1. Doomer Doug said a while ago it would be impossible to keep the Shia/Sunni JIHAD from spreading inside of Saudi Arabia. And thus it has now come to pass. We are going to get  a regional war in the entire MIDDLE EAST. The House of Saud has opened Pandora’s box and there will be no closing it now.

    Yep, the USA, even under Obama, will now have to get directly involved to prop up the corrupt House of Saud. I expect the Shia to keep pushing inside of Saudi Arabia now. The other thing is Hezzbollah, the Iranian backed military force in Southern Lebanon has now sent combat troops to fight along side the Houthi Tribal Militias in Yemen. It is now a total free-for-all in Yemen.

    Our so called “allies” in the House of Saud have unleashed a tidal wave of economic chaos with their unlimited pumping of oil. They have now also unleashed, as Shakespeare put it, “the hounds of war. Once released, das hunds of kreig in German will not be put back in the kennel.

    We are now looking a spreading so called “proxy war” that is drawing in multiple nations, with separate agendas in the kind of Holy War not seen since the Crusades in 1200 AD. Yep, the USA, even under Obama the Tyrant, is going to get dragged into it in order to prevent the collapse of the House of Saud. We didn’t listen to George Washington and his warning about “foreign entanglements.” The USA is in for it, gang.

    Lebanon-based Shiite movement Hezbollah is engaged in fighting alongside Houthi rebels in Yemen, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Saturday citing sources.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The report indicated that several Hezbollah fighters were killed in airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

    The coalition comprising primarily Gulf countries started bombing positions of Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 25 in response to a request for military assistance from Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

    According to the newspaper sources, Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were present in Yemen to train the Houthis even before the coalition launched the strikes. The sources maintained that the military experts and fighters of Lebanese nationality entered Yemen’s Saada before the rebels captured large swathes in the country.

    Earlier in the day, media reported that two Iranian officers who allegedly served as military advisers to the Houthi rebels had been kidnapped in the Yemeni port city of Aden. A source at the Iranian Defense Ministry dismissed the reports in an interview with Sputnik, adding that these allegations are attempts of certain countries to prove that Iran is involved in the military operation in Yemen.Yemen has been in turmoil since the Shiite Houthi rebels began quick advances in several locations across the country. In January, Houthis captured presidential palace and key governmental buildings in Sanaa, prompting President Hadi to resign. Later, Hadi rescinded his resignation and fled the country.

    Iran and Hezbollah movement have condemned the airstrike campaign against the Houthis, while US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier in the week that Iran had been “obviously” providing military assistance to the rebels.…ps-near-najran

    Earlier today we reported that local militiamen in the key Yemeni port city of Aden had captured two Iranian officers suspected of aiding Houthi rebels in the battle to control the city where fighters still loyal to President Hadi are determined to beat back an advance by the Houthis in the wake of a humanitarian crisis and reports that the Shiite militia has its sights set on the local branch of Yemen’s central bank located in the city’s Crater district.

    Now, reports suggest the Houthis are battling Saudi forces near Najran, with some contending the rebels have overtaken a Saudi post which, if true, would appear to mark an escalation in the conflict as it would indicate the Houthis are willing to take the fight to the Saudis on their own turf.

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Proxy War Crosses Border?
Houthis Reportedly Clash With Saudi Troops
Near Najran

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/11/2015 15:33 -0400…ps-near-najran

Earlier today we reported that local militiamen in the key Yemeni port city of Aden
had captured two Iranian officers suspected of aiding Houthi rebels in the battle
to control the city where fighters still loyal to President Hadi are determined to beat
back an advance by the Houthis in the wake of a humanitarian crisis and reports
that the Shiite militia has its sights set on the local branch of Yemen’s central bank
located in the city’s Crater district.

Now, reports suggest the Houthis are battling Saudi forces near Najran, with some
suggesting the rebels may have overtaken a Saudi post which, if true, would appear
to mark an escalation in the conflict as it would indicate that the Houthis are willing
to take the fight to the Saudis on their own turf.

#BREAKING: Asiri: clashes reported near the Saudi city of Najran
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 11, 2015

#BREAKING Asiri: Houthi militias are amassing close to
the Saudi-Yemeni border
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 11, 2015

Reports are now coming in that three Saudis have been killed in Houthi shelling.
Via Bloomberg:

Mortar attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen fired into Saudi Arabia
killed 3 Saudi soldiers and injured 2
others, the state-run Saudi Press
Agency reported, citing unidentified official.

