Yemen the forgotten country

goyacobol

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On the other hand, Pelosi called an emergency meeting, VP Pence is "weighing best response", an oil exec is threating "consequences" and fingers are pointing at Iran? Are some in Washington - blowing this incident "way out of proportion"?

@angelburst29 ,

Yes, almost for certain as they have every other attempt to wage war. Notice the "forgotten country" in this whole scenario? Not much mention of the devastation Saudia Arabia has caused for Yemen. It's all about demonizing Iran so they can do it all over again.

I hate to think about it but an excellent replacement for Trump probably would be Pence for the deep state. You couldn't find a better puppet.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Yes, almost for certain as they have every other attempt to wage war. Notice the "forgotten country" in this whole scenario?
Not much mention of the devastation Saudia Arabia has caused for Yemen. It's all about demonizing Iran so they can do it all over again.

Iran's Zarif has labeled this whole fiasco as a "distraction" and he may be correct on many levels. The Saudi's are placed in the limelight as the "victims" of a devastating bombing raid - yet no one takes a stand, to explain the back story that the Saudi's have been bombing the HELL out of Yemen. Dragging Iran into the picture only serves as a deflection and as Zarif has rightly stated, a distraction. It's only a few short months ago, outside interference tried to remove Zarif from his position, yet he was a pivotal force in the negotiations in the Iranian Peace Treaty, to help anchor stability in the Middle East, as a whole. The bottom line, I think the US has found itself in the cross hairs in Yemen and so deeply entrenched in the fighting, there's no graceful exit out? Swaying in another direction, with the oil industry in mind, it's my understanding, that the Saudi's are not "signatory's" of any "Nuclear Treaty" and this incident might lead to the Saudi's entering into the workings that Russia has been centering on, in a more comprehensive Nuclear Peace Treaty, involving more then the U.S., Iran and Russia?

One other detail, this incident has generated major headlines in all U.S. media outlets and news stations - drowning out the Israeli election and it's final results ... Netanyahu had failed to win the "majority" vote - King Bibi is no longer the head honcho! Will that make a big difference in the Middle East ... we'll see?


The United States will only provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology if the kingdom signs an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog that allows for intrusive snap inspections, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry repeated on Tuesday.

U.S. senators urge Trump administration to end nuclear talks with Saudis
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani/File Photo

Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East.

Iran's Zarif rejects as 'distraction' U.S. accusations over Saudi attacks: ISNA
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Iran dismissed U.S. accusations over weekend attacks of Saudi Arabia's oil sites as a distraction from the realities in the Middle East, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Wednesday.

Iranian official says Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing": Twitter
Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing", an advisor to Iran's president tweeted on Wednesday, after the kingdom displayed evidence it said proved the assault on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence
Saudi defence ministry spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Malik displays remains of the missiles which Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Iran seeks de-escalation but will give crushing response to any attack: security official
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran wants to reduce tensions in the Middle East after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, but any aggression will meet a crushing response, a senior security official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Trump says he has ordered 'substantial increase' of Iran sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered his Treasury Secretary to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, in the wake of an attack on Saudi oil facilities that some U.S. officials have blamed on Tehran.

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities put energy supply at risk: Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks after stepping off his plane upon arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities have put the global energy supply at risk, a pool report said.

Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition
The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday as "an act of war" against the world's top oil exporter.

Iran warns of crushing response, blames U.S. for regional tension
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, September 18, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said the Islamic Republic had no desire for conflict in the Gulf region.

UK's Johnson and U.S.'s Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets U.S. President Donald Trump for bilateral talks during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France August 25, 2019. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson's office said.

Saudi Arabia thanks Trump for defending Gulf allies: minister
FILE PHOTO - Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman gestures during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Wednesday thanked the United States for confronting Iran in an "unprecedented way" and for defending its regional allies against what he called unprovoked attacks.

Saudi Finance Minister: still considering secondary options for Aramco IPO - Bloomberg
FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco in Manama, Bahrain, March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

Saudi Arabia is still considering secondary locations for the flotation of oil giant Aramco after primary location Riyadh, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

Oh, and Honorable mention ...

Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack targets in the United Arab Emirates
Yemen's Houthi group, which claims it was behind the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, said on Wednesday it has dozens of sites located in the United Arab Emirates listed as possible targets for attacks.

Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets
Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it claims to have carried out on Saudi oil facilities.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Attack on Saudi a 'real test' of global will to act: crown prince
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday the attack on the kingdom's oil infrastructure posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten international stability, state media reported.

Saudi crown prince requests help from South Korea to strengthen air defenses: Yonhap
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives ahead of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested help from South Korea to strengthen the country's air defense system after attacks on two oil plants initially halved the country's oil production, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

Iran tells U.S.: Response to any attack 'won't be limited to its source'
Iran's retaliation to any military attack will not be "limited to its source," Tehran said in an official note to Washington, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Trump says there are many options short of war with Iran after attack on Saudis
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

Russia's Putin, Saudi crown prince discuss attacks: Kremlin
FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed weekend attacks on Saudi Aramco's oil infrastructure by phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

Iran's Rouhani may cancel U.N. visit if U.S. visa not issued soon: state media
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, September 18, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may cancel his trip to New York next week for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations if the United States fails to issue visas for him and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the next few hours, state media said on Wednesday.

Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition
The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday as "an act of war" against the world's top oil exporter.

Pompeo to discuss efforts versus Iran with Saudi crown prince
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

The U.S. Secretary of State will meet with Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the attack on Aramco installations and coordinate efforts against "Iranian aggression", the U.S. Mission to the United Arab Emirates said.

Trump says will outline increased Iran sanctions within 48 hours
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters that he would provide more details about increased U.S. sanctions on Iran within 48 hours, after announcing them earlier on Twitter

France wants facts before commenting on Saudi attack - foreign ministry
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to Paris-based foreign ambassadors at the Elysee Palace, August 27, 2019. Yoan Valat/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

France will not rush into commenting on who was behind an attack on Saudi oil installations, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

France's Macron to meet Qatari emir in wake of Saudi oil attack
Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, speaks to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris, France, April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday, the French presidency said.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Sep 19 2019 - Russia urges Gulf countries to start talks to defuse tensions: Ifax
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged all countries in the Gulf to sit down for talks to defuse tensions following an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, the Interfax news agency reported.

Speaking in Moscow, Lavrov called for measures to be put in place to stop a similar situation happening in the region again and said that groundless accusations against Iran over the attacks were inflaming tensions, Interfax reported.

Lavrov calls for impartial investigation into attack on Saudi oil facilities

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A drone attack on the Saudi Aramco’s oil plants took place in the country's east on the night of September 14.

MOSCOW, September 19, 2019 - There is a need for an impartial investigation into the September 14 drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Thursday.

"You have mentioned the need for a thorough and unbiased investigation," he said, when asked to comment on the incident. "As far as I understand, efforts are being made in this regard. It’s important to make sure that the process is impartial because unsubstantiated accusations won’t help matters, they are only heightening already existing tensions in the region," the Russian top diplomat pointed out.

Drone attack
A drone attack on the Saudi Aramco company’s oil plants took place in eastern Saudi Arabia on the night of September 14. Houthi rebels from Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement claimed responsibility for the attack, which involved ten unmanned aerial vehicles. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo accused Iran of being involved in the attack. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi, in turn, said that Tehran dismissed the allegation as groundless.

Sep 18 2019 - Yemeni Minister Reveals UAE Links with Al-Qaeda, ISIL
Yemeni Minister Reveals UAE Links with Al-Qaeda, ISIL

Yemeni Transportation Minister in the fugitive president Mansour Hadi's cabinet Salih al-Jabwani accused the UAE of close ties and cooperation with the al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorists.

"We have evidence to prove that the UAE has relations with al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorist groups in Yemen," al-Jabwani wrote in his twitter page on Wednesday. He added that the UAE uses these terrorists to attack the Yemeni army forces and equipment on Shabwah-Abyan road in Southern Yemen.

Al-Jabwani underlined the need for the residents of Shabwah and Abyan provinces to take stance against the UAE and its affiliated terrorists.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been supporting the Takfiri terrorist groups in Southern Yemen against the Yemeni popular forces for a long time.

The Yemeni intelligence sources disclosed in 2016 that the country's security forces had gained access to a series of documents and correspondence which prove the UAE's role in supporting Al-Qaeda and other radical terrorists groups in Southern Yemen.

