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Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen

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What consequences will these Saudi air strikes on Yemen have? Are they going to be effective? What if it doesn’t? Are they going to impose mass starvation over the Yemeni people?

By Thomas C. Mountain,

THE Saudi military is almost entirely staffed by mercenaries. The Saudi jets bombing an air defenseless Yemen are piloted by Pakistanis. Its mid and low level officers are mainly from Jordan and most ominously for its ability to actually launch a ground invasion, its rank and file soldiers are almost entirely from Yemen.

That’s right, the Saudi army is packed full of Yemeni cannon fodder, which helps explains its ignominious failure in its war with Yemen’s Houthi’s in 2009.  Continue reading Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen

Egypt will Interfere Militarily if Bab Al-Mandab Strait is Blocked

The Bab El-Mandeb, which connects the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea and Suez Canal, is one of the most important maritime corridors in the world. The security of Bab El-Mandeb strait is not just related to Yemen’s security but to the security of the whole region, including Eritrea

By The Cairo Post,

THE head of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority said Wednesday his country would send troops to Yemen in case extremist groups attempt to block Bab Al-Mandab strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. Continue reading Egypt will Interfere Militarily if Bab Al-Mandab Strait is Blocked