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    Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security


    Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has said "unprecedented challenges" facing Yemen since Shi'ite Muslim rebels took over the capital could threaten international security, and called for swift action to deal with instability in its southern neighbor.

    The world's largest oil exporter, which shares a long border with Yemen, welcomed an agreement signed in Sanaa on Sept. 21 to form a new government incorporating the Houthi rebels and some Yemeni southern separatist forces.

    But the kingdom, a key U.S. ally which views itself as protector of Sunni Islam, fears the accord could benefit its main regional foe Iran, which it sees as an ally of the Houthis, and might also bolster the Islamist militant al Qaeda group.

    Saudi Arabia has got to be one of the sorriest nations, for their leaders being involved, in the world. Since the 1950's, we've been supporting them and buying their oil, making them one of the richest countries per capita on the globe, and they contribute little to nothing in fighting the extremism in their region. If nothing else, they've actually supported some of it with covert funds, and only get involved in anything that directly affects them.

    Now that Yemen, their back door neighbor is being destabilized, they cry again for help but use none of their massive wealth, military or support to fund and fight themselves. What a bunch of dummies we are for not forcing them to take more action, but we're too busy being their protector, since they controlled so much of our energy needs.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    The Saudis can suck my dick.

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    The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men supposedly affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. The others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt and Lebanon. But who do we attack, Afghanistan and Iraq, when the Saudi's clearly have a problem that we're not acknowledging with terrorism and recruiting.

    Something is screwy with those statistics and outcomes.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Saudi Arabia has got to be one of the sorriest nations, for their leaders being involved, in the world. Since the 1950's, we've been supporting them and buying their oil, making them one of the richest countries per capita on the globe, and they contribute little to nothing in fighting the extremism in their region. If nothing else, they've actually supported some of it with covert funds, and only get involved in anything that directly affects them.

    Now that Yemen, their back door neighbor is being destabilized, they cry again for help but use none of their massive wealth, military or support to fund and fight themselves. What a bunch of dummies we are for not forcing them to take more action, but we're too busy being their protector, since they controlled so much of our energy needs.
    That isn't what this is about. They don't genuinely believe that the Houthi seizure of Sana'a is a threat to global security, they are trying to shape the narrative of what is going on in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has long maintained extremely close relationships with the Hashid and Bakil tribal confederations which usually dominate the country. When the Yemeni uprisings ousted Saleh they gave critical backing to Sadiq al-Ahmar and his brother Mohsin in their move to support the street protests and topple the government. They have been engaged in incessant combat with the Shia rebels across the border (the Houthi) and in suppressing their own Shia population in Najran and Asir. The apparent double dealing by the tribesmen in allowing the Houthi to march into Sana'a has stoked their anger and fears. I would guess that this is laying the ground work for greater Saudi involvement in Yemen possibly with border incursions, renewed funding for tribal fighters, and demands from the United States for backing in their ventures.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men supposedly affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. The others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt and Lebanon. But who do we attack, Afghanistan and Iraq, when the Saudi's clearly have a problem that we're not acknowledging with terrorism and recruiting.

    Something is screwy with those statistics and outcomes.
    Because the organization responsible for the attacks was based in Afghanistan, and we had an ally in Saudi Arabia that has been conducting a successful internal campaign against al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups. The partnership has had many flaws but it is a serious and real partnership.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Because the organization responsible for the attacks was based in Afghanistan, and we had an ally in Saudi Arabia that has been conducting a successful internal campaign against al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups. The partnership has had many flaws but it is a serious and real partnership.

    You really call 15 out of 19 attackers Saudi citizens a successful internal campaign against AQ?
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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You really call 15 out of 19 attackers Saudi citizens a successful internal campaign against AQ?
    The campaign obviously didn't begin before 9/11. They took al-Qaeda less seriously than we did, and we didn't take it very seriously until the waning years before the attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The campaign obviously didn't begin before 9/11. They took al-Qaeda less seriously than we did, and we didn't take it very seriously until the waning years before the attacks.

    How was AL-Qaeda so well established in Saudi Arabia before to accomplish such an attack? And why did they recruit so many of the attackers from there? Those questions have never really been asked or answered.

    And why haven't the Saudi's had more involvement in helping with Iraq? It seems to me they just sit back and rake in trillions of petrol dollars, while we clean up all the surrounding messes.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    How was AL-Qaeda so well established in Saudi Arabia before to accomplish such an attack? And why did they recruit so many of the attackers from there? Those questions have never really been asked or answered.
    Oh, please. Let's not pretend you've come up with a new question. That question has, in fact, been asked and answered a million times.

    It basically comes down to Saudi being a developing country.

    And why haven't the Saudi's had more involvement in helping with Iraq? It seems to me they just sit back and rake in trillions of petrol dollars, while we clean up all the surrounding messes.
    They've designated ISIS a terrorist organization, shared intel and have otherwise been involved.

    Saudi prince and UAE's first female pilot lead blitz on ISIS in Iraq and Syria | Daily Mail Online

    Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS? - CNN.com


    Using ignorance to construct a conspiracy theory is nonsense.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

    And the world continues to burn under Dear Leader. I suspect he's got some sort of quid pro quo with the Saudi's right now.

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