This is my shortest blog (450 words) to date and maybe the most important. Having trouble discerning fact from fiction regarding the wars in the Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy? Read on.

Civilians/Killers and the Middle East

News Flash – A Doctors Without Borders facility bombed by Saudi Jets in Yemen. Nineteen people killed. It was the fourth such facility bombed. The medical group had given the Saudis the coordinates of the medical facilities to avoid such events. The doctors are pulling out of Yemen. A school was also hit.

The NY Times wrote that they were “botched airstrikes.” Really? You don’t even have to read between the lines to get at the truth. Listen to Saudi military spokesman, General Ahmad Asiri. “We would have hoped (that Doctors without borders) would take measures to stop the recruitment of children to fight in wars instead of crying over them in the media.” Really? That is the job of a medical team?

This is the same Saudi Military that the Obama Administration wants to reward with a $1.5 Billion sale of military weapons. Think of all this while some in the USA ask, “Why are they so angry?” How many family and friends of the dead Yemeni want to take up guns against the USA now?

Let’s go back to the Saudi General’s statement above. Is that much different than those by General Curtis LeMay of the U.S. military of the mid-twentieth century? He once said, “There are no innocent civilians.” Could there be a better recipe for state terrorism?

Let’s go to Syria. Have you heard of the so-called NGO White Helmets of Syria? As reported by Vanessa Beeley of 21st Century Wire,

“The White Helmets have been demonstrated to be a primarily US and NATO funded organization embedded in Al Nusra and ISIS held areas exclusively.

This is an alleged “non-governmental” organization, the definition of an NGO, that thus far has received funding from at least three major NATO governments, including $23 million from the US Government and $29 million (£19.7 million) from the UK Government, $4.5 million (€4 million) from the Dutch Government.”

So the White Helmets are hardly a non-governmental organization. And look who they are supporting – the terrorists! It gets worse by the minute. A leader of this so-called humanitarian outfit, Raed Saleh was deported from Dulles airport on April 18th, 2016. Why? He appeared on a terrorist watch list. What?!

Are you tired of the ex-CIA, ex-FBI, and retired generals marched across your screen on CNN and other major networks? Want some relief from all that. Here is a UN August 9th press conference by peace activists and independent journalists who visited Syria a few weeks ago. They were in Damascus and two villages. They interviewed President Assad. Click and make your own assessment of what is really going down.