While Europeans, Asians and Arabs are being absorbed by the Corona-virus, Anglo-Saxons are changing the world order. Under US command, the United Kingdom took control of the Red Sea entrance.
At the same time the United Arab Emirates turned on Saudi Arabia and inflicted a bitter defeat on South Yemen, while the Houthi’s did the same in North Yemen. Yemen is now split into two separate states and the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia is threatened.
US president Donald Trump continues his policy of military withdrawal from the “Broader Middle East”. To this end, he is gradually moving his troops, signing agreements with the forces against which they were deployed (e.g. the Taliban) and negotiating the release of his prisoners.
At the same time, the Pentagon called on the United Kingdom to take the lead in the operations of the new Atlantic-Middle East Alliance and to supervise the continuation of the “never-ending war” in the “Broader Middle East”.
Syria is considered a zone of Russian influence while the Rumsfeld/Cebrowski strategy continues with the division of Yemen into two separate states and preparations for the break-up of Saudi Arabia.
On 18 and 19 March 2020, a US citizen, Michael White, detained in Iran, was transferred from his prison to the Swiss embassy in Tehran; another US citizen, Amer Fakhoury, detained in Lebanon, was exfiltrated by US troops; and President Trump publicly requested Syria’s help in finding a third US mole, Austin Tice.
These operations are supervised by the discreet National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, who has a solid experience in the release of prisoners.
Michael White served 13 years in the US Navy. He went to Iran to find his fiancée, but was arrested in 2018 and sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage. White was handed over to Swiss Ambassador Markus Leitner for “health reasons”.
Other U.S. spies imprisoned in Iran – including Morad Tahbaz, Robert Levinson, Siamak and Baquer Namazee – do not seem to be attracting the same interest from Washington.
Amer Fakhoury is a famous collaborator of the Israeli occupation troops in Lebanon. He was a member of the South Lebanese Army, director of the sinister Kiam prison and a torturer.
He fled from Lebanon during the Israeli withdrawal and returned, for an unknown reason, in September 2019. He was immediately recognized and arrested.
Austin Tice is a Marine Captain turned freelance journalist. He entered Syria illegally with the help of the Turkish secret service before disappearing in 2012 in Daraya, a suburb of Damascus.
Eva Filipi, the Czech ambassador who represents US interests in Syria, said he was being held not by jihadists but by the Syrian authorities. This has always been denied by Damascus.
This is the first time in two decades that a US president has publicly sought the help of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Pursuing its policy of military withdrawal and transfer of this function to proxies, the United States is transforming the Yemen war. Originally, the Pentagon planned to divide the country in two along the dividing line that existed until 1990.
It had encouraged Saudi Arabia and Israel to attack the country to exploit the oil resources of the region adjacent to the “Empty Quarter”.
The operation was carried out with the Israeli air force, Colombian mercenaries under the Saudi flag and Emirati troops. It was coordinated by a tripartite (Arab/US/Israeli) headquarters based in Somalia.
However, the Pentagon, relying on tribal rivalries, managed to complicate the situation to the point where the country was effectively divided in two, but also to create an equally divided Saudi Arabia/Emirates Coalition.
It then had to complete the division of Yemen into two separate states without committing its own troops, before embarking on the division of the former Saudi ally into five separate states.
This week, the Pentagon dispatched a warship off Aden. It installed British troops on the island of Socotra to make it a permanent military base with the United Arab Emirates and armed it with Patriot missiles.
Simultaneously, the Iranian-backed Northern Houthi’s victoriously attacked two Saudi military bases and took more than 700 Saudi soldiers prisoner, while the UAE-backed tribes attacked the Saudi-backed tribes in Aden.
The government of Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi, the only officially recognised UN authority in exile in Riyadh, lost control of Aden.
The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed ben Salman, after having tortured his too brilliant childhood friend, having murdered his rivals, having executed the Shiite leader of his opposition, having embalmed and robbed his brothers and uncles, and after having had an over-talkative Muslim Brother cut up in Istanbul, has no one left to support him.
Voltaire / ABC Flash Point news 2020.