An Iranian media outlet close to the hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video threatening missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and UAE.
A top UAE official said the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.
Who really knows what’s behind the decision by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, but it would not be far-fetched to suggest these countries and Egypt, Libya and the Maldives, are weaponizing aviation by closing the airspace.
There is at least one major American ally that is contradicting the Obama administration's strict no-torture policies; Two U.S. citizens were reportedly tortured by a sovereign nation's government for months – using waterboarding and electric shocks.
By William Tucker Over the past few months the U.S. military has placed numerous assets across the Persian Gulf region. Among the deployments are the regular positioning of two aircraft carriers, a doubling of minesweeping vessels, new missile systems, and now the deployment of F-22 and F-15C fighter aircraft to the Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The announcement of the F-22 deployment set off a firestorm of speculation.