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The Butcher of Christians and Shiites Speaks Out

by Oui Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 07:28:23 AM EST

Of course on a platform given to Prince Bandar by the Jerusalem Post. Israel, a new and reliable ally of an autocratic Saudi Arabia. What a bs in the Israeli media. Gets me pretty mad his morning ...

Top Saudi official: Barack Obama lied, set Middle East back 20 years | JPost |

    Obama, Bandar Bin Sultan said, "would promise something and do the opposite." He spoke critically of the Iran nuclear deal and how the former president spoke about curbing Iran but failed.

Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia.

Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. In the interview, he recalled a last phone call between the late Saudi King Abdullah and Obama, during which the Saudi leader told the US president: "I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would see [the day] when an American president lies to me."

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Obama, bin Sultan said, "would promise something and do the opposite." He said that the president took the Middle East back 20 years and also spoke critically of the Iran nuclear deal and how the former president spoke publicly about curbing Iran's activities, but then went behind Saudi Arabia's back and negotiated the nuclear deal.

These policies by Obama, he said, emboldened Russia and Iran and paved the way for them to enter Syria and interfere in the civil war that has raged there since 2011.

Syrian President Bashar Assad, he said, was a "kid" and that while his late father Hafez was capable of making decisions, Bashar could not.

Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, bin Sultan said that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat committed a "crime" against his people by rejecting the peace plan proposed by former president Bill Clinton.

The former ambassador said that he met with the feared leader of Iran's al Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, during a visit he made to Tehran.

"A coincidence led me to getting to (see) Soleimani face to face," bin Sultan said. "Until then, we had [only] heard of him without seeing him."

Yes Bandar, tell me more about the spoiled brats and the Princes of the Saudi Kingdom. The privileged running the male dominated politics in Saudi Arabia - tell me about the jinhadists you send into Afghanistan in a proxy fight against the Soviets - the money you spend across the globe on a mission to further the cause of Wahhabism - the mosques in Western Europe elevating the youth with a doctrine of hate and rape on a mission (jihad) to fight in Chechnya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sahel countries, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Bandar shut the fuck up! The Israelites of today have deteriorated to become a great partner to authoritarian regimes across Africa and South America to shore up the votes at the United Nations. Does Israel want to undo the 1948 declaration to create the homeland for Jews in Palestine in the aftermath of the raging war in Europe and the Nazi gang of Germans to exterminate the Jewish population across the European continent.

Bandar why do you spew these lies across the pages of the Internet. President Obama took over after eight years of Republican leadership after 9/11 that destroyed Afghanistan and the relations with Pakistan and Iran. Eight years where Republicans joined right-wing politicians in Israel and the Likud leadership to invade Iraq and maim, kill tens of thousands of innocent people. The invasion and occupation caused the majority of Shiites to gain political power in Iraq. Saudi Arabia and the late King were opposed to the decision by the Bush regime and Jewish cabal in the White House. As predicted, Iran grabbed this God given opportunity to extend its influence to the border with the state of Israel and land of Palestine.

In Syria the Sunni part of the people were educated in Wahhabism through hate preachers funded by the Saudi regime for decades. Another part of the Sunni population belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood and supported by Turkey and Qatar. These factions were united to destroy the Alawites in Syria, the elites of dictator Assad, father and son. Iraq, Syria and Libya were sovereign states destroyed by outside forces in our lifetime. Lest we forget about the Sunni inspired slaughter in Yemen. A powerful allied force from Saudi Arabia and the Emirates destroying another poor nation. The weapons, munitions, military aircraft bought with oil money from the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Pilots and military leaders from these two Arab nations were well bred elites who were educated in the best universities in the UK and US. The Arab nations have learned the ways of the West and our moral values. More to come in the near future ... destroy Iran asap please!

Independent Arabia launched by Saudi media group SRMG

LONDON, UK - Independent Arabia has been launched under a licensing agreement between the UK news brand and the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) , it was announced on Thursday.

The launch of the news service -- www.independentarabia.com -- marks the first phase of a deal between SRMG and the publisher of The Independent, which started life as a national newspaper in the UK.

Independent-branded digital properties will be launched in Arabic, Turkish, Urdu and Persian.

