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Showing Support For Saudi Arabia Military Strikes In Yemen

March 25, 2015

This is an action I strongly support and encourage until the task is completed.

Just yesterday in a back and forth on another blog I asked the question of what might be our foreign policy response if radicals attacked the Haj?   With the tensions and bloodshed that have mounted in Yemen there is no way to not think of the most hateful things ISIS might attempt.

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday night that it had begun a military campaign in Yemen, the beginning of what a Saudi official said was an offensive to restore a Yemeni government that had collapsed after rebel forces took control of large swaths of the country.

The air campaign began as the internal conflict in Yemen showed signs of degenerating into a proxy war between regional powers. The Saudi announcement came during a rare news conference in Washington by Adel al-Jubeir, the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States.

Mr. Jubeir said that the Saudis were part of a coalition of about 10 nations determined to blunt the advance of Shiite Houthi rebels, who have overrun Yemen’s capital and forced the American-backed government to flee the war-racked country.

“We will do whatever it takes to protect the legitimate government of Yemen,” said Mr. Jubeir, who spoke to reporters shortly after the air campaign had begun.

Mr. Jubeir did not name the other nations involved in the military campaign, but said that American military forces were not involved in the airstrikes.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    March 26, 2015 10:18 AM

    I can smell the $5.00/gallon gas already.

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