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Obama and the Saudi Agenda

Toby Jones says the Saudis see the Arab awakening as an existential threat while the US sees it as something to be manipulated Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. President Obama was in Saudi Arabia visiting King Abdullah on Friday, probably at a time of […]

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Al Qaeda and the Saudi Agenda – Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. This is a […]

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Are the Saudi’s Fueling a Sunni-Shia War? – Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in […]

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When politics is determined by guns

By Vijay Prashad. This article was first published on The Hindu. HARSH CONDITIONS: Even as the flood of Syrian refugees continues into the snowy mountains in Lebanon, the UNHCR believes the makeshift shelters are substandard. Photo: Mohamed Azakir The rebellious spirit continues through protests across Syria against both the Islamists and the Syrian government In […]

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Fmr. Israeli Intel. Chief Says Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Greater Risk than Nuclear Iran – Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the Israeli debate about Iran and Palestine, and the complex changes taking place in Middle East politics Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. I’m Paul Jay. We’re continuing our series of interviews […]

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Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

By Pete Pattisson. This article was first published on The Guardian. Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian investigation has found, raising serious questions about Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup. This summer, Nepalese workers died at a […]

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Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution Story Transcript YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: Ever since the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, the Palestinians, who are the natives of the land, have been struggling for self-determination, which entails the implementation of UN […]

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Will Bahrainis Finally Dialogue?

William Fisher After two years of civil unrest, death, torture and destruction, the King of Bahrain finally sat down with his subjects last week for the start of a much-delayed “National Dialogue” designed to bring “meaningful reform that meets the aspirations of all of Bahrain’s citizens.” Those were the words of U.S. State Department spokesperson […]

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Economic Crisis Fuels Military Intervention as The Chemical Weapons “Threat” Becomes The New Pretext

By Danny Schechter Durban, South Africa: The US economy is sluggish with fears of a new recession. The Democrats and Republicans once more cannot agree on what to do about the alleged “fiscal cliff” that threatens to further unravel the economy, even as analysts say that the whole notion of going over the “cliff ” […]