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NEWS DIGEST: YEMEN- war for Israel;Egyptian pilot arrested for refusing to bomb Yemen
Saudi Arabia puppet of US, Israel: Houthi leader
‘…Saudi Arabia is a puppet at the disposal of superpowers, the Houthi leader said, adding that Riyadh is putting in action the US-Israeli conspiracy in Yemen.
He noted that the US-Israeli plot in Yemen aims to break up the chaotic country and deprive people of security and freedom.
Al-Houthi said the Saudi invasion of Yemen came after their agents, including al-Qaeda terrorists and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, failed to execute their plots in Yemen.
He said the “criminal” attacks uncovered the “tyrannical” nature of the Saudi regime.
Al-Houthi warned that Saudi Arabia would face consequences should it push ahead with its aggression against Yemen, saying, “We will confront the criminal forces and their tools in the country.”
“You think you can kill Yemeni people, but this is because of your stupidity,” he said. “This unjustified aggression shows the hostility and arrogance of this regime. The attacks are reflecting the inhumanity of the aggressor.”
Al-Houthi said the “aggressors” should keep in mind that the Yemeni people are “committed to defending their country and revolution” by relying on God…….’
It is very reassuring to know that there still are men of integrity left within the Egyptian Military- Pity there are not more like him who are prepared to come out against their Jewish President who is assisting in the killing of yet more Arabs/Muslims. It seems the Jewish Pharaoh is not content in limiting his killing of Arabs to Egyptians, Gazans and Libyans, but assisting Israel in attacking another ancient Arab Nation. The Jews have tragically succeeded in getting Arabs to do their killing an bombing for them and to carry out Terrorist attacks on behalf of the PURE EVIL Israeli Entity.
Egyptian Pilot Arrested for Refusing to Bomb Yemen
‘The Egyptian air force has arrested one of its pilots after he disobeyed orders for taking part in airstrikes against Yemen.
“I joined the army and studied to become a pilot to strike Israel and not Yemen,” Arab news website Omran Press quoted the arrested Egyptian pilot as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for five days now, killing, at least, 73 civilians and injuring hundreds more.
Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on Thursday.
The WAHABI JEWS OF ARABIA killing more ARABS and destroying yet another old Arab country. THIS is NOT about Sunni versus Shia but about repressing and oppressing ARAB NATIONALISM AND INDEPENDENCE
AL JUBEIR IS A LIAR when he states that the USA is not involved
'Disturbing' Reports of Civilian Deaths in Yemen, Warn International Aid Groups
International aid organizations as well as the United Nations are sounding the alarm over "disturbing" reports of civilian casualties in Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition continued its bombing campaign for a sixth day.
May God damn the Judaic House of Saud an all the other ZIONIST Arab Rulers participating in this attack on Yemeni Arabs
Saudi air raid on camp for displaced in northwest Yemen kills 45, report says
At least 45 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in an airstrike by Saudi warplanes targeting a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen Refugee Camp, 45 Civilians Killed
Saudi warplanes attacked the al-Mazzrak refugee camp in Yemen’s Hajjah Province today, killing at least 45 civilians and wounding some 200 others, according to aid workers on the ground.
Saudi officials were quick to deny responsibility for the killings, and declared that the Houthis they are at war with inexplicably attacked the camp. This was in spite of Saudi officials bragging only yesterday they’d destroyed every warplane in Yemen.
Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups confirmed that the attack was indeed an airstrike, and there seems no serious doubt it was a Saudi strike, just the latest in an air campaign that is increasingly targeting civilians.
BRILLIANT, SAUDI ARABIA!! Doesn't your military feel really "butch" about killing and wounding non-combatants?!?
And BTW, did you get your training from the IDF, which does this routinely with impunity to Palestinians?!?
One can only speculate.
Saudi Arabia, 9 Other Countries Start Boming Yemen
Proving that the JEWS and Israel are behind this aggression and killing of Arab Civilians, using their Jewish Tribe of Saud to do the killing
EU warns of Saudi attacks’ alarming impact on civilians
EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has warned about the alarming impact of the ongoing Saudi attacks on the civilian population in Yemen.
