Riyadh has ‘red-lighted’ the planned dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future Movement before it even began. The Saudi call for Hezbollah to be put on the list of terrorist organizations made at the United Nations threatens to renew tension between the two sides, following an undeclared truce in the media that did not last for more than a few days.
Is there a fixed Saudi, and consequently Gulf policy, vis-à-vis Lebanon? Are these countries really keen on the stability of this country, as they claim, when they hardly spare any occasion to exacerbate its divisions? These questions and others are being asked after the new Saudi escalation against Hezbollah, which is likely to aggravate the already complex situation in Lebanon and the region. Continue reading Riyadh nips Hezbollah-Future Movement dialogue in the bud
by Wayne Madsen, The Wayne Madsen Report
David Cohen, the Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and his band of neocon Zionists who randomly freeze accounts and bring sanctions against foreign officials and businessmen who do not comport with neocon diktats have now targeted Yemeni leaders. Cohen has systematically brought sanctions against any leaders who pose a threat to Zionist designs, whether they are leaders of Yemen who reject a Zionist plan conceived by former U.S. ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein to carve up Yemen into six provinces dominated by a pro-U.S. government, Hungarian anti-European Union nationalist politicians, or Russian-speaking leaders of Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Continue reading Treasury Department Neocons and Zionists play dangerous games in Yemen
by Hussein Dakroub, The Daily Star
BEIRUT: A war of words flared up Monday between MP Michel Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement and the Future Movement over the presidential deadlock, threatening to raise political tension in the volatile country and further complicate already stalled attempts to elect a new president.
Coupled with mounting security threats linked to the war in Syria, the political escalation, a norm in Lebanon’s turbulent history, reflected the state of disarray and divisions in the country following the rival parties’ failure to elect a president or hold parliamentary elections on time.
A number of Future lawmakers lashed out at Aoun, accusing him of losing his temper after the FPM leader charged that the Future Movement took orders from Riyadh and accused Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal of vetoing his candidacy for the presidency. Continue reading Michel Aoun: Decision On Lebanese Presidency Blocked by Saudi Arabia
by Ahmad Jamaleddine, Al-Akhbar English
It seems clear that the ties between Egypt and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the exception of Qatar, are evolving dramatically in economic and military matters, at a time when the unrest in Yemen and Egyptian concerns over the continued chaos in Libya are leading to a profound military cooperation between the two sides.
Cairo – An Associated Press report published earlier this week, quoting Egyptian and Gulf officials, said that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait were discussing the creation of a military pact to take on extremists in the region, particularly in Libya and Yemen, with the possibility of creating a joint force to intervene around the Middle East. The report said this alliance would operate separately from the anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States. Continue reading The emergent Egyptian-Gulf alliance: Libya and Yemen in the crosshairs
by Zeinab Hawi, Al-Akhbar English
It was rather normal for Al-Arabiya news channel to retract its story about the unprecedented closure of al-Aqsa Mosque on October 28. The channel may have thought that the terminology it used would go unnoticed. However, Al-Arabiya later deleted the story from its website after having caused an online backlash for echoing Zionist rhetoric.
In an act further promoting Zionist terminology, the Saudi news channel replaced al-Aqsa Mosque with the “the holy compound,” a term usually reserved for Zionists in their reference to the holy site. Continue reading Al-Arabiya echoes Zionist rhetoric in reporting about al-Aqsa
by Madd Cold (Jonathan Azaziah, Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
When a tyrant puts his sword to the oppressed…
Will you watch and cower, your courage proper soured and your nerves got devoured at the thought of a man being tortured in duress…
Or will you raise your voice and tell him to stop it at once…
You make peace with your Creator because you made your choice and yelled at the top of your lungs…
That you won’t be silent as injustice unfolds…
And you tell the rest of the crowd, don’t be quiet, we can stomach the blows…
We can deal with the cuts, we can cope with the bruises…
But we cannot live with our dignity broken, snapped like necks choking in nooses… Continue reading On Which Side Shall You Stand When The Skies Rain Blood? (Ya Hussein Is…)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Considering the pernicious leading Saudi role in the scheme to disarm the Palestinian Resistance during Operation Mighty Cliff [aka Protective Edge], along with the nauseating fact that Riyadh’s intelligence services do big business with the Mossad, the following development is by no means surprising. Just one more reason why this putrid regime, which is a stain on the collective Arab-Islamic conscience, needs to be organically overthrown and deposited in the dustbin of history. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)
Israeli occupation authorities have acknowledged the role of Saudi Arabia in fighting weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip, PLS48 news website reported on Sunday.
Citing Israeli radio, PLS48 reported that a prominent Israeli source has revealed that Saudi Arabia is playing a major role in limiting attempts to smuggle weapons into Gaza, weapons that would be used to support the efforts of the Palestinian resistance. Continue reading Saudi Arabia plays major role in fighting weapons smuggling to Gaza
by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent Ashoura speech — which Mouqawamah Music excerpted just the other day via Al-Manar — was a blistering takedown of Wahhabi-Takfirism and it was quite possibly his most brilliant, in-depth denunciation of the twisted, perverted ideology yet, as he categorically broke down its dangers from the historical, cultural, political, military and security angles, as well as the increasing need for Sunni-Shi’a unity to confront it. Hizbullah’s Secretary-General also discussed the dangerous rise of atheism in the Arab-Islamic world, an obvious side-effect of the Takfiri sickness afflicting the region and yet another issue that requires steadfast and committed Sunni-Shi’a unity to tackle and ultimately defeat it. Continue reading Saudis Get The Smackdown: On Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Recent Ashoura Speech