Saudi Arabia Hates War, But Wants the US to Start One

May 21, 2019

The easiest way to determine whether a political spokesperson is hiding something and misrepresenting the truth of their own government’s position is to examine their misuse of the tools of rhetoric. An article in Forbes with the title, “Saudi Arabia Threatens 'Force If Necessary' Against...

Donald Trump Says the World Is a “Vicious Place”

November 26, 2018

For Donald Trump the world was “dangerous” last week and “vicious” this week. The trend is downward. What will it be next week?  Donald Trump’s simplistic worldview has never been particularly hard to decipher. But the more he talks about delicate subjects, where crass slogans and...

Saudi Arabia Rejects CIA Assessment on Jamal Khashoggi

November 21, 2018

Three towering authorities — Trump, Pompeo and Jubeir — have made it clear: With the Jamal Khashoggi case, the time has come to stand with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir sets the record straight. The CIA, mistakenly relying on overwhelming evidence and elementary logic...

Saudi Arabia Admits It Made a “Mistake”

October 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia regrets its “mistakes” and hopes the world will magnanimously stop calling them crimes, The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. As we have already pointed out, the Saudis’ shifting line on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has produced a plethora of wonderful examples of euphemism and...

Saudi Arabia’s Best-Laid Plan

October 23, 2018

Authoritarian governments have arrogated to themselves the right to define which illegal and immoral acts are legitimate and by whom they may be carried out. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has provoked an avalanche of Orwellian newspeak from both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration in the...