What’s The REAL Scoop In Yemen? By QV
Authored by QV3:
When Obama praised America’s efforts in Yemen as being a model “war
on terror” – knowledgeable observers warned that, far from being a
model war, the American drone war in Yemen was killing so many
civilians that it was turning an entire population toward the radical
USA is supporting the bombing of Yemen by Saudi´s “because there was
an illegal coup against elected president..” But in Syria USA
supports, trains and equips bearded jihadi terrorists which want to
overthrown democratically elected president Assad. The double
standards and hypocrisy of America knows no bounds.
Yemen has a Shiite population estimated at 30-35% of the
population. For many years Houthis have campaigned for a more
representative government in Sana’a, and for a greater Houthi voice in
parliament . Their primarily peaceful protests, which have never
evolved into secessionist demands, met with violent repression in
2004, by the then Ali Abdallah Saleh regime. This led to a six-year
war ending in a ceasefire in 2010. He was replaced by Abed Rabbo
Mansour Hadi, Both were US-approved leaders, and sanctioned by Saudi
In January Hadi resigned as president, citing an irresolvable
political “stalemate.” Under house arrest, his home surrounded by
Houthi forces, he was able to flee to Aden in February, pronouncing
himself once again as “president of the republic” before fleeing the
country for Somalia March 25 after Houthis seized the Aden airport.
Meanwhile on February 10 the U.S. embassy, which had evacuated
non-essential staff in August 2013, closed down entirely, citing
security issues in Sana’a. On February 12 al-Qaeda in the Arabian
Peninsula overran a government military base in southern Yemen. Five
weeks later 100 U.S. troops evacuated a hitherto secret base near the
city of al-Houta as al-Qaeda forces attacked. Not since the seizure
of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979, has U.S. imperialism met with
such abject humiliation.
In geopolitics, Yemen is one of the most strategically important
countries in the world. When the Houthis took control of Sanaa, the
Saudis suddenly realized they were being taken down and hard. She
loses land to Yemen and to Shia Iraq, loses oil fields and shipping
facilities to Shia Iraq. Saudi Arabia responded to this event in
Yemen by moving heavy military equipment and forces to the border with
Yemen. With full approval by the US. That is already profiting from
the arms sales and weaponry sent to the GCC coalition comprising of
Egypt, Jordan, and Sudan.
Yemen is really close to falling completely under the control of Iran.
Were this to happen, Saudi Arabia would be facing a very sharp
military knife pointed right at her underbelly. The porous border
between Yemen and Saudi Arabia would quickly become a back door into
the Saudi nation. Add to that the fact that Yemen is gatekeeper to one
of the most strategic waterways in the world, and suddenly you see why
Yemen is so important. The Houthis takeover in Yemen proves that Iran
is implementing a bold strategy to control the vital sea lane, from
the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean sea.
THE IRAN SHIA ISLAMIC CRESCENT RISES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Iran now controls Four Middle East capitals, Baghdad, Damascus,
Beirut, and now Sanaa is in the hands of Shia Houthis; and Iran has
become the gatekeeper of the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Saudi Arabia
will be stripped of almost all her access to the ocean — both on the
Red Sea and the Persian Gulf! This reality must mean that some other
nation is going to control Saudi Arabia’s oil export terminals!
3.8 million barrels of oil per day—passes through the Bab el-Mandeb
Strait, the southern gate of the Red Sea. Measuring just 18 miles
across, this channel is the closest point between the two landmasses
of central Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The northeast edge of the
strait is in Yemeni territory.
The strategic importance of controlling this passage is equal to
controlling the Suez Canal, since both are part of the same
Now that Iran controls Yemen, it can virtually close or open this
spigot on ME oil bound for Europe.
The global ramifications would be immense should this happen. And we
are not even talking about Iran closing down the Strait of Hormuz!
QV3 is a Foreign, Anti-war, Bible-believing Buddhist & Conservative. You may object to his facts, however, you must state a refute that is applicable.