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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:42 am

    Did the MSF switched side and began to fight against U.S. and her allies. Recently the MSF facilities were bombed quite a lot.

    https://www.rt.com/news/356036-msf-hospital-airstrike-yemen/

    A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been hit by airstrikes in Yemen, the medical charity confirmed on Monday. At least 11 people were killed and 19 more injured in the incident, MSF said.
    The hospital in the Abs district of the northwestern Hajjah province was hit at 3.45pm local time (12:45 GMT), the Paris-based NGO said in a Twitter post, adding that the number of casualties is still unknown.
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    Post  OminousSpudd on Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:54 am

    Shadåw wrote:
    OminousSpudd wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:This time it is a Pegaso BMR
    Geez the KSA armory is a logistical and technical nightmare. Gear from every nation on the planet.
    http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/saudi_16-32.pdf

    Saudi's are seeking to buy more hardware, replenishments for humiliating losses in Yemen?^^
    From that PDF: "This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to
    improve the security of a strategic regional partner which has been and continues to be a leading contributor of
    political stability and economic progress in the Middle East."

    How in God's green earth is any of that applicable to reality? US seems to be less and less concerned with its PR department, it's like they don't even give a dime about being viewed as an Empire anymore.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:11 am

    Aaaan the UAE is going back to business...

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:01 pm

    Just standard tripe from the US state department.

    The sale of xyz weapon of mass destruction to country A will bring peace and democracy and stability to region F.

    Where xyz is a weapon of our choice, country A is a country of our choice and region F is the area country A is located.

    When the weapon is foreign then this is a disturbing development where the sale of xyz weapon/s to country B is going to reduce democracy and bring instability to the region... and we are worried about it... because we care.

    I am surprised the press don't chant along with the muppet speaking in those press releases... I am sure they can copy word for word what is going to be said...
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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:03 pm

    The Flip Flop again

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-light-saudi-military-post-3-ballistic-missiles-jizan/

    The Houthi forces launched three Tochka missiles at a Saudi military post in the Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, causing severe damage to the installation.

    According to Yemen-based Al-Masirah, the three Houthi missiles struck the Al-Jallah Center in the Jizan Region; this area is filled with Saudi soldiers and military equipment.

    The total number of casualties was not reported by the Saudi military or media; however, it is assumed to be a high number because of the large presence of KSA soldiers in the area.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/saudi-air-force-bombs-civilians-southern-saudi-arabia/

    The Saudi Air Force attempted to attack the Houthi positions in the Jizan Region on Wednesday; however, they ended up bombing Saudi civilians in the village of Al-Qamr.

    Agitated over the 3 Houthi ballistic missiles that struck their positions in the Jizan Region, the Saudi Air Force raided several sites along the Yemeni border, hitting a number of areas indiscriminately.
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    Post  Shadåw on Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:46 pm

    OminousSpudd wrote:
    Shadåw wrote:
    OminousSpudd wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:This time it is a Pegaso BMR
    Geez the KSA armory is a logistical and technical nightmare. Gear from every nation on the planet.
    http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/saudi_16-32.pdf

    Saudi's are seeking to buy more hardware, replenishments for humiliating losses in Yemen?^^
    From that PDF: "This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to
    improve the security of a strategic regional partner which has been and continues to be a leading contributor of
    political stability and economic progress in the Middle East."

    How in God's green earth is any of that applicable to reality? US seems to be less and less concerned with its PR department, it's like they don't even give a dime about being viewed as an Empire anymore.
    Seems like the average copy-paste agreement message, which is the norm these days.

    It's simply a pat on the buyers sholder for being a good customer.
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    Post  sepheronx on Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:54 pm

    Will the leclercs fair better than the M1's against Houthis or you think the flipflops will make short work of them too.
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:02 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Will the leclercs fair better than the M1's against Houthis or you think the flipflops will make short work of them too.
    Short work. Wink Tanks need proper artillery and infantry support in order to operate in a terrain like this (Yemen) Well orchestrated combined arms operations is not something Arab armies can do (SAA % Hezzies maybe).
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:49 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Will the leclercs fair better than the M1's against Houthis or you think the flipflops will make short work of them too.

    They will probably make short work of them too, it's nothing different than the Abrams as it stands. The problem is not the tanks themselves, but the way they're used, UAE usually travelled in heavy convoys in main axis, not trying to roll around and set up mobile block posts. The tanks were used to spearhead attacks from the local cannon fodder and then the UAE forces moved behind to set up logistic hubs, did some shelling then went back. In other words it isn't unlike what the Totally-Non Russian Traktorists did in Ugrain. Where it gets complicated is that this cat and mouse game will not last long if the locals they hire don't manage to stand their ground (like the people the Saudis hire) and they will be forced to face the KitKhat club of Doom. We all know what happens then.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:12 am

    After reviewing a footage of Kornet attacks, there is a VAB HOT in the image with UAE camo, this means one of the double atgm attacks was actually on UAE troops and/or auxiliaries.
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    Post  calm on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:50 pm

    Mass rally in Yemen in defiance of Saudi airstrikes

    Major General Qassem Suleimani claimed that the Houthis, Saleh loyalists, and the Yemeni Republican Guard have more than one million fighters.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:40 pm

    Another video from RT..



