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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 US defence secretary: Iran's destabilisation efforts must be overcome to help Yemen
    Gen Mattis reliably parroting the Saudi line on Yemen. He's only likely to make this vision of Iran turning the Houthis into a strategic asset like HA come true if the US doesn't seek to de-escalate the war.
     
  2. teqniq

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  3. CrabbedOne

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    On LWJ AQAP leader discusses complex war in Yemen
    Interesting positioning.
     
  4. CrabbedOne

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    From The Atlantic Council The Yemen War, Media, and Propaganda
    Some reasons why Yemen is covered so poorly.
     
  5. CrabbedOne

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    On MEE EXCLUSIVE: Yemen president says UAE acting like occupiers
    Sighs of growing rift between UAE and KSA over Hadi. The UAE has been more salient in ground fighting. It never had quite the same agenda as the KSA which under new management has been willing to tolerate a variety of Islamists/Salafists that the UAE regards with great suspicion.
     
  6. teqniq

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    But pretty much guaranteed that there'll be 'nothing to see here, move along'.
     
  7. CrabbedOne

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    From The Bored Jihadi Al-Qaeda starts 'jihadi book club' in Yemen
    I'm getting the impression "This is Our Message" may not exactly be a page turner.
     
  8. teqniq

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    Yemen war: Surge in cholera outbreak kills 34 - WHO - BBC News

     
  9. mikey mikey

    mikey mikey Well-Known Member

    They're coming right for us!
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  10. teqniq

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    Southern Yemen leaders launch body seeking split from north

     
  11. teqniq

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    Although the cunt refused either to 'confirm or deny', sound familiar? At least they put him on the spot.

    BAE refuses to confirm workers loading bombs on Saudi jets

     
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  13. CrabbedOne

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    On TCF Iran’s Role in Yemen Exaggerated, but Destructive
    Has Yemen just as a ruthlessly used pawn for the Iranians with the Houthis as just one Yemeni actor they have a relationship with. Once the Saudis launched their entangling intervention there of course Yemen is going to attract more not less Iranian attention.
     
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  15. CrabbedOne

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    On Al Monitor Saudis trumpet Trump
    More than a tenth of a trillion bucks in arms deals is a helluva bung. We'll see what it buys King Salman in Yemen.
     
  16. CrabbedOne

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    Note the tiny numbers supporting ending the war in Yemen but also pretty weak support for confronting Iran.
     
  17. CrabbedOne

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    On TSF Yemen Edges Closer to Collapse
    And this is part of what that strange bit of business with the glowing orb in the KSA was about. Facilitating a war that Iran probably sees as a useful distraction. Makes little sense beyond the arms sales which is a perverse way to look at the world.
     
  18. CrabbedOne

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    On War On The Rocks IRAN’S GROWING CASUALTY COUNT IN YEMEN
    A useful article this giving evidence of Iranian involvement on Yemen and the strategic rational.

    Yemen is essentially a conflict of local actors following an Arab Spring leadership crisis that unseated the dictator Saleh but failed to defang him. Iran's involvement in Yemen does seem to be increasing but then it's a very useful low cost enterprise that provokes a costly diversion of resources by their enemies.

    Consider this:
    [​IMG]
    So <50 or about 2 beards a month. The Saudis and UAE admit to losing nearly 500 soldiers in Yemen.

    Contrast that to Syria where the Iranians and HA losing 80+ guys in one month has happened more than once.
    [​IMG]
    Linky.
     
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  19. CrabbedOne

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    On Jamestown Aden’s Governor in Opposition: A look at Southern Yemeni Secessionist Leader Aidaroos al-Zubaydi
    Growing difference between the UAE and KSA here. Prince Mo's war was all about restoring Hadi. That's never going to happen. Formalised partition looking ever more likely.
     
  20. CrabbedOne

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    On DefenseOne Want to Reduce Iran’s and al-Qaeda’s Sway in Yemen? End the War
    Obama's policy on Yemen was despicably supine, it over valued arms deals and neglected US interests. Trump's actually worse. Even Obama's hypocritical lip service to HR has been dumped as Yemen slides into what can be a very large humanitarian disaster. It's part of his emerging regional "KSA all the way" policy basically delegates leadership to Prince Mo. That young man got himself tangled up in this mess and is prone to more blunders. He needs taken aside and be told to stop doing "stupid shit". Overdoing the spat with Qatar may well be another example. Unfortunately this is inline with Trump's own MO. Faced with a fire Trump usually tosses fuel on it.
     
  21. teqniq

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    The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see - CNN.com

     
  22. teqniq

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  27. teqniq

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    Yeas, just saw this. Bastards indeed. :(
     
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    Felt is was too good to be true. great shame.
     
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  30. teqniq

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    Whether this will actually come to anything obviously remains to be seen.

    UN Special Envoy releases details of plan for al-Hudaydah

     

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