A murder in Istanbul, a war in Yemen — how the Washington establishment, saturated with Middle East cash, has enabled the mayhem from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
There should be accountability for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, and also for the 2003 U.S. bombing raid that killed Al Jazeera’s Tareq Ayoub in Iraq.
The Saudi government's targeting of Khashoggi is a particularly brutal example of the vicious and systemic suppression of free speech in the Middle East.
Journalists Rula Jabreal and Sam Husseini are this week’s guests along with Indigenous historian Nick Estes and actor Ismail Khalidi.
"Scarlett Johansson said absolutely not. She said, 'This guy is perpetuating the war in Yemen. He has women in prison.'"
Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE's ambassador to the U.S., was key in marketing Mohammed bin Salman as a reformer to Washington's foreign policy establishment.