Back in August, just after the false flag chemical weapon attack in Syria, we showed that despite all the posturing by the Obama administration (and, of course, France’s belligerent, socialist leader Francois Hollande), the nation behind the entire Syrian campaign was not one of the “democratic”, Western nations but none other than close neighbor Saudi Arabia, and the brain orchestrating every move of the western puppets was one Bandar bin Sultan, the nation’s influential intelligence chief. We also explained the plethora of geopolitical and mostly energy-related issues that Saudi and Qatar had at stake, which they were eager to launch a regional war over, just to promote their particular set of selfish interests. A month later, in clear confirmation that this was precisely the case, the WSJ reported that the recent overtures by Obama, brilliantly checkmated by Putin, to push for a peaceful resolution with not only Syria, but suddenly Iran as well, has managed to infuriate Saudi Arabia: traditionally one of the US’ closest allies in the region and the key source of crude oil to the western world.
From the WSJ:
The Obama administration’s handling of overtures on Syria and Iran have outraged regional ally Saudi Arabia, which is signaling it wants to do more to boost the power of armed Sunni rebel groups on the ground in Syria as the U.S. pursues diplomacy.
- Saudis upset with US – for not just committing to the Saudis war scheme with Syria and Iran…. but also by betraying the Saudis geopolitical pipeline dreams ! Don’t be shocked by a false flag to be engineered by these very same Saudis – who find that (fredw-catharsisours.blogspot.com)
- US moves on Syria, Iran outrage Saudi Arabia (gulfnews.com)
- Uneasy Gulf states weigh US-Iran overtures (miamiherald.com)
The US House of Representatives has brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law for a year as part of an emergency spending bill.
There is now less than 48 hours to avert a shutdown, which will begin on Tuesday if no spending bill is passed.
The Senate is not due to meet again until Monday afternoon.
In a statement issued on Sunday, US Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said that “after weeks of futile political games from Republicans, we are still at square one”.
He added that Republican efforts to change the bill – that would delay the healthcare law for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices – were pointless.
At 11:59pm local time on Monday (03:59 GMT on Tuesday), the US government technically runs out of money to fund many of its programmes in the new fiscal year that starts on Tuesday, unless Congress can agree on a funding bill.
If Congress cannot come to a compromise by midnight on Monday, as many as 800,000 federal workers would be furloughed as part of a partial government shutdown.
- House of Representatives Vote to Delay Health Care Law, U.S. Nearing Brink of Shutdown (scharleme.wordpress.com)
- Capitol building eerily quiet as government shutdown nears (onenewspage.us)
- US government on verge of shutdown as House votes to delay health law (theguardian.com)
- House delays Obamacare as shutdown nears (rinf.com)
Kenya’s government is facing questions over whether it ignored warnings about last week’s siege on a shopping centre.
A leaked intelligence report obtained by Al Jazeera says security agencies were alerted about a possible attack on Westgate mall about a year ago.
According to the report, officers were warned that al-Shabab was planning suicide attacks on the Westgate shopping centre and the Holy Family Basilica, a church in Nairobi, in September last year.
In January this year, the report looked at the possibility of attackers storming a building and holding hostages, much like the siege last week.
Earlier this month, the Israeli embassy in Nairobi raised concerns about a possible attack on Israeli citizens during the Jewish Holiday period in September, and also revealed that a number of Somalia-based al-Shabab fighters were apparently given refugee cards to enter Kenya.
Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri, reporting from Nairobi, said the end of the report is also quite damaging to the Kenyan government as it lists recipients of the intelligence document, which includes top cabinet officials.
- Ontario facing “chronic” youth unemployment (o.canada.com)
- Ontario’s youth unemployment among worst in Canada (newscanada-plus.com)
- Youth unemployment around the world (globalkib.wordpress.com)
- Ontario youth unemployment felt deeply across province, hardest in Toronto (metronews.ca)
- Private sector must help youth unemployment crisis, says Kathleen Wynne (metronews.ca)
- Dianne Feinstein Accidentally Confirms That NSA Tapped The Internet Backbone (reallibertymedia.com)
- NSA Spying On Everything (washingtonsblog.com)