Monday, March 23, 2015

Yemen: Houthis run a nation, Quitter Hadi calls for GCC no fly, US can't terror fight?

Keeping an eye on Yemen. Much going on as of late.
It appears the Houthi's are expanding their defences in Yemen. No doubt for very good reasons.
I have noticed a simplistic narrative is emerging- 
Hadi- ousted by Houthis- LIE. Hadi and his western backed government stepped down.
Houthis backed by Saleh- not substantiated
Houthis backed by Iran- not substantiated We do know that Saleh was ousted and a very western friendly government was installed in Yemen, led by Hadi. We do know that Hadi and his government steppped down. Beyond those known facts, lie many unverfied claims.

Over the weekend the Houthi's moved to take a major city containing a military airport
"Houthi miltia fighters took over the central city of Taiz" also "took over the city's military airport without a struggle from local authorities late on Saturday

Hadi calls for a GCC no fly zone

The quitter- Hadi- Internationally recognized stooge
"Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Sunday called on the UN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to impose a no-fly zone over parts of the country after the third largest city of Taiz fell to Houthi rebels."
  Yemen’s newly-appointed Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin said: “We have addressed both the GCC and the UN for the need of [imposing] a no-fly zone and banning the use of warplanes at the airports controlled by the Houthis.”
 The fall of airport in Taiz, Yassin maintained, would facilitate the Houthi takeover of other airports following the same tactic.
Not elected, just internationally recognized. Why the government of quitters is recognized is beyond me! And a newly appointed foreign minister? Who appointed him? How can a government that stepped down, appoint any new ministers or have international recognition? Really demonstrates the level of western backed corruption. Did the Houthis 'take over' the airport? Really? If they are in  power now, thanks to the quitter Hadi government, wouldn't they be able to access and use the airports anyway? Of course they would! Implying the Houthis forcefully 'took over' the airport is pure spin, garbage and nonsense!


Anti- Houthi protestors? Paid provocateurs? 


Loss of Yemen as base hampers US terrorism fight?

How to interpret that headline? Loss of Yemen hampers US ability to terrorize? Could be.
Hadi militiamen?

The media is  full of imagery of Hadi militias (western backed too!) and 'anti- houthi protestors" Should this suggest to us that the media is embedded with these western backed fighters?  That's how I see it! We have all seen this type of stuff on multiple occasions. Libya. Syria. Corporate, war mongering media, always in bed with the western backed fighters, presenting them as heroic and wanting justice etc.,
 The evacuation of 125 U.S. Special Operations advisers from Yemen in the past two days....
 Even after the withdrawal of U.S. troops, the CIA will still maintain some covert Yemeni agents in the country. Armed drones will carry out some airstrikes from bases in nearby Saudi Arabia or Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, as was done most recently on Feb. 20. Spy satellites will still lurk overhead, and eavesdropping planes will try to suck up electronic communications.
 Administration officials say that in many trouble spots they rely on allies — such as the French in West Africa to counter extremists like Boko Haram — rather than deploying large numbers of U.S. troops.
The United States has worked around obstacles like Yemen’s turmoil before, notably in Pakistan and Somalia, where the CIA and the Pentagon in the past decade stitched together local spy networks that provided information for drone strikes and occasional commando raids on al-Qaida militants. But that approach has always been considered an imperfect substitute to having U.S. forces on the ground, training and advising military and security allies.
 “I don’t even think it’s accurate to think of Yemen as a single country anymore,” said Gregory D. Johnsen, a Yemen specialist and writer at large at BuzzFeed. “At best it has dissolved a series of power blocs that are less and less able to influence change across the country.”
Yemen, destabilized, weak and eternally squabbling- One beneficiary to that has already come to mind
What did the Houthi leadership have to say this week end about the situation in Yemen?

Rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi, in a televised address on Sunday, accused the country’s internationally recognized leader, President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi, of collaborating with Sunni militants from al-Qaeda and Islamic State, and being a “puppet” for foreign forces. He urged Yemen’s tribes to send fighters and money to support the Houthis.

