Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
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Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster

On Saturday September 14th, Yemen’s Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos and photos showed explosions, flames and the resulting damage. The move is part of a…

The Ansarullah’s Aramco Drone Strike & The Real Act of War
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The Ansarullah’s Aramco Drone Strike & The Real Act of War

Pompeo’s provocative pronouncement that the Ansarullah’s drone strike on Aramco’s oil facilities was an “act of war” is extremely hypocritical because it ignores the fact that the Saudis were the ones to initiate the international dimension of the War on Yemen as part of the US’ long-running Hybrid War on Iran, and any conventional US…

30+ Afghans Killed in Drone Strike While CIA Celebrates 18 Years of War on Afghanistan
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30+ Afghans Killed in Drone Strike While CIA Celebrates 18 Years of War on Afghanistan

From the abstract of a (paywalled) piece about the never ending U.S. war on Afghanistan: Slow failure: Understanding America’s quagmire in Afghanistan The United States government has no organised way of thinking about war termination other than seeking decisive military victory. This implicit assumption is inducing three major errors. First, the United States tends to…

Israelis Have Shown Netanyahu the Door. Can He Inflict More Damage before He Exits?
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Israelis Have Shown Netanyahu the Door. Can He Inflict More Damage before He Exits?

For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end? Barring a last-minute upset as the final…