Reading Time: 2 minutes All options are on the table for US ally Saudi Arabia: from peace talks with Iran and the Yemeni rebels, and possible warming to Russia — to war with Iran.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Apparently, all that exists from an October 2003 interview with a controversial Saudi Arabian ambassador by the 9/11 Commission is two pages of notes. The main takeaway: the Kingdom’s government “chose not to see” radical fundamentalists.
Reading Time: 6 minutes We may be one step closer to learning the truth about connections between the Saudi royal family and the 9/11 attacks.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite decades of promises by US presidents to reduce reliance on oil and gas, consumption has only increased. How did we get here, and what might it mean if the economics of oil growth are operating in the red?
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the Trump administration furthers its ties to Saudi Arabia, the US says it will not pursue a Saudi man who fled Oregon after killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi consulate has brought unwanted attention to the oil-rich kingdom. It’s perhaps a good time to remind the public of the often ignored Saudi royal family connections to 9/11.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While Saudi Arabia’s monarchy often functions like a mob, Turkey’s motivations to keep the Khashoggi story at the top of world headlines are also self-serving.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A conversation with international journalist and screenwriter Rula Jebreal about her final interview with Jamal Khashoggi.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Late on Friday, amid major international uproar and after more than two weeks of denials as well as several days of speculation that it would do just that, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in its consulate in Istanbul. A day later, even President Donald Trump, who initially attempted to Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes US Sen. Richard Blumenthal insisted Wednesday that there is no threat to national security in declassifying all documents related to the attacks of September 11, 2001. His fellow senators did not object.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Another year has passed since 9/11, and it seems as though accountability for those who financed and supported the perpetrators is further from reality than ever. While yet more evidence has surfaced this year about the people involved in covering up the crime, secrecy reigns supreme in Washington. Yelling “national security” a whole lot, which Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes What happens when you oppress basically everybody who is not a prince? You have idiots running the country. Exhibit A is Saudi Arabia, which just started an ill-advised fight with Canada.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What does Prince Mohammed know about apparent connections between Saudi hijackers and his half-brother and advisor? And did President Donald Trump, who once questioned the official 9/11 narrative, ask about this?
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service shows that the Trump administration has begun to adopt increasingly lax standards on the sale of arms to countries with dubious commitments to human rights. Regardless of track records on intensifying humanitarian crises, the administration has prioritized increasing the sale of weapons to the region — notably Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month, multiple news outlets reported on what appears to be a “reshuffling” in the line of succession under Saudi Arabia’s 81-year-old King Salman, whose powerful nephew was suddenly forced out as crown prince by royal decree in favor of his much younger, yet impulsive son. Now, The New York Times and Reuters have gone Read More
Reading Time: 12 minutes Veterans were recruited by a conservative political consulting firm to lobby for changes to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). Unbeknownst to them, they were advancing Saudi interests.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Congress quickly overturned President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that allows the victims of the attacks of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudia Arabia unanimously passed the House of Representatives Friday.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In part two of Russ’s discussion of the 9/11 attacks and the secrets the US continues to hide from the public, he explores the role of the Saudis in the terrorist attack, and the reasons the US sought to hide their involvement.
Reading Time: 6 minutes There have been two formal investigations of the causes of the 9/11 attacks, but Russ Baker believes the public continues to remain in the dark about what really happened, and the possible culpability of the CIA in failing to prevent the tragedy.