Coronavirus: Drop the debt

2 April 2020 — Global Justice Now

As coronavirus gets a foothold in every country, governments in the global south are facing an appalling choice: pay for emergency healthcare, or pay off international debts.

Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, lower-income countries urgently need to scale up their health spending. But they’re due to spend over $25 billion on debt payments in 2020. This is money that could be used now to save lives as this terrible virus continues to spread.

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First NATO-ME War Overturns Regional Order

24 March 2020 — Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

While Europeans and Arabs are being absorbed by the coronavirus, Anglo-Saxons are changing the world order. Under US command, the United Kingdom took control of the Red Sea entrance; the United Arab Emirates turned on Saudi Arabia and inflicted a bitter defeat on South Yemen, while the Houthis did the same in North Yemen. Yemen is now split into two separate states and the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia is threatened.

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The Mad Geopolitics of Israel’s EastMed Gas Pipeline

20 January 2020 — Global Research

By F. William Engdahl

At just a time when the world holds its collective breath over risk of a World War over the US assassination of Iran’s leading general and other provocations, Israel has chosen to sign a natural gas pipeline deal with Greece and Cyprus that is the equivalent of tossing a loaded hand grenade into the hyper-tense region.

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Saudi Arabia News Links 25-27 September 2019

27 September 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Why does Europe Prefer Saudi Arabia over Iran?
https://journal-neo.org/2019/09/27/why-does-europe-prefer-saudia-over-iran/

Liz Truss admits the UK has unlawfully sold arms to Saudi Arabia at least three times
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/CWMxrKHFfIo/

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Saudi Arabia News Links 22 September 2019

22 September 2019 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

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Aramco’s Operation Disrupted Worse Than Initially Presented: Report

Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49785413

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Saudi Arabia News Links 20 September 2019

20 September 2019 • 21:40 — The New Dark Age

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Twitter purges hundreds of accounts from Egypt & UAE for ‘pro-Saudi messaging’ that targeted IRAN & QATAR

New Peace Initiative: Houthis Case All Missile, Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia

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The Crisis Over The Attack On Saudi Oil Infrastructure Is Over – We Now Wait For the Next One

19 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The crisis about the Yemeni drone and cruise missile attack on two Saudi oil installations is for now over.

The Saudis and the U.S. accuse Iran of being behind the “act of war” as Secretary of State Pompeo called it. The Saudis bomb Yemen with U.S. made bombs since 2015. One wonders how Pompeo is calling that.

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Saudi Arabia/Iran News Links 17 September 2019

17 September 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran – US officials
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49733558

Trump is in no rush to jump into Saudi defence
https://indianpunchline.com/trump-is-in-no-rush-to-jump-into-saudi-defence/

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Winners and losers from Saudi Aramco’s travails By M.K. Bhadrakumar

16 September 2019 — Indian Punchline

Benchmark oil futures jumped as much as US$11.73 a barrel to US$71.95 as market opened in Asia on Sept 16, 2019.

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday regarding the attack on two Saudi Aramco plants says as follows:

“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

It’s a cleverly-worded tweet with multiple audiences in view. Trump took time to react. And he’s stopped short of blaming Iran. The US lacks hard evidence. Therefore, “verification” is needed and it is Riyadh’s call to estimate “the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed.”

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