March 29, 2015

Putting Sanctions On Saudi Arabia

Iraq invaded its neighbour Kuwait and the empire of the age came knocking, bringing the house down. 

Saudi Arabia invades its neighbour Yemen and nothing. No knock. Not even a note by the window.

A responsible, impartial, and consistent global cop, as Washington claims it is, would put sanctions on Saudi Arabia right about now.

If the U.S., Pakistan, Egypt, and other members of the coalition of failed states attacking Yemen were smart they would've cut ties with the senile Saudis years ago.

Saudi Arabia has been nothing but trouble for Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, the Middle East, and the world as a whole. It has spread extremism, Islamic supremacist theories, and intolerance through its network of schools and mosques in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and around the  world. And it has spread terrorism in places like Iraq and Syria.

Poor Yemenis kicking their asses will be sweet justice.

With the border with Yemen little more than 20 miles away, the trucks captured on a video distributed by the news agency Reuters also carried a message: Suggestions of a ground incursion into Yemen, which is in the throes of a Houthi rebel uprising, may be more than just talk.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have both spoken about the possibility of putting boots on the ground before. And on Saturday, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen said he expected coalition troops to be in Yemen within days.

Saudi leaders have said that if troops do go in, they won't leave until they have degraded the Houthis' ability to do battle, CNN's Ian Lee reported. The Houthis are apt guerrillas. A fight on the ground could prove bloody and lengthy.