The British Cabal Behind a Gulf Dictatorship

23 April 2021 — Consortium News

Senior figures in the British establishment have secretly served as “privy councillors” to a highly repressive dictatorship in the Gulf state of Oman, Phil Miller reports.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. (CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

By Phil Miller
Declassified U.K.

The repressive ruler of a close U.K. ally in the Gulf secretly received decades of advice on security, foreign and economic policy from a group of privy councillors who were drawn almost exclusively from the British establishment, it has emerged.

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What kind of “Peace” are Britain’s Private Military Companies Bringing to the Middle East?

12 April 2021 — Origin: New Eastern Outlook

Author: Vladimir Odintsov 

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The US government, with the UK hot on its heels, has long viewed the Middle East as a region where the presence of its army is indispensable not only because there are energy resources there, but due to the opportunity to control vast territories under the guise of “spreading democracy”. Therefore, American and British private military companies (PMCs) have been very actively involved in armed conflicts in the Middle East over recent decades, occupying an equal footing with the conventional armies deployed by their respective countries. The activity of PMCs particularly increased after the start of the “war on terror” declared by the West in 2001, when countries began to offer billions of dollars in contracts for PMCs around the world. The large Western PMCs founded during these years began to play a key role in fulfilling the tasks traditionally assigned to national armed forces. Moreover, according to findings from American experts, these military corporations will play an increasingly important role in local armed conflicts and wars in the future.

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Coup attempt in Jordan leaves a trail

5 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

“What happens in the Middle East has a way of making itself felt everywhere around the world,” Jordan’s King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein while addressing the European Parliament, Strasbourg, 15th January 2021

A coup attempt is an orphan unless it succeeds. Therefore, all we can say is that a coup was in the making in Jordan. In a televised news conference on Sunday in Amman, all that Deputy Prime Minister Ayman al-Safadi would admit was that “These were efforts that threatened Jordan’s security and stability, and these efforts were foiled.”

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Trump sets the Israeli cat among Arab pigeons

28 August 2020 — Indian Punchline

Iranian military delegation led by Defence Minister Gen. Amir Hatami examining Russian weaponry, Moscow, August 24, 2020

The US President Donald Trump’s legacy in the Middle East is going to be that he scattered the region’s Arab unity once and for all. What the successive waves of Cold War, oil, petrodollar, terrorism, political Islam or the Arab Spring couldn’t achieve, Trump managed in less than 3 years. With the artificial insemination of the Arab womb with the Israeli sperm, he has precipitated a catastrophic miscarriage with fatal consequences. Trump lacks the erudition to comprehend the import of what he has triggered.

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Who Buys This Phony ‘Anti-Semitism’ Smear Language?

28 August 2020 — American Herald Tribune

If you support the genuine inheritors of the Holy Land you’re ‘pro-Semitic’.

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Semites are a language group not a religious group. They spoke (and still do) Semitic languages, especially the Canaanite and later Aramaic dialects of Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories.

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How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business

15 August 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Washington, Israel and the Gulf states want to sharpen the Middle East’s battle lines. The Palestinian issue was in the way

Middle East Eye – 15 August 2020

If there is one conclusion to draw from the agreement this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with Israel temporarily “suspending” its threat to illegally annex parts of the West Bank, in return for “full normalisation” with the Gulf state – it is this: The peace industry is back in business.

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The ‘Clean Break’ Doctrine A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc in the Middle East

18 May 2020 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Cynthia Chung

In 1996 a task force, led by Richard Perle, produced a policy document titled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was then in his first term as Prime Minister of Israel, as a how-to manual on approaching regime change in the Middle East and for the destruction of the Oslo Accords.

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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

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

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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