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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: TheLieWeLive
Can't see any Saudi military swappping sides to join the Iranians..................
There is something ratcheting up over there right now, what with all this stuff in Arabia along with Egypt suffering a near revolution at the same time, plus all the other USA Iranian British ships, Israeli elections, turkey cosying up with Vlad and his tech, Lebanon protests and Syria still going on well there's lots of fronts at play
originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: CthruU
Very interesting so what is your take on where this is headed.
More of the same I guess , Saudi are reaping the rewards of their intervention in a neighboring country , not sure they can blame this latest episode on Iran although they will likely try to frame it as such, in reality I think it's just a part of their war in Yemen.
When you look at the country of Yemen and their economy, there has to be influence from somewhere. I suspect they are being trained by Iran if nothing else. Arms have to come from somewhere too. Yemen is absolute poverty and this war has just made things worse. If it isn't Iran, it's Russia or China funding them.
"It's incredibly embarrassing for the Saudis giving how much support they have from not only the UAE but also the United States, the UK and several other countries. If the Houthis are able to carry out this level of operation it poses a significant turn in this war," al-Adeimi told Al Jazeera.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Saudi Arabia ranks third in global military spending after the US and China — allocating an estimated $65.5 billion in 2018. The US, Britain and France are its main weapons, munitions, and related military equipment suppliers. Despite enormous Saudi wealth devoted to militarism and warmaking, Houthi fighters are winning in Yemen, clearly spending a tiny fraction of what Riyadh budgets to partner with endless US war in Yemen — draining its resources, going into debt, achieving nothing.