- The Middle East just got a little hotter…..
or…Posted 2 years ago
The Houthi-run Saba News in Yemen said the missile had been a Burkan H2.
The rebel group is believed to have access to a stockpile of Scud ballistic missiles and home-grown variants. Saudi forces have previously brought them down with Patriot surface-to-air missiles bought from the US.
The Houthis fired a missile towards Riyadh in May, a day before US President Donald Trump was due to arrive in the city for a visit, but it was shot down 200km (120 miles) from the capital.
Yemen has been devastated by a war between forces loyal to the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.
It’s Lebanon that’s the big problem. Lebanon is like a fulcrum for Middle East stability right now. There’s a couple of million refugees that might suddenly be on the move again. That could have a huge destabilising effect on Jordan, Iran and of course Europe, as more and more look to escape.Posted 2 years ago
Saudi Arabia have so much to answer for, but while our economies are so entangled, no solution will be sought, let alone reached.
The Saudis have very cleverly and very successfully put themselves in such a strong position in the world, forcing us to treat Iran as the enemy and forcing them to pursue an ever more dangerous foreign policy to try to defend their interests.
As for the Yemenis, they’re using largely the same weapons they had when they invaded Oman in the 70’s. It’s a bit rich for us in the west to sit and talk about who’s arming the Yemenis when it’s the Saudis killing them by the thousand with weapons we sold them.
Saudi’s analyse debris and confirm the missile was manufactured in Iran. Given the Houthie are supported and armed by Iran this should surprise precisely no one.Posted 2 years ago
well that saudi report is cleary imprtial and fact based
by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias from within Yemeni territory that targeted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most recent of which was the flagrant military aggression by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias which targeted the city of Riyadh on November 11, 2017 (Corresponding to 15/2/1439 Hijri) using a ballistic missile with a range of more than 900 Km.
And, after the thorough examination of the debris of these missiles, including the missile launched on July 22, 2017 (Corresponding to 28/10/1438 Hijri) by experts in military technology, has confirmed the role of Iran’s regime in manufacturing these missiles and smuggling them to the Houthi militias in Yemen for the purpose of attacking the Kingdom, its people, and vital interests.
Did you write it Jamby 😉
Out of interest how does the debris tell you who smuggled it and why ?
That report is 100% unlikely truePosted 2 years ago
I’m actually waiting for the “Why would the Saudi’s lie” defence to appear…
What’s actually more interesting is the purges and clean outs in SA at the moment and the moves to get away from the hardline conservative state that they are in towards a more modern islamic place. It’s certainly what a lot have been calling for.Posted 2 years agovotchyMember
by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias from within Yemeni territory that targeted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most recent of which was the flagrant military aggression by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias which targeted the city of Riyadh on November 11, 2017 (Corresponding to 15/2/1439 Hijri) using a ballistic missile with a range of more than 900 Km
So they can foretell the future 😀Posted 2 years ago
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