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Saudi fighter jets reportedly strike rebel targets in Yemen

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posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by ANNED
Al Qeada would like to and is trying to take over both Yemen and Somalia.

This would allow them to control both sides of the Gulf of Aden and any shipping coming out or going into the red sea and the suez canal.

This is about 1/3 of the shipping of the world
and much of the shipping from china to europe.

If you think the would is having trouble with a few Somalia pirates.

Think what Al Qeada could do with a 50 to 60 Suicide bombers in small boats packed with explosives



You've got it!

AQ is really now a corporate merger of the loose AQ federation and the Egyptian Brotherhood. Pretty much the Board of Directors of extremist Muslim Terrorism. They are smart enough not to have a targetable HQ and keep switching their communication modes, codes, patterns.

Weak countires with basket case economies like Somalia and Yemen are fairly easy control. Buy out whatever semblance of a central government there is or install one. Controlling whatever military ther isdoes not present a problem.

We won't hear about all this as reporters have no access, there are no press releases or real media in these places. AQ is quietly consolidating big chunks of strategic real estate. Bin Laden family originated there and the country has been a Safe Haven for year.

Though he's been dead for years, anyone who doubts bin Laden was a real person and CEO of 9/11 knows absolutely zero of the Middle East. A hguely powerful family with thousands of member. OBL had over 50 siblings.

A hero in Saudi Arabia for kicking ass in Afghanistan, the deal was made the Saudis would quietly fund him on the condition he posed no threat to the royal family and operated outside the kingdom.

Al Qaida is real. And determined to bring down the US, as they think they did with the Soviet Union.

All this is well-documented in books and articles by independent writers and investigators from a dozen country.

Ignore the adolescent analysis you see on conspiracy websites. AQ Lives.


M




posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 04:26 AM
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Originally posted by mmiichael


Ignore the adolescent analysis you see on conspiracy websites. AQ Lives.


Mass ad hominem attack and opinion all in one neat little line. Plus it's not even on topic.

None of us here really know anything. We get scraps of misinformation and propaganda thrown to us when it is deemed necessary. You think you can get to the heart of the truth from that? You have opinion and that is all.


[edit on 7-11-2009 by Lazyninja]



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 10:54 AM
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Situation update


Saudis continue attacks on northern Yemen

At the fifth day of the kingdom's airstrikes on Yemen's mountainous north, Saudi forces said their aircraft have been targeting Houthi positions near the border town of Al-Khubah, AFP reported on Sunday.

Saudi medics, meanwhile, said seven Saudis were killed and 126 others were wounded since the fighting first erupted on Wednesday.

According to a medical official at the district hospital in the nearby town of Samtah, Friday had been the "heaviest day" of fighting with two soldiers killed and many people wounded.



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Pretty interesting. Saudis fighting Iranians in a neighbouring country.

Aside from logistics, egos and images at stake.

Surprised this gets so little attention.

Guess Muslims fighting other Muslims is not a Hot Topic.


M



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Fighting in the Middle East is considered De Rigeur. If they weren't fighting each other, we'd expect that they were too busy beating their wives, selling their girl children as slaves, or hanging homosexuals that day.

Regardless, it is unfortunate that people don't realize that the area does have strategic importance, and the upcoming war between Saud and Iran is important.

[edit on 2009/11/7 by Aeons]



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by mmiichael

Pretty interesting. Saudis fighting Iranians in a neighbouring country.


how do ya figure??

This is the Norm....

Do you know anything about the Middle East and their non-stop wars?



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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^^^My point proved. Thanks.



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Originally posted by mmiichael

Pretty interesting. Saudis fighting Iranians in a neighbouring country.


how do ya figure??

This is the Norm....

Do you know anything about the Middle East and their non-stop wars?


Yes I know a lot about the ME and their constant tribal infighting.
When times are tough or just out of boredom go attack your neighbour. Good short term means of governance, bad long term.
Why the ME is still in the 8th Century.

The point made, maybe not clear, is that the Saudis are going one-on-one with Iran now. They usually prefer their confrontations done through proxies.

Saudis want self-sufficiency with dependence on the US primarily for the latest weapons technologies.


M



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Saudis 'retake captured territory'

Saudi Arabia has regained control of an area of territory seized by Yemeni rebels in an incursion last week, a senior defence official in the kingdom has said.

Saudi Arabia began air raids and artillery bombardments against the Houthi group after its fighters crossed from northern Yemen and reportedly took control of the area called Jebel al-Dukhan.



