Thursday, March 26, 2015

MENA Report ( March 26 , 2015 ) Juan Cole aptly notes " Washington’s 2 Air Wars: w/ Iran in Iraq, w/ Saudis in Yemen " , which sums things up the absurdity of US foreign policy nicely ! While Saudi led Coalition struck Houthi positions in Yemen and Egypt Warships steam toward Gulf of Aden today ---- US planes and Coalition partners assisted Iraq ( and Iranian led Militias ) in the battle against ISIS in Tikrit , Iraq ! Yesterday must have been "International Airstrike Day " Iran nuclear talks continue , although nothing other than a fudge factor " agreement because we say it's an agreement " will be reached between both sides

Evening Tweets and Links.......



Saudis, Allies Plan Massive Invasion of Yemen


US Confirms Coordinating Saudi Attack on Yemen


Shi'ite Militias Quit Tikrit, Citing US Involvement


No Proxy War: Saudi Invasion of Yemen Just Flat Out Aggression


Iran Warns Saudis Over 'Dangerous Step' in Yemen


25 Civilians Killed as Saudi Warplanes Attack Yemen Capital


Pentagon Touts Involvement in Tikrit as Victory Over Iran


US: No Plan to Support Syrian Rebels Once They're Trained








Coalition Starts Naval Blockade of Bab El-Mandeb Strait



and GCC ask UN for Arms Embargo .












































Disputes with Iran must be resolved to clinch nuclear deal: Britain





White House concerned about Iranian weapons in Yemen






Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital: AFP





UN chief skirts legality question in Saudi's Yemen intervention








Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bidding to dominate Middle East







No immediate plans to launch Yemen ground operation, but forces are ready: Saudi coalition spokesperson






Saudi Arabia, allies bomb Yemen, rebel leader vows resistance via







Turkey may give Saudi Yemen operation 'logistical' support: Erdogan







| PM Haider al-Abadi appears in saying he is leading the Popular Front & the army.









Iraqis are concluding that a 3-way partition, formal or informal, may be the only option







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DTN Iraq: 3 Shiite militias quit Iraqi siege of ISIS over U.S. air role: Three major Shiite militia groups pul...




Morning Tweets and Links....



Washington's 2 Air Wars: w/ Iran in Iraq, w/ Saudis in Yemen -






Links....


Saudi Arabia Attacks Yemen, Vows to Restore Govt

Iran Talks Aim for 'Understanding' This Week

Libyan ISIS Fighting Two Governments at Once


US Launches Airstrikes to Aid Iraq-Iran Offensive on Tikrit


US-Backed Syrian Opposition Won't Attend US-Backed Peace Talks



109 Killed Across Iraq as US Begins Airstrikes in Tikrit


Iraq's Shi'ite Militias Are Beating Back ISIS, but Are They the Country's Next Big Threat?


Syrian Rebels Seize Historic Town in South: Monitor


Saudi, Allies Warn Ships Not to Approach Yemen Ports: Saudi-Owned TV




Tweets.....





Middle East Proxy War: Presenting The Massive "Decisive Storm" Coalition

















Reports that Kataib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq have withdrawn from the offensive due to new U.S. role in air cover.





Arabiya reports that top Houthi leadership Abdulkhaliq al-Houthi, Yousuf al-Madani, and Yousuf al-Fishi were killed

































Operation Decisive Storm The next war in the Middle East Obama supports it while supporting Iranian troops in Iraq...















No bomb shelters, safehavens in Sana'a whatsoever..we never expected airstrikes/bombardment nor are prepared to deal with it..





Severe gas shortage w/long lines of ppl whom are still in shock, disbelief, dazed that city was bombarded by 10 nations last night





Exodus of inner migration now in capital Sana'a with ppl packing & moving away from Houthi locations/airstrike zones






BREAKING: Four Egyptian naval vessels heading to Yemen to secure Gulf of Aden: Suez Canal sources






Syrian media: Saudi-led action in Yemen is 'blatant aggression'






Iran FM Zarif: Saudi strikes violate Yemen's sovereignty, will cause bloodshed








US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline






Iran's Salehi 'optimistic' on nuclear deal







Coalition, Iraqi planes target ISIS militants in Tikrit presidential compound via