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Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’
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Tags: arms race, arms trading, Boeing, corporatism, Iran, Israel, Lockheed MArtin, Middle East, military industrial complex, missile defense, Obama Administration, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, THAAD, unemployment, United Arab Emirates, US Congress
The Saudi royal family is reportedly being helped by the Obama Administration to push a $90bn deal with big players in the military-industrial complex for arms and military technology upgrades through political approval in Washington.
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Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):
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Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan Taliban, Afghanistan, Afghanistan motherlode, Afghanistan War Logs, Ahmed Shah Massoud, airstrikes, al-Qaeda, Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Asif Ali Zardari, Babrak Kamul, China, CIA, COIN, Cold War, counterinsurgency, democracy, drones, Durand Line, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Hafizullah Amin, Hamid Gul, Hamid Karzani, Haqqani Network, history, Husain Haqqani, India, ISI, Islamic terrorism, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Kashmir, Leonid Brezhnev, Mullah Omar, North Waziristan, NY Times, Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Pashtuns, Predator drones, Quetta Shura, realpolitik, Robert Gates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Sistan-Baluchistan, Soviets, Taliban, terrorism, TTP, Wikileaks, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Zbigniew Brzezinski
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, the husband-wife couple behind Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story (2009) and Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (2010), recently discussed the C.I.A connections with Afghan militant networks through Pakistani intelligence agencies with Paul Jay at The Real News Network.
Part One – WikiLeaks—The Pakistan Connection (13:15):
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Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan Mines Ministry, Afghanistan, Ann Marlowe, cobalt, copper, corporatism, fascism, gold, Hamid Karzai, human rights, iron, libertarian, lithium, natural resources, Newspeak, Obama Administration, Saudi Arabia, US, War on Terror, World Bank
Ann Marlowe, Afghanistan expert at the Hudson Institute, told Russia Today that it would take at least a couple of decades before Afghanistan’s untapped minerals are significantly accessed, under optimal conditions (5:15):
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Russia plus its aid demands a base vital to the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and imperial mobilization in Central Asia be shut down.