"The documents and letters gained by the Yemeni security forces clearly show that the United Arab Emirates has supported Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Yemen, specially in the Southern part of the country," the Arabic-language Emirate al-Youm quoted unnamed Yemeni intelligence officials as saying.

The sources reiterated that the UAE spies had given a lot of cash and weapons to the commanders of the Al-Qaeda and the ISIL in Yemen to conduct their terrorist acts in the Southern Yemeni provinces.

"These documents and intelligence unveil the relations between a UAE intelligence officer with senior commanders of Al-Qaeda and the ISIL in Yemen," they added.

Sep 19 2019 - Saudi Arabia Asks Iraq for Millions of Barrels of Crude After Yemeni Drone Operation
Saudi Arabia is reaching out to foreign producers for crude and other petroleum products, just days after Yemen's Houthi Ansaullah movement's drone attacks which slashed Riyadh’s oil output by more than half.

Sep 19 2019 - Yemeni Army Displays Images of Aramco Oil Facilities before, after Saturday Attacks
Yemeni Army Displays Images of Aramco Oil Facilities before, after Saturday Attacks

Spokesman of Yemen's Armed Forces Yahya Saree in a press conference displayed images taken by the Yemeni drones before and after the Saturday attacks against the Saudi Aramco oil facilities.

During the press conference in Sana'a on Wednesday, General Saree highlighted that aerial photographs, taken by Yemeni reconnaissance drones in the wake and aftermath of the operation, show the extent of damage caused on the two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, stating that it was launched following a careful intelligence collection process.

“The destruction of the targeted facilities is far greater than what has been announced. Americans sought to publish fabricated pictures of the operation aftermaths as part of attempts to downplay it. The blaze lasted for several hours and authorities in the state of aggression (Saudi Arabia) could not contain it,” the high-ranking Yemeni military official pointed out.

Pompeo says U.S. wants peaceful resolution after attacks on Aramco facilities
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. special representative on Iran Brian Hook arrive at al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States was building a coalition to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities but it wanted a peaceful resolution.

U.S. building coalition after Saudi oil attack, Iran warns against war
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes part in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS

The United States said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

France says have sent seven experts to investigate Saudi attacks
France has sent seven military experts to investigate this weekend's attacks on Saudi oil facilities, including specialists in explosives, missile trajectory and ground-to-air defense systems, a defense ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on ending Aden stand-off: sources
FILE PHOTO: A Yemeni government soldier holds a weapon as he stands by an emblem of the STC at the headquarters of the separatist Southern Transitional Council in Ataq, Yemen August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Owidha/File Photo

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to a deal that would end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden and see Saudi forces take temporary control of the city, four sources familiar with the negotiations said.

Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on Aden: Yemeni envoy in France
Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to an agreement that would end a power struggle in Aden and see coalition forces take temporary control of the port city, the government's envoy in France said on Monday.
 

Ocean

The Living Force
This is good news for Yemen. I had a meeting at H.H. office last week, and it seems a breakthrough is on the horizon for the end of the conflict.

How Oman is trying to become the Middle East mediator again

By maintaining neutrality in conflict, Oman has served as a diplomatic facilitator in the region

 

angelburst29

The Living Force
This is an Arab News site that features a lot of Yemen current events. Deadly floods drown pending fears of coronavirus in Yemen’s Aden

Yemen has been dealing with heavy rains and flooding. The first article gave a link to another site which is featuring a 2013 account of a UFO in Northern Yemen, near mountainous terrain. Unfortunately, Coronavirus reports have taken over much of the headline's.

Deadly floods drown pending fears of coronavirus in Yemen’s Aden
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3.25,2020 - Aden had encountered a power outage after the rainfall.

Yemeni weather expert Nabil Aboud said Aden is expected to witness further, heavier, rainfall on Thursday coming from the Arabian Sea.

DUBAI: Severe flooding caused by heavy rains in Yemen’s Aden killed two with predictions of continued rainfall on Thursday as the city begins testing for coronavirus infections.

Medical sources told local daily Aden Al-Ghad on Wednesday that a man and a woman were caught by the floods. They were pulled from the water and transported to hospital, but died before receiving treatment.

Aden had also encountered a power outage after the rainfall. Officials in the electricity corporation said the stations had stopped operating.