“The attacks on hospitals and medical facilities ... as well as the deliberate targeting and destruction of private homes, education facilities and basic infrastructure cannot be tolerated,” Mogherini and EU humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides, said in a statement on Wednesday.
ALL Righteous Muslims must and should STOP going to Arabia for Hajj until such time as Arabia is PURGED of Jewish Wahabi House of Saud an all their corrupt cronies
Coalition preventing Red Cross from delivering aid to Yemen: spokeswoman
Members of the Saudi-led coalition are preventing a plane carrying medical supplies from landing in Sanaa, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters on Tuesday.
The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove "obstacles to the delivery to Yemen of vital medical supplies needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes," according to Reuters.
Coalition Denies Landing to Russian Evacuation Plane en Route to Yemen
The Arab Mayadeen news channel reported earlier on Wednesday that an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia prevented a Russian plane from entering Yemen to evacuate its nationals from the crisis-hit country.
Russian consulate in Aden damaged by coalition airstrikes – embassy source
The Russian Consulate General in the Yemeni sea port of Aden has been hit Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, a source in the Russia embassy in Yemen told Sputnik.
“There is not a single intact window left,” the source said.A possibility of consulate closure and the evacuation of Russian nationals is currently under review, the source added.
Earlier on Wednesday a Russian plane charted for the evacuation of Russian citizens caught in the conflict had been diverted to Cairo, after the coalition denied it landing in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Will Yemen kick-off the 'War of the two Blocs?'
This is not just a regional fight – it is a global one with ramifications that go well beyond the Middle East. The region is quite simply the theatre where it is coming to a head. And Yemen, Syria and Iraq are merely the tinderboxes that may or may not set off the conflagration.
US warships join Saudi attack on Yemen
The United States Navy has reportedly joined Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against Yemen, according to a military source.
USA and Saudi Arabia invade Yemen to defend their oil
Saudi Arabia, answering the call from Yemeni President Hadi, invaded Yemen. Huthis came out to the Gulf of Aden that raised very serious concerns in Saudi Arabia. The Huthis can take control of the Bab-el-Mandeb - the strait, on which tankers transport oil from the Persian Gulf to Europe and America. As soon as the military operation in Yemen started, oil prices soared.
The Saudis, having used the threat from the Huthis, won the support of the United States for the operation against Yemen. Saudi Arabia has thus struck a mediated blow on Iran that supports the Huthis. The United States is unwilling to ruin its ties with Iran for two reasons. Obama has staked his reputation by negotiating the Iranian nuclear program. He also hopes for Iran's help in curbing the Islamic State in Iraq. Nevertheless, the ally (Saudi Arabia) insisted Obama should announce the "logistical support" for the invasion of Yemen.
Iraqi Militiamen Plan To Travel To Yemen To Battle U.S.-Backed Coalition
Iran-backed Shiite militiamen in Iraq say they're ready to take up arms in a country most of them have never been to: Yemen.
“We defeated ISIS in Syria, we’re defeating ISIS in Iraq, and we’ll defeat them in Yemen,” Abu Kumael, a volunteer fighter with the powerful Iran-supported Shiite militia known as the Peace Brigades, told The WorldPost Monday. “We’re not just talking. We’re physically ready to go and fight.”
In Iraq, the militias are working on the same side as U.S. forces against the self-declared Islamic State. But once the militiamen get to Yemen, they'll be fighting not for the U.S., but against the Americans -- which means that the U.S. will be battling the same forces, and in some cases the very same men, that ISIS is taking on in Iraq.
The US government's invasions and occupations in this region are bearing bitter fruit all across the Middle East.
The deBaathification of Iraq was one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly idiotic things the Bush administration decided to do, and led to a literal civil war between the Sunni-Shiite religious elements in this country.
It appears that neither of the last two administrations, collectively, had the intellectual capability of think a scenario through to its logical conclusion; in fact, that particular logic-disabled thinking seemed to be a prerequisite for employment with both administrations.