The Arabic-language news service will be staffed by a team of experienced journalists from Saudi Arabia and the wider Arab world, and based in London, according to a statement issued by SRMG.

SRMG also announced the appointment of Saudi journalist and political analyst Adhwan AlAhmary as editor-in-chief of Independent Arabia.

AlAhmary has 16 years of experience in the industry, having worked for Al-Watan, Al-Hayat, and Asharq Al-Awsat newspapers, as well as in television.

Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Rwaita, chairman of SRMG, said: "We are delighted to launch this distinguished project and to have built this great relationship with The Independent."

SRMG is also the publisher of Arab News and Asharq Al-Awsat.  

Bandar bin Sultan: Obama's policies took the region 20 years back | Al Arabya |
Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation? | Al Jazeera |

Democrats and President Obama were great friends of Israel to prevent Armageddon in the Middle East by negotiatons and a treaty with Iran - .

Meeting the Challenge: Stopping the Clock

Bipartisan Policy Center Report  on U.S. Policy toward Iranian  Nuclear Development - February 2012


Preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability is the most urgent national security challenge facing the United States. Despite enduring 15 years of sanctions, a cyber attack on its nuclear facilities and other setbacks, Iran is approaching the nuclear threshold. Successive U.S. administrations, including Obama's, have declared a nuclear weapons-capable Iran "unacceptable." Indeed, since its establishment in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has continually threatened U.S. strategic and economic interests. Led by messianic, extremist revolutionaries, the country terrorizes both its own people and its enemies abroad, subverts neighboring governments and America's regional allies, and works to drive up oil prices as a mechanism of economic warfare. The Islamic Republic of Iran cannot be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons capability.

If it did, containing it would prove a gravely challenging and costly task. An Iran with nuclear weapons, which the ideologically fervent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) would control, will trigger severe strategic and economic consequences, and create an unstable situation that could lead to a nuclear conflict between Iran and Israel, almost certainly drawing in the United States. Moreover, Iranian possession of nuclear weapons would trigger a spike in oil prices for a sustained period, further undercutting the global economy. And even though current policies have failed to reverse Iran's nuclear progress, until recently there was almost no discussion of fresh policy options. The Obama administration has yet to make the toughest choices and has appeared increasingly more focused on isolating Iran than preventing it from achieving nuclear weapons capability. Unless the United States soon takes a more assertive leadership role, Iran could develop nuclear weapons capability in 2012 and Israel is likely to feel compelled to take unilateral military action against Iran. We must stop the clock.

President Obama during his first term prevented a devastating attack by Israel on Iran. The Republican administration is hell bent to undo all Obama stood for. Politics for the homefront and allies Israel and the oil wealth of the Arabian princes.

Doomsday Clock - January 2019

[Some links added below are mine - Oui]

Government revokes charity status of Canadian Jewish group that supported `foreign armed forces'

A Canadian Jewish organization has been stripped of its charity status following a government audit that found it had provided support to "foreign armed forces," according to documents obtained by Global News.

The Beth Oloth Charitable Organization, based in Toronto, had been a registered charity since 1980 and was one of richest in Canada, with more than $60-million in revenues in 2017.


The president of the former charity could not be reached for comment. The address listed in CRA records is a home in North York. The group does not appear to have a website. [??? - see link above - Oui]

But in the audit documents, the CRA Charities Directorate said the group had not issued tax receipts properly, lacked "direction and control" over the use if its funds, and had funded non-charitable activity.

That included educational programs called mechinot that prepared high school students for Israeli military service.

The programs provide weapons training, physical and martial arts training, mentoring by Israel Defence Forces officers and visits to army bases and sites of historical battles, the CRA wrote.

"It is our position that these pre-army mechinot exist to provide support to the Israel Defence Forces, and that funds forwarded to these mechinot are therefore in support of foreign armed forces," the agency wrote.


The revocation was announced in the Jan. 12 edition of the government's Canada Gazette. The CRA released 94 pages of documents on the case on Friday. The group has 90 days to appeal.

Beth Oloth has received vast donations in recent years -- $61-million in 2017, $45-million in 2016 and $42-million in 2015.

