There are numerous indications besides the federal procurement request that Mattis’ statements of caution to the Saudis were merely public theater aimed at reducing outrage over one of the Saudi-led coalition’s latest atrocities.
The Israeli forces mowing down unarmed Palestinian protesters also train U.S. police forces that brutalize communities of color.
Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protestors who’ve been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees. Unfortunately, the death of another unarmed