Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah
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Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah

SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the US would be involved. First, please see the video here: https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/video/fpd_nov_14_2017_Middle%20East.mp4 What I propose to do is go over the…

‘Arrogant’ Saudi Arabia Fails to Hurt Hezbollah with Hariri Gambit, But Won’t Stop Trying
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‘Arrogant’ Saudi Arabia Fails to Hurt Hezbollah with Hariri Gambit, But Won’t Stop Trying

Riyadh’s attempt to assert control in Lebanon and open up a new front against Hezbollah and Iran has brought little return, but substantial reputational damage. But does Saudi Arabia even care about playing geopolitical chess, or does it just want to fling pieces at its adversaries? The road trip-slash-conspiracy thriller that began with Saad Hariri’s…

Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy Isn’t Really a Strategy
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Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy Isn’t Really a Strategy

Principles guiding a strategy are no substitute for an actual strategy whether developed by Washington or by field commanders To much anticipation, on August 21 President Donald Trump announced “our new strategy” for Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it revealed neither a succinct strategy nor even anything new. It was instead a list of a dozen pronouncements defining various U.S. policies tied to…

The European Army without the Dictatorship of the USA?
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The European Army without the Dictatorship of the USA?

In response to the USA’s request to increase defense expenditures, the European member states of NATO, at the insistence of France and Germany, have suggested establishing the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) within the EU, which “may be perceived as the predecessor of the European army.” So, though supporting ‘independence from the USA’ in questions of…