The Saudi-Israeli Liaison

In a 2 April 2018 interview in the Atlantic, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly declared that the Israelis “have a right to live in their own land just like the Palestinians.” It is a problematic assumption, given that the Israelis’ “own land” is the land they took away from the Palestinians. This, and much else, …

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Three Muslim Crown Princes Stake Their Claims

The Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and the Malaysian Sultanate of Johor are all staking their respective claims to authority that have far-reaching consequences beyond their own potentates. The princelings of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi are heirs apparent. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is the designated heir to the aged …

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What Price Will Mankind Have to Pay for the Collapse of the Empire?

“I am surrounded, they are outside, I don’t want them to take me and parade me, conduct the airstrike, they will make a mockery of me and this uniform. I want to die with dignity and take all these bastards with me. Please my last wish, conduct the airstrike, they will kill me either way. …

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Saudi Arabia and “Israel”: The Open Secret is Now Official

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s insistence that “Israel” has a “right to exist” shouldn’t be surprising no matter how “politically incorrect” it is, nor should the Ummah’s relatively muted reaction be either. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MbS) dropped what should have been a bombshell of an announcement in an exclusive interview …

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Is Putin Winning the War of Attrition With the US?

The news that President Donald Trump offered to hold a meeting with his counterpart in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, has the political world in an uproar. Furiously keyboards are chattering away as laptop bombardiers are worried that perpetual war for perpetual empire will end if Trump and Putin see eye to eye on anything. From …

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US President Donald Trump (right) holds a defence sales chart with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington DC. Photo: AFP/ Mandel Ngan

MbS Feted in the US Despite War Atrocities in Yemen

The current US tour of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, is a triumph of multi-million-dollar post-truth public relations. The fact that MbS also happens to be destroying Yemen is just a minor glitch. Smooth PR is always able to secure the maxim that not all dictators, Arab or otherwise, are equal; after …

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Is Trump “Retreating” from Syria Because of the “Rojava Civil War”?

Trump’s surprise announcement that the US will be “coming out” of Syria “very, very soon” probably won’t lead to the full-fledged retreat that some people are expecting, but this tactical downscaling would nevertheless be a response to the “Rojava Civil War” if it does indeed happen, and the influence of Turkey’s looming anti-terrorist intervention in …

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Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Blames America for Spread of Wahhabism as Petro-Yuan Beckons

In a sensational interview with the Washington Post, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and de-facto leader Muhammad bin Salman has blamed the US and its allies for putting pressure on Saudi Arabia to export the extremist Wahhabi ideology during the Cold War as a means to counter the influence of the Soviet Union in the wider …

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