Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: A Dramatic Escalation Appears Imminent
THE SAKER • FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This strategic Russian and Syrian victory meant that all the nations supporting Daesh, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the USA were facing a complete collapse of their efforts to overthrow Assad and to break-up Syria and turn part of it into a “Jihadistan”. The Americans could not admit this, of course; as for the Saudis, their threats to invade Syria were rather laughable. Which left the main role to Erdogan who was more than happy to provide the West with yet another maniacal ally willing to act in a completely irresponsible way just to deny the “other side” anything looking like a victory.
Within three decades, if usage patterns do not change, the country is predicted to face a significant drought. However, other predictions for the country are more dire.
Mohammed al-Ghamdi, a member of King Faisal University, told The Independent that ground water in the country could run out in as few as 13 years.
Cartel Catastrophe: Saudi Arabia’s Oil Dilemma
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 Troy Vincent