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Saudi Arabia backing Israel's Mossad? A Saudi view

I’ve been blogging about the surreal and bourgeoning relationship in the Middle East between the Saudis and the Israelis. One aspect of that alliance may include the Saudis helping to finance Israel’s clandestine attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities, including the Mossad’s assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists 

Saudis Backing Israel's Mossad. Confirmed?

In October 12, 2012, I speculated there was a strong likelihood that Saudi Arabia was bankrolling Israel’s Mossad. Those funds paid for, among other things, the assassinations of several of Iran's top nuclear experts over the past couple of years. That cooperation was, I wrote the latest bizarre development in a clandestine alliance between the Zionist State of Israel and Saudi Arabia, guardian of Islam’s most holy site. Now, there is new confirmation from Israel of that report. 

America's Obscenities

At times, outrageous juxtapositions in the news shriek for attention. Sometimes, they’re actually obscene.

On one hand, for instance, a series in the New York Times last week about the plight of 22,000 homeless children in New York City-- “the highest number since the Great Depression in the most unequal metropolis in America.”

On the other hand, was a scattering of reports, all facets of another on-going outrage:  The hundreds of billions of dollars that the U.S. continues to pour into the cesspools of Central Asia, in a still undefined and ultimately futile effort to control political events thousands of miles away.

Iran's Nukes: 2 Elephants in the Room

You want chutzpah? This is chutzpah: an Oped piece this week in the New York Times by a prominent Israel journalist, Ari Shavit, lambasting George W. Bush—not Barack Obama—for the fact that Iran is on the threshold of becoming a nuclear power. Instead of going after Iraq in 2003, says Shavit, instead of fatally draining Americas’s resources and prestige, Bush should have organized a coordinated coalition of powers to throttle a much weaker Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

 

Where’s the chutzpah? Well, for one thing, if you want to blame an American president for failing to prevent nuclear weapons being introduced into the Middle East—and then passively accepting their presence--the list of culprits begins with Dwight D. Eisenhower, and continues through just about every American President since.   Please read on.

60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco: There could be many more.

 

The embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist--makes me shudder. 

I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed being caught in the same kind of devastating, career-shattering trap. 

 

Iran: When A  U.S.  President  Tried  to Muzzle 60 Minutes

 In his address to the U.N. a few days ago, President Obama came the closest any American leaders has come to acknowledging America’s shameful legacy with Iran: overthrowing a democratically- elected government, installing a corrupt, repressive dictatorship in its place. It was something of an apology-almost. In fact more than 30 years ago, during the hostage crisis, another American President, Jimmy Carter attempted to block a Sixty Minute broadcast that also suggested the U.S. owed Iran something of an apology.

If America Were Syria

Our eyes glaze over when we read statistics of the horrific mayhem ravaging Syria. Numbers lose all meaning. One way for Americans to appreciate what those figures mean is to compute what the impact would be if the same tragedy were devastating the United States.

Lando's Blog
Saudi Arabia backing Israel's Mossad? A Saudi view

I’ve been blogging about the surreal and bourgeoning relationship in the Middle East between the Saudis and the Israelis. One aspect of that alliance may include the Saudis helping to finance Israel’s clandestine attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities, including the Mossad’s assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists 

Saudis Backing Israel's Mossad. Confirmed?

In October 12, 2012, I speculated there was a strong likelihood that Saudi Arabia was bankrolling Israel’s Mossad. Those funds paid for, among other things, the assassinations of several of Iran's top nuclear experts over the past couple of years. That cooperation was, I wrote the latest bizarre development in a clandestine alliance between the Zionist State of Israel and Saudi Arabia, guardian of Islam’s most holy site. Now, there is new confirmation from Israel of that report. 

America's Obscenities

At times, outrageous juxtapositions in the news shriek for attention. Sometimes, they’re actually obscene.

On one hand, for instance, a series in the New York Times last week about the plight of 22,000 homeless children in New York City-- “the highest number since the Great Depression in the most unequal metropolis in America.”

On the other hand, was a scattering of reports, all facets of another on-going outrage:  The hundreds of billions of dollars that the U.S. continues to pour into the cesspools of Central Asia, in a still undefined and ultimately futile effort to control political events thousands of miles away.

Iran's Nukes: 2 Elephants in the Room

You want chutzpah? This is chutzpah: an Oped piece this week in the New York Times by a prominent Israel journalist, Ari Shavit, lambasting George W. Bush—not Barack Obama—for the fact that Iran is on the threshold of becoming a nuclear power. Instead of going after Iraq in 2003, says Shavit, instead of fatally draining Americas’s resources and prestige, Bush should have organized a coordinated coalition of powers to throttle a much weaker Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

 

Where’s the chutzpah? Well, for one thing, if you want to blame an American president for failing to prevent nuclear weapons being introduced into the Middle East—and then passively accepting their presence--the list of culprits begins with Dwight D. Eisenhower, and continues through just about every American President since.   Please read on.

60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco: There could be many more.

 

The embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist--makes me shudder. 

I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed being caught in the same kind of devastating, career-shattering trap. 

 

Iran: When A  U.S.  President  Tried  to Muzzle 60 Minutes

 In his address to the U.N. a few days ago, President Obama came the closest any American leaders has come to acknowledging America’s shameful legacy with Iran: overthrowing a democratically- elected government, installing a corrupt, repressive dictatorship in its place. It was something of an apology-almost. In fact more than 30 years ago, during the hostage crisis, another American President, Jimmy Carter attempted to block a Sixty Minute broadcast that also suggested the U.S. owed Iran something of an apology.

Inside 60 Minutes