Most of it came from other registered charities, but individual donors also contributed. Last year, the Globe and Mail ranked Beth Oloth 62nd on the list of the largest charities in Canada by tax-receipted donations received.

Almost all its money went abroad. In 2017, Global Philanthropy, a newsletter by Toronto charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, placed it 15th among charities that spent the most outside Canada.

But the CRA said Beth Oloth appeared to be acting as a "conduit" that issued tax receipts to donors in Canada to fund the programs of others.

151 Gifts provided to qualified organizations totalled $3,741,585

Charity Intelligence Canada: Beth Oloth Charitable Organization

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:52:55 AM EST
I missed the bit in the text where you justify your headline of him butchering Christians...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 09:26:04 AM EST
Prince Bandar oversaw the military efforts of jihadists going into Syria.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud is a name I've written about many times since I started blogging in the fall of 2004. Especially during my stay @BooMan - archive.

As I mentioned in the article, Prince Bandar was the black ops commander for the jihadists traveling across the globe. From the earliest part in the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in coordination with the CIA and Pakistan's ISI. The Royal family and Prince Bandar must have been friendly with Osama Bin Laden, the wealthy Saudi family originally from Yemen.

Bandar Bush, 'liberator' of Syria | Asia Times | by Pepe Escobar
Prince Bandar and the Middle-East peace negotiations
Reports by Emptywheel on "Bandar"

BAe: Bandar Bush received $2 billion in bribes to facilitate the deal.

Related reading ...

Interview Robert W. Jordan: When you arrived in Saudi Arabia, how was your mission described to you?
CIA's Favorite Saudi Prince Is Laying the Groundwork for a post-Assad Syria | Haaretz - July 2012 |
End of an era as Prince Bandar departs Saudi intelligence post | The Guardian - April 2014 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 01:26:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Issues of free speech ...

Rashida Tlaib dodges questions about pro-Israel endorsement
Lobbyists push for Israel anti-boycott law in end-of-year spending bill | JPost |
Oppose the amended Israel Anti-Boycott Act (IABA)

Feinstein, Sanders urge Senate not to include anti-BDS law in spending bill | Times of Israel |

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sanders and Feinstein said that while they oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS), they were committed to "defend the right of every American to express their views peacefully without fear of or actual punishment by the government."

They noted the American Civil Liberties Union's opposition to the bill, and the fact that similar bills targeting boycotters of Israel had been blocked by courts in Kansas and Arizona.

By penalizing political activity that targets only Israeli West Bank settlements, the argued, lawmakers would be "extending US legal protection to the very settlements the United States has opposed as illegitimate and harmful to the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace for more than 50 years."

At a time when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government "is pursuing policies clearly aimed at foreclosing the two-state solution, it is deeply disappointing that Congress would consider penalizing criticism of those policies."

J Street, the liberal Mideast advocacy group, applauded the two senators' letter, calling the legislation a "misguided" effort that "extends US legal protections to settlements, infringes on First Amendment rights and hurts, rather than helps, efforts to counter the BDS movement.

Bernie's Socialism and Kibbutz Experience of '63
Decolonizing Jewishness: On Jewish Liberation in the 21st Century

From an earlier comment of mine @BooMan in story - Sanders and AIPAC  ...

Shame on You! (3.86 / 7)

"Given the conditions in the Middle East, especially in Syria, and the current leadership vacuum on the Palestinian side, and the periodic ISIS-sponsored terror attacks in the West, I think Clinton is taking the shrewder political position here. That doesn't mean I like it. But the same old progressive critique of Israel is beginning to look a bit torn and frayed as both the Arabs and Israelis have changed the facts on the ground in the region.

I mean, can you really look at Libya and Iraq and Syria, and the Palestinian political landscape, and the leadership of Egypt and Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, and see in that some ripeness for the idea of a Palestinian State?"

The blog has gone from a green pasture to drought in a mere three years ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 11:22:24 AM EST
I'm not disputing the facts. Merely the accuracy of the Headline to your piece as a reflection of the substance of your post - obviously the work of an enthusiastic sub-editor!

