Bombing of Yemen Has Begun

Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT). The US is not participating in the operation, the envoy stressed.

Al Arabiya reported that warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia, targeting their air defenses.

Reports from the ground indicate that Saudi forces have bombed an office belonging to Houthi rebels in Sanaa’s Jiraf area, with many casualties.

Residents are saying that warplanes are targeting the capital’s airport, according to Reuters.

Houthis are allegedly using heavy anti-aircraft fire to respond to the bombing.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait issued a joint statement saying that they “decided to repel Houthi militias, Al-Qaeda and ISIS (Islamic State) in the country.” The Gulf states said they were responding to a “major threat” to the stability of the region, saying that their cause is to “repel Houthi aggression” in Yemen.

Obama heralded Yemen as one of his greatest successes.  Shortly afterwards it erupted into a civil war.  His reverse Midas Touch is 100%.

~ Hardnox

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11 Responses to Bombing of Yemen Has Begun

  1. clyde says:

    Asshat is what, 0 for 10 ? Good God, it’ll take a hundred years to undo the damage this empty suit has inflicted.

  2. Kathy says:

    I hope ‘repel’ means annihilate, because O’s shown us how repel doesn’t work. We’ll only end up those al-Qaida terrorists (who are on the run) completely taking over the country.

    • Hardnox says:

      Me too.

      I can’t but wonder if our pilots are flying Saudi planes much like our guys were flying French Mirages during the Libya campaign. Arabs can break a hammer. Flying high tech aircraft isn’t one of their strong suits.

  3. Uriel says:

    I hate to see more bad news from that region but I am happy to note Saudi’s and others are forging ahead. O’s smeared the US with his fecal Islamic view so much that I doubt we can repair half he has done at least for the next 5 years. Now the countries have found out that we are so weak during his roosting in office no one can possibly take seriously our backing them.

    • Hardnox says:

      The Saudis have no choice. Iran’s influence and military power is creeping in on their border.

      As I commented above this is probably not an independent action by the Saudis.

  4. I.R. Wayright says:

    I’ll celebrate when the coalition grows to include the Israelis, they attack Tehran decisively and blow up all their nuclear hopes and dreams.
    BTW< Lindsay Graham believes this is the start of WWIII.
    Well, he could be right. Stay tuned. If Iran loses its cool, they will close the Straits of Hormuz and oil prices will be off to the races.
    Factor whether or not Putin and the Chinese will sit back and watch.
    So how would YOU arange the chess pieces on this messy table?

    • Hardnox says:

      I think this is another one of those “lead from behind” events.

      The ChiComs, Russians, and other bad actors are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see how this will play out. The Turks depend on Iran for the oil and gas and are thus beholden to them. Ditto with the ChiComs. Yemen is about to become another proxy state of Iran if the Saudis are not successful in their attempt to restore Yemen’s legitimate government.

      The chess pieces for WWIII are definitely lining up. Israel won’t join up with the Saudis for obvious reasons but we can bet they are helping covertly.

      Unrest in the area will help the Russians and the Iranians with their cash flow as oil prices surge.