Tag: Yemen

Aug 16

#ISIS Executes ‘Spies’ by Throwing Them in Vat of Boiling Tar

ISIS Executes ‘Spies’ by Throwing Them in Vat of Boiling Tar Media sources in Mosul reported particularly gruesome executions by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) of six local citizens accused of being spies. The six were accused of “making contact and cooperating with the security forces that belong to the central government, the forces of the …

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Jun 12

Saudi air chief killed in #Scud attack. We must adapt this new foreign policy NOW. #ISIS

A few unanswered questions: 1) Where did the Houthis get the Scuds and the know-how to accurately target them? 2) Who supplied the intelligence that the Saudi air chief would be at the base? 3) Why was there only one or two Patriot batteries protecting the air base?  It was obvious that 15 incoming missiles …

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Jun 06

Two major Mid East escalations: #isis #yemen #scud

Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels DEBKAfile Special Report June 6, 2015, 1:12 PM (IDT) : Middle East war buildup,   via Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels.

May 19

Next challenge for US after Ramadi defeat: #Iran ship nears Yemeni shore

The article tells of a major US exercise in Jordan that included a B-52.  This was a show of force no doubt intended as a red line. Another red line is the naval blockade of Yemen.  There are 2 days until it is crossed.  DEBKA doubts that the US will do anything to inspect the …

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May 13

Tehran: Attacking #Yemen -bound aid ship will “ignite war”

Another red line for Obama.  He will no doubt back off to appease Iran. Will Arabia and Egypt do the same?  At a minimum the ship should be boarded and inspected.  If there are no arms, let it continue its mission.  If there are arms the ship should be seized.  Let Iran back up its bluster. …

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Apr 18

Iranian Armada Heads for #Yemen

I have been warning that Iran’s insertion of Naval vessels into the Yemen war was very dangerous.  That was when they sent two warships.  Now they are sending seven more with the explicit order to resupply the Houthis.  I assume that they will try to break the blockade that Egypt and Saudi Arabia have set …

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Apr 10

Iran, Saudi Arabia in tense buildup opposite #Yemen ’s Gulf of Aden shore: US air tankers refueling Saudi jets

Iran, Saudi Arabia in tense buildup opposite Yemen’s Gulf of Aden shore: US air tankers refueling Saudi jets DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2015, 8:30 AM (IDT) This does not make me feel good.  Hold onto your oil futures. DEBKA has been right on this so far. gh Saudi-Iranian saber-rattling over Yemen has reached a …

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Apr 08

Iran sends warship flotilla to seas off #Yemen

Iran sends warship flotilla to seas off Yemen DEBKAfile April 8, 2015, 4:44 PM (IDT) Iranian Navy’s 34th flotilla of warships left Bandar Abbas port for the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday amid reports of heavy fighting for control of the center of Yemen’s port town of Aden. It comprises the Alborz destroyer and Bushehr …

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Apr 01

Khamenei sends #Iran navy to Bab el-Mandeb Straits, #Yemen.

  And so it begins. HT to DEBKAFile George Khamenei sends Iranian navy to Bab el-Mandeb Straits. Iran arms store for Hamas bombed in Libya DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2015, 10:36 PM (IDT) Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th …

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Mar 26

Egypt seizes Bab el Mandeb ahead of #Iran. Saudis bomb Iran-backed Yemeni #Houthis. US launches air strikes over #Tikrit

Egypt seizes Bab el Mandeb ahead of Iran. Saudis bomb Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis. US launches air strikes over Tikrit And so it begins.  Actually it began in Yemen when Obama decided not to support Saleh in the Arab spring uprising.  That, of course, created instability and a vacuum into which the Houthis jumped.  Now we …

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