Three Saudi soldiers killed in the border city of Najran
by Houthi shelling
— MTV English News (@MTVEnglishNews) April 11, 2015

Confirmed: 1st pics of #Houthis taking #KSA post
after clashes near #Najran #SaudiArabia #OpDecisiveStorm
— Cinzia Bianco (@Cinzia_Bianco) April 11, 2015

Either this represents a rather brash move by the Houthis to demonstrate that
the best defense is indeed a good offense, or perhaps there’s a degree to which
an “offensive” maneuver by the rebels would prove very useful when it comes
to justifying Saudi boots on the ground. Or maybe, as the events that transpired
early Saturday suggest, the Shiite rebels are becoming more confident that their
assumed benefactor may be willing to remove the “proxy” from the term “proxy war.”


This is the end of the beginning in terms of total WAR in the Middle East in my opinion. We now have a total JIHAD going on between the 10 nation Sunni Muslim coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the Shia Iran. There will be no going back now. Iran has played Obama for the fool he really is. Iran wanted a nuke deal that gave it what it wanted. And now that it hasn’t got what it wanted: sanctions dropped, unlimited uranium enrichment for missile warheads to put on its long range missiles, it has nothing to lose at this point. We can now expect a resurgent Iran to hit Sunni Muslims anywhere they can. I have no doubt about that at all.

The news shipping companies have stopped insuring Yemen bound shipping is also the first sign the Yemen crisis is starting to have a global impact. I fully expect any shipping still willing to transit the Suez Canal to be denied shipping insurance soon enough.

The attack on the refugee camp in Syria also takes things to the next level. It will now bring in both Hezzbollah, the PLO and HAMAS as well. ISIS has a real knack for triggering the avalanche with a few well placed rocks. It seems like an eternity ago, but it was the ISIS attack killing 140 Shia in Yemen that triggered every single event in Yemen since then.

I am warning you all we are going to have the ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST on fire in the near future. As for Israel, well they are never going to tolerate a nuclear armed Iran under any circumstances. The choices are few. The results are bleak. Prepare for war, gang.

Tehran (AFP) – Iran‘s leaders plunged the hard-won framework accord on their nuclear program into doubt on Thursday, warning they may not sign a final deal and would demand immediate sanctions relief.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei‘s response to last week’s outline deal had been keenly awaited, and came as a blow to supporters of the plan to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

“What has been done so far does not guarantee an agreement, nor its contents, nor even that the negotiations will continue,” said Khamenei, who has the final word on all matters of state.

Separately, but in another setback for the deal, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would not sign a final agreement unless “all economic sanctions are totally lifted on the same day.”

This drew a rebuke from the United States, one of the six world powers negotiating with Iran on the accord, which warned sanctions relief would be a gradual process once the deal was done.

US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said: “Sanctions will be suspended in a phased manner upon verification that Iran has met specific commitments under a finalised joint comprehensive plan of action.”

Britain’s Foreign Office backed this position.

“Sanctions will remain in place until the comprehensive deal is agreed and there is IAEA-verified implementation by Iran of its nuclear commitments,” a spokesman said.

– Rapturous response –

On April 2, after months of gruelling negotiations, Tehran and the six powers agreed on the broad outline of a deal to impose tighter controls on Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.

Thousands of Iranians flooded into the streets to welcome the agreement, which they hope will end decades of political and economic isolation, but the Islamic republic’s conservative leadership has been more reserved.

The P5+1 powers and Tehran have given themselves until June to finalise a detailed accord, but Washington has released fact sheets outlining steps it says Tehran has already agreed to take.

This has angered Iran, and drew a fierce response from Khamenei.

In his first comments on the outline, Khamenei said “everything is in the detail; it may be that the other side, which is unfair, wants to limit our country in the details.”

Seeking to dampen domestic public expectations after the rapturous response to the apparent breakthrough, Khamenei said “there is nothing binding. I am neither for nor against.”

Under the outline deal, Iran must slash the number of its nuclear centrifuges in exchange for a suspension of economic sanctions.

Centrifuges enrich uranium to a level at which it can fuel power plants or, at greater levels of purity, form the core of a nuclear bomb.

The outline was seen as a major breakthrough in a 12-year international crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme, which Western powers allege is a quest to build an atomic weapon.

– Sanctions lifted ‘same day’ –

“I have always supported and still support the Iranian negotiating team,” Khamenei said.

“I welcome any agreement that protects the interests and greatness of the nation, but having no agreement is more honourable than an agreement in which the interests and greatness of the nation is damaged.”

