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About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).

The remarkable similarities between 9/11 and Jamal Khashoggi’s murder | TheHill

But the most striking similarity of the two attacks was the relationship between the attackers and the Saudi ruling elite. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, shared a close relationship with the Saudi monarchy, mainly because of … Continue reading

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Report: The Saudis Used Veterans to Funnel Money to Trump

This story begins with a group offering vets free trips (funded by the Saudis) to the capital in order to lobby lawmakers in late 2016. The target of their ire was the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which … Continue reading

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US Senators bribed by Saudis

Let’s face it, this has been going on for years. But now, the press is actually talking about it via Republicans Senators Who Tried to Kill Yemen War Resolution Were Paid by Saudi Lobbyists

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America’s CIA Won’t Let Donald Trump Shield MBS Over Khashoggi – Bloomberg

via America’s CIA Won’t Let Donald Trump Shield MBS Over Khashoggi – Bloomberg This tells us a few things. First, the CIA must be sure it has powerful evidence of the prince’s alleged responsibility — tapes and phone intercepts included. … Continue reading

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Is This the Break With Saudi Arabia We’ve Been Waiting For? | The American Conservative

Despite its alleged complicity in the 9/11 attacks, a long history of supporting radical Islamist groups, one of the world’s worst human rights records, and the prosecution of a savage war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia—up until now—has largely escaped censure … Continue reading

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Don’t run, we are your friends – ‘How Saudi became a US ally’

The 1973 oil embargo was a major rough patch. For a year, the Saudis quit selling to the U.S. in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. But the two countries made up, united in opposition … Continue reading

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Saudis working with al-Qaeda

The Saudi-backed coalition, which receives U.S. support, has been working alongside al-Qaeda militants as it fights the Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Associated Press reports. Why it matters: Fighting al-Qaeda has been a primary goal of the U.S. military in … Continue reading

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