On Yemen...

It seems that the Arab nations can unite for a cause... but not a good one.

This is the old guard of repressive regimes fighting for the world they recognise - it is ironic when General Sisi and the Saudi's use terms such as legitimacy.

The rebels in Yemen may be Shia, but that doesn't mean they dont deserve their rights.

I suspect the plot linking them to Iranian influence has more to do with Arab uncertainties over the American negotiations with Iran that could potentially work out.

I doubt that will happen and I suspect in the long run the Iranians will regret trusting the Americans, but right now atleast it is surprising to see arab nations allied with Israel against Iran.

It's like they learnt nothing from someone called Lawrence.



Well said, but were will it all end? One thing for certain it will be the common man/woman who will pay the price.

The trouble is you do something and you don't always get what you expect. The US/UK deposed an elected Iranian Prime Minister [he was too left thinking] 

We are back to the the three P's Politics, Power and Profits.

A good book to read [its in most libraries] about the Mid-east from about 1900 onwards. "The Empire of Sand, How Britain made the Middle East". by Walter Reid. Written by a Brit, but it pulls no punches for all that.

The above link was a BBC Documentary, ref to Afghanistan, Saudi etc. Proving what you hope to happen is not always what you get. Plus Politics is not a game for the honest and fair minded.


As i see it wrote:
Plus Politics is not a game for the honest and fair minded.

Unfortunately this is too accurate.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.