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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-53

Mon, 2018-10-15 12:40
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 8 - Mainstream Journos Pissed As Saudi Clown Prince Nabs One Of Their Own October 10 - U.S. Intelligence Had A 'Duty To Warn' Khashoggi - Why Didn't That Happen? October 11...
Categories: News for progressives

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-53

Mon, 2018-10-15 12:40
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 8 - Mainstream Journos Pissed As Saudi Clown Prince Nabs One Of Their Own October 10 - U.S. Intelligence Had A 'Duty To Warn' Khashoggi - Why Didn't That Happen? October 11...
Categories: News for progressives

Settling The Khashoggi Case Is A Difficult Matter

Mon, 2018-10-15 00:59
The negotiation over the Khashoggi case will be extremely difficult. The protagonists are headstrong and dangerous people. The issue could easily escalate. The Ottoman empire ruled over much of the Arab world. The neo-Ottoman wannabe-Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like...
Categories: News for progressives

Settling The Khashoggi Case Is A Difficult Matter

Mon, 2018-10-15 00:59
The negotiation over the Khashoggi case will be extremely difficult. The protagonists are headstrong and dangerous people. The issue could easily escalate. The Ottoman empire ruled over much of the Arab world. The neo-Ottoman wannabe-Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like...
Categories: News for progressives

U.S. Bullying Of The Two Koreas Endangers Its Alliance ... And Peace

Sun, 2018-10-14 00:22
The Trump administration is haranguing South Korea for taking steps the U.S. had already agreed to. The New York Times believes that North Korea's insistence of sticking to signed agreements is a means of war. This only unites the two...
Categories: News for progressives

U.S. Bullying Of The Two Koreas Endangers Its Alliance ... And Peace

Sun, 2018-10-14 00:22
The Trump administration is haranguing South Korea for taking steps the U.S. had already agreed to. The New York Times believes that North Korea's insistence of sticking to signed agreements is a means of war. This only unites the two...
Categories: News for progressives

Saudis Must Cough Up Billions To Settle Khashoggi Case

Fri, 2018-10-12 02:03
The Khashoggi case, discussed here, will be moved off the news pages even faster than assumed. A CNN correspondent just tweeted this: Alexander Marquardt @MarquardtA - 16:44 utc - 11 Oct 2018 Erdogan spox: "At the request of Saudi Arabia,...
Categories: News for progressives

Khashoggi Burial Negotiations Commence - Saudis Will Cough Up Billions To Settle The Case

Fri, 2018-10-12 02:03
The Khashoggi case, discussed here, will be moved off the news pages even faster than assumed. A CNN correspondent just tweeted this: Alexander Marquardt @MarquardtA - 16:44 utc - 11 Oct 2018 Erdogan spox: "At the request of Saudi Arabia,...
Categories: News for progressives

Open Thread 2018-52

Thu, 2018-10-11 23:15
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Open Thread 2018-52

Thu, 2018-10-11 23:15
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U.S. Intelligence Had A 'Duty To Warn' Khashoggi - Why Didn't That Happen?

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:02
It is beyond doubt that the Saudi government abducted, or killed, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But what did the Trump administration knew about the threat to Khashoggi? Did U.S. intelligence services warn him as their regulations require? Was such...
Categories: News for progressives

U.S. Intelligence Had A 'Duty To Warn' Khashoggi - Why Didn't That Happen?

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:02
It is beyond doubt that the Saudi government abducted, or killed, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But what did the Trump administration knew about the threat to Khashoggi? Did U.S. intelligence services warn him as their regulations require? Was such...
Categories: News for progressives

Syria Sitrep - The Turkish-Russian Agreement Holds - S-300 Air Defense Arrives

Tue, 2018-10-09 23:42
The situation in Syria is relatively calm. The government (red) has consolidated the areas it retook during the year. The Syrian army received new air defense (see below) and other materials and is busy integrating it. Some Syrian army units...
Categories: News for progressives

Syria Sitrep - The Turkish-Russian Agreement Holds - S-300 Air Defense Arrives

Tue, 2018-10-09 23:42
The situation in Syria is relatively calm. The government (red) has consolidated the areas it retook during the year. The Syrian army received new air defense (see below) and other materials and is busy integrating it. Some Syrian army units...
Categories: News for progressives

Mainstream Journos Pissed As Saudi Clown Prince Nabs One Of Their Own

Tue, 2018-10-09 04:31
The Moustache of Understanding, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, is pissed that the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the kidnapping of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, who comes from a very rich family, has long served...
Categories: News for progressives

Mainstream Journos Are Pissed That Their Beloved Saudi Clown Prince Nabs One Of Their Class

Tue, 2018-10-09 04:31
The Moustache of Understanding, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, is pissed that the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the kidnapping of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, who comes from a very rich family, has long served...
Categories: News for progressives

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-51

Sun, 2018-10-07 22:22
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 2 - World War 3 Reporting Escalates October 2 - Note To NATO - You Don't "Take Out" Missiles Without Having A War October 3 - Iran Sanctions - U.S. Responds To...
Categories: News for progressives

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2018-51

Sun, 2018-10-07 22:22
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: October 2 - World War 3 Reporting Escalates October 2 - Note To NATO - You Don't "Take Out" Missiles Without Having A War October 3 - Iran Sanctions - U.S. Responds To...
Categories: News for progressives

India's U-Turn Destroys Trump's Anti-Chinese 'Quad' Strategy

Sun, 2018-10-07 21:45
A change in India's foreign policy last week disintegrated the Trump administration's strategy against Russia and China. U.S. media pronouncements about India will now change. The Indian government under Narendra Modi will come under heavy propaganda fire. Two weeks ago...
Categories: News for progressives

India's U-Turn Destroys Trump's Anti-Chinese 'Quad' Strategy

Sun, 2018-10-07 21:45
A change in India's foreign policy last week disintegrated the Trump administration's strategy against Russia and China. U.S. media pronouncements about India will now change. The Indian government under Narendra Modi will come under heavy propaganda fire. Two weeks ago...
Categories: News for progressives

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