A girl goes wild in Saudi Arabia, pointing to its future

Khulood Al Yafie

Summary: In 2013 I wrote that western civilization was an irresistible force that would sweep through the Islamic world from end to end. Now Saudi Arabia fights the tide. Here Fatimah Baeshen tells how the Princes responded to a challenge by a pretty girl. It reveals much about their future. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knows … Continue reading A girl goes wild in Saudi Arabia, pointing to its future

Ali Shihabi explains what the media won’t about Saudi Arabia

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Summary: This is the best analysis I have seen of the recent events in Saudi Arabia, which will shake the region and perhaps the world. It is by someone with deep knowledge of that nation. It is a perspective seldom seen in the US news media -- but which matches the known facts and is … Continue reading Ali Shihabi explains what the media won’t about Saudi Arabia

Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman

Summary: This week's events in Saudi Arabia might further destabilize this key region. Here Stratfor cuts through the fog of misinformation to explain what we know -- and what might happen next. "... sweeping change in Saudi Arabia has historically required consensus among the ruling family. But that system now seems to have run its … Continue reading Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Martin van Creveld warns that “The Fourth Reich is Rising”

Dareen Tatour - poetry is not a crime

Summary: This is is a powerful article by Israel's most distinguished historian. He describes a example of a large and growing injustice. He describes a historic wrong turn by a nation created with such great hopes. "The Fourth Reich is Rising" By Martin van Creveld. From his website, 19 October 2017. Re-posted with his generous … Continue reading Martin van Creveld warns that “The Fourth Reich is Rising”

On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost

War on Terror

Summary: On the 16th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, let's ask why our investment of much blood and money in the WOT has accomplished so little. Despite our weak foes. To see why, look at advice given our troops in 2006. It was bad advice. Obviously so at the time. But our hubris made it … Continue reading On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost