Category Archives: Middle East

Peace (of a sort) is coming in Yemen

Comment: Well, Pilgrims, Liz Cheney will be sorely disappointed. Imagine! An outbreak of peace in the world! Imagine. pl  220 total views,  220 views today

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Gone with the wind?

Comment: Well, Pilgrim Turcopoles, “Yemen” as a nation state was always a bit of a fantasy, an illusion fostered by students of geopolitics and foreign diplomats. The SW corner of the Arabian peninsula is thought of in the Arab lands … Continue reading

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Posted in Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen | 8 Comments

Houthi power. Why are we opposing these people?

“The spokesman summarized the operations of the Houthis and their allies in the past six years as follows: The Missile Force carried out 1,348 operations in which 1,348 ballistic missiles were launched. At least 499 missiles were launched at key … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen | 18 Comments

And now, Hizbullah will have even better weapons

“Iran has recently made significant advances in the development of its weapons industry, including precision-guided rockets and missiles, cruise missiles and drones. Israeli intelligence has observed a leap in Iranian capabilities, which are now being extensively distributed to other parts … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, weapons | 7 Comments

“Israel will face 2,000 Hezbollah missiles per day if war breaks out: IDF commander” AMN

“Israel will experience an air raid of 2,000 rockets and missiles per day during a future war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, OC Home Front Command Maj. Gen. Uri Gordin warned while addressing the B’Sheva Conference in Jerusalem, according to The Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, weapons | 72 Comments

“Deterrent Balance 6”

Comment: The US continues to insist that Ansar Allah (the Houthis) are just a front for Iran. To take this position is incredibly foolish and willfully uninformed. Yes, the Houthis and the rocket and aerospace forces which are allied with … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, The Military Art, weapons, Yemen | 20 Comments

A Survey of News on the Current Houthi Offensive in Marib – TTG

The Houthi militias, who control Yemen’s capital city, Sanaa, and much of the country, have renewed their military campaign to take over the city, located just 75 miles east of the capital. Resistance fighters are defending Marib with military support from Saudi … Continue reading

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Posted in Middle East, Saudi Arabia, TTG, Yemen | 6 Comments

Saudi Arabia is medieval, cruel and an absolute tyranny.

“There’ll be an announcement on Monday on what we’re going to be doing with Saudi Arabia generally.” Biden’s decision to release the report in the first weeks of his presidency fulfils campaign promises to reassess ties with Saudi Arabia after critics accused … Continue reading

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Posted in Middle East, Policy, Saudi Arabia | 37 Comments

IMO Iran will wait for Biden

A journo friend called yesterday to ask my opinion about the course of near term events regarding Iran. The murder of a senior Iranian scientist at the weekend may have been done by Israel or the United States or both … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Richard Sale | 34 Comments

“What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” Jeffrey said.

" … even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.  “We were always playing shell games … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Middle East, Syria | 29 Comments