Meanwhile Yemeni weather expert Nabil Aboud said Aden is expected to witness further, heavier, rainfall on Thursday coming from the Arabian Sea.

Meanwhile, doctors warned the government to take quick action to resolve the issue of flooding as stagnant water could cause a large number of mosquitos that may carry infectious diseases.

Despite confirmation from local and international health officials that the war-torn country has not yet recorded a single case of the coronavirus, the UN official warned that the virus could overwhelm Yemen’s understaffed and poorly equipped health facilities.

Abd al-Nasser Abu Bakr, head of the department for combating infectious diseases at the WHO office in the Eastern Mediterranean, told CNN Arabic last week that he expected "an explosion in the number of coronavirus cases in Syria and Yemen."

The Yemen files? UFO sighted, tagged ‘authentic’ by astronomer
The Yemen files? UFO sighted, tagged ‘authentic’ by astronomer
اقرأ المزيد من عدن الغد | The Yemen files? UFO sighted, tagged ‘authentic’ by astronomer http://adengd.net/news/41787/#ixzz6HiwHYI6b

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الجمعة 08 مارس 2013 07:09 مساءً
Al Arabiya

A Yemeni photographer has captured what he believes to be an unidentified flying object (UFO) over a mountainous area in northern Yemen.

Aseel Badiyan’s picture shows a white triangular, object soaring through the clouds, reported UAE based Emirates 24/7 on Thursday.

The photo has been corroborated by the deputy chairman of the Saudi astronomy association, Sharaf al-Sifyati, who says :”when this Yemeni photographer contacted me and showed me that picture, I felt that he was telling the truth...I checked the picture and found that is authentic and does not involve any tricks or tampering….as for that object, I believe it is strange and unfamiliar but I am not sure it is a space object because these phenomena remain a possibility rather than a reality…I think this incident has to be fully investigated,” according to Saudi Arabic language daily Ajel.

Badiyan was using his camera to take shots of the mountain range, almost 90 kilometer from the capital Sanaa.

The photographer was not surprised at his sighting.

“I have surfed the internet for similar sightings worldwide and found that the picture I captured is the clearest so far…I believe that those who are behind such objects are advanced people who possess a very intelligent civilization,” Badiyan told Saudi and Yemeni newspapers.

“There is no doubt that we are not alone in this spacious universe,” al-Sifyati added

WHO chief thanks Saudi Arabia for coronavirus aid package sent to Yemen
3.24.2020 - WHO chief says all must be led by solidarity to keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. The shipment from Saudi Arabia also included trauma meds and supplies.

The supplies included personal protective items for health workers and laboratory screening tests for Aden and Sana’a.
The shipment from Saudi Arabia also included trauma meds and supplies to support the ongoing response to the crisis.
 
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Ocean

The Living Force
This is the final outcome of the Pure Arabian Police Horses in Yemen.
Tragic, disgusting and senseless.
Saudi forces bombed the Yemen police horse stables.

This is the statement from 'One World Rescue Mission'


YEMEN HORSE RESCUE 30 March 2020 by OWAP AR :
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OWAP has no words...other than to vehemently protest the senseless waste and inhuman evil that has cast its darkest shadow over this forgotten country; murdering the most vulnerable once more...
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Ocean

The Living Force
Reports of a large presence of US and Israeli troops at al-Ghaydhah Airport in al-Mahra province, of Yemen.

Israeli military officers reported to be stationed in occupied Yemeni province of Mahrah​



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Reports of a large presence of US and Israeli troops at al-Ghaydhah Airport in al-Mahra province, of Yemen.

The head of the Mahrah sit-in protest committee, Sheikh Ali Salem al-Harizi, has confirmed on Thursday the presence of Israeli military officers in Mahra province, east of Yemen.

This came during a news conference held by sheikhs of Mahrah to discuss the repercussions against continued foreign presence, and preparations to confront it in the governorates of Mahrah and Socotra.

Al-Harizi said: “Three Israeli enemy officers are present along with the British occupation forces at al-Ghaydah Airport, and we know that they want to attack us.”

For his part, Issa bin Yaqut, one of Socotra’s sheikhs, confirmed that the Israeli forces present on al-Ghaydah airport came to work for foreign intelligence services in the governorates of Mahrah and Socotra, under the cover of tourism.

