Tag: Yemen

How Yemen’s Houthis are Bringing Down a Goliath

“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.” The statement above was not written by Franz Kafka. In fact, it was written by a Kafka derivative: Brussels-based European bureaucracy. The Merkel-Macron-Johnson trio, representing Germany, France and the UK, seems to know what no “ongoing...

The Attack on Saudi Arabia’s Oil Facility. The Patriot Air Defence System Failed. Why?

On Saturday September 14, 2019, a missile and drone attack was waged against the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi forces from the Ansar Allah movement claimed responsibility for the attack.  Washington blamed Iran. In chorus, the media pointed to the Houthis supported by Iran or attacks waged directly by Iran. The media consensus: the attacks were ‘unquestionably sponsored by Iran’. There...

A Precision Strike on US Credibility – Shattering a US Paradigm

The precision attack on the Saudi ‘jewel in the crown’, crude-processing installation last week, is also a precision assault on Saudi credibility, on the believability of the US security ‘umbrella’, and a humiliation for Trump, and particularly to America’s image as a competent military and intelligence power. Gulf States will be pursing their lips as they consider now their own...