And he insisted that retaining a civil nuclear industry is vital for Iran’s future development.

Rouhani’s intervention also appeared likely to slow progress towards a final accord, as the pace at which the sanctions will be lifted is one of the issues that still has to be agreed.

Western governments, which have imposed their own sanctions over and above those adopted by the United Nations, want Iran to return to the international fold only gradually.

Rouhani, speaking on Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day, also said his government remains determined to develop a civil nuclear programme.

The nuclear stand-off is only one of the issues clouding US President Barack Obama’s attempt to thaw the decades-old conflict with Iran.

Tehran stands accused of destabilising its Arab neighbours through sponsoring armed groups like Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Shiite Islamist fighters in Iraq and the Houthi movement in Yemen.

Washington’s top allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia, are deeply sceptical of any deal that might see warmer contacts between Iran and the United States.


Iran is now openly deploying significant military forces into the Yemen theater of operations. They have Revolutionary Guard trainers and leaders with the Houthi Tribal militias. They have unloaded several hundred tons, at a minimum, of military supplies in Yemen. They have given the Houthis long range ship killer missiles now sited on the two entrance islands to the Red Sea. And now they have deployed their 33rd Flotilla in the kind of direct slap in the face to the USA you have to take notice of. Yep, Iran has gotten all it wanted from Obama’s sell out of a “nuke treaty.” Why shouldn’t they urinate on the fire hydrant and put the Sunni coalition, the USA et al on notice? It isn’t like Obama is going to do anything about the direct threat to the Suez Canal Iran and the Houthi missile crews now pose. If we had a real Commander-in-Chief, versus this slug of a traitor, the US Marines would have stormed the islands as soon as the missiles became operational. The mere fact this didn’t happen means Iran has properly concluded even this level of open provocation will get no response from Obama’s brain dead administration.

The following story at zerohedge lays out Iran’s gutsy move completely. It also talks about the USA now advancing delivery dates of military supplies to Saudi Arabia. The fact this means the USA is now an indirect combatant, in terms of logistical support, in Yemen’s Shia/Sunni JIHAD apparently doesn’t bother our genius leaders in that Sodom on the Potomac, Washington, D.C. Yep, sticking our head in the lion’s mouth on that one.

Iran Enters Hornets Nest: Parks Two Warships Off Yemen Coast Immediately Next To Two US Aircraft Carriers

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While it has been widely reported that the United States has been accelerating its weapons supply to the Saudi-led coalition striking rebels in Yemen as a sign of how foreign powers are deepening their involvement in the conflict, the biggest regional backer of the Houthi rebels, the state of Iran, had been mostly inert. Until this morning, when as AP reports, Iran dispatched a naval destroyer and another vessel Wednesday to waters near Yemen.

According to Iran’s English-language state broadcaster Press TV, the official reason for the mini flotilla is a peacekeeping mission meant to deter piracy. It quoted Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the ships would be part of an anti-piracy campaign “safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region.” The real reason has nothing to do with pirates and everything to do with showing that there is another interest party in a conflict that until now has seen unilateral involvement mainly by the Saudi-led and US supported Gulf Arab air campaign targeting the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis.

As for the topic of US support, speaking a day earlier in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed the violence in Yemen on the Houthis, and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying that the U.S. is committed to defending Saudi Arabia.

“We have expedited weapons deliveries, we have increased our intelligence sharing, and we have established a joint coordination and planning cell in the Saudi operations center,” he said in a statement to reporters after meeting with Saudi royals and Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled his country amid rebel advances.

Ironically, the U.S. said that the chaos has allowed the local al-Qaida branch, which it considers the world’s most dangerous wing of the group, to make “great gains” on the ground, causing Washington to rethink how it prevents it from launching attacks in the West.

Ironic“, because as reported previously, it was the US’ own hasty departure from the Houthi overrun country that provided $500 millions of dollars in “misplaced” modern weaponry and supplies to these same rebels.

That was the US side of things. Here is Iran’s via Press TV:

The 34th fleet of the Iranian Navy has left for the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait in line with the country’s policy of safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region.

The flotilla, which comprises the Bushehr logistic vessel and Alborz destroyer, left Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Wednesday, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on the sidelines of a ceremony to deploy the fleet. 

The Alborz destroyer shown here in a Feb. 21, 2010 file photo.

More from Press TV:

The commander said that the 34th Fleet is sent on a mission “to provide [safety for] Iran’s shipping lines and protect the Islamic Republic of Iran’s interests in the high seas.” Sayyari said that the flotilla also seeks to ensure safety for the vessels against pirates.

