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Saudi Arabia would develop nukes to counter Iranian ones “without a doubt” – Foreign Minister

ISIS with Nukes: Will Saudi Arabia soon begin their own nuclear program?

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There are few things in the Middle East more dangerous than ISIS, save for perhaps Israel, but luckily for the world,, ISIS is mostly a low-tech rabble which only survives due to foreign aid, and has been all but decimated by the Syrian and Russian militaries. No matter their pipe dreams and their ridiculous name, ISIS is NOT state – thank God.

ISIS may not be a state, but it’s not hard to see what would happen if they became one. Look no farther than Saudi Arabia, which is essentially what happens if a Wahabi tribe of barbarians was to form a state. And it is terrifying.

Can you imagine how terrifying it would be, if ISIS had nuclear weapons! While its comforting to know Russia and Syria will swiftly destroy ISIS before that becomes a remote possibility, the thought of Saudi Arabia obtaining them instead is not exactly much better.

Saudi Arabia is basically what happens if ISIS becomes a state – think that’s harsh, just take a look at some of their laws. Women are forbidden to drive, executions of both women and men for “Witchcraft” still occur in the 21st century, and for those unlucky enough to be executed, their favorite method is beheading.

They seem to prefer a sword over a knife…how very moderate and progressive of them, they’ve figured out how to forge a blade longer than twelve inches, it’s not like the rest of humanity didn’t figure that one out around the bronze age. Well, according to the Saudi Foreign minister, the Sunni dictatorship soon will develop nuclear weapons “without a doubt”, should Iran develop them. Middle East Eye reports:

Asked whether Riyadh would “build a bomb itself” if Tehran resumes a nuclear weapons programme in light of Washington’s nixing of the 2015 nuclear deal, [Foreign minister] Jubeir said: “If Iran acquires nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same.”

In March, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said his country would develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does.

“Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb[s], but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” MBS told CBS in an interview.

Should anyone think that Iran won’t seek to develop them, as that is only “western propaganda”, bare in mind that the truth does not matter for Saudi Arabia. All that is needed, is for one of the western powers to declare “Iran has WMDs”, just like the US did with Iraq years ago, and without any evidence, it will be accepted as fact in the West.

Then, regardless if Iran has Nuclear weapons or not, Saudi Arabia will have their excuse to develop them. This is how it works in our “post-truth” society. For Saudi Arabia, this could simply be a ploy to justify a nuclear program they’ve always wanted anyway, regardless if they claim otherwise.

As to how Saudi Arabia may develop these weapons…is it not obvious. Oil revenue…massive amounts of oil revenue. Saudi Arabia has already been planning to invest their considerable wealth on the other side of nuclear technology – nuclear power plants. Currently, Russia, the US, and China are among the countries bidding on a multi-billion dollar deal to build Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear reactors.

CNN notes that the Saudi ambitions are:

…giving rise to concerns that it might be trying to compete with Iran’s nuclear program and create its own nuclear weapons program.
The White House has been pursuing a deal to sell nuclear reactors to Riyadh despite the kingdom’s reluctance to accept stringent restrictions against nuclear proliferation, including uranium enrichment.

Of course, this was the same situation with Iran; if you break it down, a middle eastern nation is developing a nuclear energy program which could theoretically be weaponized. The only difference is Saudi Arabia is deep state approved, whereas Iran is not. Even as Saudi Arabia wages a brutal war against Yemen, and Iran is not waging any such war against it neighbors, Washington demonizes Iran, whereas Saudi Arabia gets a pass.

Needless to say, its ridiculous enough that mankind created the means to destroy himself. The human race may just win the Darwin award if we allow a regime like Saudi Arabia to possess nuclear weapons. Think that sounds just like what the deep state says about Iran, think again. The difference is Iran doesn’t go around the world funding groups like ISIS.

If you actually take account, Saudi Arabia has been funding numerous rebels in Syria, and we have already established there are no armies of moderate rebels in Syria. A US general even admitted when questioned, that the US only successfully trained four or five allegedly moderate rebels in Syria, meaning the rest are terrorists.

Those terrorists receive Saudi funding. Iran, say what you will about them, does not go around the world funding terrorists to destabilize nations. Think about it, how many wars do you actually know Iran is actively fighting? What specific terrorist organizations fight for interests which align with Iran’s? Iran’s actions are largely introverted, focused on defending itself, whereas Saudi Arabian actions in the Middle East are outward focussed, funding proxies to spread their interests with terror.

As a result, it is reasonable to be concerned about a future in which Saudi Arabia is developing nuclear weapons. While they claim they will only develop them in the event that Iran does, we have already established that evidence is not needed if you’re aligned with the Deep State. In short, it won’t matter what Iran does; Saudi Arabia will likely begin openly pursuing nuclear weapons simply IF the West accuses Iran.

The Middle East is volatile enough – “ISIS with Nukes” is not something anyone needs to see.


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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 118.

Alex Christoforou

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

Richard Galustian

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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