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February 1999 
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SAUDI PROPAGANDA IN THE U.S.A. Both THE WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS (WRMEA) and THE COUNCIL FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST (CNI, an offshoot, are creatures of the Arab establishment and the pre-Clinton State Department. Both in fact were founded by substantial monies coming directly from the royal families and friends of those in power in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. And both are controlled by former Ambassadors and State Department officials.

This week's LIE OF THE WEEK goes to an entire feature section in the monthly publication WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS. Published with considerable ongoing encouragement and support from the Arab establishment, especially the Saudis, this publication is in actuality a sophisticated propaganda vehicle with the primary purpose of distorting coverage of Middle East affairs in ways to the benefit and liking of the kings, royal families and "client-regimes" who rule, oppress, and squander the resources of the region.

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From the Sept 1995 issue of WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIR -- With pictures of past and present Saudi Kings adorning the top page of the extensive cover feature about Saudi Arabia. H E A D L I N E S :

"THE YEAR 1995 WILL GO DOWN IN MIDDLE EAST HISTORY AS THE YEAR THAT SAUDI ARABIA GOT ITS SECOND WIND..."

"...SAUDI ARABIA'S REMARKABLE NEW CABINET."

"...THE SAUDI ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS VERY GOOD NEWS FOR THE UNITED STATES."

PLUS A GUSHING BOOK REVIEW BY FORMER U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, NOW WRMEA EDITOR, RICHARD CURTISS, OF "DESSERT WARRIOR", the new book bu HRH (that's "His Royal Highness" if anyone is wondering) GENERAL KHALED BIN SULTAN.

In the old colonial bastion, England, the wealthy Arab establishment has its exclusive, lavish dining clubs; its extensive lists of readily available women; a variety of political and journalistic hacks to do its bidding; and the publication MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL to twist things their way among academics and intellectuals.

In the new superpower, America, the same fat-cat Arab establishment -- increasingly self-centered, increasingly parasitic, and increasingly despicable -- led by a group of Saudi businessmen along with members of the Royal family, and working in tandem with old-line State Department Arabists at the American Educational Trust (AET), also has their publication, this one seductively known as WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS.

Many publications accept features of paid advertising from governments, and sometimes corporations -- identifying them as such. But there's no need for the Saudis to purchase a paid advertising section, and to so label it, when it comes to the WASHINGTON REPORT -- for what appears in its pages is practically the very same thing masquerading as journalism and information.

If we had a "Lie Of The Year", for the current cover feature WASHINGTON REPORT would definitely be nominated...and would be likely to win! No doubt former Gulf Ambassador Andy Killgore (now Publisher of WASHINGTON REPORT) and former USIA official Dick Curtiss (now Executive Editor of WASHINGTON REPORT) have rushed copies to the Gulf to show off to their patrons and benefactors.


 

 

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