    Reuters in Riyadh wrote:Shia Yemenis rally in support of Houthi governing council

    Tens of thousands demonstrate on the streets of capital Sana’a as their leaders promise to form a full government
    Yemenis rally to show support for the newly formed governing council

    Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the centre of the capital, Sana’a, to show support for the Shia Houthi movement as the head of the group’s new governing council vowed to form a full government in the coming days.

    In apparent response to the Houthi show of force on Saturday, ambassadors from the G18 group of nations that has backed UN peace talks to end Yemen’s civil war issued a statement condemning “unconstitutional and unilateral actions in Sana’a”.
    The Guardian view on Yemen: stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia
    Editorial: Coalition air strikes resumed when peace talks stalled – and Britain is complicit in the civilian deaths that result
    Read more

    “The group of ambassadors repeats its concern that actions taken by elements of the general people’s congress and the Houthis as well as their supporters are making the search for a peaceful solution more difficult,” the envoys added in a statement posted on the US embassy’s Facebook page.

    As Houthi demonstrators packed Sana’a’s Sabeen Square waving Yemeni flags and chanting slogans, chairman Saleh al-Samad outlined the council’s plans for running the war-ravaged country following the breakdown of the peace talks earlier this month. “Economic affairs will be the priority of our work in the coming period,” he said.

    In another speech broadcast on Houthi-run television, Samad ordered the Houthi delegation at peace negotiations in Muscat not to speak with the UN envoy leading the talks, saying they should first return to Sana’a for consultations with the council. “The hand of peace is still outstretched,” he added.

    Saturday’s declaration formalised a vow earlier this month by the Houthis and their allies in the general people’s congress, the party of the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to establish a body to govern the capital and other parts of the country under their control.

    The demonstration – one of the biggest in Yemen since the civil war broke out last year – took place as the Saudi-led coalition backing exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stepped up airstrikes and fighting on the ground intensified.

    As the rally was underway, three airstrikes targeted the presidential compound located 600 metres away from the square but did not cause casualties, residents told Reuters.

    Further north, rockets launched over the border from Yemen killed one person and injured five others in the southern Saudi city of Najran, Saudi state television reported. Houthi-run Al-Masirah television said the rockets had targeted a Saudi air force base.

    Fighting also escalated on Saturday for control of Yemen’s central bank, as Hadi made plans to relocate the institution outside Houthi-held Sana’a and appoint a new board of directors.

    The central bank’s governor dismissed the reports of new board appointments as groundless in an emailed statement. A spokesman from Hadi’s government could not immediately be reached for comment.

    The central bank has been considered the last bastion of the impoverished country’s financial system, paying salaries to state employees on both sides of the frontlines and guaranteeing food imports as famine threatens the country.

    And aftermatch..

    Saudi forces bombed a rally supporting Yemen's newly-formed Supreme Political Council in the capital of Sanaa, Saturday.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:29 pm

    Yemen ready to open bases to Russia to fight terrorism: Ex-President Saleh

    Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh says the new government in the country is ready to cooperate with Russia against terrorism by allowing Russian access to Yemeni military bases.

    “Russia is the closest to us and we extend our hand to Russia to cooperate in the field of combating terrorism,” Saleh said in an interview with state-run Russia 24 TV channel on Sunday.

    He said Yemen was ready to open the country’s military bases to Russia.

    “We provide all the facilities in our bases, airports and sea ports. We are ready to provide all facilities to the Russian Federation,” he said.

    He said, however, that such cooperation would not mean Russia would be fighting alongside Yemeni forces against Saudi forces waging war on Yemen.

    ‘Iran has no presence in Yemen’

    Saleh also rejected claims that Iran is interfering in Yemen’s internal affairs.

    He said Saudi Arabia has launched the war on Yemen under the pretext of defending Saudi national security against Iran, emphasizing that the pretext is “baseless.”

    “Iran has no presence in Yemen at all,” he said, adding that, “The international intelligence services know that Iran is not present in Yemen.”

    “We are not against Iran; Iran is an Islamic brotherly country. We don’t have any agreement or coalition with her currently,” he said, referring to Iran.

    Yemen has seen almost daily military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, with internal sources putting the toll from the bloody aggression at about 10,000.

