Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

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US approves anti-drone system sale to Qatar worth $1bn MikeRivero Wed, 11/30/2022 - 06:44

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of a $1bn anti-drone system to Qatar, the pentagon said on Tuesday.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East,” the statement said.

Qatar to send Germany millions of tons of natural gas in first major deal MikeRivero Wed, 11/30/2022 - 06:42

Qatar has announced its first major gas deal with Germany, as countries in western and central Europe attempt to move away from reliance on Russian gas.

Qatari Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi said on Tuesday that up to two million tons of Qatari liquefied natural gas per year would be transported to Germany beginning in 2026.

The gas contract is set for 15 years, while QatarEnergy, a state-run company, is eyeing other gas deals with European countries.

Watch: Only Israeli lives matter to the British media redress Fri, 11/25/2022 - 12:09
Dr Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom: 

"On the background of yesterday’s [23 November] events in Jerusalem: I asked the [Channel 4 News] presenter [Krishnan Guru-Murthy]: Why do you hurry to invite us for interviews when there are dead and wounded Israelis, when you didn’t invite us during the past days when the [Israeli] occupation army killed 11 Palestinians, including five children?...">>

Are we obsessed with Israel? redress Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:40

Mohamed El-Doufani says we must not lose sight of one legacy of British imperialism, Israel, its persecution and oppression of the Palestinians, its nuclear and chemical weapons arsenal, and its disregard for international law and institutions. >>

Yemens artifacts stolen, sold in auctions in US, other countries: Report MikeRivero Tue, 11/22/2022 - 09:46

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Al-Hodhod center says in a new report more than 4,265 artifacts were smuggled and sold in auctions. (Photo by al-Hodhod center)

Qatar And China Make History With 27-Year LNG Supply Deal MikeRivero Tue, 11/22/2022 - 08:54

Qatar’s state firm QatarEnergy signed on Monday the longest-term contract in the history of the LNG industry in a deal to supply LNG to Chinese state energy giant Sinopec for 27 years.

Over 8,000 Yemeni children killed, injured since 2015 MikeRivero Tue, 11/22/2022 - 08:24

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(Photo credit: Mohammed Hamoud/AA)

The Entesaf Organization for the Protection of Women and Children’s Rights said in a statement on 20 November that the Saudi-led coalition’s war against Yemen has resulted in the killing and injury of over 8,000 Yemeni minors.

US wants to station 100 unmanned ships in the Persian Gulf MikeRivero Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:52

“Krieg der Drohnen”: USA wollen 100 unbemannte Schiffe im Persischen Golf stationieren

The chief of US Armed Forces Central Command called the development of “enemy drones” the greatest technological threat to regional security. That is why US drones with “artificial intelligence” are said to be patrolling the area.

Prince Andrew targets new oil role in 'secret private jet visit' to Bahrain MikeRivero Mon, 11/21/2022 - 09:24

Prince Andrew took a secret trip to Bahrain last week in order to try and secure a role as an intermediary between the West and Gulf states during the energy crisis, sources have claimed. The Duke of York reportedly flew on a private jet, owned by a Swiss billionaire, to the country. The Prince also has been “close” with the royal family of the country, sources said, and stayed in an extremely luxurious hotel while he was there.