for-bin-salman/

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http://m.gulfnews.com/amp/opinion/thinkers/are-trump-and-netanyahu-cooking-up-a-new-palestine-1.2161070

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://jpupdates.com/2017/02/14/minister-says-netanyahu-will-push-trump-for-palestinian-state-in-egypt/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/israeli-minister-says-netanyahu-and-trump-to-discuss-palestinian-state-in-sinai-and-gaza/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Benjamin-Netanyahu-Palestinian-State-Sinai-Gaza/2017/02/14/id/773516/

The fulfillment of Rev. 12 is near. Click on image for article.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/minister-claims-netanyahu-trump-will-push-for-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is almost here. Click on image for article.

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August 23, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Egypt Pushes for Meeting to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’

  • Egypt Pushes for Meeting to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’
    by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/
    Egypt has been working to have a meeting with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to discuss a final decision on the US “Deal of the Century”, the plan intended to liquidate the Palestinian cause, Egyptian diplomatic sources revealed to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed on Sunday.

    Foreign ministers from all four countries along with intelligence chiefs are planned to come together at the summit, the preparations for which started after the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. It follows a series of meetings attended by Egyptian, Saudi and US officials.

    The sources said that Egypt decided to prepare for such a meeting in order to take a final position regarding the American plan as quickly as possible due to US pressure being put on Cairo and Riyadh. The Egyptians are also involved in mediation between Hamas and Israel and the efforts to end the internal Palestinian division.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah and PA President Mahmoud Abbas apparently welcomed the Egyptian efforts initially, but stressed that Cairo has imposed a media blackout on the issue. They noted that the meeting will discuss whether to reject or accept the deal.

    The summit is expected to be held after a truce is agreed between the Palestinians and Israel, the sources explained. Al-Sisi’s administration would see whether Israel respects such a truce or not. Cairo has warned the US that the proposed deal might fail because there are no clear American guarantees that Israel will respect it, nor regarding the size of the US and Gulf States’ support for Egypt, Jordan and Gaza; the American readiness to give logistical and military aid to Egypt during its operations in Sinai; and the US proposals for the security file in Gaza during the transition period between the start of the deal’s implementation and the establishment of a Palestinian state.

    In July, Al-Sisi described the deal as being a media term more than a political agreement. He pointed out that Egypt has been working to find a persuasive exit for the Palestinian cause.
http://awdnews.com/top-news/egypt-s-president-sisi-we-are-ready-to-sell-sinai-peninsula-to-our-saudi-brothers,-where-an-independent-palestinian-nation-can-come-into-existence

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent! Click on image for article.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184861#.VBBHXZv2N2E

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible!
Remember: Revelation 12:6 (CEV) 6 The woman ran into the desert to a place that God had prepared for her. There she would be taken care of for one thousand two hundred sixty days.”
The Sinai peninsula is a desert. Click on image for article!

http://www.middleeastobserver.org/israeli-media-al-sisi-could-give-away-sinai-for-money

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent! Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20140909-israeli-right-welcomes-sisis-offer-to-a-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

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https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/2/15/netanyahu-seeking-palestinian-state-in-sinai-with-sisis-help

The fulfillment of Rev. 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/12/abdel-fattah-el-sissi-egypt-hopes-sinai-peninsula-/

Egyptian president Al Sisi is not stupid. The plan is for Zionist ‘666’ Israel to attack Gaza and drive all the Palestinians into the Sinai peninsula. Al Sisi will play the ‘good guy’ by allowing Palestinians into the Sinai desert on humanitarian grounds. The Egyptian military is clearing North Sinai for the Palestinian people using ‘fighting terrorists’ as a pretext. Click on image for article.

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August 21, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yemen War: U.S Role

  • PressTV Published on Aug 17, 2018
    When it comes to the war on Yemen, the role of the major actors is pretty evident. Saudi Arabia and its allies are mainly involved in air raids on Yemen. They have a small contingent of soldiers on the ground, and their forces are mainly made up of mercenaries. But when it comes to the US: its role is not as transparent, nor is it highlighted as often as it should be.

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August 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yemeni School Kids Cheering & Laughing Moments Before Deadly Saudi Strike. Family of Five Killed in Saudi Airstrike on Yemen’s Hudaydah

August 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia on Brink of War with Qatar?

  • PressTV Published on Aug 11, 2018
    Reports suggest Saudi Arabia was on the brink of waging war on Qatar. The country the Kingdom has tried to isolate. Wesam Bahrani takes a look at where else in the region Riyadh has been accused of interfering.

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August 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Dead, Mostly Kids, in Saudi-Led Coalition’s ‘Legitimate’ Airstrike on Yemen Bus

  • 50 Dead, Mostly Kids, in Saudi-Led Coalition’s ‘Legitimate’ Airstrike on Yemen Bus
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Fifty people died in a bus attack in Yemen and 77 were injured, most of whom were children, the International Committee of the Red Cross stated, citing officials. The Saudi-led coalition has called the attack “legitimate.”

    The attack took place in Dahyan Market in northern Saada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, on Thursday morning. The Saudi-led coalition later said the airstrikes were aimed at missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of Jiza, claiming its strike constituted a “legitimate action.” It went on to accuse Houthi rebels of using children as human shields.

    The tragic incident has prompted the ICRC to once again call for the protection of civilians during conflicts. “Twenty million Yemeni people are in need of [humanitarian] aid. The ICRC has always called upon all parties of the conflict to [find] a political solution… in order to curb worsening humanitarian conditions,” Mirella Hodeib from the ICRC earlier told RT.

    It’s not the first time the coalition has hit a residential area this month. Just one week ago, an air raid in Hodeidah seaport claimed the lives of 55 civilians. An additional 170 were wounded.

