While the war in Syria continues to rage and the world’s focus oscillates between American elections, terror attacks in Europe, and a failed Turkish coup (which no one really understands), a scrappy band of rebels in Yemen has not only withstood an onslaught from the Saudi-led coalition, they have managed to launch a counteract that amounts to an invasion of Saudi Arabia.
Despite the fact that the Saudi-led coalition has launched a full-on attack and invasion of Yemen, a group of poorly armed and poorly trained “militiamen” have successfully defeated the Saudis, Qataris, and Emirates – themselves backed by the United States in terms of intelligence and strategic assistance – and have not only dealt massive blows to coalition forces but have now managed to inflict blows to the Saudis on their own territory.
In a story that went virtually unreported in the West, the Houthis managed to wrest control of three Saudi military bases in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province, located near the Saudi-Yemen border in January of this year. The bases Jabal al-Doud, al-Aril, and Madba were all seized by Houthi forces and fighters with “allied Popular Committees.”
In addition, the Houthi forces along with Yemeni soldiers launched retaliatory shelling strikes inside Saudi Arabia’s al-Makhrouq military base in the southern Najran region.
Houthis and allied Yemeni fighters have long been inflicting heavy damage upon Saudi and Saudi-led coalition troops and vehicles deployed on the ground inside Yemen as well as occasionally downing coalition jets. The fighters have also managed to damage Saudi ships located off the coast.
Now, in July, 2016, Houthi forces are launching ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia. According to reports coming from Al-Masdar, Houthis launched a Tochka ballistic missile toward the Ahad al-Masarihah Military camp, resulting in a heavy death toll of Saudi soldiers as well the destruction of several armored vehicles.
“The Houthi forces do not typically fire missiles into Saudi Arabia; however, due to the recent battles taking place along the vast Yemeni-Saudi border, the anti-government units have committed to an all-out war against the rich Gulf kingdom” writes Leith Fadel of Al-Masdar.
Houthi forces also appear to be on the verge of expelling Saudi forces from central Yemen. Citing military sources, SABA (Yemen News Agency) reports that Houthi forces have taken control of the al- Sha’aour area and secured all roads in the region.
As Tony Toh reports for Al-Masdar
Al-Sha’aour is located at the northern side of the Hazm Al Udayn region in the Al Udayn district. Al Udayn is the last district in the Ibb governorate that is under Hadi loyalists control.
Before the Houthis arrived at Ibb, Al Udayn was considered one of Al-Qaeda’s primary strongholds, as it had a large militant presence there due to the mountainous terrain and Yemeni regime’s military negligence.
Currently, the Houthi forces and allies are launching an operation to drive out the remaining Hadi loyalist pockets in Al Udayn in attempt to fully secure Ibb governorate.
Throughout the entire affair, Houthi forces have revealed the Saudis as nothing more than a military paper tiger incapable of actually defeating a rebel force in a neighboring country. However, after this string of victories and the fact that Houthi and Houthi-allied forces have actually managed to successfully invade Saudi territory, KSA’s weakness appears to be even greater than what many informed observers may have suspected.
There is little doubt that KSA will have to deploy a number of troops on its border to slow the Houthi advance into Saudi Arabia but, assuming it is actually able to do so, another question arises. How long will it be before disgruntled elements within Saudi Arabia realize that the force that has been oppressing them for so long is not even capable of defending itself against a ragged group of determined revolutionaries in another country? How long will it be before these elements decide it is their turn to challenge the monarchy?
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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Global cycles, asteroid impacts or an alien invasion arent our problems! It’s F’ed up people with too much power! To think, it’s 1 to 1000 odds. And we’re the chumps ×
No surprise that natives of Yemen want to protect their own country from the Saudi’s. I guess the Religion of Peace (the cover story for Islam) isn’t very harmonious after all.
Yep, some people in Yemen are taking a stand against the rushing tide of the NWO sweeping over the middle east. These battles of hardliner Yemen Islamists are reminiscent of the horrific battles for Fallujah where white phosphorus and depleted uranium were used to massacre the resistance. TPTB can’t go after Yemen quite the same way….thus the spill over into KSA which no doubt is useful in getting the masses to accept more police state measures.
The US is really fu*ked up!
The Saudis have been assigned the most prominent role of any middle east nation in reshaping the entire region for the NWO and thus are more complex than paper tigers. For example, they are also one of the largest providers of aid to the Syrians ($700 million in direct humanitarian aid) and have taken in 2.5 million refugees thus far = they have their hands in EVERYTHING As the [Rothschild owned] Economist points out …”NINETY years ago, Britain’s planes bombed unruly tribes in the Arabian peninsula to firm up the rule of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi state.” The same bankster globe elite control and utilize their Saudi creation to this day.
The Houthis have no money to speak of as Yemen is a relatively poor nation. Are the globalists funneling weapons to them to create more chaos and another smokescreen? For what purpose?
A large portion of Riyadh is already touting itself a Smart City. The Saudis are closely tracked and monitored, Orwellian style. Qatar is a Smart Nation, Kuwait went full on Big Brother last year, Dubai is a Smart City…..RFID biometric constant tracking Smart Cards have been introduced in Iran. The middle east has almost completely transformed into a techno neofeudal totalitarian system and Yemen is being dragged in.