Browsing All posts tagged under »Sunni – Shi’ite Muslim Conflict«

Killer Drones Attack Saudi Oil Fields

September 16, 2019 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Killer drones have attacked Saudi oil facilities. The drones were sent by Iran or Iranian-controlled forces such as the Houthis of Yemen or Shi’ites in Iraq. This is a major development in the expanding Sunni/Shi’te war, which apparently has Israel on the side of the Sunnis (Egypt,Saudi Arabia, etc.) against […]

A Seismic Geopolitical Shift Is Underway In South Asia

January 28, 2018 by


By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For the second time in two weeks, Iranian intelligence forces have seized consignments of weapons moving into Iran from Pakistan. In the first instance, Iran seized explosives and communications equipment allegedly belonging to a splinter group of the virulently anti-Shia Jundallah Islamic group, which operates in Pakistan and conducts attacks […]

Will Pakistan Be The Next Syria-like Battleground?

November 27, 2017 by


By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ China is nervous. Over the last few months, the Chinese have encouraged and participated in talks between Iranian and Pakistani officials about the increasing tension along their joint border in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan. The Chinese are concerned about their multi-billion-dollar investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which […]

Saudis, Iran On Path To ‘Very, Very Bloody’ War

November 16, 2017 by


By Frank Gaffney, Jr. ~ While the world tries to interpret Saudi Arabia’s moves to clamp down on corruption and watches the kingdom accuse Iran of an “act of war,” a former Reagan administration Pentagon official says Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the very real possibility of a “very, very bloody” war with Iran. […]

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by


By Retired Adm. James A. Lyons ~ With the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and in Raqqa, its declared capital in Syria, one of the Trump administration’s key objectives is about to be achieved. With the collapse of the Islamic State as a functioning entity, however, there are clearly new dynamics coming into play which […]

With Iran’s Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite With U.S. On Terror

June 30, 2017 by


By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam’s holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day […]

The New Middle East

June 8, 2017 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The Sunni/Shia War in the Middle East seems about to explode Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Just Trying To Keep Up

March 31, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ In regard to my understanding of the world – what is going on and why – the best I can do is maintain a “working hypothesis.” The “what” is easier. The “why” to explain the “what” is more daunting because as new information emerges, I have to modify. My biggest challenge […]

Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

March 9, 2016 by


By Herbert London ~ The trial and subsequent execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimir a month ago has led to a storm of protest leading to the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran. While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable,” this statement did not mollify Saudi leaders. In fact, the Saudi […]

Israel’s Risk Aversion Problem

October 3, 2015 by


By Caroline Glick ~ On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russia’s rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russia counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting […]

The Iran Deal And The Next Iraq War

September 19, 2015 by


By Daniel Greenfield ~ In his sales pitch for the nuclear deal with Iran that even he admitted gives the terrorist regime a near zero breakout time to the bomb, Obama pulled out every conceivable stop. He even accused opponents of trying to get the country into a war with Iran just as they had […]

Iraq: A Three-State Solution

August 16, 2015 by


By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In my November 2, 2006 United Press International article “Understanding Iraq” I wrote: “The United States needs to develop a strategy based on the worst-case scenario. If fragmentation of Iraq is inevitable, then the best course of action may be to step back, focus on development of areas of stability, […]

“In His Defense”

July 6, 2015 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The Latest According to the Times of Israel: Israel angrily warns powers caving to Iran in nuke talks Jerusalem reacted furiously over reports Saturday that world powers were closing in on a long-sought pact that would see the lifting of sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program.Concessions growing, […]

Theological Questions

June 1, 2015 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to the Times of India, in Syria and Iraq the ISIS Warriors (Sunnis) quiz captured Muslims to find out if they are the hated Shias with 4 questions: 4 questions ISIS rebels use to tell Sunni from Shia1. What is your name? A quick look at an Iraqi’s national […]

The Two Strains Of Islamism

December 18, 2014 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Help us fight back! join the Dry Bones Team. For details please click on We Need Your support. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

All-Wise Obama To Solve The Sunni-Shia Divide

September 9, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Seriously? Barack Obama really thinks he can end a bloody Middle Eastern schism going back centuries? We’re going to have to train the military there more capably. We’ve got to do more effective diplomatic work to eliminate the schism between Sunni and Shia that has been fueling so much of the […]

Islamofascist Unity

July 21, 2014 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The outside world is deluded and mislead while both Egypt and Israel face the Islamofascist threat that faces us both in the guise of Hamas. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Forget Iraq

July 8, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Having contributed to the situation that has destroyed Iraq as a nation by withdrawing all U.S. troops, President Obama now wants to throw $500 million at the problem of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While sending a rising number of “military advisors”, Obama announced there will be no […]

Saddam, The Good Old Days

June 23, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein. Yes, he was a cruel despot. Between September 1980 and July 1988 he pursued an eight-year war against Iran that killed an estimated combined million troops on both sides and achieved nothing. He had ruled from 1979 […]

Iraq’s New War – If You’re Not Going To Finish The Job, Don’t Start It!

June 23, 2014 by


There’s something not quite right happening in Iraq right now. I’d like to write about it, but I’m not sure how to word it correctly to ensure the correct context on the matter, but here goes anyway. It’s a Shi’ite versus Sunni thing, and it always has been, and that is the root cause of […]

Blame Islam Before Blaming The West

June 19, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The blame game over Iraq — Bush’s fault? Obama’s? — should not blind us to the real cause of the mayhem. It isn’t the West. What we see in Iraq are Muslims killing Muslims and in the name of Islam. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now running amok in […]

Iraq Agonistes

June 16, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I remember how the Vietnam War seemed to drag on for years without resolution, from Lyndon Johnson’s initial expansion in 1964, after he was elected in his own right through his second term, marked by many marches in Washington, D.C. demanding the U.S. get out. It took Nixon’s and Kissinger’s efforts […]

Syrian Islamists Spread Terror Network Into Iraq

June 14, 2014 by


By Peter Brookes ~ Earlier this week on these very pages I warned about the rise of violent Islamist extremism, not exclusively but especially in Syria. Unfortunately, in just a few short days, the situation has gotten worse. I’m thinking about Iraq. On Tuesday, Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, was overrun by an al-Qaeda “offshoot,” the […]

The Middle East Cannot Be Ignored

May 13, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Have you noticed that you’re not reading or hearing much about the Middle East these days? That’s because, if there isn’t a war or revolution going on there, we tend not to take much notice. Our attention span for the civil war in Syria disappeared months ago despite the horrendous slaughter […]