destabilization middle east
There’s an alliance growing between Saudi Arabia and Israel — and Iran should be worried
Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests.
By John Irish and Andrea Shalal, Reuters

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called Tehran the main sponsor of global terrorism and a destabilizing force in the Middle East.

He sidestepped a question about Israel’s call for concerted action with Sunni Arab states amid growing speculation that the two countries could normalize relations and join forces to oppose Tehran, much as Turkey has done.

The six Arab members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially Saudi Arabia, accuse Iran of using sectarianism to interfere in Arab countries and build its own sphere of influence in the Middle East. Iran denies the accusations.

“Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the conference. “It’s determined to upend the order in the Middle East … (and) until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”

Al-Jubeir said Iran was propping up the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, funding the Houthi movement in Yemen and fomenting violence across the region.

The international community needed to set clear “red lines” to halt Iran’s actions, he said, calling for banking, travel and trade restrictions aimed at changing Tehran’s behavior.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Iran’s ultimate objective was to undermine Riyadh, and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab countries to defeat “radical” elements in the region.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also criticized what he called an Iranian “sectarian policy” aimed at undermining Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

“Turkey is very much against any kind of division, religious or sectarian,” he said. “It’s good that we are now normalizing our relations with Israel.”


Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile launch

  • National security adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” in a strongly worded statement Wednesday, calling out the nation’s “destabilizing behavior across the Middle East” after a ballistic missile launch.
  • “The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions — including weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms,” Flynn said, condemning Iranian actions that “undermine security, prosperity and stability” in the region and “place American lives at risk.”
  • Flynn didn’t specify what action the United States might take if Iran didn’t back off. Read more
The sheer amount of Understatement both American political parties use to defend their representative is staggering.

Donald Trump is racist, sexist, bigoted and idiotic individual who would deport thousands, if not MILLIONS of innocent people, make the country a living Hell for even MORE, and is a rallying point for some of the worst of humanity.

Republicans: Okay, so he’s a little bit rude. At least he’s not HILARY!

Hilary has twisted America’s sacred democratic system to her own purposes, uses feminism as a buzzword for her own purposes, spied on her own citizens, armed the Muslim Brotherhood and hired them in the White House, Contributed to massive amounts of DEATH and destabilization in the Middle East and North Africa, caused the deaths of American citizens due to negligence and gave funding and weapons to Syrian terorists.

Democrats: Okay, so she’s a little bit corrupt. At least she’s not TRUMP!

And now I’m going to sit back and laugh as everyone who reads this focus’s only on the criticisms of ONE party and ignores the flaws of the other.

Face facts people. No matter how you want to twist it, this election is Evil vs Evil. It’s just Stupid Evil  vs Pragmatic Villainy

i still don’t understand why every one is having a collective coronary over the temporary “muslim” ban but no one gave a shit that obama dropped nearly 100,000 bombs into the countries that are on the ban list (the list that he created and enforced in 2013).

everyone apparently loves muslims but no one cared that obama and hillary were bombing the fuck out of their homeland 

where was the criticism for their role in destabilizing the middle east

I need to stress, once again, that this blog is an Islamophobia-free Zone.

ISIS is not Muslims. ISIS kills Muslims. They killed Muslims in the Middle East. They killed Muslims in North Africa. They killed Muslims in France. ISIS wasn’t created by Islam. It was created in part by Western Destabilization of the Middle East, Assad’s Opportunism, Turkey’s hatred of the Kurds, and Al Qaeda’s Terrorism. Muslims around the world have denounced ISIS in no uncertain terms. I will not blame Muslims if Marine LaPen is elected to lead France, I will blame that on French Voters. 

I will publish no asks or submissions collectively blaming Muslims for the actions of a group that has been renounced by a clear majority. I will not make further mentions of such asks and submissions. This is the one and only time they will be addressed.

@antisemitism-us @antisemitism-eu @jewishmagpie why do all of you suddenly assume I’m not Jewish? I am Jewish. Listen, Israel should not exist as a state because it stole land from Palestinians and constantly terrorizes them. To pull the United States government’s defintion of antisemitism out of your ass like the United States didn’t refuse Jewish refugees and then immediately turn around and fund the Israeli military once they realized Israel planned to destabilize the Middle East is what’s really antisemitic. The United States government treats Jews like pawns by assisting Israel. Israel is a stolen country, it’s an unjust country, they just disallowed a Palestinian Olympian from leaving the Gaza strip in order to compete in Rio. And I may be Jewish and I may have a lot of Jewish followers on this blog but as popular Jewish pulitzer-winning writer Michael Chabon, who travelled to Israel and saw the terror firsthand, says, there is no shame in being disliked by Zionists. If speaking out against Israel loses me any support, it is not support worth having. All of you should be ashamed for thinking you’re “better Jews” or something. You’re just racists. That’s the beginning and end of it.


