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The war in Yemen 1962-1970 v the present war

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 29, 2015 at 08:59

Dr. Pipes

Great article. The 1962-1970 Yemen war has much in common the present war but it was also very different from the present war.

In 1962 it was a war between المملكة المتوكلية or the old Yemen kingdom supported by Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Jordan, and Iran (yes Iran) as well as Israel and الجمهورية العربية اليمنية or the Arab Republic of Yemen supported by Egypt and the Soviet Union and it really was about the Nasser's vision of the birth of one more Arabic repubic at the expense of the old Arab Emirs and Kings.

Compare this with the present war where it is very clear that the split of Iran and the Houtha v. Egypt Saudi Arabia supported by the Kafir West and al-Qaeda and it is very clear that it is a battle in a very long war between اهل السنة or Ahl al-Sunna (read this as Sunni Muslims and Sunni Islam) and الروافض or al-Rawafid or the Shia and it is more about al-Hasan wa al-Hussian and Ali than about 21 st century Yemen

The 1962-1970 war was a disaster for everyone and on top of the list for Gamal Abd el-Nasser and the same will happen this time

Here is a rare and very interesting video of a speech by Gamal Abd el-Nasser in 1963 and he explains very well his diatribes against the Saudis not realizing that this war will turn into a disaster for Egypt


And here is a great article from al-Hayat by Saleem Nassar and he believes that the rule of Iran in this war is not any different from the rule of Egypt back in 1962 and that it will be a real disaster for Iran and its Mullahs and notice that the title of the article is: لماذا تكرر ايران دور عبد الناصر في اليمن or why is Iran repeating what Abd el-Nasser did in Yemen


The west should have nothing to do with this war. It is a sectarian battle in a war that has gone on for the past 1400 years


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