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'Big Famine Engulfing Yemen' (completely man-made like the Saudi-led war)

"There is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen: much bigger than anything every professional in this field has encountered during their working lives."

Saudi-UAE 'Double-Tap' Air Strikes on Vegetable Market: 21 Civilians Killed

"21 civilians killed, dozens injured in Saudi-UAE strikes on vegetable market and washing place in Beit al Faqih, East Hodeidah where farmers bring their produce to wash and to sell. Unconfirmed reports that it was a double tap strike."

Saudi Led Coalition airstrike killed 3 People, wounded 6 by a US Mk82 guided bomb in 7 July St. Hodeidah, Yemen."


The richest countries in the world making war upon one of the poorest. No surprise which side Canada is helping. Trudeau says we have 'contractual obligations'...

Make it Stop


'Israel Lobby Wants Saudis To Get Away With Khashoggi Murder

"The Israel lobby is really nervous,' Abu Khalil said. 'The Israel lobby wants to save that prince so badly, but there is so much outrage in US media and in Congress. Can all this effort save MBS from the storm over Khashoggi?"


Turkey and Saudi Arabia: The Geopolitics of an Assassination (podcast)

"On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Professor Mohammed Marandi, an expert on American studies and post-colonial literature who teaches at the University of Tehran..."


Axing Saudi Arms Deal Would Cost Canadians 1$bn Says Justin Trudeau

"...Cesar Jaramillo, executive director of anti-war group Project Ploughshares told MEE that the deal constitutes 'the biggest test' for Canada's purported commitment to human rights. 'The incompatibility of Canadian arms exports to Saudi Arabia with domestic and international miitary export controls has long been apparent.

Yet Ottawa has dismissed, ignored or minimised every possible red-flag in its determination to continue arming Riyadh's autocratic regime,' Jaramillo said in an email. 'But the situation prompted by Khashoggi's assassination is about much more than export controls. It is perhaps the greatest test in years of Canada's commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights.'

He said conducting business as usual with the Saudi government would send a clear message to Riyadh that it can do whatever it wants without consequence. 'If arms shipments continue...The Saudi regime will have every reason to feel emboldened to continue its repressive behavior, knowing that Western arms will flow despite the obligatory expressions of concern by those providing them."


Saudi Court to Rule on Possible Execution of Female Human Rights Defender

"Israa Al -Ghomgham reportedly first female activist to face death penalty under the de facto rule of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman..."

Freeze the Arms! Free Israa al Ghomgham!


Ottawa Eyes Freezing Permits For Armoured Vehicle Sales To Saudis As It Re-examines Contract

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at suspending the federal permits that allow the export of a massive sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. He made the comments on Wednesday while reiterating that Canadians are going to expect Ottawa to take action over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Amnesty International on Wednesday harshly criticized Mr Trudeau for his hesitation in cancelling the deal noting that the Saudi monarchy has also spearheaded a war on Yemen that has left thousands dead and wounded.

'It is appalling that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would stand behind a multi-billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia as the country's atrocious list of human-rights violations continue to grow, AI Canada secretary-general Alex Neve said in a statement.

'Human rights do not and can never be allowed to carry a price-tag. The people of Yemen do not deserve to be told that protecting their rights and doing everything Canada can do to avoid any degree of complicity in war crimes at the hands of the Saudi-led coalition  that has caused so much suffering over the past three years, is not worth $1-billion.'

A suspension of exports under the LAV deal, as Mr Trudeau is considering, is not the same as cancelling the deal..."


"Turkish President Erdogan's chief aide Yigit Bulut claims Khashoggi murder was staged to put Saudi Arabia and the king in a very difficult position and to surrender Saudi Arabia completely to the United States."

Here's Why...

Saudi Arabia Gets A Friend in Need - Russia

"...Can it be a mere coincidence that the West is gunning for MBS today? The fact of the matter is that the Putin-MBS understanding has blossomed into a veritable alliance and it has great potential to redraw the battle lines between the West and Russia. Putin has made no bones that Russia is moving out of transactions in dollar currency. If Russia and Saudi Arabia at some point began to trade in non-dollar currencies, it will be a fatal blow to the Western banking system..."


