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Saudi Arabia – State Sponsor of Terrorism

Richard Silverstein You can forget that claim you hear from Trump, Netanyahu and MBS that Iran is the greatest sponsor of state terrorism in the world. That award goes to Saudi Arabia hands down. First, it spent and wasted billions building up ISIS and arming it in order to topple the Syrian Alawite regime. It…

State of the Union

“There are Lies, Lies, Lies, and More Lies, There are Damned Lies” – Trump’s SotU Speach

Richard Silverstein Donald Trump presented his second State of the Union speech tonight and it was a phantasmagoria of Trumpian grandeur, and not in a good way.  For future generations, it should be used as a model for what not to do when preparing and delivering such an address.  It was significant both for what…

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Trumps Strikes Nuclear Match to Middle East Tensions

Richard Silverstein OK.  So you have the Iranians getting nuclear plants, technology, and uranium enrichment expertise from the Russians.  As a result, some fear the Iranians may be using these as components of a nuclear program to develop nuclear weapons.  You have these same people warning that if Iran gets nuclear weapons that the Saudis…