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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Morning Tweets and Links....

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


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


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