For the last two months, mystery and confusion has shrouded Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's retired army chief, over whether he will be the supreme commander of the Saudi-led "Islamic military alliance" created by Riyadh in 2015. News of Sharif's appointment has been widely criticized in Pakistan, and the drama underscores the friction in the Saudi-Pakistani relationship. Sharif retired … Continue reading Will Saudi Arabia Allow Pakistani General to Command Military Alliance?
The bomb-laden craft that attacked a Saudi frigate last month was unmanned and likely Iranian, the U.S. Navy has determined. Previously described as a Houthi suicide boat, the U.S. Navy has now determined the craft was unmanned and guided into the Royal Saudi Navy Al Madinah (702) remotely on Jan. 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KObg4gAC4 “Our assessment is that … Continue reading US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian
Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, visa expirations and … Continue reading Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’
As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports. As if one US-led warmongering alliance in Europe and the North Atlantic were not enough. Now the world will see a clone of NATO … Continue reading Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast
The United Nations this week launched an emergency appeal to raise $2 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen – the Arabian Peninsula country where war has been raging for nearly two years. The UN says some 12 million people – half the population – are facing starvation unless the international community urgently comes to their aid. … Continue reading UN’s $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh
A Saudi man, believed to be in his 40s, was captured by police as he was pouring gasoline on himself near the most sacred site in Islam, the Kaaba, just moments before he was able to set himself ablaze in a crowd full of pilgrims. The footage of the dramatic incident, which unfolded on Monday … Continue reading Saudi Man Makes Bizarre Attempt to Set Himself Ablaze in Front of Kaaba
In January 2017, Pakistan again turned out to be in the center of Middle East politics, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) made a hasty statement on its joining the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA); Riyadh also wanted to appoint the former Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif as Commander-in-Chief of the IMA. The … Continue reading Pakistan, the United States and the Islamic Military Alliance: to Be or Not to Be?
Someone’s Navy Has Been Shelling Yemen For Days, US Denies Blame According to several Yemeni government officials, someone has been shelling al Qaeda positions from a naval vessel off the coast. The officials say it seems to be the US, but the Pentagon denies it. Yemeni officials say it appears US warships are conducting strikes … Continue reading Someone’s Navy has been Shelling Yemen for Days, US Denies Blame
Britain has waged war repeatedly to keep country weak and divided and ensure Saudi dominance of peninsula Britain is backing a Saudi invasion of Yemen that has cost thousands of innocent lives. It is providing advanced weaponry to the Saudis, training their military and has soldiers embedded with them, helping with targeting of air strikes. Yemen … Continue reading The UK’s Century-Long War Against Yemen