Friday, October 19, 2018

if this article was just about the murdered saudi journalist i wouldn't bother posting it however it has some interesting side roads that make up the main part of the writers journey so should you choose you can find some curious items herein;

‘And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor; city against city and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fall in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof.’  –– Isaiah 19:2-3

The story of the Jamal Khashoggi murder closing in on Saudi Crown Prince’s inner circle looks like a psy-op. It’s designed to pressure Saudi Arabia into delaying its petro-dollar break and to cooperate on pumping extra oil when the Nov. 4 sanctions begin on Iran. The timing couldn’t be worse for the U.S., as China and Russia have wrapped up their plans to ditch the dollar in bilateral trade. There is little doubt China has told the Saudis that it will not be buying their oil in U.S. dollars.
According to World Bank data, Saudi Arabia has one of the highest rates of spending on its military in the world, at 10.3% of GDP in 2017. Regardless, Trump has called on that country to increase military spending and pay their bills.
For Saudi Arabia’s part, it told the prior Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off the $750 billion worth of American bond assets it holds, if Congress passed a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Congress passed the bill, Obama vetoed it, and then Congress voted to override his veto. This is notable because it suggests that the blackmailing of the Saudis’ for their role as patsies is breaking down.

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