Watch CN Live!‘s Episode 12 tonight at 8 pm EDT for a Special on Saudi Arabia that delves into US-Saudi relations, Israeli-Saudi relations and the internal politics of the Kingdom.
On tonight’s program we devote the entire show to Saudi Arabia following a PBS Frontline investigation into Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his interview with CBS 60 Minutes this week. We will be delving in depth into aspects not treated by those mainstream reports: namely the history and complexities of US-Saudi relations, as well as of Saudi-Israeli relations and the domestic political scene inside the Kingdom. Our guests to discuss these topics are activist Medea Benjamin, analyst Giorgio Cafiero and Saudi journalist Ali al-Ahmed.
Watch it streaming here at 8 pm EDT with your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria:
SO many big men SO frightened of SO few little women…
Now to address this program. Superb work and great info. Great stuff here.
I’m hoping the end of a very painful era in American history is coming. I just hope America makes it through this test of those free and brave who the government is supposed to represent and not the world order of National Socialists types who are the DEEP STATE!
Be strong you truth telling patriots and let us boil the evil doers in their own oil. Pardon the pun.
If CIA didn’t facilitate the murder of JFK release the files, if CIA and NSA by way of DOJ didn’t steal Hamilton’s software, release the record.
I wrote a comment to Caitlin’s Minority Billionaires at your site, I saw no notification that comments were closed. I know I’m late with it, but I try.
I hope that this is not considered as my being abusive to the commenting privilege you extend to everyone. While I write this I’m listen to your last pod cast which is focused on the Saudis.
I looked through the comments for Caitlin piece seems people are catching on.
My comments here will be as brief as I can make them. Everyone who commented on Caitlin’s story and agreed with her is my focus.
Every one agrees needs visit icij.org. The MSM needs to called out for not carrying their stories word for word.
The CIA helped write the book on money laundering, see Jane Mayer’s book “DARK MONEY”, especially see pages 104 and 105.
The Super Wealthy Elites, SWETS, have historically enjoyed the perks of superior educational setting, world travel and international business adventures but it was not until after WWII that their advantage started to overwhelm everyone else on the planet.
Here is a brief explanation of what happened and how this came to pass.
If you read about the earliest history of CIA, see “THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, an instrument of government to 1950, by Arthur B. Darling. This book us bi easy read, trust me but if you recognize what is written there it is a wealth of information.,
Robert Blum, Alan Dulles and John Foster Dulles sought to and created CIA in an image they imagined and did. I say they hijacked the idea and created their own form of it. In the very beginning they wanted the agency privately funded and in many cases it was.
These men were men of the dark visions, such as global dominance. They had been allowed by their exceptional stature in society to enjoy all he benefit of being members or the elite of our society. Finely educated will traveled the world over they honed a unique intellect by experiencing the latest in everything to do with the world of business, finance and industry.
The government courted these types, the super wealthy elitist in the finance and industry for assistance in the war effort. I happened upon a great source for information about this period from this book, “THE NEW WORLD 1939-1946, VOLUME 1, A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, HEWLETT AND ANDERSON, Pennsylvania State University, 1962. Press. The type of information, that at the time was held in the deepest confidentiality. It’s the notes as much as the text that tell the story of what happened.
These men experienced the knowledge of the secrets of war not available to the common man, they got a leg up on every one else and they knew it. The secret of military weaponry, multi use electronics and technology and were some of the first to understand that WWII had made the world a much smaller place. A world they intended to dominate any way they saw fit. And so they did it by creating an intelligence agency that would aid them in their efforts, the CIA. Don’t blink!
Because of their level of superior knowledge gained by their station in life, that of the gilded lily, they managed to create a quite unique niche for them selves and much of that uniqueness survives today in their relationship with the outdated view of the DOJ that they and only they are above the law.
Fast forward to the early days of computers.
The common man saddled with the mundane tasks that require all of his daily attention, i.e. resources, almost daily .
The privileged are never distracted by those daily demands for they are feed from them by their station to jump onto an aircraft, and travel at will on the slightest urge, for they have much bigger fish to fry.
Computers! Because of their knowledge, information is power we all know, and station in life they this quite unique niche would pay unbelievable dividends. Sitting in the “catbird seat”, cherry picking only the finest of endeavors and making damned sure to do everything they could to gain the advantage over others. They had cast a net world wide, a U.S. government net they used as they pleased.
SEE the wiki for The History of Computing Hardware, rhese guys saw it first. Now ponder what it was they knew and when. Way ahead of the curve they and their friends were.
In the earely 1980’s a fella named William Hamilton created some unique software and NSA, CIA and DOJ relieved him of his rights and his invention. SEE the Inslaw wikipedia, all this is public info but of a very, very convoluted story . I’m old enough to have lived through all this some here might not be.
Now because of Hamilton’s software and others and the efforts of on Julian Assange, the word is out and these evil doers ARE CAUGHT !
But we have to demand justice. True justice.
I posted a note a few months ago as a disclaimer abut why they were not pursuing and publishing much about Americans named in the Paradise and Panama Papers. Turns out Robert Mueller using his DOJ god like powers retrieved copies of every file on every American named in them ICIJ had.
I Thank Mr. Robert Parry for his dedication and vision and all those who work their asses off at CN and the ICIJ.
Again my humble apologies if I’ve offended anyone’s sensibilities but I wanted to vent my spleen.
I’d really love for these to be up in podcast-form sooner!
Another superb CN Live program – excellent guests, in particular Ali al-Ahmed provided great, first-hand insight into what is actually going on in the Kingdom – the internal power struggle, which MbS has won, but with a single-minded ruthlessness and risk-taking that may eventually backfire. Would be good to have additional progams on the overt and covert “war for the Greater Middle East”, as Bacevich called it, to understand what’s really going on behind the scenes and what the mainstream press will never reveal, especially the motivating factors. For example, the current unrest in Iraq – a new regime change operation?
Just a quick follow-up question, what about Saudi financial influence, as was mentioned, over U.S. treasury, is that strong enough at some point to force U.S. to fight a war with Iran on its behalf?
If this relationship doesn’t convince more people of the purely evil nature of those in charge then I fear the so-called American Experiment is officially over, dumbed-down-to-death.
viz. Saudi/Israeli “fear” of Arab Spring type uprisings, haven’t they both amply demonstrated a seemingly unending capacity to oppress those who would stand against them? Especially when bristling with U.S. weaponry? And doesn’t it make sense that either/both would operate as “mock-up” for U.S., a test phase to demonstrate what’s to come if too many people get too “uppity”?
To add to the conversation, see also Pepe Escobar’s most recent article on Yemen, “Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen” published yesterday at Global Research (Canada)