Saudi-Led Invasion of Yemen Begins
by Stephen Lendman
When American or US proxy forces wage naked aggression against other countries it’s called liberating them.
When nations being attacked defend themselves, they’re called terror states.
On April 2, Reuters reported “dozens of unidentified troops land(ing) by sea in Aden…”
Perhaps ahead of mass Saudi-led invasion plans. Houthi political council member Daifullah Shami told Sputnik News foreign troops disembarked from Saudi and Egyptian vessels.
Ansar Allah movement member Ahmed al-Shami said:
“The number of troopers who landed in the Yemen port of Aden is unknown, but we are talking about dozens.”
“They were covered by several airplanes. They disembarked from Saudi and Egyptian ships.”
“If it is preparation for the ground operation, we will meet them with fire.”
Yemen is Obama’s war. Saudis and other regional states are US proxies.
On March 25, terror-bombing began. Yemeni port areas were blockaded. It’s airspace was declared a “restricted (no-fly) zone.”
Daifullah Shami said Houthis “have the power for a retaliatory strike, but the decision will be made when other options are exhausted.”
If Saudi-led aggression continues, Houthis will retaliate, said Shami.
Ships carrying humanitarian aid are blocked from approaching Yemen’s coastline.
Border area skirmishes began. Escalation looks likely. A number of Saudi casualties were reported.
If full-scale invasion is planned, expect mass slaughter and destruction to follow.
On Thursday, Houthis captured Aden’s central Crater district. It was was ousted US-installed president Ahd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s stronghold.
He fled to Saudi Arabia. He’s been urging mass invasion since arriving.
Fierce fighting continues. Conditions remain chaotic. Reports indicate Houthis captured Aden’s presidential palace – located on a strategic hilltop overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Saudi-led airstrikes continue attacking multiple Houthi and civilian targets.
Al Qaeda militants stormed the coastal city of Al-Mukalla. They largely control it.
They freed hundreds of locally incarcerated inmates, including senior Al Qaeda member Khaled Baterfi.
Washington’s dirty hands are controlling everything – from choosing targets to deciding who lives or dies.
Ravaging Yemen follows Obama’s wars on Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, partnered with Israel’s permanent war on Palestine, and Donbass.
Plus political and economic war on Iran, Venezuela, other independent countries and most notably Russia – heading recklessly toward turning cold confrontation hot.
A major false flag or judgmental error could launch it. Once over that rubicon, all bets are off.
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