Alastair Crooke, Author at GEOPOLITICS ALERT | Page 2 of 93

Author: Alastair Crooke

Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.

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Khashoggi Effect: Erdogan Inverts the Paradigm, whilst Gulf & Allies Sink in Quagmire

Ankara (SCF) – It seems that the quartet (US, Israel, UAE and MbS himself, naturally), acting in the cause of ‘exonerating MbS’, think they have got their ‘coup’ with Trump’s “maybe he did, but maybe he didn’t”, exculpation. They are probably quite pleased with themselves. MbS may stay for now, and embarrass everyone at the […]

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US: Sanctions on Russia, Iran to Curb Oil Shipments to Syria

Damascus (TLS) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned companies and citizens of Iran and Russia for allegedly being linked to an international oil shipment network to Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday that the U.S. is targeting Russian and Iranian companies and citizens that would […]

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Saudi Arabia Sexually Abused and Tortured Activists in Detention

Riyadh (AM) – Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including a number of women, face sexual harassment, torture and other forms of ill-treatment during interrogation, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gas led a crackdown against human rights defenders and intellectuals continue unabated in the conservative kingdom and have detained […]

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Maduro Calls on UN to Help Break US-led Blockade, Supply Medical Equipment

Caracas (VZA) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested international assistance from the United Nations (UN) and, in particular, the UN Development Program (UNDP), to “break” the US-led economic blockade against the country and help supply vital medical equipment. His call came at a gathering of health sector leaders and activists from the Humanised Childbirth Program in Caracas […]

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Israel Will Continue Airstrikes on Gaza ‘As Necessary’

Tel Aviv (IMEMC) – The Israeli Cabinet reportedly decided, on Tuesday afternoon, to resume the offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, following a meeting that lasted several hours. Hebrew-language news sites reported that, following a meeting that lasted for nearly seven hours, the Israeli Cabinet decided to continue airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip “as necessary.” […]

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Palestinians Denounce Hollywood Stars’ $60m for Israeli Army ‘Terror’

Hollywood (MEE) – Pharrell Williams and Ashton Kutcher among stars condemned by Palestinians, who say money furthers the occupation. As Hollywood stars celebrated at a fundraiser for the Israeli army last week in Los Angeles, halfway across the world Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip were waking up for another Friday of protest and bloodshed. The […]

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A Look at Yemen’s Domestic Defensive Missile Production Over the Past 3 Years

Sana’a (AMA) – After more than three years of the US-Saudi-UAE aggression on Yemen, the curse of Yemeni ballistic missiles continues to haunt the enemies. They stand helpless trying to destroy or limit the missiles launch and development capabilities. Even the most advanced Patriot missile defense system was neutralized and no longer effective in the face […]

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Erdogan: US, Saudis, Germany, UK Heard Khashoggi’s Murder Audio

Ankara (TLS) – “We gave them to Saudi Arabia, to the United States, Germans, French and British, all of them. They know.” Erdogan said Saturday. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday his country shared recordings related to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and a number of European countries. “We […]

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The Best Way to Honor War Veterans Is to Stop Creating Them

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The US will be celebrating Veterans Day tomorrow, and many a striped flag shall be waved. The social currency of esteem will be used to elevate those who have served in the US military, thereby ensuring future generations of recruits to be thrown into the gears of the globe-spanning war machine. […]

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Saudi Dissident Journalist Killed Under Torture in Prison

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser have reportedly been tortured to death in prison after he disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family in his Twitter account. According to reports, Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter […]

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