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CNN Caught Faking News Again: Now It’s The UAE, Not Russia, Who “Hacked” Qatar

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 16, 2017 8:53 PM Just over a month ago, we expressed amazement at just how sophisticated, efficient and pervasive the ‘Russian hacking’ community had become after CNN reported – citing unnamed government officials of course – that they had managed to hack into a Qatari News Agency and post a ‘fake’ news story all […]

QATAR vs SAUDI ARABIA: Who Benefits from Shift in Gulf State Dynamics?

21stcenturywire.com / Niraj Srivastava / JULY 7, 2017 In an analysis of the ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar published on June 12, this writer had commented that the “Saudis might have bitten off more than they can chew.” That is what appears to be happening, according to the latest developments in the region. When the Saudis […]

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, & Bahrain Cut Diplomatic Ties, Shut All Borders With Qatar

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 4, 2017 11:20 PM A geopolitical earthquake is taking place in the Middle East tonight as the rift between Qatar and other members of the (likely extinct) Gulf Cooperation Council explodes with Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing it of “speading chaos,” by funding […]

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Illusion

financialsense.com / KURT KALLAUS / 03/03/2017 The House of Saud was successful last November in its year-long quest to raise world Oil prices. After a few failed attempts to form a coalition of the willing, Saudi Arabia spent 6 months increasing output to unsustainable levels as part of a grand illusion. With the help of close allies, they pretended […]

Russia, UAE Sign Breakthrough Military Deal

zerohedge.com / Via Peter Korzun of The Strategic Culture Foundation / Mar 1, 2017 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an outline agreement to buy Russian aircraft. It also plans to implement a joint project with Russia to develop a next-generation fighter that could enter service in seven or eight years. According to Russian Industry and Trade […]

Former U.S. Defense Secretary calls for ‘New World Order’

utopiathecollapse.com / April 27, 2016 April 2016 – WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called for a “new world order” and urged nations in the region to work together closely, as the world faces its most challenging security threats. Hagel, who served as the 24th Secretary of Defense from 2013 to 2015, […]

Saudi Arabia Bans Flights, Travel To Iran

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/04/2016 10:18 Over the weekend, a series of dramatic events stemming from Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr plunged the Mid-East further into chaos. The torching of the Saudi embassy in Tehran prompted Riyadh to cut diplomatic ties with the Iranians and on Monday, Bahrain quickly followed while […]

Risk Off! For Now

dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino / January 4, 2016 The sound money community woke up this morning to a world finally behaving rationally — which is to say cowering in abject terror at the prospect of insane levels of debt, criminal incompetence at most major governments and geopolitical turmoil on a scale not seen since Vietnam, if not […]

Mid-East Melee: Sectarian Showdown Looms As Bahrain Cuts Ties With Iran, UAE Recalls Ambassador

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/04/2016 08:16 Over the weekend, a geopolitical black swan landed in the Mid-East where Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric set in motion a series of events that led Riyadh to sever diplomatic ties with Tehran. Protests broke out almost immediately after news of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s death hit the […]

Saudi Arabia Seizes Iranian Ship “Laden With Missile Launchers, Anti-Tank Weapons”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/30/2015 18:06 With Syria making national headlines on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget about the Middle East’s other proxy war raging in Yemen. For months, a Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-backed militants for control of the country which was effectively wrested from Mansour Hadi earlier this year […]