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Posts from ‘March, 2011’

Is Iran Fomenting the Perfect Takeover of the Middle East?

For several months, the world’s media and political organizations have been concentrating on the unrest in the Middle East. But, in view of all that is happening, one has to ask why is it happening, how is it happening, and who is behind it? Of course, the quick answer to these questions, and the one […]

Libya, the West and the Narrative of Democracy

By George Friedman Forces from the United States and some European countries have intervened in Libya. Under U.N. authorization, they have imposed a no-fly zone in Libya, meaning they will shoot down any Libyan aircraft that attempts to fly within Libya. In addition, they have conducted attacks against aircraft on the ground, airfields, air defenses […]

Special Report: Iran and the Saudis’ Countermove on Bahrain

The following report is republished with permission from Stratfor http://stratfor.com By George Friedman Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition force into Bahrain to help the government calm the unrest there. This move puts Iran in a difficult position, as Tehran had hoped to use the uprising in Bahrain to promote instability in the Persian Gulf […]

Saudi Intervention in Bahrain

The following article is republished with permission from Stratfor. http://stratfor.com Forces from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will enter Bahrain to help the Bahraini regime quell unrest, according to a number of media reports, including by Bahrain’s Alyam newspaper, known for its close links with the ruling al-Khalifa family. The reports come one day after […]

Japanese Government Confirms Meltdown

The following article is published with permission of Stratfor http://stratfor.com Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said March 12 that the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core, Japanese daily Nikkei reported. This statement seemed somewhat at odds with Japanese […]

Red Alert: Nuclear Meltdown at Quake-Damaged Japanese Plant

The following report is republished with permission from Stratfor, http://www.stratfor.com A March 12 explosion at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, appears to have caused a reactor meltdown. The key piece of technology in a nuclear reactor is the control rods. Nuclear fuel generates neutrons; controlling the flow and production rate […]

Bahrain and the Battle Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

By George Friedman The world’s attention is focused on Libya, which is now in a state of civil war with the winner far from clear. While crucial for the Libyan people and of some significance to the world’s oil markets, in our view, Libya is not the most important event in the Arab world at […]

Pakistani Intelligence and the CIA: Mutual Distrust and Suspicion

By Scott Stewart On March 1, U.S. diplomatic sources reportedly told Dawn News that a proposed exchange with the Pakistani government of U.S. citizen Raymond Davis for Pakistani citizen Aafia Siddiqui was not going to happen. Davis is a contract security officer working for the CIA who was arrested by Pakistani police on Jan. 27 […]

Palestinian Refugees Are Neither

It is high time that people learn the truth about the Israeli-“Palestinian” situation. For decades, we have been hearing about the sad plight of the Palestinian “refugees”. It is as if hundreds of thousands of people were kicked out of Palestine and forced to live like animals for generations! Of course, this is the story […]

The Sooner We Disarm, Isolate, and Abandon Pakistan The Better

Pakistan is clearly not our friend. They are obviously not devoted to actually eliminating terrorism. It is an Islamist country, dominated by barbaric cretins that worship and adore a 7th century insane, epileptic, barbarian, pedophile who was named Mohammad. Rather than embracing the 21st century, the people in Pakistan seem to be moving backward in […]

Never Fight A Land War In Asia

By George Friedman U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum […]