“This is big”, wrote Moon of Alabama on March 10 in his opener to a piece featured in my post next day. Even corporate media couldn’t ignore it altogether, though they continue to do their level best to downplay its significance. I speak of the deal brokered in and by Beijing, between the region’s leading Shia and Sunni powers, which advances the thing Washington and Israel most fear in the middle east.
I was alerted to the MoA offering by a steel city reader. Last night another reader sent me this characteristically lucid, but more detailed, presentation of why Moon of Alabama – not known for effusiveness – opened as he did.
You’ll need to set aside close to three-quarters of an hour for Ben Norton, on why the deal in Beijing matters. It’s worth it.
Latest observations on MoA:
The centrist but less slavishly pro US Al-Monitor is also cautionary.
As regards MoA’s closing words:
They most assuredly are.