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 04:56:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 07:38:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]
About the title, the role played by Saudi dark prince Bandar has been established as a fact over so many years, nearly three decades. Just as the war crimes by NATO states go unpunished, so have the crimes by Western allies in the Middle East ... those autocrats considered as "good" guys. We don't need to explain earlier war crimes by Hitler, Japan under emperor Hirohito, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, e.a. or historical genocide.    

The whole process of te Arab Spring and moving arms, munitions and jihadists from Libya into Syria has been minutely detailed month by month. The Muslim Brotherhood states of Qatar and Turkey were united with the Arab states Kuwait, Emirates [Abu Dhabi] and Saudi Arabia. Qatar was prime sponsor of shiploads from Libya into Northern Syria through Turkey. Saudi Arabia had supported the Sunni tribes in Anbar province of Western Iraq as early as 2004 during the occupation by U.S. Armed Forces. The Sunni with the extremists elements were responsible for daily atrocities in Baghdad in  the Shia districts. The flow of arms and foreign fighters came also through the Euphrates Valey from the North into the Sunni triangle of Anbar province. During those years, the forces linked up with Al Qaeda leadership and perhaps dozens, hundreds or more splinter terror groups.

As the unrest spread in Syria from Deraa, Hama and Homs, the foreign jihadists started to flow into Syria from all four directions: mainly the long border with Turkey, Lebanese porous border, southern border with Jordan and from Anbar province into the Euphrates Valley where Raqqa was soon conquered by the extremists. AQI became ISIS which changed into ISIL and more recently into the Islamic State [IS]. [Syria architects of the uprising Amb. Robert Ford and State Department deputy Victoria Nuland, a leftover from former boss Dick Cheney]

U.S. ambassador in Hama to support Syria protesters | Reuters - July 7, 2011 |

The start of the Syria uprising on 2011 can be watched on television today, a repeat performance in Caracas Venezuela.

My earlier diaries about these events ...

○ Returning to Nixon's 'Twin Pillar's Policy' and Regional 'Gendarmes'
○ In Joe Biden's Own Words of Truth; Our Arab Allies Funded ISIS!
○ Flawed Reasoning and Misleading Projection on ISIL Origin
○ Turkey In Alliance with ISIS - Undermining Obama's Policy In Iraq
○ Clinton's 21st Century Statecraft and the Land of the Two Rivers

No, the Islamic State has NOT been defeated, not by a long shot. Terrorists morphe into other groups and terror spreads across the Muslim world ...

Pakistan: Jundullah vows allegiance to Islamic State | Dawn - Nov. 2014 |
Bush Funded CIA Operations of Jundallah, Not Mossad by Oui @BooMan on Jan. 2012 and June 2008

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 06:57:22 PM EST
So what did this exemplary nation do? It ditched the treaty with the Iranian State signed after the overthrow of a democratically elected ruler in 1953, Dr. Mossadegh.

ICJ: Iran bid to recover billions in frozen US assets can proceed | DW |

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday approved a bid by the Iranian government to recover some $2 billion (€1.77bn) in frozen assets in the US.

The US had sought for the bid to be thrown out, saying Iran had "unclean hands". Washington has long considered Iran a state sponsor of terrorism.

The ICJ decision, which came after two-and-a-half years of proceedings, knocked back US objections and paved the way for Iran to proceed with attempts to recover its assets.

Tehran argued that keeping the assets frozen was illegal because it breached the Treaty of Amity - a friendship treaty signed between the two countries in 1955.

The treaty guaranteed the protection of both countries' property. It also barred "restrictions on the making of payments, remittances, and other transfers of funds."

US and "Friends" in Warsaw putting on the pressure on the people of Iran ...

Poland Hosts Middle East Summit Spearheaded By United States

After a no-deal Brexit, British PM Theresa May certainly will join the "friends" of the USA to get a favorite trade deal on the books.

Meanwhile, the terror attacks continue by US friends in Iran ...

Middle East: At least 20 Revolutionary Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing | Ynet News |

 Surely Iran is the devil, today's headline ...

Former US air force officer charged with spying for Iran | The Guardian |

    According to charges unsealed by the justice department, she defected to Iran in August 2013, taking with her details of US counter-intelligence agents she had worked with who were then targeted by Iranian hackers, four of whom are named in the indictment and charged alongside Witt.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 13th, 2019 at 07:22:13 PM EST

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