Last week was especially bad for the monarchy of Saudi Arabia.
On Wednesday, a United Nations expert released a report calling for an investigation into the role of Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The next day in Washington, the Senate voted to block arms sales worth billions of dollars, the latest in a string of congressional efforts to halt American support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. And in London — on the same day — a court ruled that Britain had acted unlawfully in approving arms exports to Saudi Arabia.… Seguir leyendo »
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is determined to deal with the threat from international terrorists. Or so he keeps saying. The problem is that Cameron’s proposed air strikes in Syria are likely to escalate the threat, while his government’s policies elsewhere in the Middle East are also providing nourishment to «Islamic State» (ISIS) and al Qaeda.
Just as his predecessor Tony Blair ignored intelligence warning that invading Iraq would increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks, Cameron is playing fast and loose with the safety of the British public, and the wider world.
The plan for bombing «Islamic State» in Syria that Cameron laid before the British Parliament last week started to unravel almost immediately.… Seguir leyendo »