The Navy observes international law while conducting its mission in the north of the Indian Sea with full power, the commander stressed.

In recent years, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.

As Al-Arabia adds, “Iran has condemned the campaign and called for dialogue. Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of providing military support to the Houthis, a charge the Islamic Republic denies. The Iranian ships will patrol the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen, and the Red Sea, Sayyari said. The area is one of the world’s most important shipping routes and a gateway between Europe and the Middle East.”

* * * * *

And now the punchline: as the following Naval update map shows, the two Iran warships will now be located in the immediate vicinity of not only two US aircraft carriers, CVN-71 Teddy Roosevelt and CVN-70 Vinson, but well as the big-deck amphibious warship Iwo Jima which as reported before is providing marine support should the situation demand it.

All of this means the odds of a naval “accident” involving one or more warships in the Red Sea just went up substantially.


The uber liberal, radical leftist, lesbian left anti-male groups have just suffered another devastating defeat in their unrestricted warfare against men in the USA. They have been shown to have LIED about the so called “gang rape” at the college fraternity. The long history of false claims of racism and rape is well known. It is long past time for the women who make these false claims, as well as the leftist media who supports them, to be held accountable.

As expected, the uber liberal response to this journalistic scandal has not been to criticize Rolling Stone, or the LYING BITCH who started it all with a false accusation, but to whine and complain that women won’t report rape now. This PC crap has to stop. I hope that fraternity sues Rolling Stone for millions in damages. I hope they sue the University for its witch hunt. I hope they sue that lying bitch for perjury and filing a false police report. I hope all the fem nazi lesbian whores are smacked down for all the lies they told. Still, all these women who claim to be raped or whatever, and there have been quite a few cases are never held accountable for their lies. The PC crowd just whines and makes excuses.

Rolling Stone damaged lives. Rolling Stone caused much anguish, costly legal fees and subjected all the men of that fraternity to being thought to be gang rapists. And I say they should be held accountable for all that. Heck, Rolling Stone is not even going to fire the lying journalists involved.
The Campus Police should sue both the woman and Rolling Stone to recover the costs of their investigation. This is two times, Duke and now this one, the men at a university have been falsely accused of rape. And the lying bitches and bastards, along with their supporters need to be held accountable.

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Fraternity in discredited UVA rape story vows legal action against Rolling Stone

Fraternity in discredited UVA rape story vows legal action against Rolling Stone
Published April 06, 2015

Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, said Monday it plans to pursue “all available legal action” against the magazine.

“Our fraternity and its members have been defamed,” chapter president Stephen Scipione said in a statement.

The fraternity called the story “reckless,” saying that the article was viewed by millions, led to members being ostracized and there was vandalism of the fraternity house.

Rolling Stone late Sunday formally retracted the discredited story about the alleged rape at Phi Kappa Psi after an independent review dubbed the article a “journalistic failure.”

The review, undertaken by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at Rolling Stone’s request, produced a 12,000-word report that documented lapses in standard journalistic procedure at every level of the magazine during the reporting and editing of the story.…ed-rape-story/


It is right, proper and just on this Easter Sunday I give my thoughts on my own American government being an accessory to war crimes in the Ukraine. The USA is run by evil people seeking their own power. The USA is all about power, status and money these days. The rot is everywhere. The squalor of all types, moral, physical, cultural and mental is beyond description at this point. I think it was Billy Graham who once said, “God is going to have to apologize to Sodom if he doesn’t deal with the USA soon.” It is the particular conceit of America to believe we will not be held accountable for open support of evil all over the world.

The thing I find so personally disgusting about the Porky the Warmonger regime is this. They are now fully creating an SS and Nazi inspired state in their Western Ukraine sphere of influence. It is now ABSOLUTELY CLEAR the USA, NATO, and the EU are now openly giving military support to a NAZI CLIENT STATE. I define a NAZI CLIENT STATE as one that derives its ideological, cultural and military values from Nazi Germany, circa 1933 to 1945. I have seen, in the videos, the media reports, the public statements of Ukraine’s government clear examples of NAZI IDEOLOGY IN PRACTICE. If you look at what the so called “Ukrainian military” has actually done to the Ethnic Russians in the former Eastern Ukraine, you will see a SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN OF WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, MURDER, RAPE AND LOOTING. The last time this happened it was advancing NAZI forces, both SS and Wehrmacht, in 1941 to 1944. The level of barbarism is a stain on the Western World. The fact there has been a conspiracy, yes a conspiracy, of media lies, information suppression, and a deliberate attempt to hide the truth from both the European and American populace leaves but one simple conclusion. THE NAZI IDEOLOGY IS NOW BEING PRACTICED BY EU, NATO AND THE USA IN REGARDS TO PORKY’S ONGOING WAR CRIMES. The list is endless, ranging from unrestricted artillery fire on urban centers, use of banned chemicals in artillery shells, to widespread rape, murder and looting.


