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The Weekly Watch


I always thought it was about the buds.

Can the grassroots crumble the corporate culture? Roots do break apart rock. This week's edition features some stories of efforts to change the system. As usual we'll look at the whirlwind of news from Alabama to Asia, from Saudi Arabia to Russiagate, from armistice day to veterans day, from war to peace and prosperity, and more....

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Gulf nations losing patience with stalemate in Yemen

Although most Americans are ignorant of the war crime that is the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, most everyone here is aware of the awful details.
The unprovoked war has already killed more than 10,000 and displaced millions, caused a massive famine and a cholera epidemic with around 500,000 cases.

Fareed Zakaria's Breakthrough: Saudi Sponsorship of Terrorism

Fareed Zakaria has published at the Washington Post and declared on CNN that:

"Almost every terrorist attack in the West has had some connection to Saudi Arabia. Virtually none has been linked to Iran."

His column of May 25 is a significant breakthrough. He is a mainstream media spokesperson. He's speaking the truth. And he's still alive.

Daniel Lazare on Russiagate, Atlantic Council, Saudi interests

In the great recent essay by Alligator Ed, James Comey fired! Watch out Hillary!, there was a discussion that included the perspective of a person who appears to believe Russia hacked the DNC. I think the following article by Daniel Lazare at lays out some of the reasons I don't believe Russia hacked the DNC and includes reasons why this hollow Russiagate scenario is loaded with the potential to destroy life on earth.

Mike Flynn Aljazeera interview with Mehdi Hasan, 2015

I take some hope from this interview of Michael Flynn by Mehdi Hasan. It's almost an hour long, separated into 2 halves, so that persons interested in war and peace can think about the first half before contemplating the second half, which focuses on Iran.

I saw the interview earlier this week after reading Seymour Hersh's 2015 article about the Joint Chiefs' efforts to communicate with Assad: