#1226 Understanding the toxic US-Saudi Arabian relationship

Air Date: 11–9-2018
Today we take a look at the stunningly consistent history of the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia. A relationship born out of a need for oil and sustained for the sake of empire.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Inside the brutal reality of the police-state monarchy of Saudi Arabia - Empire Files - Air Date 11-27-17

Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy and tells the untold people's history of resistance to it.

Ch. 2: Who’s in the Driving Seat of the US – Saudi Relationship? Part 1 - The Inquiry - Air Date 8-22-18

Many have begun to question the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Will the US support Saudi Arabia no matter what? So on this week’s Inquiry, we’re asking, who’s in the driving seat when it comes to the US – Saudi alliance?

Ch. 3: 70 Years of Reforming Saudi Arabia - On the Media - Air Date 10-19-18

Georgetown University in Qatar professor Abdullah Al-Arian speaks with Brooke about where the trope of the Saudi royal "reformers" comes from and why it persists.

Ch. 4: The smokescreen of women driving - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 10-16-18

Looking beneath the propaganda painting the Saudi prince as a reformer bringing his country into modernity.

Ch. 5: Who’s in the Driving Seat of the US – Saudi Relationship? Part 2 - The Inquiry - Air Date 8-22-18

Many have begun to question the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Will the US support Saudi Arabia no matter what? So on this week’s Inquiry, we’re asking, who’s in the driving seat when it comes to the US – Saudi alliance?

Ch. 6: Why Trump can't quit Mohammed bin-Salman - The Daily - Air Date 10-23-18

From the moment he was named the country’s day-to-day leader, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has disappointed the United States over and over again. Yet the Trump White House hasn’t let go of him. Guest: Mark Landler

Ch. 7: Saudi Arabia - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 10-14-18

Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Ch. 8: Paul Jay on the US-Saudi Special Relationship - @TheRealNews - Air Date 10-16-18

TRNN’s Paul Jay and Ben Norton discuss why America sees the Saudi monarchy as a key player in its global empire, and the key role of arms sales and fossil fuels in geopolitics.

Ch. 9: Royal Murderers and the uninterrupted support of the US - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 10-23-18

Jeremy Scahill on the continuity of the US/Saudi relationship and the only difference with Trump in the roll being his blunt honesty about it.

 

VOICEMAILS

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Ch. 11: Final comments with stories of trading privacy for social benefit

 

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MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Astrisx - Bodytonic
  • Great is the Contessa - The Contessa
  • The Spinnet - Castle Danger
  • The Envelope - Aeronaut
  • Turning to You - Landsman Duets
  • The Summit - K2
  • Cloud Line - K4
  • Insatiable Toad - Origami
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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