Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Abdel Bari Atwan: Inside How the U.S. & Saudi Arabia Aided Growth of the Islamic State

Democracy Now!


"Two days after the Paris attacks, President Obama met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for a bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Turkey on Sunday. The following day, the Pentagon revealed the U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion in smart bombs to Saudi Arabia for its attack on Yemen. We speak to Abdel Bari Atwan about how the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Saudi funding of jihadist movements helped the Islamic State grow...."


Zarathustra said...

Atwan is a sell out . he is vile and I don't trust how he shifts allegiances based on who pays his salary.
Atwan went from Anti Assad to Pro Assad once he was fired from Al-Quds. Now he is drinking the cool aid and perpetuating the lie that KSA is funding ISIS. He should go to hell.

Tony Sayegh said...


I really hesitated about posting these two interviews with Atwan, for the reasons you gave. But I wanted the readers to see how this man has changed.

Like you, I can't stand him because he is an unprincipled man for hire.