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Saudi Arabia and UAE consolidating strategic positions in Yemen’s al-Mahrah province, Mayun and Socotra islands

[Brookings] “As the peace process has stalled between the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi…

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History of CIA coups, assassinations, false flag operations and mass murder

[CovertAction Magazine] “Vijay Prashad’s new book Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, details how manufactured foreign threats…

Posted in Israel Jordan Palestine Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

Claim: Jordanian ex-Crown Prince accused of coup attempt was offered escape by Mossad agent

[Tikun Olam] “An Israeli Mossad asset aided Jordan’s ex-crown prince, Hamzah bin Hussein, in a plot to overthrow King Abdullah. Roy…

Posted in Bahrain Egypt Iran Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

Israel called for defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain

[Foreign Policy] “Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer […] had served in Israeli intelligence for 30 years and later…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK Yemen

The UK cut assistance to Yemen by half but continues to sell arms to Saudis

[Global Citizen] “just a week after the UK was criticised by Oxfam for prolonging the conflict by continuing to sell…

Posted in Egypt Iran Israel Libya Saudi Arabia U.A.E. USA

Libya: Former CIA asset turned warlord Khalifa Haftar is working with Mossad

[MintPress News] “The stench of the CIA and its covert operations in oil-rich Libya has long followed General Khalifa Haftar. But now…

Posted in Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

UAE-backed separatists seize Yemen’s Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

[REUTERS] UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) “Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its…

Posted in Iran Iraq Saudi Arabia USA

Iraqi PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran then assassinated his guest, emissary Qasem Soleimani

[Liberation News] “The acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi […] revealed that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria UK Yemen

UK PM’s husband profits from Saudi arms sales, just declared unlawful by court

[Labour Heartlands] “A court of appeal in London on Thursday declared the sale of weapons by the UK to Saudi…

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Myanmar: Rohingya armed group ARSA Linked to Pakistani Terrorists

[Asia Times] “While Myanmar’s emergent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claims it’s like other ethnic armed groups fighting for self-determination…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Kerry: US let ISIS rise in Syria to overthrow Assad

[Mondoweiss] “Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N.  The meeting was secretly…

Posted in Myanmar Pakistan Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

WSJ: ‘Saudis back Rohingya militants against Burmese security forces’

[The Wall Street Journal] “Even as Burma has made dramatic progress toward democracy and pluralism, the military has waged a…

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How Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states turned once-tolerant Kosovo into fertile ground for ISIS and Wahhabi ideology

[The New York Times] “Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK USA Yemen

Resetting the Saudi relationship: US and UK could end Yemen war tomorrow, and they should

[Brookings] “Senator Murphy joined Brookings Senior Fellows Bruce Riedel and Tamara Wittes for a discussion on the U.S.-Saudi partnership, one of America’s longest-standing relationships…

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Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

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John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

VP Biden: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE armed and funded Al Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS) and Al Nusra

[The Daily Beast] “Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth.” ““My constant cry was that our…

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NYT: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Croatia involved in arms trafficking to Syrian Rebels with CIA aid

[The New York Times] “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Obama and senior officials know that arms sent to ‘moderate rebels’ go to Jihadists in Syria

[The New York Times] “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups…

Posted in Iran Israel Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Hillary Clinton: US regime-change policy in Syria is in “operational” phase, as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms

[The Nation] “The Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA are making war plans for Syria. And they’re pretty much…

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US plans regime change in Syria; Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms assisted by CIA; RAND Corporation wants more

[The New York Times] “Even with fighting raging in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad digging in, the State Department and…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK

Revealed: Saudi Prince Bandar threatened UK government with terrorism, Tony Blair caved in and blocked corruption inquiry

[The Guardian] “Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their…

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Gen. Wesley Clark: US government had plans to attack Iraq, other 6 countries 10 days after 9/11

[Democracy Now!] “General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general […] was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In…

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US and UK complicity in 9/11 and London 7/7: who funded terrorists “is of little practical significance”

[The Guardian] “During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, the US funded large numbers of jihadists through Pakistan’s…

Posted in Egypt Iraq Jordan Saudi Arabia Turkey USA

The New York Times: “An Iraq War Won’t Destabilize the Mideast”

[The New York Times] “Arguments against a war in Iraq often revolve around the belief that an American invasion would…

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Michael Springmann, former consular officer in Saudi Arabia, reveals C.I.A. issued visas to terrorists for training in the U.S.

[AP News] “It’s well known that Islamic guerrillas, with CIA assistance, helped evict the Soviet Army from Afghanistan in the…

Posted in Afghanistan Egypt Jordan Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

Bin Laden Confession Video: Muslim world divided, many call it unintelligible or fake

[NBC News, The Irish Times] “In the United States, it was a talking point for the nation. But in the…

Posted in Pakistan Saudi Arabia USA

Head of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI wired $100,000 to WTC hijacker Mohammed Atta

[The Times of India] “While the Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations claimed that former ISI director-general Lt-Gen Mahmud Ahmad sought…

Posted in Iraq Saudi Arabia USA Yemen

USS Cole bombing was Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein “joint operation”, CIA expert speculates

[The Guardian] “Investigators in Yemen yesterday uncovered evidence suggesting the bomb attack on the warship USS Cole had been a…

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“Shadow Government”: George H.W. Bush and secret U.S. arms-smuggling operations to Nicaragua beyond the Iran-Contra affair

[Rolling Stone] “During the most violent years of the war in Nicaragua, a retired CIA agent – a man of many…