“It’s a privilege to be able to /not/ vote for Clinton!! Think of those who will be harmed by a Trump presidency!!”

The funny thing is that I’ve seen this rhetoric used primarily and almost absolutely by white folk on the left, who seem to be once again speaking about what would be best for the various minority communities who are very vocally speaking out against Clinton.

As I’ve said before, there is no lesser evil in this election, just two different flavors of evil. A vote for one candidate is to condemn an entire group of people one way or another.

These same people seem to think that we’ll be “safer” under a Clinton presidency….which is an idea I can somewhat understand where they’re coming from with, but just isn’t true.

Hillary has a track record of supporting foreign coups, of horrible, horrible foreign policy stances [that have led to the rise of ISIS and complete destabilization of the Middle East], of supporting domestic policy that singles out Arabs, Muslims, and other brown folk from her support of the Patriot Act and No Fly List & Terror Watch List [which contains more innocent Arabs and Muslims than it does actual threats], to her support for the Prison industry that has seen the US turn into the largest incarcerator in the world, to her backing by wall-street and numerous pro-Israeli organizations who know that she will continue to allow Israel to request blank checks from the US to further their slaughter of Palestinians and destruction of Palestine.

When you take this into account, when you’ve seen a person time and time again bend over backwards to justify the dehumanization of your people, or try to carry out her neoliberal warhawk agenda with a progressive smile [that shatters the glass ceiling!!], when she has gone on the record to state that she would eradicate an entire freaking country [Iran], when she was buddy buddy with the people who slaughtered one million people throughout Iraq and the neighboring regions, when she says she’s taking notes from the freaking devil Henry Kissinger….just how is she the lesser evil exactly?

Or is it because she’s not quite as blatant and aggressive in her hatred?

Hillary empowers the ~progressive racists~ who don’t understand the significance of such policies on the lives and livelihoods of minority communities both in the US and abroad, and Trump empowers the rabid racists who…well, who just don’t understand anything to begin with.

There is no lesser evil, just two evils, one with a smile and one with a bad toupee

The only folk “privileged” in such a discussion about “the lesser evil” are those who genuinely believe they’ll still be safe under a Clinton presidency, because I sure as hell know that Arabs, Muslims, and other black and brown folk both in the US [and mostly abroad] are certainly not any safer under Clinton.

And who knows, maybe Trump will be the straw the breaks the camel’s back and shows people what undercurrents have been running in the US all along.

Trump /is/ worse in some regards
and Hillary is worse in others

It’s a vote between the woman who already has a very active and detailed history of harming & destroying our communities and destabilizing entire countries, or the bumbling idiot who we presume will likely do the same.

It bears repeating, there is no such thing as Social Justice

There is no such thing as “social justice”. It is a farce used to debase our conception of human rights and justify the trampling of them by government. The notion is used to create distress and distrust in a population. It is a weapon of psychological warfare used by authoritarians to manipulate the people they rule.

Justice can only be experienced by the individual.

For instance, when someone is discriminated against for their race, sex, ethnicity, skin color or personal belief it is an injustice.

Western public policy is increasingly based in discriminatory practices under the auspices of “social justice” dogma.

Social justice dogma coerces the population into becoming a self-policing body of drones where incorrect or unapproved opinions and actions lead to swift personal destruction and a distracted population simmers with agitation while the political class operates with impunity.

To observe its effect ask anyone on the street to explain to you why the US has been centrally involved in the destabilization of the Middle East and the destruction of multiple governments in the region over the last decade. Question why the US is so obsessed with the ouster of the Assad regime in Syria that it is has created a fighting force and is waging a proxy war through ISIS and other groups of known religious barbarians. Why is the world on the verge of WWIII over a desert backwater in a civil war between a strong man and fanatical islamo-fascists? Most when confronted will stare at you vacantly and opened mouthed. There is a 99% probability they’ll have no answer because that small part of their mind utilized for critical thought has been purposefully confused and crammed with other things. Ask them about BLM and you’ll get a visceral and highly opinionated response regardless of which side of the argument it falls on.

Social justice indoctrination is a lynch pin in the global fascist agenda as human rights are trampled and local sovereignty usurped by unaccountable technocrats under the authority of unelected and unresponsive legislative bodies.

We’re so consumed over which restrooms we can use that we largely ignore the ramifications of the Trans Pacific Partnership, the pervasive surveillance state, criminal activity in the political class, and corporatism. We don’t debate these issues in any meaningful way. And most importantly we forget what human rights are as they are subsumed by state authority and law becomes malleable to political opinion formed in think tanks and spoon fed to the population.