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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    This world-wide Sunni/Shia civil war certainly had its fire stoked by Maliki.
    I don't put it on either of the last two Presidents--blame is useless--**** happens.
    At least the new guy in Afghanistan looks much better than his predecessor .
    Policies advanced by both the present and former president have made this possible. This wouldn't be happening were Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad still in control.
    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 donsutherland1 View Post
    In Yemen, the embattled government has cooperated in the U.S. fight against terrorism.
    Yup, the US basically supported a corrupt government and the 2011 civil war started when the president tried to amend the constitution to have his son inherit the presidency- the government then proceeded to brutalize the south and suppressed dissent while America looked the other way and then it now backfired. When you ally with scumbags like that you can expect trouble and its finally happened.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Whitehouse line...
    We strongly urge the Houthis to halt immediately their destabilizing military actions and return to negotiations as part of the political dialogue. The international community has spoken clearly through the UN Security Council and in other fora that the violent takeover of Yemen by an armed faction is unacceptable and that a legitimate political transition – long sought by the Yemeni people – can be accomplished only through political negotiations and a consensus agreement among all of the parties.
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...ituation-yemen

    I dont know that SA will be able to sustain operations in Yemen, its heavily armed, and all mountainous. Egypt had its Vietnam there in the 1960's.

    Apparently the Saudis have intervened at the request of the established govt.

    Saudi "war room"...

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Whitehouse line...

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...ituation-yemen

    I dont know that SA will be able to sustain operations in Yemen, its heavily armed, and all mountainous. Egypt had its Vietnam there in the 1960's.
    They've got this covered.

    Saudi Arabia tops UK as fourth largest defence spender-report | Reuters
    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 Montecresto View Post
    They are well funded, that does not mean they have the capability. Lots of border up north to defend against ISIS, and now maybe Shia militias as well.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Policies advanced by both the present and former president have made this possible.
    This wouldn't be happening were Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad still in control.
    Imagine if Reagan would have knocked out Gaddafi--but he couldn't.

    I've noticed you making this case tonight.
    Better the devils you know right?

    Looks like we haven't learned how to Nation build after regime change .
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Imagine if Reagan would have knocked out Gaddafi--but he couldn't.

    I've noticed you making this case tonight.
    Better the devils you know right?

    Looks like we haven't learned how to Nation build after regime change .
    So now that its clear we are aiding SA, any thoughts on how the nuke talks with Iran are going to turn out?

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So now that its clear we are aiding SA, any thoughts on how the nuke talks with Iran are going to turn out?
    Ordinarily, I might mention that diverting to the nuke talks is one of yer classic derails.
    I'm sure we'll hear more about the nuke talks next week when Benedict Boehner visits "I really didn't mean it" Bibi.

    My greatest fear is the 24/7 GOP undermining of Obama on the World stage and the ramifications.
    Imagine how Romney might be dealing with all of this--with foreign policy "experts" from Bush/Cheney--like Bolton.
    And Senator "bomb--bomb--Iran" fully in charge of many more wars.

    We really do have two separate governments in the nation right now--and yer party can't agree with itself on much of anything--as we saw with DHS .
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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Ordinarily, I might mention that diverting to the nuke talks is one of yer classic derails.
    I'm sure we'll hear more about the nuke talks next week when Benedict Boehner visits "I really didn't mean it" Bibi.

    My greatest fear is the 24/7 GOP undermining of Obama on the World stage and the ramifications.
    Imagine how Romney might be dealing with all of this--with foreign policy "experts" from Bush/Cheney--like Bolton.
    And Senator "bomb--bomb--Iran" fully in charge of many more wars.

    We really do have two separate governments in the nation right now--and yer party can't agree with itself on much of anything--as we saw with DHS .
    I wasn't asking for a political answer. Iran wont make a deal-why would they if we are helping to attack their proxies?

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    Re: Saudi Arabia Begins Air Campaign in Yemen

    Trying to combine the discussion of the Yemen war with the Iran talks is a political ploy on yer part .

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I wasn't asking for a political answer. Iran wont make a deal-why would they if we are helping to attack their proxies?
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