Khashoggi Drama - A Deal Has Been Made But Will It Hold?

"A preliminary deal has been made between the Turkish president Erdogan and the al Saud clan in Saudi Arabia. The case of Jamal Khashoggi, killed in Istanbul by bodyguards and the Saudi clown prince MbS will be closed for now. The US gave the final push for a deal to fall into place. The CIA's torturer in chief Gina Haspel was sent to show Erdogan her instruments..."


WaPo: Canada's Response To Jamal Khashoggi's Death is a Test for Trudeau

"Canada is grappling with how to respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, apparently torn between a desire to stand up to Saudi Arabia and breaking an arms deal at a steep cost. Since Khashoggi disappeared Oct 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the US, Canada and major economies in Europe have scrambled to act together, offering statements of condemnation but little else. Over the past year, as Saudi Arabia stepped up its military involvement in the conflict in Yemen, there have been repeated calls for Canada to pull out of the arrangement..."


Suspending Permits For Armoured Vehicle Sales Could Pressure Saudis To Provide Details on Khashoggi: Trudeau

"...Mr Trudeau is still resisting calls to outright cancel the $15 billion sale of weaponized light armoured vehicles (LAVs), a contract he has previously said carried a kill fee of $1 billion. He has blamed former prime minister Stephen Harper for signing an agreement with Riyadh that included such restrictions..."


Yemen: Death Toll From Saudi Raid on Vegetable Market Rises to 21 (and vid)

"The death toll from a Saudi air strike on a vegetable market in western Yemen has risen to 21, with a local health official reporting children among the fatalities..."


'Not In My Name: Canada Must Stop Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia' (and vid)

"New Democrats will not give up! Today we continued to push Canada to end the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia."


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Trudeau Discuss Saudi Writer Khashoggi's Death

"Erdogan and Trudeau agreed on the need for 'all aspects of the murder' to be revealed."


'Canada Helped Fuel The War in Yemen'

"In July and August of 2018, even as the rift was unfolding, Canada helped fuel the war in Yemen by exporting more rifles to Saudi Arabia than it did to the US. (7.15 m v 4.98 m)."


Trudeau's Position on Toxic $15B Saudi Arms Deal Evolves and Confuses

"Another day and another attempt by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to disentangle himself from what is rapidly becoming  - if it isn't already - the most toxic Canadian trade deal ever. So what does Trudeau stand for? A progressive agenda and the principle of human rights? Or  trade, jobs and contracts with oppressive regimes?


Charlie Angus Calls Out Deal With Saudi Regime (and vid)

"Germany has cancelled the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Simple solution: Cancel the deal; impose Magnitsky sanctions on these criminals; retool the London plant and tell the Crown Prince he can go stuff his objections."

Cancel Now!



Justin back last summer was all for killing! Now he’s all for “human rights”. I’m sure that alleged  ISIS fighter had a fair trail before he was shot dead. 

Its a freekin joke how people suck up and believe the corporate media circus freek side show!

Justin has absolutely no morals 

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Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder


ILHAN TANIR: Yes, thank you for pointing that out. First of all, I have to say once again, this was a horrible act against journalist Khashoggi. So, we are putting these aside, we condemn this, we want to never see any kind of act similar to this. But what Erdogan gains from this? Erdogan has been dismantling Turkish media for over a decade. Turkey had a very lively media until a couple years ago. Despite his efforts, Turkey still had a media that represented very different segments of Turkish society. Since the coup attempt in 2016, now basically 90 percent of the media in Turkey is under the thumb of Erdogan.

And Mr. Erdogan is winning in several fronts in this Khashoggi situation. First of all, Mohammed bin Salman and Erdogan have been rivals since the coup in Egypt in 2013. Saudis and the Turks are on the opposite side of the regional balance and the Turkish Katari wing are under the attack of the Saudi, UAE, Egypt and some other Gulf countries. Now that Mr. Erdogan leaking these horrible acts every single day, he has been undermining Mohammed bin Salman. We know that some of the columnists in Turkey, very close to Mr. Erdogan, argued a couple days ago that Mohammed bin Salman might stay in as a Saudi ruler for the next 50 years because he is young. So, that is why the Turkish government is going after him and he’s trying to force him out.

