Saudi bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi, airstrikes hit Sa’ada, Ta’izz ~ Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen unwise, illegitimate

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(RT, 26/3/2015) ~ Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT).

Obama ordered support to Saudi-led op, UN still ‘checking details’

US President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-led military operations in Yemen, the White House said in a statement, confirming that Washington had close communication with Hadi, the Saudis and other GCC states prior to the launch of the military operation.

“While US forces are not taking direct military action in Yemen in support of this effort, we are establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia…

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2 thoughts on “Saudi bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi, airstrikes hit Sa’ada, Ta’izz ~ Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen unwise, illegitimate

  1. According to a recent UN Security Council report, President Saleh, who the Houthi rebels are fighting, amassed close to $60 billion in 30 years as Yemen’s president, through corruption, embezzlement, and commissions imposed on oil companies. The experts who report to the U.N. Yemen sanctions panel told the Security Council that Saleh facilitated it for the Houthis and al-Qaeda to expand their control in northern and southern Yemen, and that he continues to run a broad network of financial, security, military, and political interests in Yemen that allowed him effectively to avoid the effects of the sanctions imposed on him under U.N. Security Council resolution 2140. Another case in which a US puppet is overtly supporting terrorist extremists. See https://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/the-u-s-and-gulf-are-confused-over-yemen-and-iraq/

    • thank you, but the Houthis here are good guys and they are now aligned with the Yemen Army. Al Qaeda failed so USA and Saudis sent in air support with made up excuse as always. the glaring hypocrisy here between Yemen and Syria no one seems to want to address eh

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