So Ben Norton, an Assadist sidekick to Max Blumenthal & Rania Khalek, thinks the CIA is engineering a coup against Mohammed Bin Salman, the Saudi guy behind the gruesome beheading & dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi. He bases this bizarre & kooky speculation on the same kind of evidence Assadists use for a US regime-change scenario in Syria. What’s really interesting about this assessment is that they whipped up support for Assad using the specter of “Saudi-backed Wahhabi/Salafi jihadi terrorism.” So are they against Wahhabism in Syria but for it in Saudi Arabia? And do they even know their ass from their elbows? Norton also tries to cover for his corruption by railing against Saudi bombing of Yemen. So is he against Wahhabi carpet bombing of Yemen but for Wahhabi rule in Saudi Arabia? Lacking principles or coherence, he is unable to clarify.

Does it surprise anyone that all three of these corrupt confusionists are public supporters of Tulsi Gabbard despite her arrant & vulgar Islamophobia, HIndutva nationalism & support for Modi, & support for General Sisi who usurped the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt? It’s all of a piece with Assadist support for Duterte, Suu Kyi, Ortega, Maduro, Modi. These three represent not just opportunism & social climbing to advance their careers but mostly a deeply reactionary & Islamophobic political current that supports state power against the just demands of popular movements for democracy. It’s only a matter of time before history catches up with these jokers & they are consigned to the oblivion where they belong.

(Photo is Norton looking like he’s seen a Wahhabi ghost)