Saudi Arabian warplanes have conducted a third night of airstrikes and pounded the Houthi rebels in Sana, Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s determined to prevent the rebels from crossing into the Kingdom, and gaining a stronger foothold in the western half of Yemen. Only a ground invasion at this time can change the tide in favor of the newly formed Arab army. There is a complication however in this new proxy war, because Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is still in operation.
I’m will break down the alliances which are forming for this potential Middle Eastern Holy war.
Houthi Rebels (Shia)
The Houthi movement started as the Believing Youth in 1992. They were a tolerant group that preached peace, and focused on education and cultural advancement. The Believing Youth became more militant after the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States. I will assume this change in behavior was a direct result of the invasion.
The Believing Youth began chanting anti-American and anti-Jewish slogans, which eventually led to confrontation with the Yemeni government. The confrontation then led to a counter insurgency operation which was initiated by President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The operation continued until a cease fire was declared in 2010. The Houthis burst back on the scene during the 2011 Yemeni Revolution.
The Houthis did battle with Al-Qaeda and the Yemeni government for control of the nation. On January 20, 2015 the Houthi rebels seized the presidential palace, and the following month dissolved parliament, and declared themselves the acting authority in Yemen.
On March 20, 2015 a massive suicide attack occurred during midday prayers. 142 Houthi worshippers lost their lives, and more than 351 were wounded. ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Yemen’s history. Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi accused the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia of supporting and funding ISIS/Al-Qaeda.
On the 27th of March Saudi Arabia responded by launching airstrikes on Houthi positions in Sana. These airstrikes have strengthened the resolved of the Houthi people to fight back against Saudi Arabia, and ISIS/Al-Qaeda (AQAP).
On March 27, 2015 the Arab leaders announced a joint army. The army is in response to the Houthi in Yemen, and perceived threats to Sunnis. That’s the PR line, but the truth is that an Army has been formed to combat the increasing power of Iran. The army officially includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan. This 10 nation confederacy is backed by the United States with equipment, logistics, and intelligence. I have to assume the 10 nation Arab army is also allied with the Global Caliphate (ISIS, Al-Qaeda), because the Global Caliphate (Sunni extremists) only attack secular Middle Eastern nations (Syria, Libya, Iraq) or Shia tribes. I predict Iran will soon be targeted.
ISIS/ISIL/Al-Qaeda or simply the Global Caliphate (same pieces of shit, just a different name)
You know these assholes well, they will often be found cutting off heads, shooting women, murdering children, or burning downed pilots in a cage filmed like a sick PR snuff film. They are religious extremists, but can more simply be labeled as Demons in human form.
There is enough evidence to support the statement that ISIS has been, and is continually supported by Saudi Arabia. There is also enough evidence to support my claim that ISIS is used by the U.S. and Israel as a proxy army. Sunni militant groups were a large part of the rebel force that usurped Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. These same groups are heavily involved in the Syrian conflict, as well as fighting with the Iraqi government.
The west played this game against the Russians in the 70’s and 80’s with the Mujaheddin and a guy named Osama Bin Laden.
I predict you will not see ISIS attack Saudi Arabia or any ally of the United States in the Middle East. They will be used to commit a false flag in the future when the time is right to motivate the population to war.
President Barack Obama (POTUS)
I include President Barack Obama here as a faction, because through his actions he is making Israel very nervous about the Nuclear deal with Iran. I am not taking sides here, but this nervousness could be the spark that lights the fire in a new Middle Eastern Holy War.
Here a few links covering Israel’s view on the Obama’s handling of the nuclear talks with Iran.
If Iran appears to come out on top in these negotiations, the result could be an uncontrolled arms race among Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. There then exists the possibility that down the road a three way nuclear exchange could take place.