The presence of British and Israeli forces in the two governorates is facilitated by Saudi and Emirati forces, and is meant to bolster their control strategic Yemeni areas and expand the circle of Israeli influence in the Arab region.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Reports of a large presence of US and Israeli troops at al-Ghaydhah Airport in al-Mahra province, of Yemen.
Thank you @Ocean for keeping the Yemen thread alive. On the one hand I understand why there is little activity in this thread; it is sadly more of the same we have covered in many other threads. Now I have spent a few hours on the topic and I have to ask myself it if was more than a distraction, or if I could have spent my time better. Well, I think what convinced me to carry on, was that almost 40 years ago, I met a man from North Yemen. It was a fleeting acquaintance, and then life moved us apart, but maybe I owe him and our short friendship a little interest for the place he came from. Hard to say, but below are a few findings, which includes a review of old threads, some recent news and links to different sources.

First I did a title search for "Yemen" and the result excluding this thread is:
  1. Nuclear bomb dropped on Yemen?
    There's this video on the net untitled "Tactical bomb over Yemen": <iframe width="854" height="480" src="
    " frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> There's absolutely no explanations so it's open to all speculations (old footage, fake ?) but the...
  2. Behind the Headlines: Yemen resists, Turkey rebels, and the weather goes wild
    Did not see a started thread on this show, so started one; and thanks, it was a good show. Just at the end of the show, whereby the subject of Israel came up, just wanted to say that I appreciated the views - all open to unknown changes. One thing I was thinking on was behind whatever happens...
  3. Doctors Without Borders Says Health Center in Yemen Is Bombed
    Just disgusting! _http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/world/middleeast/doctors-without-borders-yemen-airstrikes.html?_r=0
  4. Yemen Map of War, August 28, 2015 Updadte - SouthFront/Saker
    yemen-map-of-war-august-28-update/ Has the latest developments in the text and map.
  5. Yemen Map of War, August 15-23, 2015 SouthFront/Saker
    Map and commentary by SouthFront: The Vineyard of the Saker | A bird's eye view of the vineyardyemen-map-of-war-august-15-23-2015-the-ulterior-negotiations/
  6. 115 children killed in month of Saudi-led operation in Yemen – UN
    _115 children killed in month of Saudi-led operation in Yemen – UNyemen-killed/ At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen as the Saudi-led operation against Shiite Houthi militia forces enters its fifth week, UN agency said, adding that the total number of the dead and wounded kids may be even...
  7. Another Middle East War Breaks Out: Saudis Begin Bombing Yemen
    _404 | ZeroHedgeyemen Another Middle East War Breaks Out: Saudis Begin Bombing Yemen, US Military Taking Action Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/25/2015 19:53 -0400 Update: *OBAMA AUTHORIZED LOGISTICAL AND...
  8. Many Earthquakes off Yemen
    Wow, lots of earthquake activity today in Gulf of Yemen. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/45_10.php
  9. Yemen: USA are fighting against democracy, not against Al-Qaeda
    Source: Investig’Action:yemen-usa-are-fighting-against-democracy-not-against-al-qaeda&catid=1:articles&Itemid=2 Understanding the muslim world by Mohamed Hassan - Previous interviews Yemen: USA are fighting against democracy...
  10. Aaron McCollum - Stargate - Yemen
    I received a query about this Project Camelot interview:
    See also: _http://mikephilbin.blogspot.com/2010/01/aaron-mccollum-stargate-gulf-of-aden.html _http://www.grt-intel.com/a-b_topics/aden_stargate.htm Who is this guy and what's his game...
  11. Opposition protestors shot in Yemen
    http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=76869&sectionid=351020206 Opposition protestors shot in Yemen Yemeni troops have opened fire on thousands of opposition demonstrators who were calling for a boycott of April parliamentary elections. Yemeni protesters rally in Sana'a on Thursday...
  12. At least 41 dead in Yemen floods
    At least 41 dead in Yemen floods Reuters 25ht Oct 2008 Floods killed 41 people and around 31 are missing in Yemen after torrential rain left swathes of the impoverished country under water, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Saturday. Around 1,700 homes have been destroyed, he said...
In the middle of July there was this:
World 2021-July-14 16:44
Sources: US Troops Leaving Afghanistan for Yemen TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of US troops have entered a military base in Southern Yemen after withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Yemeni media reported.

