"First thoughts on the Saudi-Iranian conflict: is an attack on Iranian forces in Syria next?" WWIII would increase the price of oil enough to let the Saudi princes temporarily keep their heads.
"With Isis In Retreat Saudi Arabia Launches New Shia Provocation"
"Why Should We Want to “Keep” the Saudis?" Oil is fungible, and is produced in quantity in an enormous number of places, much more than in the 1970s, the time when American policy was contrived, and the petrodollar scheme has broken down, so the peculiar toadying relationship of the United States to the corrupt and foolish princes is ridiculous.
"Suing the Israeli Settlers" Reverse lawfare. The absolute first thing I thought - and admit it, it was the first thing you thought too - is the judge Jewish?
"Deceit and Obfuscation: How The NY Times Shields Israel"
Israel is trying to normalize the settlers by having them accepted in places of authority. Tweet (Glenn Greenwald):
"Brazil/Dilma win in their principled stance against accepting a West Bank settler advocate as Israel's ambassador"
"Israeli official calls for occupying Damascus"
"You can’t report truthfully on Israel without facing its wrath":
"What I discovered during my six years as special rapporteur is that you can make a difference, but only if you are willing to put up with the heat.
You can make a difference by giving foreign ministries around the world the most authoritative account available of the daily realities facing the Palestinian people. By so doing you have to expect ultra-Zionist organizations and others to react harshly, including through a continuous defamatory campaign that seeks by any means to discredit your voice and will mount accusations of anti-Semitism and, in my case, of being a “self-hating Jew.”
What both shocked and surprised me was the willingness of both the UN secretary general and US diplomatic representatives at the UN to bend in Israel’s direction and join the chorus making such denunciations.""Jailhouse Diary Of A Libor Manipulation Scapegoat" He should have been flayed alive, but you still end up feeling sorry for him as he received an absurdly long sentence in order to make up for the fact that the real preps further up the chain got off completely scot-free.
"Terrorism in 2015: Following a False Flag Formula" Given the enormous evidence of false-flags, it should take an equally enormous amount of evidence to prove that any act of 'terrorism' isn't a false-flag, but people still fall for it.
"People who say “we should help our own first” flock in their thousands to help flood victims" (satire)
From an article on the burning of a house in Toronto, mention of a former owner of the house:
"In an interview with the Toronto . . . Star in April . . . Sheard . . . expressed his anger over those who didn’t want to vaccinate their children against smallpox.
“It is a lasting disgrace that in this Province … there are people so lacking in intelligence as to suggest that we relax the vigilance that demands every child be vaccinated as soon after birth as possible,” he told the . . . Star . . . .""Sheard was the chief medical officer who eliminated smallpox in Toronto, and the interview was conducted in April, 1908.