THE USA IS GOING TO ANSWER TO WHATEVER SPIRITUAL FORCE YOU BELIEVE IN. You reap what you sow. The USA is going to reap the tears, terror and screams of all the innocents we allowed to be killed by the NAZI SCUM NOW RULING IN KIEV. The fact they openly appointed a NAZI CLONE AS A KEY MILITARY LEADER SEALS THE DEAL.

I would pray for the USA if I didn’t understand the law of reaping and sowing is absolute, shows no mercy, and is ironclad in its execution. We had better learn to like oatmeal in the USA. We have sowed our oats indeed. Jesus said to not hinder the children. Jesus said it would be better to tie a one ton flour grinding stone around your neck and jump into the ocean than to harm one of the little children. So, what do you think is going to happen a USA that is an accessory to mass murder of children in the Eastern Ukraine?

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     The great divide in Islam is between the 85 Percent Sunni Muslims and the 15 percent Shia Muslims. They have been fighting since the late 600 AD period over who should have replaced the Prophet after he died. The Shia wanted it to be a hereditary, family member. The Sunni wanted it to be a political leader or Calif. They have been killing each other for the last 1300 plus years over that.

     Next, in Yemen we have the Shia sect the Houthis, backed by the Shia Iranians. We have the Sunnis, which includes both Al Qaida and the Saudi Royal House. The Sunni sect that controls Saudi Arabia is also a part of Al Qaida, but Al Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula is in Yemen and wants nothing to do with the Royal House of Saud. The Royal House of Saud made a devil’s bargain with the sect, the Wahabi, in the mid 1700s and hasn’t looked back since. And finally, just to confuse things even more, we now have the Sunni group ISIS, which pretty much kills Shia on sight and hates any other group of Sunni Muslims who haven’t pledged support for ISIS and the new Caliphate they just declared.

The list of people killing each other in Yemen is as follows.

The Saudi backed Sunni groups who are killing any Shia they can get their hands on, especially the Iranian Proxy Houthi Tribal militias.
The Iranian backed Houthi militias, who are killing any Sunni they can get their hands on, whether it is ISIS, Saudi Arabian or any of the Sunni nations supporting the Saudi and Egyptian military campaign.

Next, we have the Sunni Al quaida, especially the Al Quaida of the Arabian Peninsula, who are killing any Shia they can, or any Sunni who hasn’t sworn to them, especially any ISIS forces. Unless of course they are a splinter group who supports ISIS and not the Al Qaida, or the Saudi group the Wahabi Sect.

   What we here in the West routinely call “Al Qaida” is a mishmash of competing Sunni groups with differing agendas. Like I said, we have the Royal House of Saud/Wahabi version of Al Qaida. We also have the Al Quida of the Arabian Peninsula version. We have a North African version of Al Qaida, except the Nigerian version of Al Qaida, the Boko Haram group just decided to become part of ISIS. The former Al Qaida of North Africa just split into ISIS supporting factions and Royal House of Saud Wahabi supporting factions. For instance, the group that just attacked in Tunisa, is, as far as I can tell, an ISIS supporting break off of the original Al Qaida group. The group that attacked the Kenyan school, Al Shabab, is a Sunni group linked to the Wahabi Sect in Saudi Arabia. It is now based in Somalia and executes cross border raids into Kenya. The name means “youngsters; more precisely it means “Movement of Striving Youth.” The striving usually involves murdering anybody you think isn’t a good Sunni Muslim.

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Yemen 101

Yes, we are now in the FIRST PHASE of a SUNNI/SHIA JIHAD. It began with the Shia Militias engaged in war crimes against any Sunni Muslims they found in Tikrit. This led to a fatwah by Iraq’s leading Shia leader to his militias to not do that. This was followed by the Sunni attack in Yemen that killed 140 Shia. This is what led to the general Houthi/Shia offensive south. And that led to the leader fleeing by boat, which in turn led to the Sunni Ten air campaign. And that has led to the Houthi placing offensive missiles on the islands which threatens the Suez Canal entrances. And that<G> will eventually lead to US Marines storming the islands! GOT ALL THAT<g>

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