Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Prince of Chaos

The final act of the palace coup I have been writing about since King Salman took over has just been completed. Everyone was waiting for a coup against Qatar. In fact, the coup was within the kingdom itself. It took place in the middle of the night after fajr, the Muslim prayer that heralds the dawn …

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An elderly woman is treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, May. 15, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen says a cholera outbreak has killed 115 people over the past two weeks. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Saudi Blockade Triggers Massive Cholera Epidemic In Yemen, Claiming One Life Each Hour

In March, the world looked on as the Saudi-led coalition – which has been fighting a deadly war in Yemen since 2015 – moved to expand its naval blockade of Al Hudaydah, Yemen’s largest port. The move drew the consternation of the United Nations, as well as the Russian Foreign Ministry, with the latter warning …

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The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War

Experts all across the world are trying to figure out what’s really fueling the Qatari-Saudi Cold War, but the answer is simple – the US. As it’s always prone to do, Washington is masterfully playing a game of divide and conquer in the Mideast, doing the same thing to its Gulf allies as it did …

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Yemeni Tragedy – the Culprits are Known

In his televised address before the flag of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Aden’s former governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi said that the tribal, military and political leaders of South Yemen had formed a new Council that would manage the region. In particular, he noted that the “political leadership of the country” under his supervision …

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55,000+ Yemenis Infected With Cholera Due to Blockade and Suspected Bio Weapons

According to a spokesman from the Yemeni Ministry of Health, over 55,000 Yemenis are currently infected with cholera and 500 have already lost their lives. A state of emergency has been declared. Hospitals don’t have room to care for the extreme influx of patients and the Saudi blockade makes it nearly impossible for medicine to …

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The GCC is Expanding to Eritrea, And It’s Not Good for Ethiopia

Add to it the Qatari soldiers that have already been present on the ground for a few years to “mediate” the border dispute with Djibouti, and the most important members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have unexpectedly converged in what many might think to be among one of the most unlikeliest of places. While …

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Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts to Child Killers

US President Donald Trump makes his first overseas visit this weekend, beginning in the Middle East and continuing to Europe. His tour to the "holy land" is being presented with feel-good, messianic spin. Trump touches down first in Saudi Arabia, then will go Israel and from there make a pilgrimage to Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories. After his stop at the …

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