Chaos in the middle east, and us

The constant hypocrisy of confused and contradictory Western foreign policies have had a massive impact on the middle east. The main drivers of these contradictions and hypocrisies are predominantly two fold, energy supply and the spread of ideology. First, morale and legal arguments made to justify conflict, proxy support and intervention while at the same…Read more Chaos in the middle east, and us

Despite John Kerry’s claims that al Qaeda is ‘neutralized’ as an effective fighting force, al Qaeda continue to grow

As previously reported on The WIDER View on the 21 November 2015, John Kerry claimed that al Qaeda’s top leadership has been ‘neutralized’ as an effective force. He said this despite US and Afghan forces having to attack and dismantle, according to US Army Gen. John F. Campbell, 'probably the largest' al Qaeda training camp found…Read more Despite John Kerry’s claims that al Qaeda is ‘neutralized’ as an effective fighting force, al Qaeda continue to grow

Saudi led coalition troops and al Qaeda militants battling Houthis in Yemen

According to a recent report by the BBC, documentary film maker Safa AlAhmad visiting the front lines near the city of Taiz in Yemen last year allegedly witnessed Ansar al Sharia (al Qaeda in Yemen) fighters battling Houthi fighters along with UAE supported pro-government militiamen. BBC News article (22 Feb 2016) - Yemen conflict: Al-Qaeda…Read more Saudi led coalition troops and al Qaeda militants battling Houthis in Yemen

Al Qaeda are still very active in various locations including Syria and Yemen

Despite John Kerry stating that al Qaeda's top leadership has been 'neutralized' as an effective force in November 2015, al Qaeda have continued to grow in various countries including Yemen, recently capturing the town of Azzan. https://thewiderview.com/2015/11/21/according-to-john-kerry-al-qaedas-top-leadership-has-been-neutralized/ Yemeni Newspaper (Pro President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi government) Al Tagheer and Indian Newspaper The Times of India…Read more Al Qaeda are still very active in various locations including Syria and Yemen

According to John Kerry, al Qaeda’s top leadership has been ‘neutralized’

Youtube video JPost tv (20 Nov 2015) - Kerry says US can "neutralize" ISIS quicker than it did al Qaeda: https://youtu.be/Krww8URqWuU According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, al Qaeda's top leadership has been 'neutralized' as an effective force, how he has come to that conclusion given al Qaeda's many active branches remains to…Read more According to John Kerry, al Qaeda’s top leadership has been ‘neutralized’

Update on the conflict in Yemen

Fighting has continued unabated in Yemen and on Saudi Arabia's southern border region with Yemen but there may be talks ahead. SCUD missiles have allegedly been fired on numerous occasions from Yemen by Houthi and aligned militia forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh into Saudi Arabia, according to Press TV reports (see below):…Read more Update on the conflict in Yemen