Category Archives: Middle East

How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired by ROBERT FISK

The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from breaking up the cabinet and throwing Hezbollah’s ministers to the wolves, the Lebanese nation has suddenly … Continue reading

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Why the Anti-Corruption Drive in Saudi Arabia is Doomed to Fail by PATRICK COCKBURN

About eight or nine years ago, I had an Afghan friend who previously worked for a large US aid agency funding projects in the Afghan provinces. He had been hired to monitor their progress once work had got underway, but … Continue reading

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Yemen’s Children Are Being Shelled While the World Sits Back By Kristine Beckerle

Deadly Attack in Taizz Shows Need for International Inquiry Yemenis were again mourning their children this weekend – this time in Taizz, Yemen’s third largest city. Houthi-Saleh forces indiscriminately shelled a residential neighborhood killing three children – two of whom … Continue reading

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Israel’s 6th War on Lebanon: What Price Will Hezbollah Pay? by FRANKLIN LAMB

The price Hezbollah will pay during Israel’s coming 6th war on Lebanon will likely be less militarily consequential long term, than the near certain acceleration of the Party of God’s loss of its “Resistance” brand. The latter already being eschewed … Continue reading

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Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

Saudi Arabia and UAE bit off more than they can chew once they took on Qatar, a country with vast wealth and powerful allies It has been apparent for some time that the war against the Islamic State (IS) group … Continue reading

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Israeli soldiers shoot 15-year-old Palestinian girl, Settlers taunt her, wish her to die

They are very experienced at shooting kids

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia – Targeting Iran by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the … Continue reading

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