The Arabic-language Vikalat Sahafiyat al-Yameniyat news website reported that a number of US troops who have withdrawn from Afghanistan arrived at Aden Airport in Southern Yemen and then moved to Lahij province.
I looked up the Al-Anad base on the Wiki and found there was an attack as recently as August 29, where 30 to 40 people were killed. We don't know how that could even happen..., though one should think a safer the troops that arrived there in July according to the previous article. The article from Aljazzera mentioning 30 killed has:
Dozens killed in Houthi attack on Yemen’s largest base
At least 30 soldiers killed and 60 wounded in rebel attacks on major military base housing Saudi-led forces.
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At least 30 soldiers have been killed and 60 wounded in Houthi attacks on a military base belonging to forces of the Saudi-led coalition, a spokesman for Yemen’s southern forces said.

Sunday’s attack on the al-Anad military base in the government-held southern province of Lahij was carried out using armed drones and ballistic missiles, said Mohamed al-Naqeeb, the spokesman.

A ballistic missile landed in the base’s training area, where dozens of soldiers were doing morning exercises, officials said.

Al-Naqeeb said the death toll may rise as rescuers are still scouring the scene.

Medics described a chaotic situation at the base following the explosions, with soldiers carrying their wounded colleagues to safety fearing another attack.

Residents nearby said several loud blasts were heard in the area. Other residents from the disputed central city of Taiz said they heard ballistic missiles fired from launchers positioned in the Houthi-held eastern suburbs of the city.

There was no immediate comment from the rebel side.

The internationally recognised government – backed by a Saudi-led military coalition – and the Iran-allied Houthis have been locked in war since 2014 when the rebels seized the capital, Sanaa.

World’s worst humanitarian crisis
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened in March 2015 to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power but the ensuing conflict, now stalemated, has killed tens of thousands and caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

In 2019, the Houthis said they had launched a drone attack on al-Anad during a military parade, with medics and government sources saying at the time at least six loyalists were killed – including a high-ranking intelligence official.

Al-Anad, 60km (40 miles) north of Yemen’s second city Aden, was the headquarters for US troops overseeing a long-running drone war against al-Qaeda until March 2014 when it was overrun by the Houthi rebels.
If one checks on social media, there are a few groups of very mixed quality, some news, some religious propaganda mixed with calls for aid, news mixed with business offers, and some pure aid organisations. Among the news sites, Yemen Daily News has near the top a post from March 2021 with a link to Vanessa Beeley Interview – Inside The West’s Illegal Yemen Occupation & CIA Caught Rescuing Al-Qaeda

For general information about Yemen, try this Wiki list with topics related to Yemen.
For military analysis South Front offers regular updates

Last thoughts
Yemen has strategic importance, economically, and geopolitically. One can call for peace and aid, but with the power struggles going one from the global level, if not cosmic, right down to the level of the people and their minds, it is very hard for me to see any solution in the short run. The people who are in Yemen, from where ever they may be, on whatever side they find themselves and in whatever capacity, are faced with the challenge and opportunity to do the best they can according to their intentions and circumstances. In a certain way that is perhaps not so different from the life of many other people on the planet, even if on the surface of things their daily lives appear so very different.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
After checking all the hot sports reported by South Front, it seems Yemen is the one where most action is taking place at the moment:
  • The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 505 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours
  • On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sarwah district
  • On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Jabal Murad district
  • On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf district
  • On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhaher district
  • On September 6, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city
Here is a map:
7september2021_Yemen_war_map.jpg


