Saudi Arabia Retreats From The Troubles Its Clown Prince Caused

6 December 2019 — Moon of Alabama

When the Saudi King Salman promoted his son Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) to Defense Minister and then Crown Prince the expectations were high. But three of the major projects Muhammad launched since then soon ran into trouble. Now initiatives are under way to limit the damage he caused. The end of the five year old Saudi war on Yemen is coming into sight. The public offering of the Saudi state owned ARAMCO oil company is finally happening but with a much lower valuation than originally planned. The thirty month spat with Qatar is under repair.

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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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Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians

24 September 2019 — Mint Press

The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia’s economy.

by Ahmed Abdulkareem

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How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath

25 September 2019 — Asia Times

How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath

An image taken from a video made available on July 7, 2019 by the press office of the Yemeni Shiite Houthi group shows ballistic missiles, labeled ‘Made in Yemen,’ at a recent exhibition of missiles and drones at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Footage showed models of at least 15 unmanned drones and missiles of different sizes and ranges. Photo: AFP/ Al-Houthi Group Media Office

‘From a military perspective, nobody ever took our forces in Yemen seriously,’ scholar says

By Pepe Escobar, Beirut

“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.”

The statement above was not written by Franz Kafka. In fact, it was written by a Kafka derivative: Brussels-based European bureaucracy. The Merkel-Macron-Johnson trio, representing Germany, France and the UK, seems to know what no “ongoing investigation” has unearthed: that Tehran was definitively responsible for the twin aerial strikes on Saudi oil installations.

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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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Who Launched That Mystery Attack? By Eric Margolis

22 September 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Mideast has its own variety of crazy humor. The Saudis have been blasting and bombing wretched Yemen, one of this world’s poorest nations, since 2015.

These US-supported attacks and a naval blockade of Yemen imposed by Saudi Arabia and its sidekick ally, the United Arab Emirates, have caused mass starvation. No one knows how many Yemenis have died or are currently starving. Estimates run from 250,000 to one million.

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Combat Footage: Houthis Storm Key Hilltop In Jizan (Saudi Arabia)

21 September 2019 — South Front

On September 20, the Houthis stormed and captured the key al-Suytat hilltop in the southern part of the Saudi province of Jizan.

The Yemeni group’s media wing released a video of the operation, showing Houthi fighters attacking the hilltop, which is located east of mount Jahfan. The attack forced Saudi-backed fighters to abandon their positions and withdraw.

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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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What’s Good For the Price of Oil……. By S. Artesian

18 September 2019 — The Wolf Report: Non-confidential analysis for the anti-investor

1. Staggering under the weight of its overproduction, capitalism spies in the visage of its recent savior, China, the image of its once and future enemy, China.  Every thing that was the producer of “recovery,” “growth,” “expansion,” — fracked oil, microprocessors, corn, soybeans, smartphones, flat screens, container ships, becomes a relation of relapse, decline, contraction.

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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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