Saudi Arabia's Yemen Dilemma

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    Saudi Arabia's Yemen Dilemma

    Saudi Arabia's Yemen Dilemma | Foreign Affairs
     
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    SA has always tried to walk a fine line. one of the most in fact imho and many in the know, overlooked incidents took place in 79....same year as...yup, the Iranian rev. which took the headlines, SA kept a lid on the Mecca issue for years......Grand Mosque Seizure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    the SA due to the Mecca issue really opened the tap on fundamentalist funding, Wahabist Madrasah's etc. etc.

    If you understand the 'why' SA undertook that funding, you will understand a great deal of why they sit on Yemen, the ME arab angst and the sunni shia issues as well.
     
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    White House presses Yemen's Saleh to resign...
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    White House official meets Yemen’s Saleh
    July 10 : During a face-to-face meeting in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, a top Obama administration official told Yemen’s president to step aside and allow the political transition he had once approved but never ratified to move forward, according to a statement by the White House.
     
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    So... yeyee white house? :confused:
     
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    No more Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen...
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    Saudi military announces end of cluster bomb use in Yemen
    Dec. 19, 2016 -- The Saudi government announced Monday it would end the "limited" use of British-made cluster bombs against rebels in Yemen after weeks of denying their use.
     
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    Gotta take care of our proxies...
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    US Weighs Giving Saudis More Military Aid for Yemen Efforts
    20 Apr 2017 —The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.
     

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