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The Middle East just became even more complicated

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/25/saudi-arabia-begins-military-operations-yemen-amba/



    Saudis lead Arab attack on Yemeni rebels; Iran proxy war looms


    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed Shiite rebel forces in Yemen, responding to distress calls from the U.S.-backed Yemeni president who was fleeing the country in the face of relentless advances by the rebels.

    The intervention brings the risk that Yemen will become ground zero for a proxy war pitting Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states against Iran, the region’s largest Shiite power, and signals a marked escalation of complexity in the evolving war gripping several nations across the Middle East.

    Just as Saudi forces began bombing the Shiite rebels, U.S. fighter jets were providing support for Iran-backed Shiite fighters in Iraq’s war against the Sunni extremist Islamic State group.
     
  2. targus

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    You haven't heard? Obama insists in the face of failure that Yemen is a model for success.

    In true dem/lib fashion Obama is completely disconnected with reality.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/why-obama-still-calls-yemen-a-success/article/2562059

     
  3. church mouse guy

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    It seems that there is a Sunni-Jewish coalition emerging to provide leadership against the Shia Persians.
     
  4. Doubting Thomas

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    Wow...so where does ISIS fit in with this coalition? They're Sunni, right?
     
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  6. Doubting Thomas

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    Wow...ISIS or Iran--pick your poison. It seems to me that ISIS inspired revolutions may have more potential to cause instability over a wider geographic region, but I'm no expert. I certatinly wouldn't want to see Iran get a nuke either, though.

    Strange bedfellows.
     
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