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megimoo
12-05-2009, 01:57 AM
"Believing Youth has been fighting an intermittent war in northern Yemen since 2004, but in November 2009 invaded southern Saudi Arabia and captured several border villages."

Jordan has sent several hundred troops from its special operations forces to help the Saudi military with its many Shi'ite units contain the Yemeni Shi'ite rebellion, which has spread deep into the Arab kingdom.
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The sources said Riyad's need for foreign forces stemmed from a refusal by Shi'ite-dominated Saudi units to fight the Believing Youth. They said this has led to the dismantling of several local security units familiar with the Saudi-Yemeni border.
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Saudi officials have not confirmed the assertion of the Western intelligence sources. But on Nov. 27, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled Bin Sultan acknowledged that Yemeni Shi'ite fighters held at least two southern Saudi villages for nearly a month. Later, officials said 15,000 Saudis had been evacuated from their homes.
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The sources said Jordan has been the only Arab League state to respond to Saudi appeals for help in fighting the Iranian-backed Believing Youth movement.
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Believing Youth has been fighting an intermittent war in northern Yemen since 2004, but in November 2009 invaded southern Saudi Arabia and captured several border villages.
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"The Saudi air force has been heavily bombing villages inside Yemen, but this has not made a dent in the capabilities of the Shi'ite rebels," the source said. "They have been well-trained by Iran and Hizbullah and have moved steadily north in Saudi Arabia."

http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2009/me_jordan0940_12_04.asp
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Comments:
To: Flavius
Look for Saudi requests for the US to intervene....perhaps if they moderate their oil prices!
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This is a very different picture from everything we’ve been fed by the media earlier about this.
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All the members of the house of Saud will be in Switzerland shortly. They take no chances. The US military might be called in to end the invasion.
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Saudi Arabia is so corrupt and inept that for all the money they have they can barely muster a sizeable military. One Saudi reformist once pointed out that for the amount of money Saudi Arabia spent on defense in 1990 they can field about 175000 men and Saddam spends the same amount and fields about 600 000 men. Difference is one nation one must pay bribes to get contracts adding cost to equipment and etc, while Saddam did not tolerate corruption. Note this is not an endorsement of Saddam, but it does illustrate that if Saudi Arabia did not have corruption, its defenses and capabilities can go a long way. If the Yemen war spreads, US troops may be needed. We cannot afford Iranian backed Yemen to succeed in Persian Gulf
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The Saudis made a good investment in buying the USA for $700 million a year ago last Nov.
Muslims fighting Muslims -- it's a good thing.
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Armageddon.

Obamanation.
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Could this be a divirsion orchestrated by Iran? Bengi Netinya. (Israel) just recently paid an important visit to Oman, which would be ideal site to fire on Iran. Humm.
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Look to the Israelis to save the Saudis’ ass. Obama would just as soon see Iran take over the entire Middle East.
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Wow wasnt expecting this. Iran has their hands in a lot little fires around the middle east dont they?

Seems the Saudi’s might need us as much as we need them. If we could only get more energy self sufficent we could really use this problem to force lots of concessions.
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Wahabi Saudi Arabia's chikens are coming hoooommeee to ROOST!
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