Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw Qatar envoys

Al Jazeera – GCC states say move is to protect “security and stability”, claiming Qatar did not sign pact on non-interference.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they are withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere in each others’ […]

Your morning Pepe – direct from Syriastan

The Islamic Emirate of Syriastan By Pepe Escobar Asia Times, April

the Islamic State of Iraq – for all practical purposes al-Qaeda in Iraq – announced, via a video starring its leader Abu Bakr al-Husseini al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi, a mergers and acquisition spectacular; from now on, it would be united with the […]

Empire Project Failing in Syria Says French Foreign Minister

By Michael Collins

The survival of the Syrian government represents a major failure of the empire project to recolonize and dominate energy rich Middle Eastern and North African states.

In an abrupt change from months of anticipatory triumphalism, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius admitted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be leaving power […]