But there is one thing of which I am reasonably certain; the catastrophic failure of geopolitical imagination, which lead to the invasion and occupation of Iraq; the assassination of Qaddafi in Libya; the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan; and the propping up of a US-sponsored dictator in Yemen, Al-Hadi, nearly guarantees DC's need for more US boots on the ground in the Middle East to attempt to sop up the mess of blood and political movements not to the US government's liking.
Looking at how rapidly events are unfolding, it is only a matter of time. And were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the timing of this being very soon, before the onset of summer.
Yemen - Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism
Both the Arab League and the United Nations have fully transformed themselves into the ill-fated League of Nations that more than 70 years ago disgraced itself into oblivion when it failed to condemn foreign aggressions that eventually led to the cataclysm of World War Two.
Another Middle East War Breaks Out: US-Supported Saudi Arabia Begins Bombing Yemen
UPDATE: US providing support to Saudi Arabia - US Official (so US weapons are being used on both sides)
Earlier today we reported that, on very short notice, Saudi Arabia had moved heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, "raising the risk that the Middle East’s top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict." In other words, Saudi Arabia was preparing for war. Moments ago all these warnings were borne out when Al-Arabiya reported that the latest middle-east war is now official after Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf States had launched a bombing campaign against Yemen.
Yemenis take to streets to condemn Saudi aggression against their country
Robert Fisk: Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore:
Today, the Americans and Europeans - and of course, our own Prime Minister - like to draw a line between the "moderate", friendly, pro-Western, oil-wealthy Saudi Arabians who are praised for denouncing the "cowardly terrorist attack" in Paris, and their Crescentader Wahabi friends who behead thieves and drug dealers after grossly unfair trials, torture their Shia Muslim minorities and lash their own recalcitrant journalists.
Saudi Arabia becomes world's biggest arms importer amid regional concerns:
Saudi Arabia has become the world's largest arms importer. Spending on arms by Saudi Arabia rose to $6.5 billion, rising 54 percent as compared to last year. The biggest beneficiary of the strong Middle Eastern market continues to be the United States, with $8.4 billion in arms exports in 2014.
Saudi war on Yemen condemned, Bahrainis protesting against it tortured
The Saudi aggression on Yemen has been received by Bahraini people with anger, indignation and protests. For the past week the people have been demonstrating against the Saudi war against the poorest Arab country in order to eliminate public rebellion against the endemic tyranny and dictatorship in the region. The Saudis have taken it on their shoulder to obliterate people’s will and use their financial, political and religious tools against the masses who in these days four years ago, poured into the streets demanding an end to the dictatorship in their countries. The Saudis led the counter revolution and removed every sign of popular willingness to revolt against the established political order. The war on Yemen is the latest. The first was the Saudi invasion and occupation of Bahrain in mid-March 2011.
The Alkhalifa dictatorship has gone further. It banned anyone from expressing a view on the Saudi aggression different from the official one. While they encouraged pro-war protests they came hard against the opponents of the military attacks on Yemen. Several people have now been arrested for opposing this unjust war, including Fadhel Abbas, the Secretary General of the Nationalist Unionist Society, and two of his aides. They face imprisonment for up to ten years merely for opposing the Saudi aggression.
Two weeks after the unprovoked attacks on the helpless detainees at the notorious Jaw prison, there are scores of native prisoners who have “disappeared” from their cells and whose fate is still unknown. Pressure from the Red Cross on Alkhalifa tyrants forced them to allow some visits. Only then did the horrors of what had taken place in mid March come to light. But the dictator has imposed a ban on Bahrain 13 (leaders of the Revolution). Their family visits phone calls have been stopped. The bodies of the prisoners bear witness to one of the most vicious attacks on prisoners anywhere in the world. They were beaten, gassed, tortured, placed in solitary confinement, denied food or medicine and physically abused. Human Rights Watch has called for an independent investigation into the atrocities committed by the Jordanian mercenaries on Bahraini prisoners. Reports claim that those mercenaries are still torturing the prisoners. Every morning they rush into the cells and spill ice-cold water on them in their sleep.