Secondly, as a main point, Mr. Erdogan, who has been dismantling Turkish media, jailing hundreds of journalists. Turkey, for years now, is the country which jails the most journalists, right now there are 176 journalists. And Mr. Erdogan has shut down hundreds of media outlets since 2016. So, he could be the last person in the world who could be classified as friendly to the free media. But now, since Khashoggi is a journalist, he and his officials in Ankara are depicting themselves as if they are somehow deciding journalism or free media, which has nothing to do with what they are doing.


SHARMINI PERIES: And finally, Ilhan, what is President Erdogan’s ultimate goal in all of this, what is he hoping to achieve?

ILHAN TANIR: For the last couple years, Turkey has been going from one election to another election. There are two general elections and presidential elections. And all of these, Mr. Erdogan used many of the foreign policy issues domestically. And in this process, he severed ties with several EU countries, his relations with the EU got worse, his relation with the U.S. and many other countries in the region. Basically, Mr. Erdogan, yes, he got what he wanted as a presidential system. He holds the whole Turkish system now, he’s the one executive person in the Turkish Parliament, traditionally, historically a very important part of the Turkish political system now out of the picture and there’s no checks and balances.

But in this process, Mr. Erdogan isolated himself and his economy is doing very badly. Everybody, including very reputable and respected economists, predict that Mr. Erdogan’s country’s troubles are just starting now. And now, I think with this Khashoggi affair, he’s making a lot of progress to be integrated again. It released this American pastor just last week, coinciding with the Khashoggi situation. I think what he wants is, again, he wants to be part of the respected statesmen. He wants to be part of the Western world and he wants to be part of the international community and he wants to be able to, again, visit the Western capitals and show off. I think this is what he’s gaining right now, as again, he has the upper hand and higher moral ground due to this hideous, horrible act apparently committed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.



I think this situation is complicated because the relationship between the world oil players is complicated.

Saudia Arabia gluted the world market to force prices down to hurt Iran Venezuela Canada Russia and the US shale oil producers. Obviously oil importing countries are happy with cheap barrels coming in. Not the US shale oil producers. When Trump asked Saudi king to increase production, I'm sure US shale oil barrons got twisted up.

Europe Japan SK and probably a bunch of other players could actually be supporting Trumps previous call for increased production? Maybe Trump is full of shit and actually wants Saudi to cut production? Either way, the numbers supporting greedy oil corporations dictate oil producers in Canada US Russia Venezuela and Iran are all on the same side

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Tories abstain as European parliament overwhelmingly backs EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

The European parliament has called for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, piling pressure on Theresa May to follow Angela Merkel’s lead and suspend weapons sales to the autocracy.

The vote comes the same day as Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor confirmed that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “premeditated”, and amid renewed calls for the west to stop supplying the country’s bloody war in Yemen.

British Conservative MEPs were branded “disgraceful” after they abstained in a specific vote on whether to impose the arms embargo on the kingdom, which passed 242 votes to 23 – though they ultimately backed a wider motion condemning the Saudi’s conduct.....


Canada Upholds $15 billion Saudi Arms Deal After Khashoggi's Murder

"In the nearly 4 weeks since the Saudi regime had journalist Jamal Khashoggi murdered, Canada's Liberal government has gone out of its way to avoid criticizing Riyadh, while insisting Canada must fulfill a $15b arms deal with the kingdom - a linchpin of US imperialism't domination of the Middle East..."


What is Canada Waiting For?

"Canada is complicit in Saudi Arabia's human rights violations..."


Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week.

The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about 225 miles from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and were reported missing in August.

As of Tuesday, investigators still had not determined how they died. The sisters’ bodies were taped together and facing each other, but had no obvious signs of trauma, police said. They were both fully clothed.

Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday.


epaulo13 wrote:

Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder


ILHAN TANIR:  ... Turkey had a very lively media until a couple years ago. Despite his efforts, Turkey still had a media that represented very different segments of Turkish society. Since the coup attempt in 2016, now basically 90 percent of the media in Turkey is under the thumb of Erdogan.

Thanks for this, and while I agree with much of the post I'd like to point out that the oppression of Turkish Kurds in the pre-Erdogan eighties and nineties included the often brutal censorship of Kurdish media.


