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Role of Saudi in destabilizing Yemen

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Submitted by Waiel (India), Mar 29, 2015 at 00:40

The article totally ignored the role of Saudi led Wahabbism in destabilizing yemen .No mention of Al Qaeda in Yemen and financed them ,supported and trained them ?

The only skill of Saudi king like his predecessors to continue with the legacy of destabilizing secular regimes and spreads of radicalism .What happen in Libya ,Syria ,Iraq and Egypt? What happen in Ukraine for example if restoring democracy the objective? it is hypocrisy Are we defining the internatioal las and UN charter as per the interest of US -West Allies ?This is insane.

AL Houthi was he only forces fighting Al Qaeda in Yemen .The proxy bombing of mosques in 20th mArch followed by evacuation of US staff set up the stage for the Saudi misadventure .

What was the role of US admin beside blessing this aggression ?If restoring democracy is the objective ,does Saudi have a constitution of a democratic system that US wants the rest of the Arab countries to follow ?

I think US needs to rethink of its policy toward Arab world since it has been a catastrophe throughout history leave aside Obama who till the attack on Yemen happened, was considered by many Saudi and hard Sunni salafists of Shia origin !

It is a stage set up by Saudi for a Wahhabi Vs Shia and the rest of Islam sects .

The imlplication of this aggression will be far dangerous and those short sighted leaders will drag this region into a long haul war of inter fighting .

The timing of this aggression is a clear indication to dwarf the Nuclear deal with Iran and drag Iran into the conflict so future attack by BB to Iranian Nuclear installation using Saudi air space will be possible .hence the reapproachment between GCC minus Oman and Israel is more visible in the days and months to come ......


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Daniel Pipes replies:

You are right that I did not mention Saudi support for AQAP and other groups; but there is only so much I could cover in 730 words.

Wretched as Saudi actions have been over the decades, there are times when one has to pick the lesser of two evils. The classic case was helping Stalin against Hitler.

One must never forget the lesser evils, as you correctly point out.

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