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  • [World/Regional Conflict] Airstrikes in Yemen

    We all know about the airstrikes conducted by Saudi Arabia and the US over Yemen to remove the Houthi presence there. Rescue workers are currently combing through the rubble in Saada searching for survivors and bodies after the strikes. I have not found any reports on the death toll as of yet or of the amount of destruction in the region. However, judging from the raw footages I have seen of the strikes... I believe they are going to be real high.

    I found this news report about the airstrikes and their implications and consequences. They are interviewing a specialist in Yemen affairs and she discusses how these airstrikes will effect Yemen and what would occur as result of them.




  • #2
    I would have wanted to commend the US and Saudi Arabia for quickly coming to Yemen's rescue, but I'm thoroughly concerned about the way they launched the airstrikes. It seemed like the offensive was hurriedly conducted. So rather than prevent civilian deaths, they may have accidentally contributed to the civilian death toll caused by IS suicide bombers.


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    • #3
      One of the biggest issues is getting the civilians out. They were warned and many of their targets were suppose to be in areas where there were the least amount of civilians but a large concentration of IS members. I do agree there had to be a way they could get more civilians out before the airstrikes, but I just can't think of any way they could have other then spiriting them out in the middle of the night or something.

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      • #4
        This video was taken from the ground in the Yemeni capital during the air strikes. It looks as though they are striking outside the city.
         

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        • #5
          The rescue missions from India have been brilliant but just to note here,just like the air strikes haven't stopped ISIS, it isn't going to stop the Huthis either. Until the Saudis launch a ground invasion nothing much is really going to change.

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          • #6
            This news reports states that Iran is trying to broker a deal with Saudi to end the air strikes while the Saudi Ambassador announcement does not sound like there is a chance that they are going to stop until the Houthis are gone. Do you think they will succeed in making a deal and ending the conflict?
             
            Where there is an beginning, there is an end.
            Where there is an end, there is a new beginning.

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            • #7
              I'm not really sure who are the good guys in this conflict any more or if otherr countries should be involved. I guess that's what civil wars are like.
              I hope My country wouldn't have to go through this and I wish for the conflicts to end in the Middle East.

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              • #8
                Why ain't there a mention of Oman.?Should we take it that Oman has quite a large population of Shia in the Sultanate and the Sultan might not want to start a fire in is own country by provoking them or is there anything else to suffice the same.?

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                • #9
                  Because of pressure from Obama administration, Saudis and other Sunni Arab nations have halted the airstrikes in Yemen.

                  Originally posted by The New York Times
                  The bombing campaign, which has received logistical and intelligence support from the United States, has drawn intense criticism for causing civilian deaths and for appearing to be detached from a broad military strategy.
                  Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it was halting a nearly month-old bombing campaign against a rebel group in neighboring Yemen that has touched off a devastating humanitarian crisis and threatened to ignite a broader regional conflict.
                  Where there is an beginning, there is an end.
                  Where there is an end, there is a new beginning.

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                  • #10
                    Secretary of State John Carry is in France now to meet with the foreign ministers of the Gulf states to discuss the situation in Yemen and other issues. The latter includes Iranian shenanigans in the region. Kerry and his Saudi counterpart, Adel al-Jubier, released a statment that a five day cease-fire is under way to ship in humanitarian aid. Details can be read on Voice of America here.
                    "Success is survival." ~ Leonard Cohen

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