Khashoggi Strangled in Planned Attack, Body Dismembered  - Turkish Prosecutor

"Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by 'strangulation' immediately after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish prosecutor has confirmed, adding that his body was 'cut into pieces' after the murder..."


'You Can't Trust the Saudi Regime When It Comes To Human Rights': Daniel Turp

"I despise the hypocrisy of the Western countries, the law professor says. 'When it comes to the arms trade they look away from human rights issues..."


Ken Livingstone: Stop Double Standards, Sanction Saudis for Yemen War, Kidnappings & Killings

"The scale of media coverage of this murder has been breathtaking and has done more damage to the reputation of the Saudi royal family than anything in recent years, but this hasn't stopped the support of [Canada,] Britain and the US for the Saudi regime..."


'Unlikely UK Will End Arms Deal With Saudis': US Officials Call for Ceasefire in Yemen (sort of..)

Yemen in focus


Netanyahu Asked Trump to Stick With Saudi Crown Prince After Khashoggi's Murder


Starving Yemeni Girl From Shocking NYT Photo Dies as Bombing and Blockade Continues (and vid)

"A starving Yemeni girl, whose searing portrait from a hospital bed brought the world's attention to the ongoing and growing humanitarian disaster in the country has died. Meanwhile the Saudi-led blockade of supplies continues..."

As does the flow of arms from Canada.


'My Hope is Gone.'

"Parents speak out after daughter starves to death in Yemen."


Liberal Waiting Game on Saudi Arms Sales (and vid)

"My question today: Will the Liberals stop playing the waiting game on Canada's arms sales to Saudi Arabia?" (Answer: No)


"New Mayor of London Ed Holder, former chair of Canada-Saudi Business Council: 'I've been in contact with the federal government...and I'm advised that they don't intend to cancel the LAV contract."


No. More. Canadian. Arms. For. Saudi. Arabia.


Ottawa Rejects Senators' Demand to Give Greater Weight To Human Rights in Arms Deals

"The Trudeau government, which is still [stalling] weighing whether to suspend shipments in the $15-billion sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia has rejected a call from Canadian senators to give human rights and international law greater weight in the arms export control system.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, in a letter to the Senate humanitarian committee, said she would not agree to this or another recommendation that would place additional controls on the end use of Canadian goods by foreign customers to ensure they are not part of serious violations of rights or international humanitarian law..."

Strongly suggest this bloodless Banderite be voted out of office ASAP.



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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, in a letter to the Senate humanitarian committee, said she would not agree to this or another recommendation that would place additional controls on the end use of Canadian goods by foreign customers to ensure they are not part of serious violations of rights or international humanitarian law..."

Strongly suggest this bloodless Banderite be voted out of office ASAP.

Couldn't agree more. She is a frightening piece of work.


Norway Suspends Future Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia

"Norway has suspended new licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, becoming the second country after Germany to do so amid weeks of pressure on Riyadh over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen."


Gowling WLG Canada: DON'T Use This Lawfirm!

"...Not one Canadian media outlet has scrutinized the Canadian corporate lawfirm that's working for Saudi Arabia in DC."

No necessity for coverage if Canucklheads stay silent.

No More Arms to Saudi Arabia! No More Saudi War on Yemen!


Saudi Journalist Tortured To Death in Prison

"Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. The news site said that Al Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter account Kashkool, which disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family.

A classic 'reign of terror' with pockets far deeper than Trudeau's integrity.


Engler: Saudi Arabia and the Canadian Arms Industry

"Will they cancel the contract or won't they? In order to understand Ottawa's decision making process regarding General Dynamics' massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia one must look closely at industry lobbyists..."


Looks like a few folks are going to be executed for carrying out MBS's orders.  I'm sure their families will be well taken care of.


US, Al Sauds Fight Over MbS Advisor - White House Willing to Appease Erdogan

"The chief prosecutor of Saudi Arabia cleared his boss, clown prince Muhammad bin Salman of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. A number of easily replaceable people were indicted..."


the Trump White House is seeking ways to expel Turkish religious leader Fethullah Gulen. But the kicker is that Trump apparently is exploring the extradition as a bribe to shut Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan up about the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the orders of crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.