Historical Mullets Archive
TLDR UpFront: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud (MBS) has launched a revolution-from-above as radical as the Arab Spring’s grass roots effort seven years ago. The Prince is dismantling institutional power structures of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, attempting to reform its society, government, markets, security forces and even religious establishment. All this
TLDRUpFront: Yesterday marked Day 8 of the unrestricted and unopposed bombing of Aleppo - with Russian thermobaric bombs, cluster munitions, and Syrian barrel bombs being used to destroy the civilian population and demolish the last major trauma hospital operating.
(INS) Awooga! Awooga! The largest Al-Queda affiliate, the Al-Nusra front in Syria, is being widely reported as having “split off” or “declared independence” from Al-Queda renaming itself the Levant Conquest Front. With nearly 15,000 militants and territory in Idlib province under their direct control, Al-Nusra has adopted elements of ISIS’s emerging-state actor approach. It is
TLDRUpFront: Media literacy in tracking the Russian-Ukranian War in live time.
Historical Satire: Transcripts have been released from the phone call between President Obama and President Putin over the Ukraine crisis. The transcripts reveal a classical tension in geopolitical relations known as "PvE vs. PvP."
TLDRUpFront: As thousands of Russian troops move into Crimea Ukrainian Prime Minister Klitschko declares it an act of war.
TLDRUpFront: Russia continues military deployments into Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Ostensibly to secure Russian assets this is beginning to look like an intervention.
TLDRUpFront: Well-armed men from an 'unknown' faction have seized the parliament building in Crimea. They have since raised the Russian flag over the building.
TLDRUpFront: Tactics pioneered in the Arab Spring transplanted to Kiev are now showing up in Caracas. And the 'civil revolution' in Ukraine is starting to struggle as moderates and militants split and concerns of fascism within the revolutionary movement grow and may risk Russian intervention.
TLDRUpFront: After bloody street battles attempts to suppress the Maidan Revolution with the military have failed - leading to the collapse of the regime, freeing of political prisoners, and growing instability across the country.