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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an interesting picture you paint of the Egyptian brotherhood;

you of course must be aware they are an elected party with 88 (20% of the total) seats - and are pushing forward with the Kefaya movement for open and democratic elections within egypt.


although at times there motives are under question - the palestinian wing is HAMAS , they do have alot of support and the support is increasing

[edit on 8/11/09 by Harlequin]



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by mmiichael
 


an interesting picture you paint of the Egyptian brotherhood;

you of course must be aware they are an elected party with 88 (20% of the total) seats - and are pushing forward with the Kefaya movement for open and democratic elections within egypt.


You are of course right. Al-Zawahiri's Egyptian Islamic Jihad merged with bin Laden's loose al Qaeda network early in the decade. Zawahiri came out the Muslim Brotherhood.


Mike



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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somewhat similar to the IRA - they gave up guns to pursue politics - to a resonable degree of succes - yet teh extremists formed the ultra violent continuity ira and the real ira ; somewhat similar here (although ofc the IRA was funed by americans so must have been ok)



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
somewhat similar to the IRA - they gave up guns to pursue politics - to a resonable degree of succes - yet teh extremists formed the ultra violent continuity ira and the real ira ; somewhat similar here (although ofc the IRA was funed by americans so must have been ok)


Too much Googling can be harmful to your understanding of world events.

The IRA represented the Catholic base that felt the Protestant English derived minority had disenfranched them and controlled an inordinate share of the wealth and power. This internal struggle has been repeated wordwide since time immemorial.

The US at some point providing support or finance does not mean they have any particular control. The US at different junctures has allied itself with hundreds of dissident groups even bin Laden's mujahadin when they fought the Russians in Afghanistan.

Alliances and special projects come and go. One mention in Wikipedia does not mean lifetime partnership. The US, like anyone else uses or abuses transient relationships based on situation and expediency.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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im sure google can be harmful - but then again living in the UK for the last 20 years gives me a certain perspective on the subject of the IRA.

the ira directly targetted people like you and me - i lost family at Enniskillen so dont think i haven`t been touched by these animals.


represented the Catholic base


maybe in the 1970`s - but by the 1980`s , thew catholic population had enough of them.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
a certain perspective on the subject of the IRA.

the ira directly targetted people like you and me - i lost family at Enniskillen so dont think i haven`t been touched by these animals.


represented the Catholic base


maybe in the 1970`s - but by the 1980`s, the catholic population had enough of them.


Sorry to hear that. I left Britain over 20 years ago. Still think of it as a Catholic vs Protestant conflict.

Mike



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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Yemen rebels 'down fighter jet'

Rebels in northern Yemen have said they shot down a Yemeni fighter jet that was attacking their strongholds on Sunday.

The government in Sanaa has denied the claim, saying the Sukhoi crashed because of a "technical error".

It was the third Yemeni military plane to crash since the latest fighting between the army and the rebels, known as the Houthis, began four months ago.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by mmiichael
 


an interesting picture you paint of the Egyptian brotherhood;

you of course must be aware they are an elected party with 88 (20% of the total) seats - and are pushing forward with the Kefaya movement for open and democratic elections within egypt.


although at times there motives are under question - the palestinian wing is HAMAS , they do have alot of support and the support is increasing

[edit on 8/11/09 by Harlequin]



disturing, that they are elected and in such numbers- wherever muslims dominate time and time again the aggressive demand for Islam as the state becomes apparent



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by mmiichael
Too much Googling can be harmful to your understanding of world events.

The IRA represented the Catholic base that felt the Protestant English derived minority had disenfranched them and controlled an inordinate share of the wealth and power. This internal struggle has been repeated wordwide since time immemorial.



I live in NI, let me clarify some points for you

"PROTESTANT ENGLISH DERIVED MINORITY"- not sure where to start with that, NI has a majority British population, not "minority", also, they are not "ENGLISH" they are NORTHERN IRISH, with most having acnestry from Scotland SEVERAL CENTURIES earlier.

The IRA hijacked a debatable civil rights movement to conduct a poorly supported sectarian war on the border issue



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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whats so sad about the entire mess (even on going - and the RIRA kill cathloics now) is that the british went into to protect the catholics!

bad choices were made and look at the last 30 years



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
somewhat similar to the IRA - they gave up guns to pursue politics - to a resonable degree of succes - yet teh extremists formed the ultra violent continuity ira and the real ira ; somewhat similar here (although ofc the IRA was funed by americans so must have been ok)


My father remembers as a child family friends having funding parties to give to the IRA. In Toronto.

When saying that something is being funded by "Americans," one should keep in mind that it is often the private person who is doing the funding.

On the up side, Ireland is probably the last place in the World the extremist Muslims will go after.

[edit on 2009/11/9 by Aeons]



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