26 March 2015

World on the Brink

6 Nisan 5775

The War in Yemen - have you even heard about it? Take a look at some of today's headlines...

Saudi Envoy confirms: Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen

US official: Saudis consulted US at 'high levels' ahead of Yemen strikes

US authorizes logistical, intelligence support to Saudi operation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has 150,000 troops for Yemen operation

Houthi official says Yemen strikes will set off "wide war"

According to a BBC report

"Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years, as competing forces fight for control of the country. 

Impoverished but strategically important, the tussle for power in Yemen has serious implications for the region and the security of the West."

...Shia Iran backs the Houthis (though to what extent is unclear), while Saudi Arabia, which shares a border with Yemen, and the Gulf states, are strong backers of President Hadi. [As is the US]

Yemen is strategically important because it sits on the Bab al-Mandab Strait, a narrow waterway linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden, through which much of the world's oil shipments pass. Egypt and Saudi Arabia fear a Houthi takeover would threaten free passage through the strait.

...after months of tightening their hold, the Houthis have formally taken power.

US diplomats in hasty Yemen evacuation

The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday [Feb. 11, 2015], with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

The hasty exit came as thousands joined rival demonstrations over last week's Shiite militia takeover, which was widely condemned as a coup.


  1. new headline: Iran demands immediate end to 'dangerous' Saudi-led action in Yemen

    - a voice in the wilderness

  2. Isn't this where the King of the south (SA) consults with the King of the north (USA) concerning a threat to them? Seems the King of the north prefers that the King of the south fight it's battles?

    1. I think you might have Daniel, ch. 11 confused with:

      Yalkut Shimoni Remez Yishayahu 499: Rabbi Yitzchak said: In the year that Melech HaMoshiach will be revealed, all the kings (leaders) of the nations will be struggling against each other. The leader of Iran will contest with the leader of Arabia, and the leader of Arabia will go to Aram or Edom (depending on the edition) to get council from them. The leader of Persia will respond and destroy the entire world. All the nations of the world will be trembling and shaking and falling on their faces. They will be seized by pains like labor pains.

      The Jewish people will be trembling and quaking and saying: "Where can we go? Where can we go?" And [Hashem] will say to them: My children, do not fear! Everything I did I did only for you! Why are you frightened? Don't be afraid--the time of your redemption has arrived

  3. False flag?
    The name of the pilot in the news is Lubitch! Jew,not jew, enough people did the association among the "Jews lovers" in the world.
    Reichstag fire version 2015?only Hashem knows. One thing is sure: they are still enough functioning planes remaining so all the Jews are still able to come here quickly and easily. The option for now is still existing. Bessorot tovot and geula shleima now uberahamim! And sorry for my approximative English. Itzhak. Jerusalem

  4. Thanks for quoting, this is exactly what I was referring to. You have right now Sunni vs Shia. It will envelope the world in order to disrupt the Iran agreement.

  5. LondonMale just wrote the same thing I did, over at Dov's blog.