    “We see violations across the country and it’s really sad to speak about civilian casualties in a matter of less than a week. So for us, this is painful…this is just horrific,”
     Hodeib said.


    Thursday’s attack is the latest in Yemen’s ongoing, brutal civil war. But, despite the conflict having started in March 2015, Western governments and media outlets have largely turned away, preferring to prioritize the Syria conflict over the plight of Yemeni civilians who face extreme hunger, a lack of medical supplies, and have endured a major cholera outbreak.

    The apparent desire by the US and UK to ignore the tragic reality faced by Yemeni civilians is likely due to the fact that both countries are in the very lucrative business of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. In March, Donald Trump touted $12.5 billion in finalized arms sales to Riyadh, a move which prompted Amnesty International to speak out against “irresponsible arms flows” to the Saudi-led coalition, which has “resulted in enormous harm to Yemeni civilians.” The $12.5 billion amount praised by the president is part of a wider $350 billion arms deal struck between the two countries last year.

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August 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yemen: US-Backed Coalition, Saudi-Led Airstrikes Hit School Bus, Killing Children

  • RT America Published on Aug 9, 2018
    In Yemen, US-backed coalition airstrikes on a school bus killed and injured scores of civilians, mostly children. RT America’s Dan Cohen has this story.

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August 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Debate: Saudi – Al Qaeda – USA Deal

  • PressTV Published on Aug 8, 2018
    Strange alliances or perhaps not so strange afterall, Associated Press has uncovered the very close relationship between Saudi and Emirati forces and Al Qaeda in Yemen. It appears instead of fighting Al Qaeda, as Riyadh and its backers in Washington claim, the Saudis and the Emiratis have been handing out a lot of cash and weapons for some terrorists to join their ranks and fight with them against the Yemenis.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/06/us-now-allied-al-qaeda-yemen-ap-reveals-american-backed-saudi-coalition-forged-deals

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/unite-with-devil-yemen-war-binds-us-allies-al-qaida.html

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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August 9, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudis Threaten Canada with 9/11 – Style Attack

  • PressTV Published on Aug 7, 2018
    A Saudi twitter account has posted a message that apparently threatens Canada with a 9/11-style attack. Saudi Arabia is angry at Ottawa’s demand for the release of jailed activists in the Arab kingdom. The Saudi tweet warned Canada against interfering in issues not related to the western country. The account that had posted the tweet quickly removed it and made an apology. The Saudis have already expelled Canada’s envoy. Riyadh has also recalled its ambassador to Ottawa. Canada says it will not be intimidated into silence when it comes to human rights.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6032419/Saudi-Arabia-appears-threaten-Canada-9-11-style-attack.html

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http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2002/02/06/saudi.htm

Where are the evidence that Afghans or Iraqis were involved? There is NONE!

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=79634

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/155236.stm

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http://www.forbes.com/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/did-9-11-justify-the-war-in-afghanistan

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August 9, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Report: Saudi Coalition Cutting Deals with Al-Qaeda in Yemen War

  • Al Qaeda = CIA Jihadists. It is the terror army of the western Illuminati controlled, coordinated, managed, financed, armed, trained … by US-CIA, Pentagram, MI5/6, Israeli Mossad … Emphasis and remarks mine:
  • Report: Saudi Coalition Cutting Deals with Al-Qaeda in Yemen War
    by Ben Kew, https://www.breitbart.com/
    Saudi Arabia’s U.S. allied military coalition has cut multiple deals with al-Qaeda in order to maintain ground in the ongoing civil war in Yemen, a report by The Associated Press on Monday revealed.

    In their report published on Monday, the AP noted that the Saudi-led coalition “cut secret deals with al Qaeda fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment, and wads of looted cash,” while “hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.”

    However, these deals have now allowed the organization to grow in strength nearly 17 years after they carried out the 9/11 attacks. U.S. officials were reportedly aware of the deals but agreed to hold out on drone strikes. However, a Pentagon spokesman denied any complicity with the Islamic State-linked group.

    “Since the beginning of 2017, we have conducted more than 140 strikes to remove key AQAP leaders and disrupt its ability to use ungoverned spaces to recruit, train and plan operations against the U.S. and our partners across the region,” Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in a statement. (Propaganda, Lies)

    Meanwhile, a senior Saudi official said that the Saudi-led coalition “continues its commitment to combat extremism and terrorism.” The war against al-Qaeda comes as Saudi Arabia moves to destroy the Iranian backed Houthi rebels with the help of its Arab allies such as the United Arab Emirates. However, this objective is also shared by al-Qaeda, whom the coalition aims to eradicate alongside all other Islamist groups from the Arabian Peninsula.

    “Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that,” Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism, told the agency. “However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen,”

    “It is now almost impossible to untangle who is AQAP and who is not since so many deals and alliances have been made,” he continued.

    A report last month found that the U.S. had intensified its support for assistance to Saudi Arabia by providing greater intelligence to coalition forces, despite concerns among lawmakers over the U.S.’s involvement in the conflict given the extraordinarily high number of civilian casualties.

    In March, the Pentagon announced that they would let Congress decide whether it has proper authority to continue the U.S.’s involvement, although the attempt was ultimately rejected.
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/09/19/cia-armed-moderates-in-syria-included-al-qaedas-nusra-front/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-and-cia-support-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-syria/5356391

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http://www.infowars.com/fbi-admits-pentagon-dinner-guest-al-awlaki-worked-for-them/

Al Qaeda is really the CIA. It is part of the Western Illuminati’s military industrial complex and run via the CIA-Pentagram. Click on image for article.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/20/al-qaeda-terror-leader-dined-pentagon-months/

Al Qaeda is really the CIA. It is part of the Western Illuminati’s military industrial complex and run via the CIA-Pentagram. Click on image for article.

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August 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment