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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    US "interests" aren't always my interests. AQ was quite compatible with US interests when it came to using them to help in the violation of UNSCR 1970, and the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya. The resulting arms confiscated from Gaddafi's army and smuggled out of the Benghazi annex to the MB, AQ, al Nusra infested FSA in Syria also made compatibility of AQ and US interests. Regime change in Syria has also been a long term USFP ambition. It's that abuse of UNSCR 1970 in Libya that prompted Russia and China to deny every US attempt to secure a similar resolution for the use of force in Syria.
    I didn't support U.S. military intervention and regime change in Libya. As is the case with Syria, I don't believe compelling U.S. interests were at stake to justify such intervention. The end result is that Libya has become a failed state with the presence of numerous terrorist organizations, including but not limited to Al Qaeda. The consequences of that strategic blunder are still evolving.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Just heard it on Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.
    He's got a piece coming right now on it.

    This after learning Saud was gathering forces on North Yemen earlier in the day.
    The right people are fighting this or any other war over there--not US .
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Call it what it is--a Sunni/Shia civil war that has gone worldwide.
    With the two main players being Iran ad Saudi Arabia.

    I haven't noticed any "we" yet where your team can trash Obama.
    How in the hell is our politics any different from the Sunni/Shia civil war ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Man, this place is such a success, isn't it?

    Defense Minister General Subayhi has been seized (again) by the Huthi, and who the hell knows where Hadi has run off to. Now we're headed into a proxy war.

    Oh well, it's not like Yemen is, you know, really really really critically located, or would offer ungoverned spaces to any major terror networks, or anything...
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    All brought to you by the Bushwhacking chicken**** chichenhawks from last decade.
    Republicans are for taking responsibility as an election message.
    Not so much in real life don't you think ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Don't forget folks, Yemen is the success model for how we're approaching Syria and our coalition against ISIS.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From The New York Times:



    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/wo...his-yemen.html

    Just as had been the case with Bahrain, it appears that Saudi Arabia and neighboring states may have drawn a line on preventing Shia movements from toppling governments in adjacent states. The Gulf Cooperation Council's military intervention to quash a Shia uprising in Bahrain very likely deprived Iran from gaining an ability to blockade the Persian Gulf, a development that could have facilitated Iran's drive for regional hegemony. Whether or not Saudi Arabia and its regional alies send ground forces into Yemen to restore order after using air power to degrade the Houthi militants remains to be seen. If they do, not only will such a development hold the possibility of strengthening regional stability, but it could also signal a new more assertive national security doctrine on the part of Saudi Arabia and its regional allies.
    People just don't realize what's going on.

    It's been 10 years in the making with Proxy Wars galore: the Sunni/Gulf-State vs Shia/Iran War.

    It's a far bigger issue than the I-P obsession.
    Some have said there will be a full out war.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    People just don't realize what's going on.

    It's been 10 years in the making with Proxy Wars galore: the Sunni/Gulf-State vs Shia/Iran War.

    It's a far bigger issue than the I-P obsession.
    Some have said there will be a full out war.
    There very well could be a full out war. With Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad firmly in place there never was nor ever would be. Seems someone sees a benefit to it.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    People just don't realize what's going on.

    It's been 10 years in the making with Proxy Wars galore: the Sunni/Gulf-State vs Shia/Iran War.

    It's a far bigger issue than the I-P obsession.
    Some have said there will be a full out war.
    And all we should care about is getting out of there and making oil an energy source of the past. Let them fight over their worthless sand dunes without us.
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    A few moments ago on CNN overnight live with foreign correspondents:
    Saudis are attacking all military installations, since they've been taken over by the Houthi.
    Houthis are firing back at Saudi jets.
    Saudis claim Houthi incursions into SA .
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    A few moments ago on CNN overnight live with foreign correspondents:
    Saudis are attacking all military installations, since they've been taken over by the Houthi.
    Houthis are firing back at Saudi jets.
    Saudis claim Houthi incursions into SA .
    Into SA? Interesting.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia to send 150,000 troops to Yemen--right now on CNN live.

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Into SA? Interesting.
    mbig has it right as a proxy war .
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