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U.S. senators defy Trump’s call to back Saudi war on Yemen

The US Senate has voted in favor of advancing a resolution to end Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen. Republican senators have joined Democrats to give the measure the 60 votes required to advance the motion. The move will now pave the way for a debate and a vote in the chamber. President Donald Trump’s administration had urged lawmakers to back continued military support for Riyadh. The senate vote will be seen as a blow to the U-S President. The Saudi war has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, pushing millions of people to the brink of famine.

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Turkey seeks arrest of 2 allies of Bin Salman

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor The US defense secretary says he needs more evidence on who was behind the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. James Mattis said he is quite satisfied that he will find more evidence concerning the incident. He added that he will follow the issue as far as he can. Meanwhile, Turkey has called for Saudi Arabia’s transparency in the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post journalist.

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Saudi royals preparing to dump Bin Salman?

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Saudi Arabia’s royal family members reportedly want to prevent Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from becoming the king. That’s in the wake of revelations suggesting that bin Salman had actually ordered the assassination of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Sources close to the Saudi royal court said dozens of princes want to see a change in the line of succession. They claimed that the princes will not act until King Salman is alive because he is unwilling to turn against his son. The sources also revealed that King’s younger brother, Prince Ahmed…

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Saudi’s assassination plots—maniac Bin Salman dooms Saudi royals

Press TV interview with Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, says Tehran had credible information about Saudi Arabia’s plots to assassinate senior Iranian officials including Major-General Qassem Soleymani. Zarif was commenting on a New York Times report that Riyadh had contracted private companies to carry out the operations. He cited recent terrorist attacks in Iran as the result of a Saudi threat last year when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to take war onto Iranian soil. The top Iranian diplomat added that the entire world has opened its eyes to Riyadh’s activities such as…

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Saudis recognize women’s right to be beheaded

Riyadh, “Saudi” Arabia Dissociated Press In a major breakthrough for women’s rights in the desert kingdom, Clown Prince Bin Salman (BS) has issued an edict proclaiming that henceforth women will have full and equal rights to be beheaded. “There is no place in a modern, air-conditioned country like ours for archaic relics of the medieval past,” BS announced at a press conference beside the gallows in Chop-Chop Square in downtown Riyadh. “For too long we have discriminated against peaceful female dissidents. Are not their heads worth every bit as much as those of their male counterparts? Beginning today, a woman…

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“Debate” on Saudi war crimes in Yemen

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Kevin Barrett, author and Middle East expert from Madison and Naseer al-Omari, writer and political commentator from New York on Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The discussion centered round UN investigators’ report that says Saudi Arabia and allies may have committed war crimes in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia enjoys US, Israel backing on Yemen atrocities: Expert

Press TV The United Nations is incapable of pressuring Saudi Arabia to end its military aggression on Yemen as the kingdom has the the support from the United States and Israel, says an analyst. “The UN is more or less being dragged into this, telling a little bit of truth about the horrific massacres that have been going on in Yemen,” Kevin Barrett, American scholar and author, told Press TV in an interview on Thursday. “This country has essentially been decimated by Saudi bombing of civilian infrastructure designed to punish the population for essentially wanting to stay independent.” “This war…

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Saudi-led coalition denounces UN report regarding strikes on Yemen

Press TV The Saudi-led coalition condemns a UN report that says airstrikes by Riyadh and its allies in Yemen may amount to war crimes. The coalition said the UN report has misconstrued the facts of the conflict. It also denied the UN accusations the coalition is refusing to cooperate or provide information to the U-N experts. On Tuesday, the U-N experts’ report said the Saudi-led bombardment has caused the most direct civilian casualties. The latest air raids in Yemen have killed a large number of civilians most of them children.

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Arab Dictatorships Collapsing? Al-Sisi, Bin Salman lashing out…and losing legitimacy

The two worst terrorist-supporting dictatorships in the Arab world—the al-Sisi regime in Egypt and the Bin Salman regime in Riyad—have simultaneously shot themselves in the foot. Within a few days, both regimes madly lashed out at human rights activists, revealing the psychological instability of the two dictators and the tenuousness of their hold on power, while further undermining their own legitimacy. On Monday the Saudis, led by the unstable egomaniac Bin Salman, committed one of the most outrageous public relations blunders in history by tweeting a threat to launch a 9/11 style attack against Canada. What did Canada do to…

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What’s Up with US-Saudi Alliance? Scott Bennett, Eric Walberg, Jim Fetzer discuss Portland conference and more

This show broadcasts LIVE 8 to 10 pm Eastern Friday, January 12th at  Revolution.Radio – click on Studio A – then gets archived within 24 hours. Listen to the archive HERE (posted Saturday) Our starting point tonight is the US-Saudi relationship. Two of the three guests will be appearing at the Roots of Conflict Conference at Portland State University on February 3rd (scroll down for more information). First 30 minutes: Dr. Scott Bennett, formerly of the U.S. Army 11th Psychological Operations Battalion, attempted to blow the whistle by contacting the media and writing to politicians after being sacked from his job as terrorist finance investigator after…

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