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 Road to Hell in the Middle East

With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean. The answer, based on the last 16 years of American experience in the Greater Middle East, is that it won’t be pretty. The New …

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The Apprentice: the Education of Mohammed bin Salman

Enrolled, there, as almost a student of life, I’ve seen and learned much in age-old cultures bound by tradition, sculpted by faith… a merger of weighty impressive consequence. Indeed, the winds of ancient history have a way of softening the arrogance that comes with the almost reflexive birthright that is the relative infancy of the …

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The “Arab NATO” to Make Syria’s “Internal Partition” a Reality

The possible deployment of Saudi-led GCC and other fellow “coalition” troops to northeastern Syria would formalize the de-facto “internal partition” of the Arab Republic and represent the fulfillment of the RAND Corporation’s plans to “contain” Iranian influence in the region, thus forcing President Assad to finally decide on the post-Daesh military fate of his country’s …

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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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The Victims in Syria, Gaza and Yemen. U.S. “Outrage” versus U.S. “Crimes against Humanity”

In their book Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky distinguished between two kinds of victims: the worthy victims and the unworthy victims. The “worthy victims” are the victims (real and alleged) of leaders on the U.S. enemies list, such as Bashar al-Assad. The “unworthy victims” are those of the U.S. and its client states, …

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Iran Might Have Used Hezbollah to Wage an “Infowar” Against Russia

The Hezbollah-run “Al-Manar” TV that misreported the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon’s scandalous anti-missile remarks through a crucial omission of his clarifying caveat might have deliberately done so as part of an Iranian “infowar” operation geared towards provoking further US-Russian tensions, which Iran may have thought would force Russia to side with the “Resistance” in response …

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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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Russia and America Find Common Ground Condemning Houthi Missile Strike

It’s exceptionally rare for Russia and the US to agree on just about anything at all nowadays, which makes it all the more remarkable that they’re on the exact same page in condemning the Houthi’s missile strike on Saudi Arabia. The War on Yemen has been going on for over three years already, and while …

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