Meanwhile the attacks on native Bahrainis have continued with arrests and abuse reported daily. On 28th March Sayed Mohammad Sayed Khalil was kidnapped at one of the check points and taken to torture houses. No news about him has been received. From Sitra Wadyan three people were taken in raids on their homes in the early hours of 31st March: Ahmad Hassan Ali Kadhem, Qader Abdullah AlMafyouh Abu AlAish and Ali Marzooq Abdulla Karim. Sayed Saeed Isa Hussain, father of martyr Sayed Hashim who was killed on 31st December 2011 in Sitra was arrested when he went to the police to renew his driving licence. Several fathers of martyrs were arrested in revenge for their steadfastness and their insistence on bringing killers of their children to justice. On 26th March three women were arrested for protesting against the attack on their sons at Jaw prison: Zainab Ghuloom, Maryam Atiyya and Najla BuGrais. A Bahraini student in Jordan was arrested, tortured and handed to Alkhalifa tor turers. Jaffar Jassim was deported by the Jordanian authorities after the role of the Jordanian mercenaries in attacking Jaw prison was confirmed.
An article about the dire situation in Bahrain was written by Emanuel Stoakes and published by Foreign Policy, titled: “Whatever happened to Bahrain’s torture reforms”. It is a report on the continued abuses inflicted on Bahrainis. The article highlights the case of Human Rights activist, Hussain Jawad, who has been in jail for more than a month and who was severely tortured.
In its 2015 report Freedom House has downgraded Bahrain’s rank on people’s rights. Bahrain’s political rights rating declined from 6 to 7 due to grave flaws in the 2014 legislative elections and the government’s unwillingness to address long-standing grievances among the majority Shiite community about the drawing of electoral districts and the possibility of fair representation.
On 30th March Human Rights First published an article by Erica Qualliotine titled “Statelessness is a human rights violation”. The author said: U.S. allies, including Bahrain and Kuwait, are stripping political dissidents of their citizenship. “At this time, when the U.S. has taken an unprecedented interest in preventing and eradicating statelessness, it should be pressing Gulf governments to promote and protect the right to nationality, and to refrain in all cases from withdrawing citizenship because of peaceful dissident activities,” urged Sarnata Reynolds from Refugees International.
Bahrain Freedom Movement
Saudi court hands gang-raped woman 200 lashes, 6-month jail term:
A Saudi woman who had fallen victim to a violent gang-rape has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of speaking to the media about the crime and indecency.
A Twisted Tribute: Op-Ed:
You'll never guess who America's top general is honoring as a hero. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.
Spook, Terrorist or Criminal? America’s Mysterious Files on Netanyahu
Flashback: Netanyahu has lived both in Israel and the U.S.: first grade in Israel; second and third in the U.S.; fourth through eighth in Jerusalem; high school in suburban Philadelphia; military service in Israel; B.A. and M.A. at MIT. He held dual citizenship, which enabled him to travel freely between both countries, study in the U.S., receive federal loans to cover his education costs at MIT and work legally. Like every U.S. citizen, Netanyahu has a social security number, a credit account, and numerous other files in a variety of government offices.
Nevertheless, Netanyahu’s files differ from those of most U.S. citizens. The Israeli weekly Ha’ir reports that four requests for credit approval appear in U.S. social security file number 020-36-4537. Under each request one finds a different name: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benjamin Nitai, John Jay Sullivan and John Jay Sullivan Jr.—one man, four names.
Note: This dual citizenship is treasonist! Had enough yet!
Re posting with comment from Mike Hoffman
Editor’s Note: I received the usual hand-wringing reactions of outrage to Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest claim to the title of Emperor of the USA, as demonstrated by the reception he received on the eve of Purim from the loathsome lackeys and lickspittles in what is laughingly reputed to be the Congress of a free people. In fact, it was a marvelous spectacle because it offered prima facie evidence of the actual identity of the authentic ruler of our national legislature.
Prof. Petras, in his guest column, mentions that a majority of Americans still believe that the U.S. is a free country. If that is an accurate reflection of the view of the multitude, then it would appear that a plurality of Americans are afflicted with a serious mental illness.
