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...and Yemen!

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by chilango, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. CrabbedOne

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    On MEE Yemen war: Demands for southern independence split coalition
     
  2. CrabbedOne

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    On MEI Peace in Yemen Requires Bridging North-South Divide
     
  3. CrabbedOne

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    On TDS Iran steps up support for Houthis: sources
    Baiting the trap.
     
  4. CrabbedOne

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    On The Intercept Aid Officials Beg Congress to Help Yemen, While Trump Sends More Bombs
     
  5. CrabbedOne

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    Probably not a large ground commitment. Trump is turning out to be a pretty interventionist anti-interventionist as he's leaving a lot of decisions up to the DoD. Expansion of ops in Libya and Yemen on the way as well.
     
  6. CrabbedOne

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    Well Obama taking his eye of the ball in Iraq may actually be a worse decision than that and getting railroaded into the Libyan debacle bears comparison but we don't know how a now potentially genocidal war in Yemen plays out.
     
  7. CrabbedOne

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    A wedding or a funeral is a pretty big target.
     
  8. CrabbedOne

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    On MEE 'We have to obey them': Al-Qaeda increases its power in Yemen's Taiz city
     
  9. teqniq

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    An activist just tried to perform a citizen's arrest on a Saudi general

    Scum.
     
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  10. CrabbedOne

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    On Al Monitor Congress raises alarm over US confrontation with Yemen's Houthis
    I would assume Congress would authorise such action if only to please the Israelis.
     
  11. CrabbedOne

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    On Al Monitor Critics say operation to take port could spell more catastrophe for Yemen
    Of course these two things are not mutually exclusive. Starving Sanaa out by taking Hodeidah is about the only way it could be taken without a lot of Coalition casualties. With Yemen already near a catastrophic famine this could rival or surpass anything the Assad regime has done.
     
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  13. hash tag

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  14. teqniq

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    I really hope this is not an exercise of 'being seen to do the right thing' and they actually do their job properly. Even then it would be down to the CPS to bring charges based on whatever evidence they find and, as I have made clear beforeI do not have a lot of faith in them.

    e2a

    Well the evidence is incontrovertible imo but plenty of 'scope' for them to decide it's not especially if they get leaned on which they probably will.
     
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  16. CrabbedOne

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    In TAC Why U.S. Troops May Fight Alongside al-Qaeda in Yemen
    This does look both deeply immoral and a pretty stupid escalatory move in the GWOT. Both AQAP and Iran are likely to benefit.
     
  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    That's Trunp for you. Can't expect any better from him. :facepalm:

    STOP SELLING ARMS!
     
  18. CrabbedOne

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    On War On The Rocks DOUBLING DOWN ON AMERICA’S MISADVENTURE IN YEMEN
     
  19. CrabbedOne

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    Another reason why escalating the war in Yemen is aiding Iran.
     
  20. CrabbedOne

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    On BuzzFeedNews Lawmakers Demand Review Of Saudi Bombings Before Massive Arms Sale
    My bold, strange language given a well proven ability to target the same large civilian gathering multiple times.
     
  21. CrabbedOne

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    From Crisis Group Instruments of Pain (I): Conflict and Famine in Yemen
    This really is despicable.
     
  22. CrabbedOne

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    Would be interesting if true.

    Much have been made of them particularly the "Chechens" but a lot of the foreign fighters IS attracted to Syria probably were a liability as well. Poor Arabic, no combat experience, the locals hate them and probably including the odd tout. If you are not planning imminent world domination but going local rejecting them would be rational. AQ in Syria required that a recruit had referees known to them.
     
  23. CrabbedOne

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    Interesting opinion from Exum: the IRGC-QF's operation in Yemen may be a bit of loose cannon with it's management's attention being mainly on Syria and Iraq.

    I suspect it's simpler than that. The attacks on shipping are bait designed to distract a larger predator than those that have already been snared.
     
  24. CrabbedOne

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    On War On The Rocks YEMEN: THE GRAVEYARD OF U.S. POLICY MYTHS
    Obama's policy of weakly supporting the KSA in Yemen didn't make much sense beyond capitulating to a misguided wealthy client that he'd already annoyed. Trump upping his support for them in the hope of thwarting Iran is even worse.
     
  25. CrabbedOne

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    In The Cairo Review Beware the Ghosts Yemen’s Starved Children
    Arresting headline.
     
  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    This is my country that is doing this. People voted to elect the governement that does this. Why don't they think!

    Arms company that sold missiles to Gaddafi is a 'role model' for post-Brexit trade, Fallon says

    "An arms company that sold missiles to the Gaddafi regime in Libya is a “role model” for the sort of business Britain will be engaged in after Brexit, the Defence Secretary has said."

    "Sir Michael Fallon said MBDA is “strengthening the reputation of this country”

    "The firm also makes the Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles and sells them to the Saudi Arabian air force, which is bombing civilians in Yemen."
    [​IMG]
     
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  27. littleseb

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    it says:

    which seems imminent:

    from here Threat Update
     
  28. CrabbedOne

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  29. teqniq

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    Well I never would have guessed that.
     
  30. CrabbedOne

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    What you might call an appropriate CV.
     

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