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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Iran vs Saudi Arabia: it?s game-over Thu Sep 19, 2019 18:49 | The Saker
by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog Is the attack on ARAMCO the first of a long war or is it game-over already? It seems like the latter and in

offsite link Karbala, The Path of Most Resistance Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:32 | The Saker
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog By way of introduction, I would like to borrow words from The Saker that explain, rather concisely, the ?why? of the essay you

offsite link How the Houthis overturned the chessboard Wed Sep 18, 2019 21:53 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar – posted with permission The Yemeni Shiite group?s spectacular attack on Abqaiq raises the distinct possibility of a push to drive the House of Saud from power

offsite link If Iran behind attack, ?US military worthless? ? Tehran prof Wed Sep 18, 2019 20:55 | The Saker

offsite link Crises ? the Middle-East and a few hopefully useful pointers Wed Sep 18, 2019 19:12 | The Saker
[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] The Middle-East is literally exploding: the Houthis have delivered an extremely effective blow against Saudi oil production which (so they claim) has

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Ripping the bonds of the UK apart? 12:44 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Centenary: Irish Farm Labour Strike ? Recalling Labour?s Role in the Struggle for Independence ? Oct... 12:23 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 12:07 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

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WorldbyStorm - 12:44 Thu Sep 19, 2019
Anyone see the following: The Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann, said that the meeting between Mr Johnson and Mr Juncker ?did not give cause for optimism?. ?There should be more genuine, intensive engagement underway about a replacement for the backstop as the clock counts down towards the 31st October,? he said, ?otherwise the inevitable outcome […]A
WorldbyStorm - 12:23 Thu Sep 19, 2019
Thanks to Conor Kostick for forwarding the following: Athy Event Programme Oct 5 labour in the Struggle for IndependenceA
WorldbyStorm - 12:07 Thu Sep 19, 2019
Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently: I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we?re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it ?hope dies last?. Any […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:41 Thu Sep 19, 2019
Depressing to see Micheál Martin indulging in rather specious attacks on the government?s handling of Brexit. He claims that: Micheál Martin has criticised the Government?s early handling of Brexit negotiations, saying he would have resisted the temptation to ?lord it over the British? and adopted a ?less triumphalist? approach. He argues that: ?I think myself […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:44 Thu Sep 19, 2019
Anyone had the feeling that the DUP seem a bit rattled this last few days. They certainly seem to be back-pedalling on their previous rhetoric in regard to Dublin. Not least in the following: Ms Foster is in Dublin as the guest speaker at a Dublin Chamber function. She said those who question the stance […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:28 Wed Sep 18, 2019
This from the Guardian a while back, which I missed, is good. Kevin O?Rourke, professor of economic history at Oxford notes that: …there seems to be a common assumption that the absence of checks on goods crossing frontiers is the default state of the world and that the existence of border controls is a weird […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:06 Wed Sep 18, 2019
Some will find this, from the Morning Star, and Kevin McCorry of the People’s Movement (and NICRA) which fairly explicitly seems to argue that the Republic should leave the European Union raises a range of questions. This is a particularly intriguing statement: But if there are new Irish border problems arising at this time, they […]A
WorldbyStorm - 08:53 Wed Sep 18, 2019
At least not according to the IT. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has discussed informally ideas about a replacement for the backstop with British ministers, he said on Tuesday, but no ideas which could come close to replacing the backstop have been suggested by the British, The Irish Times has learned. And the Guardian […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:07 Wed Sep 18, 2019
As always, following on Dr. X?s suggestion, it?s all yours, ?announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose?, feel free.A
WorldbyStorm - 12:28 Tue Sep 17, 2019
A no-deal Brexit? The effects for this island? Messy.A

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