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Iran, Russia demand immediate halt to Saudi-led intervention in #Yemen

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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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Could this be the spark that ignites WWIII? I don't see Saudi Arabia backing down. Also at the same time Obama delegates authority to Kerry (SEC 1236.Authority to provide assistance to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant)



Iran and Russia have called on Saudi Arabia to halt airstrikes on Yemen as supporters of Yemen’s ruling Houthi militants stage demonstrations throughout the country, protesting against the Saudi-led military intervention

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""Presidential Memorandum -- Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as follows:

I hereby delegate the functions and authorities vested in the President by section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291) (the "Act") to the Secretary of State.

Any reference in this memorandum to the Act shall be deemed to be a reference to any future act that is the same or substantially the same as such provision.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.



BARACK OBAMA"

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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: NotMoose



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. dailystar.com.lb...

"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 statement added.

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. " www.almanar.com.lb...

"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 back.

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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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yeah I dont know. The saudis have near infinite resources and there is a near infinite number of guns for hire.

They can afford to hire every mercenary outfit in the world and not break a sweat.

I would not count on them starting something that they cant finish. I think they could buy every pound of the US's military hardware and pay to crew it and still have money to deck it out in gold plating.

Me thinks Russia and Iran are nervous.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
Me thinks Russia and Iran are nervous.


I agree. I'm thinking this was a turn of events they didn't expect.
They had a wide open situation and then the Saudis decided
enough was enough. boom baby! (*southpark)
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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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The Saudis don't like Iran increasing their influence in the region so they are putting a stop to it.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: tadaman
Me thinks Russia and Iran are nervous.


I agree. I'm thinking this was a turn of events they didn't expect.
They had a wide open situation and then the Saudis decided
enough was enough. boom baby! (*southpark)



Things are getting hot:
Turkey supports Saudi mission in Yemen, says Iran must withdraw

www.france24.com...



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Iranian(shia) interests are fighting in Iraq,Syria and now Yemen to prevent the likes of daesh/ ISIS(fanatical sunni sect) from gaining a foothold.

This is what they would say.

The Saudis are on the side of the west,yet they bomb those who fight against ISIS.

What exactally is going on here?
What side are our supposedley benevolent western governments on here?

Are us masses being fed a load of BS by any chance?
Would it be the first time?

But as usual,what do I know?
Nothing.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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Well you are not so confused as to believe the 2 different narratives . I some how think that ISIS is just a mercenary army and will go kill where ever they are sent . They are the Wests fiat boogy man as ISIS . this will draw all the parties to the table with all there bombs and bullets . This is WW3 .



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1


things could get really hot for SA ..j


AWWW diddums.



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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
I think they could buy every pound of the US's military hardware and pay to crew it and still have money to deck it out in gold plating.




The question is should the USA (and my own UK) be selling the Saudi state of art weapons systems when there are one of the biggest despots in the world and indulge in in almost every human rights abuse.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Hard to imagine rooting for someone over there but I don't think rooting against SA is a bad thing .maybe it's 911 coming home to roost eh .



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: Silcone Synapse

Well you are not so confused as to believe the 2 different narratives . I some how think that ISIS is just a mercenary army and will go kill where ever they are sent . They are the Wests fiat boogy man as ISIS . this will draw all the parties to the table with all there bombs and bullets .
This is WW3 .


The history books,if they exist in 50 years,will say that we are indeed in the early phases of WW3 in 2015.
Will history record that we had no choice?
I doubt it.

History never does that.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

History will say why the F did we back Saudi Arabia.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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Seems a bit Ironic Russia having a problem with someone intervening in another countries internal conflicts.

What a strange world we live in.

Could this be Iran's Ukraine, where they deny they are helping those fighting the government until they finally have to admit to it?

Seems that is a good reason to get Saudi Arabia and their coalition to stop the intervention.

Well this should make people happy to see the countries in the ME dealing with a problem in the ME.
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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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damn, talk about rapid escalations.

need to pay attention to this



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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Silcone Synapse

History will say why the F did we back Saudi Arabia.

Its a damned shame.
'twill all get mollycoddled into our fake legacy,
Maybe god Tony will get to tell us all how great our alliance with saudi is again..






posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Yeah I agree. We have to be more cautious with who we sell arms to. In the end we will have to face those same weapons in one way or the other.

What I would do is solve a huge problem we have. I would sell them almost our entire air force. Its getting old and outdated. We could even sell them our fields of scrap and with that money just modernize /rebuild our military in all branches.

The UK could build some aircraft carriers and buy some new armour and we can build new fleets of updated conventional aircraft to support the more modern airframes we are developing. I think we should just build fleets of new time tested airframes to supplement the numbers we will not be able to field of the more modern aircraft like the F22/35s. SO maybe 20 older but brand new and modernized aircraft for every 1 new next gen aircraft.

That way they have the weapons they need to solve a mutual problem without giving them the upper hand if things ever change down the road in 50 years.

I dont understand why we need for everything to be state of the art. I imagine that some missions would be more practical and cheaper for a bunch of F-16s to do than a few F-22s.

What we cant do is give everyone and their mother the same weapons we rely on to defend our home countries. I wouldnt sell a single next gen fighter to anyone but the UK, Australia, a few parts of Europe and MAYBE Japan.


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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:39 PM
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Just read on another post , Egyptian warships fired on (warning shots) Iranian ships off the coast of Yemen. If this is true, another step closer to all out war outbreak in the Middle East .



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Weren't the Saudi's the money behind the 9/11 attacks on the US? Sure, why not trust them? (sarcasm).



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