We are ruled by the counterfeit “Israel” and fake “Jews” prophesied in Revelation 2:9. The hosannas offered in Congress to the High Priest Netanyahu, are ample testimony to this undeniable truth.
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
— Mark Twain
Today’s Hoffman Wire is online here
Netanyahu: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered.
The Power of Israel over the United States
By Prof. James Petras
There is only one reason that Netanyahu is received as a Viceroy overseeing and dictating strategic policy to what clearly is a servile colonial legislature.
So Busted: Netanyahu’s Nuclear “Monkey Boy” on Iran, David Albright
Netanyahu is a pathological liar. This is his "monkeyboy"
Why is the U.S. okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?
Iranian officials sometimes respond to accusations that Tehran is seeking a nuclear weapons capability by replying that, not only do they not want a bomb, they'd actually like to see a nuclear-weapons-free Middle East. Yes, this is surely in part a deflection, meant to shift...
Farrakhan: Netanyahu Aims Drive U.S. to War With Iran
Must Watch - Video
"I know what America is. America is something that can be moved easily". Israeli PM Netanyahu.
Israel lobby's fingerprints are all over Republican letter to Iran, but the media won't talk about it
Senator Tom Cotton who spearheaded letter to Iran received his biggest campaign contributions from far outside his home state of Arkansas. That doesn’t include the nearly one-million-dollar contribution in supportive political advertising made by Bill Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel in the closing days of Cotton’s Senate campaign.
Did 47 U.S. Senators Just Commit Treason By Attempting to Sabotage Iran Deal?
By David Knowles
"Republicans are undermining our commander-in-chief while empowering the ayatollahs,"
The United States of Israel
By Matt Carr
There is no polite way to say this, but Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most repellent and dangerous politicians in the world today.
Norman Finkelstein triumphs at Cambridge University debate on “Israel” as a rogue state.
Outstanding, inspirational, 16-minute video! Watch free of charge:
— Michael Hoffman
“If Jews are allowed to talk about six million, six million, six million, we can talk about the number of Palestinians killed.” — Norman Finkelstein
In the last 72 hours of the Israeli war in Lebanon in 2006, Israelis “dropped four million cluster munitions on south Lebanon…saturating entire villages, population centers…”
— Norman Finkelstein
[Many of us knew bout MEMRI being an Israeli tool long before the Jew Finklestein exposes this very fact]
Norman Finkelstein Exposes MEMRI As Mossad Op
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) provides daily English translations of film and print media stories originating in Arabic, Iranian and Turkish media.
It also furnishes original analysis of cultural, political and religious trends in the Middle East.
It sends its daily postings to every news outlet in the United States and Europe, in addition to politicians and cultural leaders.
And it's free, which makes it a Godsend for journalists, editors and policy analysts.
But according to its critics, it is also a dangerous, highly sophisticated propaganda operation, disseminating hate and disinformation on an unprecedented worldwide basis.
"They use the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis," Professor Norman G. Finkelstein, a well-known scholar on Israel/Palestine, told InFocus. "They take things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don't like."
The Strategy Behind Israel's Attack on Iran and Hizballah
By Jonathan Cook
Israel has good reason to fear that the Lebanese militia Hizballah and Iran's Revolutionary Guard will seek dramatic revenge for the killing of 12 senior figures from the two organisations in an air strike in Syria on Sunday.
Saudis humiliated by Swedish stand, Alkhalifa attack prisoners
The heinous crime committed last week by Alkhalifa dictators on powerless prisoners at Jaw Prison is still reverberating within the community as well as the human rights world. In addition to more than 106 injuries, there are still over 50 inmates who have “disappeared”. It is feared that they are being subjected to torture at the secret houses built for the purpose on “advice” of a friendly Western government. The images of injuries confirm vicious attacks by merciless members of the Death Squads, operated by the royal court.
