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    Yemeni Conflict: News #2

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    JohninMK

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:45 pm

    Crikey, we have a philosopher on the site. Welcome.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:20 pm

    nomadski wrote:black , white , Arab , jew .......

    Small letter on the Jew, Black and White folk. Arab gets big fat capital pirat
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:59 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Crikey, we have a philosopher on the site. Welcome.

    I welcome every situation that results in use of word 'crikey'

    Especially if it is followed with: 'he's a feisty bugger !'
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:04 pm

    Flip-flop and Metis

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Skandalwitwe on Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:51 pm

    Another nice one...slightly graphic at the end.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:05 pm

    Video begins with Zis-2 and Zis-3...what the actual ****?

    dunno
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Skandalwitwe on Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:22 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:Video begins with Zis-2 and Zis-3...what the actual ****?

    dunno

    Wondered about that too but didn't feel confident enough to ID those WW2 pretties. But where the heck did they get the ZiS-2? Even the mighty Soviet military-industrial complex in war-mode produced it in huge numbers...and yet they're still around 70+ years later and not only as museum exhibits.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:54 pm

    People have been asking, why do the folks paid by KSA end up dead most of the time.

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f4c_1485474819

    Well...
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:48 pm

    Skandalwitwe wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:Video begins with Zis-2 and Zis-3...what the actual ****?

    dunno

    Wondered about that too but didn't feel confident enough to ID those WW2 pretties. But where the heck did they get the ZiS-2? Even the mighty Soviet military-industrial complex in war-mode produced it in huge numbers...and yet they're still around 70+ years later and not only as museum exhibits.

    Egypt used them in fairly good quantities, so probably via that line.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  eehnie on Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:00 pm


    The US lost a modern V-22 Osprey in Yemen. After landing crash, the aircraft was destroyed by US airstrike.

    https://yemen.liveuamap.com/en/2017/29-january-the-dawn-raid-in-bayda-province-was-launched-from

    About the aircraft:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Boeing_V-22_Osprey
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:26 pm

    Houthis destroyed a Saudi Al Maddina-class frigate
    lol1
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  archangelski on Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:38 pm

    calm wrote:
    Houthis destroyed a Saudi Al Maddina-class frigate

    "destroyed" is a little bit ambitious...badly damaged is more realistic.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:31 pm

    archangelski wrote:
    calm wrote:
    Houthis destroyed a Saudi Al Maddina-class frigate

    "destroyed" is a little bit ambitious...badly damaged is more realistic.
    Agreed, just the stern got hit. The explosion looks like they could have hit the helicopter or a fuel source and didn't burn for long.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:35 pm

    eehnie wrote:
    The US lost a modern V-22 Osprey in Yemen. After landing crash, the aircraft was destroyed by US airstrike.

    https://yemen.liveuamap.com/en/2017/29-january-the-dawn-raid-in-bayda-province-was-launched-from

    About the aircraft:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Boeing_V-22_Osprey
    Probably a MV-22, the Marines assault version. They seem to have an engine problem with sand ingress. One Seal dead and at least 3 plus many others in the Osprey injured. Bit sobering for the US.

    Was this in a Houti controlled area?
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:12 pm

    Jesus that Noor hit right down, WTF was the radar crew doing?
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:20 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:Jesus that Noor hit right down, WTF was the radar crew doing?
    Could you put a bit more meat on those comments please? Over my head.
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    Post  Isos on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:21 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:Jesus that Noor hit right down, WTF was the radar crew doing?

    When you see how close they come to the hip with their boat, I think they were sleeping. No evasive manœuvres, no flares on the video, it seem like it was turned off.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:38 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:Jesus that Noor hit right down, WTF was the radar crew doing?
    Could you put a bit more meat on those comments please? Over my head.


    The missile used was a Noor AShM. It's a subsonic missile with a huge deadzone at launch and skims at 8/10m, so it is very visible when you have the radar on. You can see as it attacks the stern the missile was dead over at the dip (when AShM is in terminal phase it dives at 2/3m over float line and boom).

    So not seeing this one coming is really something. The missile was launched at 15/20 km which means basically 50-60 seconds of flight.

    So there it is.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:50 pm

    Thanks. Assume all kinds of 'assets' might be watching that area so that's not a career enhancing event!
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:01 pm

    The guy in the video clear idea who his enemy is, interestingly the Saudi Navy was not on the list.

    The Houthi militia group has scored a major strike against a Saudi Arabian warship off the western coast of Yemen in the Red Sea.

    Local media reports that a Saudi frigate patrolling the waters west of Hodeida was struck by Houthi weapons. The warship was struck by “three suicide boats belonging to the Houthi militias,” news outlet SPA said.

    The Saudi news agency noted that the missile killed two navy servicemembers, while injuring three others. The Yemen-based group has corroborated SPA’s claims, noting that they hit the seacraft.

    A man in the video shouted "Allahu Akbar, death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews and victory for Islam."




    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201701311050176354-yemen-rebels-hit-saudi-vessel/
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:27 am

    More on that Seal raid. This is the first part of the article


    Killed by Women? “Almost Everything Went Wrong” in Deadly Seal Team Al-Qaida Raid
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    A U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 raid on an al-Qaida cell in Yemen Saturday encountered several obstacles, resulting in the death of one operator and wounding six others.

    The intent of the raid was to disrupt al-Qaida cell in the Arabian Peninsula that was plotting attacks on the U.S. and its allies. Beginning the operation, a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey made a “hard landing” near the staging area, injuring three U.S. navy seals in transit to the operation. The downed aircraft was later destroyed by a U.S. airstrike, likely to protect the proprietary technology within it. The Pentagon clarified that the helicopter was not downed by enemy fire, but went down in a “separate but unrelated incident.”

    As per MilitaryTimes:

    U.S. commandos killed an unspecified number of women who allegedly shot at the Americans during a weekend raid targeting al-Qaida fighters in Yemen, the Pentagon said Monday as battlefield reports claimed several innocent civilians also perished in the operation.


    Lots more at http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-01-31/almost-everything-went-wrong-in-deadly-seal-team-al-qaida-raid/
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:09 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:People have been asking, why do the folks paid by KSA end up dead most of the time.
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f4c_1485474819
    Well...

    Saudi Army, spent hundreds of millions $.


    Houthi fighters, spent, well...
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:50 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Thanks. Assume all kinds of 'assets' might be watching that area so that's not a career enhancing event!

    New pictures came in, the rear is totally covered but the floating line is clear, there's no charring or peppering typical with level surface explosion.

    https://twitter.com/JosephHDempsey/status/828201157822656513

    Look here at the USS Cole :

    So we know there were probably more than 2 KIA or the ASHM didn't hit at fullest. But damage comes from top.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:40 am

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:58 am

    There is word that a Yemeni BM hit Riyadh

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