Turn Away Thursday

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Super Sneaky Snoopers

Glenn Greenwald has described Washington Post columnist David Ignatius as an “all-but-official CIA media spokesman”; Adam Johnson of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) criticizes Ignatius for “breathlessly updating U.S. readers on the token, meaningless public relations gestures that the Saudi regime—and, by extension, Ignatius—refer to as ‘reforms.’”

So Ignatius’ fascinating tale of intrigue, “The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi feud,” published Tuesday in the Post, is especially revelatory. Far from whitewashing the Saudi regime, Ignatius depicts the royal court as a cockpit of rage, corruption, and respectable gangsterism. If Ignatius’ reporting reflects the thinking of the CIA, his latest piece suggests the agency has turned on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in a significant way.

@ ALTERNET

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12 Responses to Turn Away Thursday

  1. Den says:

    How is everything back in the 2nd Century there SA? Brutally stupid as usual? Time to throw off your raggy outfits and get with the program. We in the 21st Century no longer butcher people that disagree with us, I suggest you extract yourselves from your brutal past and start acting like civilized human beings.

    You are lucky I am not the POTUS, I would take out every bit of your scurvy air force, your lavish palaces and your ammo dumps, then throw all your arrogant leaders in jail forever, arms sales? Forget it!

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Since the princes don’t have enough to do they turn to bickering. The basic fact is that when the price of crude drops below $70 per barrel, KSA loses money. I state that Saud’s kingdom is in trouble.

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  3. Micki says:

    Saudi Arabia is a strange place. It has rather high unemployment, at about 13% in early 2018. I don’t know what it is now.

    But unemployment is high not because of too few jobs. It’s partly because it’s the type of jobs that unemployed Saudis are willing to do. As brutal as they are, Saudi Arabia has a highly educated population. Foreigners do the jobs Saudis won’t do.

    But one reason Saudi Arabia is facing financial woes is that the government employs about 70% of employed Saudis! That’s a huge negative for economic health — especially if the price of a barrel of crude slips even lower.

    There are undoubtedly a lot of wealthy Saudis who want to take their money and get the hell out of Dodge.

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  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Dropped my car at the repair shop. Progressive lady was there, she checked my policy, I don’t get a loaner.

    Lots of news dropping to do with the doufus in the White House. Not looking good for him, except no matter what they prove, he’s still above the law. That’s what I think, I hope I’m wrong.

    He left with the wife today, with all the crap hitting the fan, maybe they won’t be coming back, lol.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Very slow 18 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.

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  6. Den says:

    Psycho Kitties :

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