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Saudi Arabia Suffers From Houthi Attacks. Is There A New Job For Turkey’s Mercenaries?

South Front Yemen’s Ansar Allah give the impression that it has an endless supply of drones. The Houthis (as Ansar Allah is also known) appear to be adept at using them, if their own claims are to be entirely trusted. On April 11th, two Qasef-2K drones were used to separately target the Jizan Airport and the King Khalid Airbase. The Jizan Airport is a new target that has recently come

Dangers of Wars threatening Humankind.

By Zamir Awan for The Saker Blog While the world is suffering from a Pandemic, it is also leading toward wars. The two big wars seem inevitable. One in the South China Sea, and the other might be the Ukraine war. As a matter of fact, The U.S. was the beneficiary of World Wars and used wars, aggressions, coercion, conspiracies, toppling Governments, and cold-war tactics to maintain its supremacy. After

Incentives: Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin possible moves – Donbass crisis.

By David Sant for the Saker Blog Several analysts have written articles about how Russia is likely to respond in the theater to an offensive by Ukraine to restart the Donbass War. My purpose in this article is to look at the psychology and incentives of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin and the possible moves that each of them may make in response to the Donbass crisis. The Nature of

Russian-Ukrainian War: Tragedy For People, Chance For Elites

South Front Against the backdrop of ongoing political provocations and bellicose rhetoric from all parties involved in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, military escalation is constantly growing. Local forces, as well as the OSCE observers, report about more and more ceasefire violations in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. There are daily statements on casualties on both sides of the conflict among the military and local civilians. Now, when all

A Hard Life For Turkey And Its Proxies In Northern Syria

South Front In the North of Syria, the Turkish armed forces and the factions backed by Ankara are attempting to move and are being punished. This is the case in Greater Idlib, where a Turkish army convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was passing on a road between the towns of al-Bara and Ehsim in the southern part of Idlib. Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq,

Russia ‘would really not want’ Cold War 2.0

The Triple Yoda, Nikolai Patrushev, hopes cooler heads can avoid sanctions such as the SWIFT ‘nuclear option’ By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times The Beltway was always fond of describing the late Andrew Marshall – who identified emerging or future threats for the Pentagon and whose proteges included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz – as Yoda. Well, if that’s the case, then

Raging Twenties Book Review – Pepe Escobar – the philosopher, the court jester, the mystic, the historian.

By Larchmonter445 for the Saker Blog Early on in the introduction to “Raging Twenties”, Pepe Escobar points to the change, the disruption that confronts the Established Elites who for 30 years ruled the globe with a free hand: “The Empire we have been taught to accept as a fact of life is irretrievably losing its leadership position—and will have to deal with much pain implicit in the acceptance of an

Russia and the EU; The Ukraine Card

by Ghassan and Intibah Kadi for the Saker Blog A tug-of-war game in Europe has been a strong feature of dramatic events in the region and further afield ever since the Roman Empire plus the Church split up. Which was the cause and which was the effect is subject to debate, but the split was much deeper than one that was political; the spiritual aspect of it is not to

Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65325 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. April 8, 2021 14:30 The two leaders had a detailed discussion on a number of topical international matters. While exchanging opinions on ways of resolving the intra-Ukrainian crisis, the Russian President and the German Chancellor voiced concern in connection with the escalation of tensions in southeastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin drew attention to the provocative actions of Kiev which is now deliberately aggravating the situation along the line of contact. The parties noted the need for the Kiev

Russia And Damascus Against “Terrorist Democracy” In Greater Idlib

In Syria’s Greater Idlib, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham continues its attempts at rebranding, all the while keeping up its usual militant activity. As per the Russian Reconciliation Center, militants in Greater Idlib shelled the surrounding areas 32 times on April 6th. Another al-Qaeda affiliated militant group in Greater Idlib, Ansar al-Islam, posted photographs of its activities in Idlib province. The footage showed the work of terrorist snipers targeting the Syrian Arab

The Donbass War Of 2021?

Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. Ever since assuming office, the Biden Administration has been probing countries it designated as America’s enemies for weaknesses through a variety of provocations. So far this approach has not had any successes. China plainly told Biden’s SecState Blinken to go packing, Iran is showing no eagerness to kowtow to Washington under new management, and Russia itself has stayed the course, brushing off verbal attacks

‘You laugh..but you will soon cry!’: Ansarullah official to Saudi Major General

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/you-laugh-but-you-will-soon-cry-ansarullah-official-to-saudi-major-general/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyNAuwRaIPM Description:  Ansarullah official Mohammad al-Bukhaiti and Saudi Major General Abdullah Ghanem al-Qahtani trade barbs over the Yemen war.Source: RT Arabic (YouTube)  Date: 31 March, 2021 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) To read transcript: http://middleeastobserver.net/you-laugh-but-you-will-soon-cry-ansarullah-official-to-saudi-major-general/ Transcript: – Host: Mr. Mohammad, efforts are now being made to de-escalate the situation, we also have UN initiatives, and there is determination

Veteran Intelligence Officials Issue Letter To Biden Urging To Avoid War In Ukraine

https://www.globalresearch.ca/veteran-intelligence-professionals-sanity-avoiding-war-ukraine/5742045 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Avoiding War in Ukraine Dear President Biden, We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves

Ukraine redux: war, Russophobia and Pipelineistan

By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times Ukraine and Russia may be on the brink of war – with dire consequences for the whole of Eurasia. Let’s cut to the chase, and plunge head-on into the fog of war. On March 24, Ukrainian President Zelensky, for all practical purposes, signed a declaration of war against Russia, via decree No. 117/2021. The decree establishes that retaking

Washington Is Misreading Russia at the World’s Peril

by Paul Craig Roberts – posted with permission On August 31, 2018, I wrote: “So, the questions for Andrei Martyanov, The Saker, and for Putin and the Russian government is: How long does turning your other cheek work? Do you turn your other cheek so long as to allow your opponent to neutralize your advantage in a confrontation? Do you turn your other cheek so long that you lose the

Kiev’s Forces Are Primed For Attack If They Can Overcome Their Own Minefields

South Front Open and wide-scale hostilities appear unavoidable in Eastern Ukraine. Kiev is on the war path, with the “unwavering” support of the US and NATO. Over April 5th, and going into April 6th, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) continued their usual activities of deploying more troops to the demarcation line. Russia is also transferring forces to the border with Ukraine and in the Crimea. In total, over the last

Dealing With Demons

Note:  Comments to this long-read article will be closed.  However a temporary email, report.dealing@protonmail.com has been set up for serious comments on political, ideological, social, and economic aspects of SARS-COV-2/COVID19 only and your emailed comment will be placed in the comments area.  Be a little patient, the Saker’s moderation resources are working hard on the open threads on the Ukraine, Russia and the dire situation.  Any comments which mention, even

Saudi Arabia Hopes Its Patriots Will Start Working in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia is showing genuine concern that Marib could be lost to Ansar Allah, and it is doing all but impossible to defend it. On April 3rd, media reported that Riyadh had deployed US-made MIM-104 Patriot air-defense systems to Marib, in an attempt to avoid the most negative scenario. Since 2015, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah are known) have launched 115 ballistic missiles and 140 rockets at Ma’rib city. The

Bombshell book in Germany revives 9/11 as a business model

By Pepe Escobar – Book Review for The Saker Blog Nearly 20 years after 9/11, Germany and the German-speaking world are being hit by a formidable one-two. A ground-breaking study by gifted independent financial journalist Lars Schall, Denken wie der Feind – 20 Jahre Ausnahmezustand 9/11 und die Geopolitik des Terrors  (“Thinking Like the Enemy – 20 Years State of Emergency, 9/11 and the Geopolitics of Terror”) is being published

Nasrallah: US’ top priority is preventing a China-Russia-Iran alliance

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-us-top-priority-is-to-prevent-a-china-russia-iran-alliance/ Description: In a recent televised speech, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah claimed that the Biden administration’s top priority today was to prevent the formation of a major alliance or axis between China, Russia, and Iran. Nasrallah also claimed that the United States and Israel were today in a state of decline, while the Iran-led ‘Axis of Resistance’ was on an upward trajectory. The ‘Axis of Resistance’ broadly

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