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Saudis fire 1400 rockets into Yemen


Press TV:

Saudi fighter jets have launched another round of aerial bombardment of Houthi positions in northern parts of Yemen along the border with the oil-rich kingdom.

According to a statement released by the fighters on Thursday, Saudi forces carried out 13 aerial raids on Jebel al-Madood as well as villages in close proximity to the border region in northern Yemen.

The statement added that Saudi forces fired some 1400 rockets against the rugged area.

The conflict in northern Yemen began in 2004 between Sana’a and Houthi fighters. It intensified in August 2009 when the Yemeni army launched Operation Scorched Earth in an attempt to crush the fighters in the northern province of Sa’ada.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

the great civil war of the Islamic world is begun. Millions of people will die horrible deaths, millions of others will have their lives forever shattered. With the US Imperial Hubris lobby pulling all the strings.

I am so proud. Not.

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Yeah, Tom Friedman should be thrilled, then four years later he can talk about how he "made a mistake."

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Submitted by Joe on

I guess the Obama Administration thought the optics would be *slightly* better if we had our Muslim proxies bomb the crap out of another Muslim country instead of doing it ourselves.

Saudi fighter jets, huh? Made in America though, right?

BTW, completely off topic, but the "read more" link is terribly annoying. Is there any way to get rid of it so that entire posts just show automatically?

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Submitted by Aeryl on

That it's more likely us behind this, but that could be stupid American arrogance, thinking everything is about us.

But, no you wouldn't want the entire posts on the front page, some take up too much space.

If it's a small post, the read more will still be there at the end too.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

one of the reasons netroots was so hard on Hiillary was her vote on the Iraqi War Authorization Act. She never expressed any regret for it and I don't think that she does regret it. Their mistake was imagining that because Obama opposed the Iraq war as a state senator that he would stop it as a President. Wrong.

No wonder people hate us in the Middle East. We just keep starting one war after another. Either directly or through proxies. I am sick of it. Really sick of it.

Legacy parties EPIC FAIL.

Submitted by Lex on

...with "Made in the U.S.A" stamped all over it.

Remember, Mr. Obama is not opposed to all wars, just "dumb" wars. Mr. Obama being, of course, the arbiter in charge of deciding what's smart and what's dumb. I wonder if he has a set of parameters used to make the decision or if it's ad hoc?

In any case, every nation needs a way to define itself and we've clearly chosen "War on [fill in the blank]" to define ourselves. Maybe someday enough of us will wake up to the fact that the big war is on us.