A Dive Into Washington’s Swamp

One years ago Trump pledged allegiance to the Wahhabi Orb. The one Orb that rules them all: This swearing of an oath to the Wahhabi death star was part of the opening of the potemkinesk "Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology" in Riyadh. ... The Saudis arranged the whole theater to flatter Trump into fighting …

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The Other Art of the Deal, Tehran-Style

The art of the deal, when practiced for 2,500 years, does lead to the palace of wisdom. I had hardly set foot in Tehran when a diplomat broke the news: “Trump? We’re not worried. He’s a bazaari (merchant trader)” – implying a political compromise will eventually be reached. The Iranian government’s response to the Trump …

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What Else is Washington Not Telling Us About US Participation in Yemen?

The Covert Role of the US in Yemen The recent news about Green Berets deployed along the Saudi border highlights the ever-growing U.S. role. So, what else is Washington not disclosing about the US in Yemen? The United States regime has consistently downplayed its role in Yemen while news emerges that counters this narrative. Let’s take …

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The Idea of Replacing the US Contingent in Syria with Saudi Troops is Doomed to Failure

The White House has had a hot new idea – to leave Syria but also stay there at the same time by deploying an Arab contingent to US military bases, primarily from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). So to Arabize one of the bloodiest wars of our time in keeping with the bitter memory …

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Yemeni children struck down by Cholera. (Photo: Middle East Press)

India’s Secret Involvement in the War Against Yemen

Speculation has been rife over the past couple of years that Pakistan was clandestinely involved in the War on Yemen, but it turns out that it’s actually India which is the South Asian state playing a shadow role in this conflict. Every now and then people are exposed to the thoroughly debunked fake news story …

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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 Does the UAE Stand to Gain by Destabilizing Somalia?

Recent events suggest that the UAE is trying to destabilize Somalia and throw it back into a multisided security crisis in order to trap Qatar’s Turkish ally in a quagmire and offset the Great Power rise of Egypt’s Ethiopian rival. Most Things Come In Threes Somalia has been shaken by three interconnected developments over the …

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The Strategic Implications of a Possible Russian Base in Somaliland

If the unconfirmed reports about a possible Russian base in the breakaway region of Somaliland are to be believed, then Moscow is finally flexing its military muscles beyond Eurasia and signaling its eagerness to return to Africa. The typically trustworthy Alt-Media information portal South Front republished the claims that have been circulating for the past …

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