For an idea of the size, Yemen covers 555,000 sq km similar to the European parts of France with 551,695 sq km.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
From Press TV in Iran that in Yemen conflict supports the Houthi Movement, known as Ansar Allah which occupies northern and western Yemen, there was:
Negotiator: Yemen war would have ended in first year without US support
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 6:05 AM [ Last Update: Wednesday, 08 September 2021 6:48 AM ]
News / Yemen
[...]
A senior Yemeni official says the Saudi-led war on his country would have ended in its first year if there had not been political and military support from the United States for the aggressors.
The remarks by Abdul Malik al-Ajri, a member of the negotiating team at the Yemeni National Salvation Government, on Tuesday came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed that Yemen's retaliatory attacks were prolonging the war.
“The legitimate right to respond to [the Saudi-led] aggression does not translate into prolonging the war. It is American weapons that are making the Yemen war longer,” Ajri tweeted.
“Without US support, the Yemeni war would have ended in its first year.”
Blinken reacted furiously after Yemeni forces targeted Saudi Aramco facilities inside the kingdom with drones and missiles on Saturday.
“We once again urge the Houthis to agree to a comprehensive ceasefire immediately and to stop these cross-border attacks and attacks inside of Yemen, particularly their offensive on Ma'rib, which is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis and prolonging the conflict,” Blinken said, addressing the mainstream movement comprising the regular Yemeni army, which is resisting the Saudi aggression.
Ajri turned the tables on Washington, saying that "without political support of the United States, aggressor countries would not have been able to resist the pressures of the international community, and their leaders would have stood trials in international courts of law".
Last month, Yemen's Ansarullah spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam slammed the United States’ interference in Yemen, saying Washington was hindering a political resolution of the conflict.

In a post on his Twitter account at the time, Abdul-Salam said, “The US meddling in Yemen has led to the violation of national sovereignty through military acts of aggression.”

“The US brought Saudi Arabia and the UAE with itself and tried to activate al-Qaeda and Daesh" in Yemen, he said.

“Economically, they imposed a heavy siege, which caused disaster in all aspects of livelihood. The one who is preventing a political solution is America,” he added.

Saudi warplanes bomb Ta’izz

Early Wednesday morning, Saudi warplanes carried out more than a dozen airstrikes against various areas in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.
[...]
Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that the aircraft pounded the mountainous Jabal Aman area, Ta’izz International Airport as well as At Ta'iziyah district on 15 occasions.

There were, however, no immediate reports about possible casualties or the extent of damage.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and regional allies, launched a war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah movement.

The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases.

Yemeni armed forces and allied Popular Committees, however, have grown steadily in strength against the Saudi-led invaders, and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.
In the above article there were other headlines:
And from Saudi Arabia's largest English newspaper, Arab News, "the Yemen" in the above article are rebels, while their Yemen is the part they support.
78 killed in fighting in Yemen's Marib: military sources
Yemeni fighters take position on the Kassara frontline near Marib, Yemen. (AP)
[... picture] Control of the oil-rich region is vital
DUBAI: Nearly 80 rebels and pro-government troops have been killed in fighting for the strategic Yemeni city of Marib, loyalist military sources told AFP on Wednesday.
"Sixty Huthi rebels were killed - most of them in air strikes conducted in the last 24 hours - while 18 pro-government troops were killed and dozens injured in clashes over the past 48 hours," a government military official said.
Aljazeera had short video from nov 3, 2019 that attempts to explain why Yemen is at war

Press TV had a documentary from April 1st 2020:
The documentary shows how Yemeni people from different tribes and clans unite to defend their country against the war which began in 2015 and was waged by the so-called coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

The Wiki for the Houthi Movement/Ansar Allah count their opponents including the so-called coalition to be:
Countries: Yemen Hadi Government, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Egypt (until October 19, 2016)[1], Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, USA, Somalia, Eritrea (according to the UN)
Group: Al-Qaeda, Islamist militants, Islamic State

Here are two geography videos from Youtube
10 Surprising Facts About Yemen
Yemen - 28 years of history
According to this video, the first problems for the unified new Yemen happened when they refused to join in the coalition against Iraq in the early 90'ies. The transcript says:

Soon after independence, the country takes a stand against intervention in Iraq during the Gulf War. In response the West and Arab countries cut off its financial support. Saudi Arabia meanwhile harasses the many Yemeni workers on its territory.

With the country in financial difficulty, and seeing no improvement,
Vice President al-Beidh leads the charge to regain independence for South Yemen. After a short civil war, the north prevails and the post of vice president is given to the Minister of Defense Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

In 1997, a jihadist insurgency begins with al Qaeda in Yemen
that takes aim at loyalist forces and the United States.
The government launches a fight against the terrorist organization.

In spite of conflict, the Wiki on the demographics of Yemen shows:
525px-Yemen_single_age_population_pyramid_2020.png
 
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