Category Saudi Arabia

Back To Nation-Building In Afghanistan. Good: By Max Boot

Back To Nation-Building In Afghanistan. Good. By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original August 22nd, 2017 Members of the Afghan National Army training with United States Army soldiers in Afghanistan last year. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York TimesPhoto by: Adam Ferguson for The New York Times After a torturous and protracted White House review, President Trump […]

ISIS Uses Companies In Wales To Finance Terrorist Attacks Against The West

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/isis-uses-companies-in-wales-to-finance-terrorist-attacks-against-the-west-spq0r2x33?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_101&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101_August%2020,%202017&CMP=TNLEmail_118918_2179974_101 Isis uses companies in Wales to finance terrorist attacks against the West Dipesh Gadher August 20 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Sujan operated out of an office on the Alexandra Gate business park in Tremorfa. He joined Isis in Syria three years ago Isis used a network of companies operating out of an office in […]

Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks

  Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks CNBC · by Javier E. David · July 31, 2017 The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort To Oust His Rival

Perhaps he is a fan of Machiavelli.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-mohammed-bin-nayef-mohammed-bin-salman.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who replaced Mohammed bin Nayef as the next in line to be king. SAUDI PRESS AGENCY, VIA EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY By BEN HUBBARD, MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT July 18, 2017 AMMAN, […]

Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm Anti-Assad Rebels In Syria, A Move Sought By Moscow

Excerpt: Officials said Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program nearly a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster ahead of a July 7 meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … After the Trump-Putin meeting, the United States and Russia […]

Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats

https://english.aawsat.com/bandar-alqahtani/news-middle-east/houthis-wage-non-traditional-war-bab-al-mandab-fueled-booby-trapped-boats Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats BADR AL-QAHTANIJuly 7, 2017, 7:19 am 644 Pro-government Yemeni forces patrol a coastline along the Bab al-Mandab strait. (AFP) Powered By VidMatic London – Even the producers of the Johnny Depp-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise have not reached the heights of criminal imagination […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]