Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

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  5,487 total views

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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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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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“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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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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