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A justified military response

  • Only firm action works with those who respect no agreements and enter into dialogue just to gain time. Such elements understand nothing but the language of force.Houthis, their foreign and domestic collaborators, turned the outcomes of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference into a travesty in the...
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IS — an Iranian tool

  • The two terrorist attacks targeting mosques in Al-Qadeeh and Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia prove that the Kingdom is fighting a real war.Even before Operation Decisive Storm was launched in Yemen, Iran’s leaders were scrambling to issue one threat after another against Saudi...
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Time for safe havens in ME

  • Political, social and economic problems neither solve themselves nor dissolve and disappear with time. They require honesty with oneself and others as well as practical and courageous commitment to change unacceptable facts on the ground. Think of how President Barack Obama is handling US...
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So much for ‘red lines’

  • Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.That day, according to reliable sources, the area covering the eastern and northeastern suburbs of the city were shelled in the...
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When Obama talks, Putin acts

  • Like many, I listened the other day to Barack Obama talking about the Russian military intervention in Syria. In his talk the American president criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s refusal to distinguish between the Daesh and Syria’s moderate opposition, regarding the Russian president...
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Role of Assad clan in Syria

  • The unfolding Syrian crisis is now looking more and more like a carbon copy of the Palestinian crisis. Almost all the ‘constants’ of world powers toward the near east in the aftermath of the First World War remain unchanged. We are still living the same religious, cultural, interest-based...
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Iran’s costly, fake ‘democracy’

  • Iranians are, of course, free to accept the Vali-e-Faqih brand of “democracy” or reject it. But such “exceptional democracy” is proving extremely costly to the Arab world.What the ruling authorities in Tehran regard as democracy or Shoura is beyond the scope of this argument. It is enough to say...
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Lebanon: Electoral escapism

  • The Lebanese are surely entitled to celebrate exercising one form of “democracy” provided to them by the municipal and mayoral elections. Of course they are, given that foreign dictates have for almost two years prevented the election of a new president; and that they have almost forgotten that...
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Syrians at mercy of ‘Washington barber’

  • Although Syria’s tragedy is too painful to be associated with humor, the suffering that both Moscow and Washington are inflicting on the Syrian people reminds us of a kind of a ‘black comedy’ joke.It goes like this: A barber was very keen on his son inheriting his ‘salon’, but the young man wasn...
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Soleimani’s occupations through war, peace and agreements

  • Those familiar with how Iran’s political institutions work explain Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s intended appearances in photos and films shot in Arab battlefields where his militias fight, and the broadcasting of them on TV and online social networks, as part of the “psychological warfare” that Tehran...
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