WATCH:On my most recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I was greeted with a startling confession. In the past, when we raised the issue of funding Islamic extremists with the Saudis, all we got were denials. This time, in the course of meetings with King Salman, Crown Prince Nayef, Deputy Crown Mohammad Bin Salman and several ministers, one top Saudi official admitted to me, “We misled you.” He explained that Saudi support for Islamic extremism started in the early 1960s as a counter to Nasserism—the socialist political ideology that came out of the thinking of Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser—which threatened Saudi Arabia and led to war between the two countries along the Yemen border. This tactic allowed them to successfully contain Nasserism, and the Saudis concluded that Islamism could be a powerful tool with broader utility.
Under their new and unprecedented policy of honesty, the Saudi leadership also explained to me that their support for extremism was a way of resisting the Soviet Union, often in cooperation with the United States, in places like Afghanistan in the 1980s. In this application too, they argued, it proved successful. Later it was deployed against Iranian-supported Shiite movements in the geopolitical competition between the two countries.
But over time, the Saudis say, their support for extremism turned on them, metastasizing into a serious threat to the Kingdom and to the West. They had created a monster that had begun to devour them. “We did not own up to it after 9/11 because we feared you would abandon or treat us as the enemy,” the Saudi senior official conceded. “And we were in denial.”
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Oh, good. I thought this was going to be some truther bullshit and not well documented fact. Since 2001 everyone including Congress has soft-pedaled Saudi Arabia's huge role in 9/11, even censoring the 9/11 report for years.Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said during a Fox News interview on Thursday night that the United States government is “hiding the truth” about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Gabbard, a Representative from Hawaii, told Tucker Carlson that she believes that the U.S. government is covering up Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks which killed thousands of Americans.
That is a truism - white women are disproportionately targeted by non-whites, and always have been. Good of Shaheen to recognize those predators as the monsters they are.monsters that are visibly different, hold predatory relationships to white women and are unable to peacefully coexist with Western civilisation - all attributes popularly associated with the racial "other"
I didn't even know Ronan Farrow was depressed. I can't believe he killed himself tomorrow.
I believe the guy may be an actual sincere warrior for social justice (not an SJW) who can't be leaned on in that way. I wish him luck. He already has and will piss off some very dangerous people pursuing that path.Ronan worked as an intern to Hillary at the State Department for a period.
Then her staff withdrew her cooperation from a book he was writing on US foreign policy through the eyes of every living Sec of State and in the same breath, leaned on him to kill his Weinstein reporting as Weinstein was a close friend and major donor. (This is all in Catch and Kill, which is a most interesting book)
It is most interesting that he has broken cover on the Bill issue.
Surveillance video captured the moment the attack happened."We wish to thank Chief Alfonso Morales and all the professionals at the Milwaukee Police Department for their efforts in bringing the attacker to justice. We also wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
In early March 2017, Evelyn Farkas, an outgoing Obama-appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense, detailed in a weird revelation on MSNBC how departing Obama Administration officials scrambled to leak and undermine the six-week-old Trump Administration. “I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill . . .‘Get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration . . . The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff’s dealing with Russians, [they] would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence . . . That’s why you have the leaking.”So it is now the decision of many ex-intelligence heads and flag officers to change the rules of the game. They will live to rue the ensuing harm to the reputations both of the intelligence services and the military at large.
They're desperate to avoid liability. Real hotels and motels have to obey laws about shit like this, while much like Uber and Lyft, these quasi-legal activities more or less invite shit like wild house parties. You couldn't rent a hotel to do shit like this, and zoning wouldn't allow you to classify your private residence as some kind of nonstop rave, renting it out to drug addicts and criminals alike to throw potential massacres when gangs involved in these activities use your property, with scummy companies like AirBNB taking a cut of the profits without regard to the wrecked neighborhoods and illegal conduct.
It should never ... NEVER be illegal or socially punishable to offend someone. What happened to teaching children to have thick skin, and to let offensive stuff roll of thier back, brush thier shoulder off, smack the dust off after getting nocked down, these super valuable life lessons that teach you how to deal with reality and the rest of your life. You will always have people who don't like you and try to put you down, you have to move past them and ignore them.
The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.Pimps spared prison, judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking minors
In a rare ruling, an Ottawa judge has spared two pimps the mandatory minimum prison term for human trafficking involving minors, calling it cruel and unusual punishment as the pimps only groomed their teenage victims for the sex trade, and had not yet fully exploited them.
The Ottawa pimps, Amina Ahmed, 33, and Nadia Ngoto, 36, met their last human trafficking victims early on the morning of July 21, 2016.
They invited the two vulnerable runaway girls, aged 14 and 15, into their car only to bring them to a hotel room and ply them with booze and drugs. They were then brought to an Ottawa apartment, where they were dressed up and told how to pose for photographs that would quickly be posted to a money-for-sex website.
The young girls then found themselves in a room full of strange, older Ottawa men who started touching them in a sexual manner. The girls were told they weren’t friendly enough, and the men became frustrated. In turn, an element of fear was introduced when the girls were told not to “piss us off” and that they needed to “behave.”
They were told to get ready to go to “work” at the casino, but before they were subjected to sex acts with adult men, one of the runaways texted an Ottawa police officer with the missing persons unit and the girls were rescued.
The pimps were both found guilty at trial earlier this year and in a recent sentencing decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse struck down the mandatory minimum of five years in prison for human trafficking involving minors, saying it was cruel and unusual punishment in this case. The judge ruled it would be a grossly disproportionate sentence.
Labrosse instead gave Ahmed time-served after spending 18 months in jail awaiting trial. She walked as a free woman the next day, and her accomplice got a suspended sentence after spending 175 days in pre-sentence custody.
The judge ruled that the pimps were preparing the teen girls for the sex trade, but that’s where it ended, and as such, Labrosse said the human trafficking crimes were at the low end of the scale.
“The offences are really limited to preparatory conduct,” Labrosse wrote in his decision.
The judge noted that Ngoto was herself a victim in the sex trade, and court heard evidence that she worked as an escort in a scheme that had Ahmed, her co-accused, collect half the profits. The judge noted that evidence as a mitigating factor at sentencing.
In his decision, the judge said in light of their limited role, the convicted human traffickers of minors didn’t deserve the mandatory sentence.
In fact, the judge went one step further and said the public would be shocked and outraged if he sentenced the pimps to prison.
“The factual matrix surrounding these offences and the preparatory conduct attributed to the offenders would not be viewed by the general public as warranting a five-year sentence in a penitentiary,” the judge said.
In light of the fact that the offenders who preyed on teens were themselves victims in the sex trade, the judge said the public would be outraged if he sent them to prison for five years.
“Such a sentence would outrage the standards of decency,” said Labrosse when he sided with the Charter applications successfully argued by defence lawyers Tobias Okada-Phillips and Cedric Nahum.
Asked for comment on the decision that balked the federally-legislated mandatory minimum of five years, Okada-Phillips said: “The decision is great. It adds to the steady flow of cases striking down mandatory minimums. Sentencing should be left to judges. The judge who hears the case is best positioned to impose a fair sentence.”
The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.
I see a court going easy on women because wahmen poc. You let those girls get fucking sexually molested. Are we gonna let pedos go now too because uncle touched their pp and made them like kids?In a rare ruling, an Ottawa judge has spared two pimps the mandatory minimum prison term for human trafficking involving minors, calling it cruel and unusual punishment as the pimps only groomed th…ottawacitizen.com
The convicted pimps are now trying to turn their lives around, court heard.