Russia’s Sanaa Pullout is a Sharp Rebuke to the Houthis

Negating The Narrative Right off the bat, any reader who frequents the Alt-Media Community needs to leave aside what they think they know about Russia’s policy towards Yemen before continuing with this article. There have been several misleading but “politically correct” narratives spreading through this information space since the beginning of the 2014 War on …

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A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell of a Week for Iran

Surprisingly enough, last week introduced drastic changes in the balance of powers existing across the Middle East. There has been a whole series of both unexpected and predicted events, which have left many analysts utterly puzzled. You can judge for yourself, as we mention seemingly unconnected events that have affected the state of affairs in …

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South Yemen Will Regain Independence If It Follows These Six Steps

Independence is once again attainable for South Yemen so long as prospective peace talks result in a coalition-enforced “buffer zone” with North Yemen and a “federal” transitional period that precedes an internationally recognized (re-)independence vote, and the restored country could avoid becoming a UAE satellite if it grants a third-party such as Pakistan a naval …

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As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say

At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while making “an attempt to escape.” It is believed that this longtime Yemeni strongman was …

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Middle East is Risking to Pay Too High a Price for the Murder of Abdullah Saleh

At the end of November, a major crisis erupted in Yemen, when former President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced his intentions to start negotiations with the Saudi-led coalition that has been trying to bomb Yemen into submission. This resulted in the Houthis movement voicing accusations of treason against their former ally who they’ve been supporting in the struggle against …

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Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh: Traitor or Patriot?

The likely slaying of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of his former Houthi allies following his call for peace with the Saudi-led coalition has prompted a flurry of discussion about whether he will go down in history as a traitor or a patriot. The former long-serving Yemeni president and leader of the …

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Saleh’s Death Means a Fresh Hell Beckons for Yemen

Yemen’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed early this morning in a reported rocket attack, will be remembered by history as one of four dictators brought down by the Arab spring five years ago. The other three were Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. …

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Yemen – Saudis Throw the Towel – Saleh is Baaack – Russia Wins

The war on Yemen has finally taken a turn towards an end. Former President Saleh is back in his leading position. They Saudis accepted their defeat. The Houthis will be thrown out of the capital Sanaa and return to their northern areas. Yemen is devastated and will need to rebuild. Everyone who participated in this …

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Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance fire from a tank west of Marib city in November 2015 (AFP)

For Saudi Arabia, It’s been Operation Shoot Yourself in the Foot

Remember the name the Saudis gave their operation in Yemen when they launched it on 25 March 2015? Operation: Decisive Storm. By 21 April, the storm was officially declared over. The air strikes continued, of course, but the strikes on hospitals, schools and, in one notorious incident, a wedding party in Sanaa, were now part of an operation …

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