March 27, 2015

Sisi's Misstep In Yemen

General Sisi did a good thing by removing the unpopular Muslim Brotherhood from power, but he made a huge mistake when he wedded his political fate to the House of Saud. He is now doubling down on stupid by invading Yemen in a coalition of failed states led by Saudi Arabia.

An excerpt from, "Sisi confirms Egypt’s participation in military operation in Yemen" The Cairo Post, March 26, 2015:
"President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi confirmed Thursday the participation of the Egyptian air and navy forces in a Saudi-led military operation on the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef announced.

“In response to Yemen’s call and in line with the decision taken by the Gulf Cooperation Council to support the Yemeni people’s legitimacy under the presidency of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and based on the Arab Joint Defense Agreement, it was inevitable to Egypt to bear the responsibility and meet the call of the Yemeni people to bring back their stability and Arab identity,” the statement read."
Bring back stability to Yemen and reclaim its Arab identity? LOL. These idiots are buying their own propaganda. It's sad and funny at the same time.

Instability in Yemen was created because of Saudi policies over a period of many years. The coalition of failed states led by Saudi Arabia that is now attacking Yemen will not be able to return stability even with 150,000 soldiers.

And since when did Yemen lose its Arab identity? These stupid governments in the Sunni Arab world hate Iran so much that they can't even judge reality correctly and separate fact from fiction. Yemen is not under Iran's control now and won't be in the future. It's stupid to accredit too much power and influence to the Ayatollahs. It's also a direct insult to the Houthis and the people of Yemen.

The heart of the conflict in Yemen is local and political. People in one area of the country have turned to arms to change their government which has been unfair and unjust to them. In Syria it is a similar story but the opposition there is made up of over 80 nationalities and led by screwed up people with insane ideas, while in Yemen the opposition is 100 percent local and led by a smarter bunch who are not completely insane.

The conflict in Yemen has nothing to do with religion, sectarian issues, the Sunni-Shiite divide, or a regional proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Those in the media who irresponsibly paint this conflict with that wide brush, either because of ignorance or on purpose, are adding fuel to the fire.

Egypt Backs Saudi Arabia In Bombing Yemen. Source: Dahboo777. Date Published: March 25, 2015.