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I think we are seeing a direct link between certain actions leading to other actions that take us to the next level. Everything now going on in Yemen can be traced back to the ISIS Mosque attack that killed a bunch of Houthi Shia in Saana. This led to the Houthi launching a general offensive south towards aDEN, followed by the former leader fleeing for his life on a speedboat. Within hours of that rout, Saudi Arabia began a bombing campaign that is noted for its utter failure to prevent the Houthi Tribal Militias from openly moving in broad daylight.

Saudi Arabia just sent in a bunch of ARMED TROOPS and stormed the Shia Mosques in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Within hours of that incredibly stupid and brazen open attack on the Shia Mosques, we saw a sea of rage rise up in the Shia living in Saudi Arabia. Next, we saw several equally brazen attacks on Saudi forces and sites inside of Saudi Arabia. And now we have seen a FREAKING SCUD LAUNCH AT A TARGET SAUDI ARABIAN AIRFIELD MILES AWAY FROM THE YEMEN BORDER. It is called escalation. We will see no backing off by either Iran or the Houthi Tribal Militias now. I posted a while back that Iran had given the tribal militias missiles capable of striking 300 miles inside of Saudi Arabia. We now have a situation similar to HAMAS in Gaza launching into Israel between the Iranian proxy and the Saudi Arabian military. Nor should one be impressed with the fact the Patriot missiles “shot down,” the two inbound Scud missiles. The Scud missiles launched were relatively primitiv. I am waiting for Iran to authorize the launch of the “good stuff.”

I am telling you all quite plainly that if Iran’s proxy starts multiple launches at targets up to 300 miles inside of Saudi Arabia the level of conflict is going to skyrocket.

I will also repeat the USA, even under our Moron in Chief Obama, will NEVER ALLOW A DIRECT THREAT TO THE HOUSE OF SAUD TO STAND. We will never allow the House of Saud to collapse. WHATEVER THE USA HAS TO DO TO KEEP THE HOUSE OF SAUD INTACT AND IN CONTROL OF THE OIL, WE WILL DO. And if that means sending in another 500,000 troops to kick ass we are going to do that.

In Major Escalation, Yemen Rebels Fire Scud Missile Into Saudi Arabia

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Just two days after reports indicated that Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels were prepared to participate in UN-brokered peace talks with Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government in exile, clashes on the Saudi border have intensified.

On Friday, the Saudi press agency said it had used Apache helicopters and artillery to repel a Houthi-led advance, killing “dozens” of militants. Four Saudis were also killed.

Meanwhile, Riyadh stepped up airstrikes around the Yemeni capital targeting what the Saudis say were arms depots. The Houthis, however, say the aerial bombardment is inflicting untold civilian casualties, mostly women and children. Here’s Reuters:

Coalition Arab bombings killed around 58 people across Yemen on Wednesday and Thursday, the state news agency Saba, controlled by the Houthis, said.

48 people, most of them women and children, were killed in air strikes on their houses in the Houthi heartland in the rural far north adjoining Saudi Arabia.

The reports could not be independently verified.

On Saturday, Riyadh claimed the Houthis, in concert with forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, fired a scud missile at Saudi Arabia for the first time.

The scud, which apparently targeted the city of Khamis Mushait in southwest Saudi Arabia, was intercepted by two Patriot missiles. “At 2:45am on Saturday morning, the Houthi militias and ousted [president] Ali Abdullah Saleh launched a Scud missile in the direction of Khamees al-Mushait, and praise be to God, the Royal Saudi air defences blocked it with a Patriot missile,” a statement said.

Khamis Mushait is home to the US-desiged and constructed King Khalid Air Force base, from which airstrikes on Houthi positions have been launched throughout the conflict.

Friday’s attack by Abdullah Saleh’s Republican Guard and the Houthis in the Jizan province was billed as the largest “offensive” mounted by the rebels since the onset of hostilities months ago. The fighting reportedly began when rebels fired rockets at Saudi positions and promptly ended when the Saudi army called in air support from Apache gunships.

(a rebel fires on Saudi positions near the border)

Note that this latest escalation comes a month and a half after Saudi Arabia declared a George Bush-style “mission accomplished”-type end to operation Decisive Storm, claiming the ‘coalition’ airstrikes had “successfully eliminated the threat to the security of Saudi Arabia.”

The declaration looks to have been a bit premature.

The Houthis are scheduled to attend peace talks in Geneva on June 14. That is unless the Saudis launch a ground invasion in the interim.

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