    In late July, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and Saleh’s General People’s Congress party decided to establish the Supreme Political Council to run the country. It was formally launched on August 6, when the Houthis and Saleh’s faction announced that they both had an equal share in the 10-member body.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/22/481168/Yemen-Russia-Saleh-
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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:05 am

    OOps

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-encircle-saudi-army-strategic-city/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push+notifications&utm_content=English

    Houthi forces encircle Saudi Army in strategic city
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:34 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:OOps

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-encircle-saudi-army-strategic-city/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push+notifications&utm_content=English

    Houthi forces encircle Saudi Army in strategic city

    i wonder wether Houthis are so hard fighters or Saudi army is so inefficient..
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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:52 pm

    George1 wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:OOps

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-encircle-saudi-army-strategic-city/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push+notifications&utm_content=English

    Houthi forces encircle Saudi Army in strategic city

    i wonder wether Houthis are so hard fighters or Saudi army is so inefficient..
    Both I would say, also the Yemeni army is on on this. It is possible that fighting in their own country may have an effect on the Saudis but their army does seem to have as its prime function buying US military gear, not actually using it for real.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:06 pm

    George1 wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:OOps

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-encircle-saudi-army-strategic-city/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push+notifications&utm_content=English

    Houthi forces encircle Saudi Army in strategic city

    i wonder wether Houthis are so hard fighters or Saudi army is so inefficient..

    It's not an army. It's a police force for sheeps and goats. Even the Syrian army isn't that incompetent.
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    Post  zorobabel on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:15 pm

    Oh dear, I'm almost embarrassed for the Saudis here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU7YJZaa3DI

    Looks like the axle broke on the Didgori.

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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:57 pm

    Transmission broke, you can see zero power. The whole thing came down.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:28 pm

    Saudi-Might outpost spanked! They should of had a snickers, they're not feeling like themselves...because they've had their fill of KitKhat-Snackbars.





    Houthis scored a huge cache of ammo yet again. In the first video, check out 14:55...the Saudi-Might equivalent of a clown car lol! It's truly hilarious stuff lmao!
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:58 pm

    I read on 4chan /pol section that had a thread going on the Yemen conflict, and Saudi Arabia was claiming (or was claimed via wikipedia stats) that they only lost 20 M1A2 tanks. I know some called it out saying it is crap and I think it is too. They lost way more. But it is funny to see how Saudi Arabia, with being the second largest spender in USD terms on military and all on western equipment, is getting spanked real hard by rebels and Yemen army who were not as "well equipped" as Saudi's are.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:27 pm

    sepheronx wrote:I read on 4chan /pol section that had a thread going on the Yemen conflict, and Saudi Arabia was claiming (or was claimed via wikipedia stats) that they only lost 20 M1A2 tanks.  I know some called it out saying it is crap and I think it is too.  They lost way more.  But it is funny to see how Saudi Arabia, with being the second largest spender in USD terms on military and all on western equipment, is getting spanked real hard by rebels and Yemen army who were not as "well equipped" as Saudi's are.

    A lot of people talk smack about SAA's competency, but it's far more complex than that. In comparison check out the Saudi-Might military and it's clown-car tactics (as demonstrated at 14:55 of the first video in my last post), it's truly eye-watering lol!
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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:37 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:I read on 4chan /pol section that had a thread going on the Yemen conflict, and Saudi Arabia was claiming (or was claimed via wikipedia stats) that they only lost 20 M1A2 tanks.  I know some called it out saying it is crap and I think it is too.  They lost way more.  But it is funny to see how Saudi Arabia, with being the second largest spender in USD terms on military and all on western equipment, is getting spanked real hard by rebels and Yemen army who were not as "well equipped" as Saudi's are.

    A lot of people talk smack about SAA's competency, but it's far more complex than that. In comparison check out the Saudi-Might military and it's clown-car tactics (as demonstrated at 14:55 of the first video in my last post), it's truly eye-watering lol!
    That's a bit harsh, the Saudi Army may be incompetent but I wouldn't have called this clown car tactics, that was an overloaded technical with too much weight in the back causing lack of control due to over-light steering. Done that, but I wasn't potentially under fire so I could take it careful, they couldn't, they had to step on it! Probably a case of trying to save as many of their mates as possible before the Flip-Flops got them. Mind you the technical later in the video seemed to have been caught with a load of 'mates' in the back. Wonder if it was the same one, or the one behind it.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:18 am

    sepheronx wrote:I read on 4chan /pol section that had a thread going on the Yemen conflict, and Saudi Arabia was claiming (or was claimed via wikipedia stats) that they only lost 20 M1A2 tanks.  I know some called it out saying it is crap and I think it is too.  They lost way more.  But it is funny to see how Saudi Arabia, with being the second largest spender in USD terms on military and all on western equipment, is getting spanked real hard by rebels and Yemen army who were not as "well equipped" as Saudi's are.

    20 are the tanks that need replacement, which means written off. The tanks hit and recovered are about twice that.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:55 pm

    http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/ship-heading-for-yemen-with-uae-supplies-sinks-off-oman

    Natural causes only...

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