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Arab states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar

Posted by seumasach on March 10, 2014

Arab states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar in protest at ‘interference’

Guardian

5th March, 2014

In a rare public spat that has highlighted deep political divisions in the Gulf, Saudi ArabiaBahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in protest at Doha’s “interference in their internal affairs”.

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The GCC and NATO lose their leadership

Posted by seumasach on February 6, 2012

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

5th February, 2012

Contrary to her position at the time of the attack on Iraq, in the case of Syria France failed to defend the principles of international law, rallying instead the imperial camp and its lies. Together with the United Kingdom and the United States, she has suffered a diplomatic defeat of historic proportions, while Russia and China have become the champions of the sovereignty of peoples and peace. The new international balance of power is not only a consequence of the United States’ military decline, it is also a penalty for their falling prestige. Ultimately, Western powers have lost the leadership they enjoyed throughout the twentieth century, having forsaken all legitimacy by betraying their own values​​.

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The US-GCC fatal attraction

Posted by seumasach on January 19, 2012

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

20th January, 2012

There’s no way to understand the larger-than-life United States-Iran psychodrama, the Western push for regime change in both Syria and Iran, and the trials and tribulations of the Arab Spring(s) – now mired in perpetual winter – without a close look at the fatal attraction between Washington and the GCC. [1]

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NATO dreams of civil war in Syria

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2011

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

15th December, 2011

 

Every grain of sand in the Syrian desert now knows there won’t be a “responsibility to protect”-enabled North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) “humanitarian” intervention to provoke regime change in Damascus. A protracted war like in Libya is not feasible – even though those faultless democratic practitioners, the House of Saud, have offered to pay for it, lavishly.

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A strike against Iranophobia-Arabs support Iran nuclear program, Putin supports Iran into SCO

Posted by seumasach on November 15, 2008

 

The multipolar world is no longer a theory or an aspiration: it is a reality  unfolding before our eyes.

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Eldib

On the eve of the United States presidential elections, a landmark visit to Tehran by the head of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been widely regarded in the Persian Gulf region as a major diplomatic overture toward Tehran by the US-backed oil sheikdoms.

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