Behind the Saudi Head Lopping Orgy

View from the Left Bank: Rob Prince's Blog

Yemenis fighting the Saudi-led invasion of their country. Unlike what we read in the U.S. media, despite its savage bombing campaign there, the Saudis are taking a regular beating in Yemen on the ground. Yemenis fighting the Saudi-led invasion of their country. Unlike what we read in the U.S. media, despite its savage bombing campaign there, the Saudis are taking a regular beating in Yemen on the ground.

1. The Saudi counter-offensive

When Israel – Netanyahu in particular, but past Israeli prime ministers as well – wants to “stick it” to Washington, knowing that it could complicate Obama’s agenda some, it announces it is going to build more settlements in the Occupied Territories at a sensitive moment for Washington, the goal being, repeatedly, to sabotage any genuine progress towards a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.

It works like a charm every time! Washington bristles, perhaps makes a few critical remarks, but never does anything that will seriously undermine the underlying strategic relationship. This political tango has gone on for decades ad nauseam. In the end, it is based on an illusion, that…

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