Meanwhile in Geneva Alkhalifa regime has been squarely condemned by delegates of governments and NGOs. In a statement on 17th March the Denmark’s Permanent Mission in Geneva called for the release of political prisoners in Bahrain especially the human rights defenders like Abdul Hadi Al Khawaja. This time Alkhalifa dictators will have no choice but to take the Danish call seriously. Last week Sweden condemned Saudi Arabia for its blatant violation of human rights and stopped military deal with Riyadh. The move was hailed by the human rights activists loath policies of some Western governments of appeasing Gulf dictators and turning blind eyes to their attacks on civil liberties. Sweden's Social Democrat-led government, which came to power last October, has focused its foreign policy on human rights. "The decision on the Saudi agreement had been made some time ago," the newspaper Dagens Nyheter quoted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven as saying in the Ukrainian capital Kiev . "What has happened in recent days hasn't been decisive." On Monday 9th March, Saudi Arabia blocked Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom from giving a speech to the League of Arab States in Cairo. A spokesman for Wallstrom said the decision stemmed from Sweden's criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
Yesterday Bahraini native, Munthir Hassan, from Buri Town was snatched in a dawn raid on his house. Ihsan Abdul Redha was arrested and accused of fabricated charges. Jaffar Mawali was snatched from his home despite his mother’s pleas to leave him alone. She collapsed and was taken to hospital by her relatives. The family of Hassan Al Ma’yoof, 20, were subjected to horrific abuse including beating when regime’s Death Squads attacked their home last week to arrest their son on fabricated charges. Children were beaten and their mother was subjected to horrible abuse.
As the regime imposed blackout on the news of victims of its horrendous attacks on Jaw Prison, families have become extremely worried about the safety of their beloved ones. The family of Khalil Al Halwachi has not heard of him since he was taken away from his cell one week ago. Ahmad and Jaffar Awn have also disappeared from their cells with no news of their whereabout. Mohammad Sahwan, who was seriously injured in the attack and his nephew, Yousuf Sahwan, have also disappeared with no news about their welfare or whereabout. The disappeared include Ali Hajji, Ali Al Qaffas, Abd Ali Al Singace, Naji Fateel, Abbas Al Ekri, Mohammad Sarhan, Abbas Al Sami’, Ali Al Ghanmi and Ahmad Humaidan. Several of the senior leadership of the Revolution reported continuing cries of the victims as Alkhalifa continued their merciless attacks on native Bahraini detainees.
The Jordanian government is under pressure to withdraw its police forces from Bahrain in the wake of their participation in the bloody attack on Jaw Prison last week. Human Rights activists have accused the Jordanians of brutality and mercilessness as they waged their ferocious attack on native Bahraini prisoners. The regime depends on foreign forces to quell natives and remain in power.
It has been revealed that UK has increased its supplies of lethal weapons used to kill Bahrainis. According to the Committee Against Arms Trade (CAAT), More than $100 million worth of light arms (used to shoot protesters) have been supplied to Bahrain since 2011. Lawyers in London are threatening a judicial review of military assistance and support provided by Britain to the Bahraini government. Solicitors at Deighton Pierce Glynn, in London, are challenging the legality of the move on the grounds that Britain did not conduct a review of human rights risks before agreeing to build the base. "Your security is our security," declared British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, signing the agreement to construct the base, alongside Bahrain's Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa. British lawyers are asking the government to hand over documents that might shed light on the precise nature of military and security cooperation between the UK and Bahrain. "If has nothing to hide,& quot; said Deighton Pierce Glynn lawyer Sue Willman, "why is it refusing to release documents about what assistance is being provided and to whom?". In February, Jane Kinninmont, a senior research fellow at the London-based think tank Chatham House, told VICE News that Bahrain's clamp down on the opposition has "only intensified since the base was announced…The base has probably given the government more confidence."
Bahrain Freedom Movement (vob.org)
Russia to build Jordan’s first $10bn nuclear power plant
Russia has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant. Jordan currently lacks local energy sources and struggles to meet its growing electricity demand.
The agreement between Russia's state-run Rosatom and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission was signed on Tuesday in Amman. The contract is for the construction of a two-unit 2,000 megawatt power plant in the north of the country by 2022.
An Old Hand Is At Work in Yemen's Boody Civil War
By Robert Fisk
Yemen is not Syria. But America's skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario.