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Saudi Arabia rejects UNSC seat, threatens to shift away from America

The Americans’ rejection of intervention in Syria after the regime’s use of chemical weapons, as well as the West’s rush to embrace Iranian President Rouhani’s “charm offensive” is now leading inexorably to an impending American back-pedalling on Iranian sanctions: (h/t … Continue reading

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The (Ig)Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical arms watchdog – before they have accomplished their task

In the Orwellian fashion similar to that with which we are so familiar at the UN, the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an organization that has yet done anything to deserve it.  This year it is the … Continue reading

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The Cold War just got colder

We all thought the Cold War was over when the Berlin Wall fell and communist countries overthrew their corrupt dictatorships. Well, it appears we were wrong. Following is is a quick round-up of Putin’s latest shenanigans and interference in the … Continue reading

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Who out-manoeuvered whom on Syria’s chemical weapons?

After the debacle of seeing America’s allies drop out of support for an attack on Syria’s chemical weapons (with the possible exception of France), an exit strategy for all sides to climb down their tree has been found. Or so … Continue reading

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Russian Chutzpah-watch

Chutzpah, as we have learned over the years, is not merely a Hebrew term for gall or unembarrassed cheek. It’s not even solely Yiddish any more. It has been used effortlessly by various Arab countries and individuals, the Europeans, and … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories R Us

The Arab world is famous for its wild conspiracy theories, especially when they concern Israel and its presumed sinister all-pervading influence over world affairs. This last week brought us a bunch of conspiracy theories all in one batch. First we … Continue reading

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