The Arabia Foundation appeared in spring 2016, seemingly out of nowhere, as a Saudi-focused think tank with “ties to Riyadh,” but vaguely independent of the regime. Or at least independent enough so that media wouldn’t represent it as an extension of the kingdom. But the past few weeks have clearly shown it to be little more than a PR outlet for de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman and his sprawling, opaque business interests.
Adam Johnson and FAIR do such great media criticism. Thanks for the regular re-posing here at Common Dreams.
Don’t forget National Petroleum Radio, they should be on the docket, too.
Iran is no bastion of freedom, but compared to KSA, it’s a modernizing force in the Mideast. Furthermore, I don’t blame them for carrying the torch for the Shiite minority–some nation has to.
Don’t forget they aren’t a democracy because of the Great Britain and U.S. governments. We overthrew their first democratically elected president in 1953. Installing the Shah, a brutal SOB.
The 2 largest problems in the world today are global warming and overpopulation.
The powers that be will solve them both with a global thermonuclear war that will thin out the population and cause a nuclear winter.