Tag Archives: Iran

Who is the vassal: the US or Israel?

Tramp and Netanyahu close-up Uri Avnery examines whether the US or Israel is pushing the other to war with Iran by scuppering the Iran nuclear deal and attacking Iranian forces in Syria, amid Israeli public indifference and infatuation with Netanyahu and his showmanship. Read more [...]

Saudi export of ultra-conservatism in the era of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

Saudi funding of extremists James Dorsey examines the extent to which the self-styled reformist de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, is disengaging from extremist Sunni Islamist groups, or whether the Saudis’ anti-Shia obsession is making the extremists too useful a tool to drop. Read more [...]

Israel’s Netanyahu: a clown sitting on a huge pile of weapons of mass destruction

Bibi Baby Gilad Atzmon writes: On 30 April Read more [...]

The real war for Syria is taking place in its skies

Russia's S-300 surface-to-air missiles Jonathan Cook argues that Israel’s strategy of playing both the Americans and Russians in Syria “is now beginning to unravel as Israel and the US seek to prevent Moscow and Iran from helping consolidate President Assad’s hold on power”. Read more [...]

The Jewish timeline – from Moses to Netanyahu

Jews from Moses to Netanyahu Gilad Atzmon writes: The Jewish Read more [...]

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?

US-Saudi nuclear transfer James Dorsey shows how Saudi Arabia “sold” Jerusalem to Israel in return for US nuclear technology, and how Trump plans to transfer US nuclear technology to the Saudis in return for ensuring bids by US companies to build reactors in Saudi are successful. Read more [...]

Trading Jerusalem for war on Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad and President Trump James Dorsey examines how Saudi and UAE complicity in President Trump’s decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital so that the Saudis could pursue their sectarian conflict with Iran could turn the Arab region into a firestorm – again. Read more [...]

Saudi Prince Muhammad’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

James Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s regional strategy not only risks escalating tensions and raising questions about Saudi Arabia’s ability to successfully confront Iran, but also may be based on a misreading of the dynamics of US policymaking. Read more [...]

Who is afraid of the Iranian bomb?

Iranian flag as a jigsaw puzzle Uri Avnery debunks the propaganda about the “Iranian threat”, including the alleged nuclear “threat”, arguing that even if it is accepted that the current Iranian rulers may be fanatics, “they seem eminently practical people”. Read more [...]

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

President Trump dancing with Saudis James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s manoeuvres to withhold certification that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement could encourage Saudi Arabia to step up its long-standing battle with Iran and set the Middle East and Gulf ablaze. Read more [...]