“Too soon to tell,” said the State Department, which is probably the wise thing to say until more information is revealed about the demonstration-turned-Molotov cocktail-throwing-incident that lit a part of the Saudi embassy on fire.
Iran condemned the execution of a Shiite cleric by Saudi Arabia, to which the Saudis responded and accused Iran of supporting terrorism. Also, Iranian protesters lit a part of the Saudi embassy on fire in Tehran, Iran with Molotov cocktails, enraging the Saudi Arabian government.
As Fox News reported: “A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen vowed to not surrender Sunday amid Saudi-led airstrikes in a rambling speech that rejected U.N. efforts to halt violence there, even as the political party of the country’s former leader welcomed international efforts for a cease-fire.” “The speech by rebel leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi, his first […]
Uh, yeah Obama, please consider this before essentially handing the Iranian regime nuclear weapons. A nuclear-armed Shi’a Iran will force a Sunni Saudi Arabia to go nuclear, which isn’t good for anyone.
Iran, a Shi’a (or Shi’ite) Islam nation, is fighting a proxy war in the Middle East that pits their sect of Islam against the Sunnis, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, Yemen, and even Syria are places where Iran is spreading their influence and sending their weapons (and sometimes, troops) to fight wars for […]
WASHINGTON — The brutal double bombing of mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon has led to the arrest of two suspects. Reuters reported that the two men’s plot killed at least 42 people at the two mosques. One was a Sunni cleric that has close ties to the Syrian government. The Lebanese military court accused Sheikh Ahmad […]
WASHINGTON — Violence is spreading across the Middle East as Iraqis continue to see bombings hit along religious sectarian lines. Reuters reported that in the most recent strings of bombings and attacks, at least 71 Iraqis were killed and 201 wounded. This year has been a bloody year for Iraqis as the country’s al-Qaeda branch, […]
WASHINGTON — Two coordinated bombings hit mosques in the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli, killing at least 27 people and wounding at least 358 others. Reuters reports that this could lead to widespread sectarian (religious sect) violence, which has been on the upswing in recent months. After the Lebanese-based and Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah entered […]
WASHINGTON — The Syrian civil war has more consequences than previously thought as a spillover effect is threatening to destabilize Lebanon. Reuters reports that a Lebanese town mayor was shot and two of his colleagues were killed. This could signal a rise in sectarian (or religious) tensions and conflicts within Lebanon. The mayor, Ali Hujeiri, […]
WASHINGTON — In Iraq, several car bombs went off in coordinated fashion, wounding more than 150 people and killing at least 50 this past week. Some worry that Iraq is quickly destabilizing into a sectarian civil war, much like Syria. Reuters reports that the car bombs went off in mostly Shi’a Muslim areas of the […]
1/5/2016 - State Dept Won’t Blame Iran for Attack on Saudi Embassy in Tehran
1/4/2016 - Iran Upset at Saudi Arabia Executing Cleric
4/20/2015 - Yemen’s Rebel Leader Refuses to Back Down as Saudi Arabia continues Airstrikes
3/31/2015 - VIDEO: “The Biggest Danger” of an Iran Deal is a Middle East Nuclear Arms Race
3/30/2015 - Iran Starts Regional War with Sunni Muslims
8/31/2013 - Lebanon arrests 2 Suspects in Mosque Bombings
8/30/2013 - Iraq: More al-Qaeda Bomb Attacks kill 71
8/26/2013 - Twin Bombings hit Lebanese Mosques, kill at least 27
8/13/2013 - Syrian Civil War Spillover in Lebanon: Gunmen Shoot Mayor, kill 2 others
8/12/2013 - Al-Qaeda sets off Series of Iraq Bombings; Kill up to 50 Iraqis
7/30/2013 - Car Bombs Rock Iraq, kill up to 60
6/28/2013 - Iraqi Violence surges as 10 Car Bombs kill 39
6/5/2013 - Iraqi violence leaves 1,000 dead in May
5/21/2013 - Iraq post-U.S.: Car Bombs and Violence Galore