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Yemen crisis: 'Foreign troops' land in Aden

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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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Unconfirmed reports have emerged of foreign troops landing in the Yemeni port city of Aden. It is not clear what nationality they are.


BBC News

Just saw this breaking on the BBC there are reports of troops now being deployed, given everything else that has been going on this could be the start of a invasion. I am on my tablet just now but will try to add more info as it comes out.




posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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Hmm.. might be china .. theyre diverting naval ships from anti-pirate patrol in the area to evacuate chinese nationals in yemen .. not sure of the progress of the evac op at present only that its ongoing ..
edit on 2/4/15 by Expat888 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

True this could be part of evacuation operations



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Lets hope its just evac ops and not an invasion .. will be keeping eye on it .. popping over now to check some sources in china to see if they have any further info ..



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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Iraqi militias have declared their intent to go into Yemen.

Iraqi Militiamen Plan To Travel To Yemen To Battle U.S.-Backed Coalition
The Saudi-Iran powerplay behind the Yemen conflict


“We defeated ISIS in Syria, we’re defeating ISIS in Iraq, and we’ll defeat them in Yemen,” Abu Kumael, a volunteer fighter with the powerful Iran-supported Shiite militia known as the Peace Brigades, told The WorldPost Monday. “We’re not just talking. We’re physically ready to go and fight.”


The problem is that the US is playing both sides, fighting ISIS in one nation while supporting it in another. Iranian-backed militias are only on one side - fighting ISIS.


In Iraq, the militias are working on the same side as U.S. forces against the self-declared Islamic State. But once the militiamen get to Yemen, they'll be fighting not for the U.S., but against the Americans -- which means that the U.S. will be battling the same forces, and in some cases the very same men, that ISIS is taking on in Iraq.


Crazy, but this is what you get with a neocon-driven policy.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Neocon?



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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Things quiet on the matter from china .. waitng on couple return calls now .. so ruling out chinese intervention ...



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 08:20 AM
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From the OP link:


Houthi rebels in Yemen have intensified their push to control the port city of Aden, amid reports of troops landing from the sea.

Initial reports suggested the troops were foreign but an adviser to the Saudis, who are leading a coalition against the Houthis, denied this.

He said they could be loyal to deposed president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who backs the rebels.

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There was confusion about the nationality of the troops who landed in Aden.

The Saudi adviser told the BBC that no Saudi or coalition forces had landed in the port and that those seen by witnesses disembarking were troops loyal to Mr Saleh.


Saudi Arabia denies any coalition involvement in the landings. If the troops who landed are supporting the rebels (who are, themselves, gunning for the city) it makes me wonder as to whether or not they are just another contingent of the attacking force coming in from the rear. That, or the troops are Iranian (but that would be an illogical move considering Iran's current negotiations on their nuclear situation).
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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

Could be both ! ...




posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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I have to say guys looks like this could be a non-story as the BBC seem to have changed the article.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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Hmmm, BBC, a day late and a dollar short with the news, if you can call it that...



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen have stormed the presidential palace in Aden following heavy clashes, officials say.

The rebels pushed through to the heart of the port city using tanks and armoured vehicles, despite air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition.

Earlier reports suggested that foreign troops had disembarked at the port. But a BBC correspondent said it was possible they were from a Chinese warship that had been sent to the area to help foreign nationals evacuate the city.


www.bbc.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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Crazy, but this is what you get with a neocon-driven policy.

I thought Obama was setting policy.
Or will be blame the current flavor of the day scapegoat (apparently SOS Kerry right now) that leads the fight against ISIS..... after he 'hears about it on the news'?



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Blackmarketeer



Crazy, but this is what you get with a neocon-driven policy.

I thought Obama was setting policy.
Or will be blame the current flavor of the day scapegoat (apparently SOS Kerry right now) that leads the fight against ISIS..... after he 'hears about it on the news'?


Nope. Obama's foreign policy is being set by neocons. He has left in place or retained nearly all his predecessor's neocon policy makers.

Obama's Neoconservative Foreign Policy Vision
The Bush-Obama-Neocon Doctrine
US neocons exert 'enormous influence' over Obama: Scholar

And so on and on...



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

So you are suggesting the government of Yemen is part of ISIS?



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