VIDEO: Saudi History; US Meddling & War Lies; Syria & The Refugee Crisis

I put together a collection of videos for the patient viewer. It provides some background information on the current situation in the middle east, with focus on Syria in particular.

The first clip explains how Saudi Arabia was created with the help of notoriously radical Wahhabist groups who still control much of the moral and social fabric of the country, and how the US got involved due to oil riches.

Then we listen to former CIA operative John Stockwell who delves into the history of US covert operations, he explains among other things how the US has had a history of migrating dangerous US funded radicals into the US after failed operations.

Then we take a look back at how deliberate and calculated media lies drummed up support for US meddling in the Kuwaiti/Iraqi border conflict.

Then we look at a more recent example of such media lies, with the objective of building sufficient support for US aggression against Iraq in 2003.

Then we look at yet more recent examples of embarrassing and exposed media lies and spin designed to gain support for the same regime change policy that plunged Iraq into chaos, made it a safe haven for terrorists, and resulted in the deaths of roughly 1.4 million Iraqi civilians, but this time the lucky beneficiary of democratization a la ‘Murica was of course Syria.

This is followed by a 2012 Congressional Speech speech by Ron Paul, calling out the lies & deception designed to drum up support for regime change in Syria.

Then we look at independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett speaking about her experiences in Syria. She exposes how the western mainstream media is lying to the public about the war in Syria, the Syrian army, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Russia.

Then we look at a Newsbud roundtable discussion called “The Generators, Agent Provocateurs & Opportunists of the Refugee Crisis”.

Finally, we get independent journalist Kurt Nimmo’s excellent & concise summary of the current situation in Syria and how we got here.

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Al Quaeda Seizes Yemenese Coastal Town; Protests and Police Brutality in Morocco; 2,000 Protest in Kuwait

Lots of news from the Middle East these days …

The New York Times writes Islamists Seize a Yemeni City, Stoking Fears:

SANA, Yemen — Islamist militants consolidated control over a second city in southern Yemen on Sunday, seizing banks, government offices and the security headquarters as government forces responded with mortar fire.

The fall of the coastal city of Zinjibar to self-styled holy warriors who claimed to have “liberated” it from “the agents of the Americans” fed into Western fears that militants sympathetic to Al Qaeda could exploit the breakdown of authority to take control of territory.

This is the blowback from decades of the US government’s support for authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, such as this one.

Furthermore there are more anti-government protests in Casablanca and its twin city Sala:

Thousands of demonstrators Sunday took to the streets of Casablanca, the country’s largest city, in an antigovernment protest police struggled to disperse, driving into the crowd on motorcycles, armed with clubs.

A similar protest in the capital’s twin city of Sale on Sunday also was violently disrupted, as was a demonstration in front of the Moroccan parliament Saturday.

Clips and a Picture from Morocco:

Protester beaten by police

And last but not least, in Kuwait 2,000 people took to the streets:

Pressure is building on Kuwait’s embattled Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Ahmad Sabah, who has come under fire for refusing to be questioned in parliament for allegedly misusing public funds, among other accusations.

Around 2,000 people took to the streets of the oil-rich gulf country’s capital amid tight security, chanting, “The people want to topple the head [of government],” in reference to Sheikh Nasser, according to Agence-France Presse.

Local Kuwaiti media reports said activists had dubbed the protest “Day of Rage” and that demonstrators, flanked by hundreds of police in riot gear, marched on the National Assembly on Friday night holding banners reading, “The youth want reform of the regime” and “Youths want the closure of corrupt channels,” while chanting against the prime minister.

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