Making The Case For More War

This mash-up between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon all began when the Houthi tribesmen of Yemen were accused of a fired a missile into Saudi Arabia.

First the White House condemned the attack……

The White House on Wednesday condemned missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, saying they threatened the region’s security and undermined efforts to halt the conflict.

‘Houthi missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, enabled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, threaten regional security and undermine UN efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict,’ it said in a statement as US President Donald Trump began a visit to the Chinese capital.

Then the condemnation moved to the UN…….

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations news release said the missile the Houthi rebels launched toward Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport on Nov. 4 may “also be of Iranian origin.”

“Saudi Arabia’s announcement confirms once again the Iranian regime’s complete disregard for its international obligations. By providing these types of weapons to the Houthi militias in Yemen, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp‎s is violating two UN resolutions simultaneously,” Haley said in a statement.

Let’s stop right here for a moment……

Let me see if I have the right……Iran may have given a missile to the Houthi and they fired it into Saudi Arabia and the region went batcrap crazy and yet the US is given billions worth of military hardware to the Saudis which they have used on their neighbor Yemen and all is fine with the world.  Is that not he very definition of hypocrisy?

The United States has asked the world to “hold Iran accountable” on Tuesday, after Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of “direct military aggression” after a Yemeni rebel missile attack near Riyadh.

Washington’s Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claimed Iran had supplied a missile to the Houthis that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July, and referred to Riyadh’s claim that the weapon used on the Saturday strike “may also be of Iranian origin”.

“By providing these types of weapons to the Houthi militias in Yemen, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is violating two UN resolutions simultaneously,” Haley said.

How many missiles have been fired into the Kingdom from Yemen in the last couple of years?  And yet this most recent one has war written all over it……why?

Over the weekend Yemen’s Houthis claimed responsibility for a ballistic missile strike against Riyadh. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for being behind the attack, as well as the Lebanese movement Hezbollah in the same statement.

This was not the first Houthi Scud attack on Riyadh. In March 2017 the Houthis launched a Scud missile at King Salman air base. Then the kingdom did not make an issue of Iran being behind the attack or invoking Hezbollah. Why this time?

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/yemens-ballistic-missile-launch-and-saudi-arabias-ballistic-response-1343573120

If so then should the US also be held accountable for the carnage in Yemen?

Who is driving this scenario?  Israel has wanted someone to attack Iran for decades are they about to get their wish?

Will this new war in the Middle East begin with the Saudis attacking Lebanon?

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7 thoughts on “Making The Case For More War

  1. The Saudis are no real military power without the backing of the US (and others). Their threats are meaningless if we just removed our support. I can’t see that happening though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. THey also have Israel on their side and the US…..I think they are getting too big for their britches…..look at poor Yemen and what they are doing to them with impunity…..sad and Lebanon could be next….they like small nations to attack….chuq

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