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Wikileaks Questions

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almost 4 years ago

As I have skimmed through the Wikileaks documents coming out of San'a and Riyadh I have been asking myself a number of different questions here are three (I promise some day I'll get tired of posing questions in lieu of a real post, but not today): 1. What will Khalid bin Sultan think? An open ...

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From 'Randy Andy' To 'Calamity Andy'

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almost 4 years ago

So what has animated the British media the most about Wikileaks? Could it be the pressure exerted by the Saudis and Gulf States on the United States, who wanted the White House to authorise the bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities? Could it be the less than wholesome remarks attributed to US ...

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An Early question on AQAP in Sa'dah

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almost 4 years ago

My schedule hasn't really allowed me the time to blog, but I have been thinking about AQAP's statement on the suicide attacks in north Yemen last week. The statement - at least from my reading - references both attacks (the assumption has been that they were both suicide attacks) and the statement ...