Posts Tagged ‘ Houthis ’

Emasculating Lethal Ideology Starts In Saudi Arabia

Nov 23rd, 2015 | By
In January, 2015 President Barack Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay homage to the new King.

Unlike the Saudis’ globally reviled and dreaded brand of Wahhabi Islam, the small Yemeni religious minority, the Houthis, have no religious influence over or followers anywhere outside of their rugged region of Yemen. They are mostly bare-footed, ill-equipped and poverty stricken Yemeni men and women who have no money, oil, traditional force, global ideology or well-established and powerful religious institutions. Nor can they spend billions of dollars to indoctrinate and export zealots and suicide bombers throughout the world.



Saudi-led Airstrikes Hit Yemen Wedding Party, Killing 28

Sep 28th, 2015 | By

Yemeni security officials say two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the country’s Shiite rebels have struck a wedding party, killing 28 people and wounding dozens. The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered Yemen, say Monday’s strikes hit the celebration in al-Wahga, a village near the Strait of Bab al-Mandab.



Four Saudi-led Coalition Jets Kill 20 At A Wake In Yemen — Residents

Sep 8th, 2015 | By
John McCain all smiles for the despotic monsters who rule Saudi Arabia

Jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 20 people at a wake in northern Yemen on Sunday, local tribesmen said, as warplanes pounded Houthis and other forces behind a missile strike that had killed dozens of Gulf Arab soldiers.



The Human Carnage Of Saudi Arabia’s War In Yemen

Aug 31st, 2015 | By

Five-year-old Rahma lies unconscious in the intensive care unit of the 22 May Hospital in Yemen’s southern city of Aden. Her face is covered in burns; bandages swathe multiple head wounds; and her eyes are closed shut under swollen eyelids. When she regains consciousness — or if she does, as doctors could not be sure she will make it — she will discover that she’ll never see her mother again.



Saudi-led Coalition Flouts Yemen Truce, Hinders Aid Delivery

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

Warplanes have not stopped their bombing campaign of Yemeni rebels despite a 6-day truce declared by the UN. Aid organizations have warned that this turn of events prevents much-need aid from reaching civilians.



Al Qaeda Fights On Same Side As Saudi-Backed Militias In Yemen

Jul 17th, 2015 | By

Local militias backed by Saudi Arabia, special forces from the United Arab Emirates and al Qaeda militants all fought on the same side this week to wrest back control over most of Yemen’s second city, Aden, from pro-Iranian Houthi rebels, according to local residents and Houthi forces.



Changing Dynamics In The Global Jihad Movement: Jihadis In Yemen Torn Over ISIS

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By

Since Al-Qaeda’s inception, Yemen has served as the hub of its activity in the Arabian Peninsula; AQAP, which was established in 2009, became Al-Qaeda’s flagship affiliate, and also serves as its forward command for planning and carrying out attacks around the world. However, ISIS’s impact has also been felt by the jihadi stream in Yemen. As ISIS reaped success on the battlefield – while Yemeni jihadi groups, chiefly AQAP, received blows from the Yemeni army, the Houthis, and American drone strikes – ISIS gained in popularity in the country.