Thought for the day

"In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of Courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient – they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul." -- Profiles in Courage

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According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), on 1 December, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority and defense ministry signed an agreement with Spanish-based company Navantia to construct numerous combat ships for the Saudi Naval Forces.

Saudi Defense Minister Khaled bin Salman signed the agreement with the Spanish Minister of Industry María Reyes Maroto to bolster Riyadh’s defense ministry. 

Heavy rains in Saudi Arabia’s coastal city of Jeddah on Thursday delayed flights, forced school closures and shut the road to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, state media reported.

Jeddah, a city of roughly four million people located close to the Red Sea, is often referred to as the “gateway to Mecca”, where millions perform the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages each year.

Images posted to social media on Thursday showed cars being swept along streets through raging torrents of water.

Last month’s decision by the members of OPEC+ to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day sparked outrage in Washington. Prominent Democrats were furious, arguing that Saudi Arabia sought higher oil prices in order to weaken US-led sanctions on Russian fossil fuels, and also to benefit Republicans by inflating the cost of gasoline before the midterms.

The Saudis insisted that the production cut merely reflected an effort to prevent a future dip in oil prices and denied any intent to fill Vladimir Putin’s war chest or doom the Democrats’ electoral chances.

They Know Its Wrong: Liberal Publication SLAMS Biden For This Corrupt Decision

The Washington Post is not pleased with a recent move by the Biden Administration to grant immunity to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations are reportedly considering increasing their oil production just days after Biden announced that he would grant immunity to Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman for his alleged role in the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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)

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

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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.

The Biden administration said on Thursday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should have immunity in a lawsuit filed against him in the US over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Sunday voiced agreement with the Biden administration’s decision to grant sovereign immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shielding the autocrat from a lawsuit over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.