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Posted on 09/09/2009 3:29:40 PM PDT by Cindy
09 September 2009 JIHADIS REPORT OF SYRIAN MEDDLING IN YEMEN
Not that I consider jihadis to be a reliable source on such matters, but you know what they say about broken clocks...
(Excerpt) Read more at internet-haganah.com ...
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Whoa...interesting. Iran AND Syria are poking around the Arabian peninsula.
If I read it right it claims Syria is smuggling weapons to the Shi’ites in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the oilfields are. Iran has always thought about arming them to make controlling the oil difficult for Saudi and try to get a pro-Iran hold on it. Maybe they’re using their proxy to do their dirty work for them.
OK, best translation I could do....
It’s hard for us to prove the involvement of the Syrian regime in supporting the Hawthis in Yemen, but the day is coming that will confirm our thoughts that this regime has allied itself with the Hawthis by supporting them in Yemen or in Cairo, as one of their leaders there converted to Shi’ism and fled to Damascus, which gave him asylum. The Syrian regime desperately seeks to spread Shi’ism to Lebanon, Iraq, and the Gulf States, and attract scores of students to Shi’ism and teach them about it in seminaries now deployed in Syria....
The Hawthis have publicly urged Tehran and Iraq to open an office for them in Baghdad and to create new settlements in Iran to defend their spies in the Gulf. Taking these risks will cost the Hawthis much by forcing them to give up other issues such as pressuring the Syrian regime to smuggle weapons to the Shi’ites in eastern Saudi Arabia. This strategy now would be solely in the Syrian regime’s hands.
Of course, here’s another brief not from a jihad site.
Yemen President: Iran Supports Yemen Houthi Rebels
Yemen President Ali Abdallah Saleh yesterday told Al-Jazeera TV that unofficial Iranian elements and Iraqi Shi’ite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr were in direct contact with the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and that they had even secretly offered to mediate between the Houthis and the Yemen government.
Iran denied the allegations, but Al-Sadr’s supporters acknowledged that they had made such mediation attempts in an effort to resolve the crisis by diplomatic means.
Source: Al-Hayat, London, September 10, 2009
Posted at: 2009-09-10
Qaeda, Hawthis plan for acts of sabotage in Yemen - official
KUNA.net.kw ^ | 5/19/2009 11:54:00 PM | n/a
Posted on May 19, 2009 6:29:11 PM PDT by Cindy
Larijani In Yemen On Reassurance Visit
(”Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, May 15, 2009”) via THE MEMRI BLOG.org ^ | Posted May 15, 2009 | n/a
Posted on May 17, 2009 11:51:23 PM PDT by Cindy
Note: The following blog entry is a quote:
Larijani In Yemen On Reassurance Visit
The London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reports that Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani is visiting Yemen to reassure it regarding fears of Iranian involvement in rebel activity in southern Yemen, and regarding activity by the Houthis in the Sa’ada district in northern Yemen.
Senior Yemeni officials have accused Iran of supporting the Houthis (see Yemeni Official: Iran Clearly Involved In Al-Houthi Rebellion).
According to the report, Larijani told Yemen President Ali Abdallah Saleh that his country supported Yemen’s stability and security.
Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, May 15, 2009
Posted at: 2009-05-15
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(Source: Al-Ahram, Egypt, April 26, 2009)
Yemeni Official: Iran Clearly Involved In Al-Houthi Rebellion
Posted at: 2009-04-27
(Source: www.islamouna,info, March 28, 2009)
Yemenite President: Hizbullah Training Houthi Rebels
Posted at: 2009-03-30
(Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, August 8, 2008)
In Yemen, Al-Houthi Rebels Commander Says: Well Honor Ceasefire
Posted at: 2008-08-08
(Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, July 31, 2008)
Yemen President To Al-Houthi Rebels In Sada: Go Home
Posted at: 2008-07-31
(Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, July 18, 2008)
Yemen President Declares End Of War With Al-Huthi Followers In Sada
Posted at: 2008-07-18
2 posted on May 18, 2009 12:00:10 AM PDT by Cindy
Battle on the Arabian Peninsula
FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 3, 2009 | Ryan Mauro
Posted on September 3, 2009 5:04:29 AM PDT by TDCAnalyst
The Yemeni military is currently engaged in a large offensive against well-armed, Iranian-backed Zaydi Shiite militants in the north of the country, resulting in over 100,000 people leaving their homes. The Saudis are concerned about the instability spreading inside their borders, and the West as a whole should be concerned about how a militant Shiite enclave in Yemen could give Iran the capabilities to strike inside the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa and shut down traffic through the Red Sea.
The militant Zaydi Shiites are often referred to as Houthis in order to specify their radical strain within the Zaydi community, named after their spiritual leader, the late Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, killed in 2004. They are currently led by his brothers with Abdul-Malik taking the leading role.
The followers of the al-Houthi family leading the rebellion, which call themselves The Young Believers, are rabidly anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-democratic and seek to overthrow the current government and replace it with a theocracy. Hussein al-Houthis father, Badreddin, who led an uprising in 2005 and is accused of receiving safe harbor in Iran in 2004, is quoted as saying We are for justice. We do not know this democracy you speak of. They stand against the rest of the Zaydis in Yemen, which includes President Saleh and makes up about 40 to 45% of the overall population....
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...
Thanks to G8 Diplomat for this thread:
and this article:
guardian.co.uk, Monday 14 September 2009 19.30 BST
SNIPPET: “Renewed fighting in northern Yemen between government and rebel forces is feeding fears that a Middle Eastern proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is spreading to the ungoverned spaces of the southern Arabian peninsula. But western analysts are staring boggle-eyed at quite a different spectre: the prospect that the biggest beneficiaries of Yemeni weakness will be the fanatical jihadis of al-Qaida.”
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