Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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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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“HOUTHIS STRIKE RIYADH WITH MISSILES AND DRONES…”

"Late on September 10, the Saudi capital of Riyadh came under a missile and drone attack from the Ansar Allah movement (more widely known as the Houthis). The Yemeni missile and air forces, loyal to the Houthi government, announced that … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia is insolvent? — Foreign Affairs

"An ambitious leader never lets a crisis go to waste, and MBS is nothing if not ambitious. During the early days of the pandemic, he increased the kingdom’s value-added tax from five percent to 15 percent, and the government earmarked $1 billion … Continue reading

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Macgregor got it part right on Carlson’s show last night

Colonel (ret.) Douglas Macgregor was on Tucker Carlson's show last night.  He is a smart man.  Tucker is a smart man. Carlson's show is an outpost of sanity in a neocon run US foreign policy establishment (the Borg).  Carlson deserves … Continue reading

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“The Middle East is a complicated place” – SWMBO

This is the Iranian government erected memorial to Jewish Iranian soldiers who were killed  fighting in the Iranian Army in the Iran-Iraq War.  According to the latest data there are still about 8,500 Iranian Jews resident in the country and … Continue reading

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Soleimani and Al-Muhandis are being mourned in Aleppo churches

(Tehran Armenian Cathedral) Mike Pompeo was on the TeeVee today scoffing at those who do not agree with him and the Ziocon inspired "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.  It must be a terrible thing for intelligence analysts of integrity and … Continue reading

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Trump moves to unite the Middle East! (irony)

Teevee coverage of the recent events in the ME has been predictable.  Those who hated Trump continue to hate him, etc.  A few observations: 1. I had hoped that Trump's decision to kill an Iranian general engaged in a diplomatic … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia – a family holding company, not a friend.

I speak fluent Arabic.  I was the first professor of the Arabic Language and Middle East Studies at West Point where I was twice judged best classroom teacher and was offered permanent tenure which I declined not wishing to become … Continue reading

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Several Things – December 6 2019

Joe Biden   I keep saying that Joe Biden is IMO a nasty bully masquerading as a benevolent, highly experienced and wise curmudgeon with deep roots in the Labor Unions.  He is none of those things.  In evidence of that … Continue reading

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