Per Al Jazeera News, Saudi Arabia is conducting air strikes and shelling in North Yemen against the Houthi areas.
This is a “hot” version of the proxy war between Saudi (sunni) and Iran (shia) Islam.
This, as they say, is going to be interesting…
Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies have launched a military operation in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, who deposed the US-backed Yemeni president last month.
Adel al-Jubair, Saudi ambassador to the US, said on Wednesday that a coalition consisting of 10 countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), had begun airstrikes at 7pm Eastern time.
The operation is to defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen
Adel al-Jubair, Saudi ambassador to US
“The operation is to defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen and prevent the radical Houthi movement from taking over the country,” Jubair told reporters in Washington.
Military sources said rebel positions were hit at various locations in Sanaa, including at al-Daylami airbase and the adjacent international airport in north Sanaa, as well as the presidential complex seized by the rebels in January.
So we (the USA) are allies of The House Of Saud, who are Wahabi (sort of extra hard core Sunni) and are enemies of Iran (Shia) who we are helping attack ISIS / ISIL (Sunni) while we are negotiating to prevent them (Iran) from getting a nuclear bomb while we have sanctions against them. In the mean time, we are against Syria (who ISIS are attacking) while supporting Israel (who they all hate) except that Obama is upset with Israel and wants to throw them under the Arab bus… while ISIL is stirring up trouble in Yemen and joining in the trouble in Lybia where we are on who’s side again? So Saudi is dropping their own bombs now… Well, that’s at least a clear point… maybe.
I really do wish that we (the USA Government) had a clue what we are doing and just what side we are backing in all this… or better yet, just stopped handing weapons and support to folks who (while they hate each other) universally agree that we ought to be converted to Islam or killed.
Fun to watch, though. I suppose.