4 comments:

  1. 1. Ukrainian politician and former Dnepropetrovsk businessman Oleg Tsarev says that the political and economic conflict between the country's oligarchs may turn into outright street warfare and a new Maidan
    http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150322/1019864329.html

    The much telegraphed coup coming as Donbas says last week Kiev wants war. Last week UK advisers deployed and US advisers deploying by April...

    Friday: Kyiv preparing for new war - DPR head Interfax


    2. US ramping up exercises in Persian Gulf on alleged hard April deadline which Obama says isn't being extended
    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150323/1019889953.html
    http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150323/1019888526.html

    3. Ukraine's Party of Regions Confirms Death of Ex-President Yanukovych's Son. Sources said Yanukovych junior, 33, was one of six individuals in a Volkswagen minibus that was participating in a sports event on Lake Baikal.
    http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150323/1019883851.html

    Last week Putin quoted as saying avoided assassination of his father...who isn't 33
    http://tass.ru/en/russia/782836


    Baikal incidentally was just called out alluding to the long talked about water wars
    http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/16/russia-water-conflict-idINKBN0MC1UM20150316

    As an aside a nazi hideout on the Paraguay border
    http://sputniknews.com/society/20150323/1019873374.html

    This after the CIA is allegedly "interested" in those who might be manipulating the weather
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/weather-wars.html

    And NASA scientist warns of California water/Megadroughts
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/14/us/nasa-study-western-megadrought/

    And the Chinese are backing off GMO (corn last year) yet again after more roundup warnings
    Producing safer foods - not bumper harvests - now a priority, says China SCMP
    http://sputniknews.com/environment/20150321/1019807803.html

    3. Twitter office just opened in Dubai as US shuts down Saudi embassy and Yemen going full metal
    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/18/twitter-opens-office-in-dubai/
    Yemen’s Embattled President Hadi to Call for Arab League’s Help in Egypt

    4. ISIS now showing up in Hong Kong after a PLA General said the protests movement was an attempted Spring. This as the US rhetoric and moves around the SCS escalate. Interestingly US Ambassador to Japan gets death threats last week. An Okinawan arrested. Now Okinawa moves to halt US base construction. Yukio Hatoyama, former PM who was forced to resign paving way for Abe eventually, was just in Crimea making friends.
    http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1744153/top-officials-warn-possible-muslim-terrorist-threats-city
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/12/national/politics-diplomacy/ex-prime-minister-hatoyama-defends-referendum-crimea-constitutional/

    Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama resigns amid Okinawa row
    http://www.bbc.com/news/10211314


    5. Nine British Medics Allegedly Working in ISIL-Controlled Areas in Syria
    http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150322/1019839616.html

    The helicopter shoot downs if Fars is to be believed
    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13931204001534

    What must the Saudis think...

    6. Norway deploys to that forward island where the Russian "chatter" from the sub was allegedly picked up
    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/660d038c-c8bc-11e4-8617-00144feab7de.html#axzz3VDxBoF5m
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/11178965/Sweden-promises-to-use-force-over-Russian-sub-as-Baltic-hide-and-seek-goes-on.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/11173033/Sweden-hunts-for-suspected-Russian-submarine-in-Cold-War-style-drama.html

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  2. The new coup in Ukraine was one of my predictions for this year and it sure looks to be shaping up.... What with Kolomoisky and his thugs entering oil offices and the police/government not interfering..

    I can totally see open warfare between the Oligarchs as a pretext for a coup-
    it's perfect- someone has to take charge- a good tyrant will be needed

    If true to bad about the son? A child's loss is a tough cross to bear

    thanks for all the other links, good reading

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  3. Sri Lanka is investigating its former ambassador to Russia following a media report that he helped arm pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine, the foreign minister said Sunday.

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Mar-22/291710-sri-lanka-probes-ex-envoy-over-alleged-ukraine-arms-deals.ashx


    The Sri Lanka situation has been commented on before. Template OS movement

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  4. If probably support the Yemen revolution as I don't think its made in America .

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