Drums of war


What Walker actually did after conquering Nicaragua:

From McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom.

The primary purpose of the “filibustering” project was to create an empire of slavery. The Confederacy intended to spread their poison across the world.


Remember when Qatar declined to bribe Kushner?



dafuq? Qatar? funding ISIS or whatever I guess?


The basic dynamic of the region is that everywhere except Iran is a Sunni dictatorship with an oppressed Shia minority (except Iraq, which was a Sunni dictatorship with an oppressed Shia majority, and is now chaos). Iran does fund Shia resistance groups across the region, for obvious reasons.

Qatar is unusual in that it is the only Sunni nation to maintain good relations with Iran, because it seeks leverage against Saudi domination. They also may be involved in supporting assorted militants within Syria etc.

The Saudis routinely accuse Qatar of “supporting terrorism”; hence the supposed justification for the recent Saudi-led embargo against Qatar. The actual motivation likely had more to do with a desire to silence al-Jazeera.

Daesh, of course, is primarily backed by the Saudis. It was created to disrupt the potential of a Shia-controlled Iraqi rival to Saudi Arabia.


See here for a quick intro, BTW:



Well aware of William Walker history and attempts to reproduce the Confederacy thanks.


Of course if one RTFA it doesn’t even imply that. Dig to the NYT article the summarized to understand the financial issues around the Kushner Group and the property in question which go back far beyond Trump’s potential run for office.


The Oz weapon industry has been growing since the 1990’s. The activist left has been fighting it the whole time, but the pseudo-left ALP mainstream has not.


Supposed Yemeni government now under house arrest in KSA:

Comprehensive collection of links in this thread:



Good overview of the Saudi crackdown:


Key quote from the first BBC story:

Earlier this week, the UN and the Red Cross warned that a “catastrophic” situation threatened millions of Yemenis who relied on life-saving aid deliveries.

The Red Cross said its shipment of chlorine tablets, vital to combating a cholera epidemic which has affected more than 900,000 people, had been blocked.

The UN says seven million Yemenis are on the brink of famine.



I made another thread for this, but it’s worh posting here as well:




This is a fucking ethnic cleansing at this point. Fuck the Saudis.