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VT Radio Host Johnny Punish welcomes long-time VT writer Sami Jadallah who is currently in the Middle East working the business scene with all the major players. Sami offers his insights into what's happening now and what to expect in the future for the Middle East.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has taken the lead in making China, a key player in the economic, energy, not political players in the Middle East by hosting three summits in Riyadh.
If America runs short on new recruits the US should shrink its geopolitical ambitions.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps nowhere has the deleterious effect of their money been more felt than in US policy toward Iran, with the Saudis, Israelis, and Emiratis dumping literally billions of dollars into attacks on a country the United States should have normalized relations with decades ago.
Reversing his previously held position, U.S. officials have announced that President Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia in order to meet with Mohammad bin Salman
The Saudis continue to starve Yemenis after deliberately killing nearly 400,000 civilians.
While US intelligence agencies have repeatedly concluded that the Saudi government as a whole had no advance knowledge of the 2001 plot, they have flagged specific Saudi agencies and members of the royal family as having ties to Al Qaeda.
“The very fact that Riyadh is discussing the sale of oil not for dollars says that Washington has lost an ally. Haven't lost a partner yet, but yes, an ally."
VT: There are things in here that won’t be found anywhere else. This information comes directly from Russian intelligence. Thus, we can’t attribute that everything here is true. We can just let you know that “they” said it. This is what journalism is supposed to be.
RT/Moscow: Turkey is set to approve the transfer of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial to Saudi Arabia, its justice minister has revealed. The Turkish minister also made it clear that if a Saudi court acquits the defendants, the case might be resumed in Turkey.
Foreign Minister in the Saudi-backed government, Ahmed Bin Mubarak, will be facilitating arrangements for the release of prisoners.
Crude oil prices have surged above the 120 US dollars level, as reports of retaliatory missile and drone strikes by the Yemeni Armed Forces and allied fighters against Saudi oil storage facilities in Saudi Arabia.
A report claims some 161,000 people are likely to experience “catastrophic levels of hunger,” while 19 million people would likely be unable to meet their minimum food needs. The report warns that a shocking 2.2 million children could be severely malnourished by the end of the year in Yemen.
SERIOUS BUSINESS: It might appear to be just a simple switch from dollars to the Yuan or the Renminbi, but it is a very significant deal that has massive consequences for the US and the status of its currency as the global worlds reserve currency.
Press TV: A senior Iranian cleric says the West is shedding crocodile tears for Ukraine while keeping silent on the atrocities committed by Saudi Arabia, in particular its recent mass execution.
Saudi Arabia launched the war on the Yemeni population since 2015, and the last time I checked, Arnold Schwarzenegger never said a single word.
The government of Saudi Arabia has executed 81 people—including seven Yemenis and a Syrian national—over the past 24 hours in what is believed to be the largest mass execution in the kingdom’s history.
“Ukraine is not the worst act of war since World War II. It’s not even the worst war going on right now,” wrote Sri Lanka-based journalist Indi Samarajiva, referring to Syria and Yemen; “It’s just the worst to happen to white people.”
Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) says he sees Israel as a potential ally with shared interests, not an enemy.
Leaving out Saudi and Israeli carpet bombing of civilians as a 'problem' seems a bit one sided.
On the night of December 7, Saudi citizens did not sleep well, as the country suffered an intense air attack of unprecedented scale from neighboring Yemen.
The Saudis will never starve Yemen into submission.
The country that lost the war now intends to avenge its defeat against Lebanon since Lebanon stood by the oppressed nation that has been under invasion for eight years and whose country has been destroyed amid attempts by some parties to make it surrender.
Guardian: When Joe Biden was recently asked whether gas prices would come down soon, the US president offered a cryptic explanation of how his strained relations with Saudi Arabia were at least partly to blame for the price at the pump.
The UN is a joke. "Human rights" is dead.
...by Philip Giraldi - - First published ... August 07, 2021 MEK is a curious hybrid creature that pretends to be an alternative government option for Iran even...
"Yemen" is Saudi Arabic for "Vietnam."
Progress on human rights! The Saudis are executing fewer murderers, but more teenage protestors.
Jim W. Dean - Kulikov makes a solid case for China's enticing US Arab allies into hedging their bets on over dependence on the US.
Jim W. Dean - It looks like geopolitical 'whack-a-mole' is here to stay.