Inner and Outer Ugliness: Congress Proves Once Again it is Occupied Territory

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By Richard Edmondson

In the photo above we see US Congressman Ed Royce of California discussing HR 11, a resolution he introduced condemning the UN Security Council for its recent action on Israeli settlements. You’ll also notice, to Royce’s right, Florida  Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen brushing her hair with a pink hairbrush.

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Houthi forces ambush Saudi convoy west of Taiz: video

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The Houthi forces carried out a large ambush in western Ta’iz on Saturday, destroying a Saudi military convoy heading towards the Kahboub area.

Houthi fightes were filmed by Hezbollah’s official media wing on Saturday, firing anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) towards the convoy, scoring a direct hits on the military vehicles.

This ambush in Ta’iz comes just one week after the Saudi-led Coalition launched an offensive to take the key city of Dhubab in southern Ta’iz.

The Coalition’s offensive would end in disaster, as more than 70 fighters were either killed or wounded during the failed assault against the Houthi forces.

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Britain, the Book of Esther, and Al Jazeera’s Exposé on the Lobby

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[ Ed. note – A few days ago I posted part one of Al Jazeera’s three-part undercover investigation into the Israeli lobby in the UK. You will find parts two and three at the bottom of this post. I am also sharing an excerpt from a commentary posted today by Gilad Atzmon, who notes that even though the series of reports shows “how Israel and its lobby plot against Britain and the Brits,” the program nonetheless “failed,” as he puts it. The Al Jazeera team, he says, “softened” the report “with the usual politically correct fluff.” Or, to use a distinctly American idiom, they simply couldn’t bring themselves “to call a spade a spade.”

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Yemeni Villagers Dying of Starvation

[ Ed. note – It would appear that all the horrible war crimes US officials and the mainstream media have been alleging against Russia and the Syrian government are in reality being perpetrated by the Saudis–and, from the looks of it, maybe even far worse. Where’s Obama? Where’s John Kerry? Where are all the neocons who have been theatrically voicing their anguish over the people of Aleppo? How come we’re not hearing from them on the horrible situation in this Yemeni town? How come the Saudis are allowed to fire upon Yemeni fishermen when they try to take their boats to sea to catch fish, and Samantha Power has nothing to say about it at the UN? I guess, come to think of it, for the same reason she doesn’t say anything when Israelis fire upon Gaza fishermen. ]

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No Food, No Medicine, No money: Yemeni Town Faces Mass Death by Starvation

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Nearly 19 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid, according to the UN, but the worst of the civilian impact of the two-year civil war in the country has fallen on the coastal fishing area around the Red Sea coastal district of Tuhayat.

As RT’s Arabic-language crew visited the area, they witnessed scenes of chaos – as locals scrambled to gain food – and quiet desperation, with many residents swollen with hunger, waiting for outside help, or resigned to their fate.

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Putin Befuddles the West: A Lesson From Scripture

putin3r-jptBy Richard Edmondson

What is it exactly with the leaders of the West and Vladimir Putin? Clearly they view Russia and its president as a threat, but why?

We have heard endless stories of “Russian hacking” and “Russian aggression,” while Putin has been called a “thug,” a “dictator,” and Russian forces have been accused of bombing hospitals in Aleppo–in fact Russia, it seems, bombed the “last hospital” and killed the “last doctor” in Aleppo on at least five different occasions in 2016: on November 18, July 30, July 23, April 27, and sometime either in the last week of January or early February (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ).

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