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I don't know about WW111 but things could get really hot for SA ..just a few pieces showing up and they look serious . "SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Egyptian
security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shiite rebels and their allies after a
campaign of airstrikes to weaken them.
Three senior officials tell The Associated Press that forces would enter by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from the Red Sea and Arabian Sea. They
said Thursday that other nations will also be involved.
They would not specify troop numbers or say when the operation would start, only that it would be after airstrikes weaken the rebels and allied forces
loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
They say the offensive aims to push the rebels into negotiations on power sharing. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorized to talk to the press.
"Hezbollah firmly condemned the Saudi-American aggression on the Yemeni people and army.
In a statement, Hezbollah denounced the participation of some Arab and non-Arab states in the aggression, noting that they provided the hostile
campaign with a political cover.
The Saudi adventure leads the region towards more tensions as it represents a blatant assault against the Yemenis who seek to obtain independence, the
The party considered that the aggression on Yemen secures the US interests and provides 'Israel' with a lofty service and that the offensive
supports the Zionist scheme which intensified extremism and promoted the hostility attitude towards the Palestinians and all the regional peoples.
Hezbollah called on Saudi and its allies to immediately and unconditionally halt their aggression on Yemen. "
"The Islamic Republic of Iran warned on Thursday the Saudi Arabia of continuing the military intervention in Yemen, stating that the results of the
aggression will be certainly reflected against the Arab kingdom.
"Saudi Arabia will get the finger burnt in Yemen," The Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic
Consultative Assembly of Iran, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said in a statement.
The high-rank Iranian official stressed that the Saudi war on Yemen will have serious results on the region, amid the recent critical situations and
developments witnessed by the Muslim World.
Moreover, Boroujerdi underlined that the US administration is trying to create another crisis in the Muslim world, following the crises it
orchestrated in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. www.almanar.com.lb...
Russian expert: Saudi Arabia may suffer defeat in Yemen
15:31 March 26, 2015 Interfax
A military intervention by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen will trigger a large-scale conflict in the region and most probably end with Riyadh's
defeat, said expert on Oriental studies, Higher School of Economic pedagogue Leonid Isayev, who returned from a trip to Yemen on Wednesday.
"In my opinion, the military campaign will be absolutely unsuccessful for the Saudis. I have no faith in the ability of the Saudis to achieve
something in Yemen. The Army of Saudi Arabia is really nothing: there is emptiness behind beautiful gear. This army is inferior to the Yemenis by its
combat readiness. The Saudi army has never fought anyone in its history. They simply cannot do that," he told Interfax on Thursday.
The expert affirmed a high level of military training in the Yemeni army.
"It is not accidental that the army of Prophet Muhammad mostly consisted of Yemenis, the most combative Arab people who have a knack for war.
Besides, the Yemeni terrain will make the hostilities challenging," he said.
In addition, the Yemeni population supports the Houthis, objects to Riyadh's intervention in internal affairs of the country, and demands a strike