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#541 Colin

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 1116 AM

 

Saudi is not a monolith.

 

The single defining picture in US ME policy since 1991 is that in every new crisis the US position is worse than in the crisis before.  You're right that the Saudis are not a monolith.  The big question is whether the Iranians and Saudis can or will need to reach an agreement.  One thing seems certain - their fight is a luxury, existential for neither party.  

 

I disagree with you, a failure to crush the Houthi will be seen as a weakness and encourage the Shia minorities in the region to raise up.


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 1708 PM

Rubbish.
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 0732 AM

I don't know that much about it, but nothing about the Yemeni conflict strikes me as critical for the Saudis.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 1218 PM

I don't know that much about it, but nothing about the Yemeni conflict strikes me as critical for the Saudis.

 

 

two things of interest there: oil and gas deposits and access to oil harbours outside the persian gulf to get their oil infrastructure out of the range of Iran. Also the border with Yemen is not fully settled.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 2340 PM

Rubbish.

I fart in your general direction!


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 2340 PM

MBS.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 2317 PM

As I recall it was Muhammad bin Nayef that started the KSA involvement in the Civil War back in 2015.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 0618 AM

MBS was already defence minister and deputy crown prince. Nayef was not in charge of this. 


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 0138 AM

On GE you can see where they had tried to build a roadblock on the roundabout.

 

http://www.saudigaze...ies-in-Hodeidah

 

emeni armed forces, aided by the Coalition fighter jets in Yemen, restored control of several positions and facilities in Yemen.

A military source said that army units combed the mills’ roundabout and nearby areas before launching an attack that allowed them to seize control of the Red Sear Mills Company and all its facilities.

The battles in Hodeidah’s northeastern and southern neighborhoods killed at least 23 Houthis.

A total of 14 Houthis, which include snipers, handed themselves over while dozens of Houthi commanders and fighters left Hodeidah toward Sanaa and Hajjah.

The Yemeni army forces advanced in Al-Khamseen Street to come closer to the Hodeidah Port which is less than four kilometers away.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 0245 AM

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 1332 PM

Saudi footage of a drone (claimed to be Houthi-controlled) being shot down by a Saudi M163 Vulcan.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 1612 PM

Houthi tank in action, T55?

 

https://www.reddit.c...tank_in_action/


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 1735 PM

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 0714 AM

Assacination by UAV

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 1011 AM

It seems weird more damage wasn't done to the leather chairs and sofa.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 1014 AM

Well that will still drastically effect their ability to host the Saudis.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 1039 AM

https://www.timesofi...-of-us-weapons/


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 1330 PM

Another article from the same campaign

 

https://edition.cnn....-lost-us-arms/]

Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy
The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0317 AM


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 0855 AM

Another article from the same campaign

 

https://edition.cnn....-lost-us-arms/]

Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy
The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.

 

Too sensationalistic to be good, the piece ignores the fact that Iran already had access to the US tech its seem in Yemen via Syria and Iraq.  It also prints a claim about a TOW airdrop without any substantial corroboration. There's also its reference to a "heat-seeking laser", although this is more a simply Stupid Media Error.  Credit to Joseph Trevithick for a list of the errors, and they are listed in this Twitter thread.


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