Skip to comments.Yemen Ground Invasion By Saudi, Egyptian Troops Imminent
Posted on 03/26/2015 10:52:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf
As reported first thing today, while the initial phase of the military campaign against Yemen has been taking place for the past 18 hours and been exclusively one of airborne assaults by forces of the "Decisive Storm" coalition, Saudi hinted at what is coming next following reports that it had built up a massive 150,000 troop deployment on the border with Yemen.
And as expected, moments ago AP reported that Egyptian military and security officials told The Associated Press that the military intervention will go further, with a ground assault into Yemen by Egyptian, Saudi and other forces, planned once airstrikes have weakened the capabilities of the rebels.
Three Egyptian military and security officials told The Associated Press that a coalition of countries led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia will conduct a ground invasion into Yemen once the airstrikes have sufficiently diminished the Houthis and Saleh's forces. They said the assault will be by ground from Saudi Arabia and by landings on Yemen's Red and Arabian Sea coasts.
The aim is not to occupy Yemen but to weaken the Houthis and their allies until they enter negotiations for power-sharing, the officials said
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Any reports on the Egyptians moving troops into place?
Bout time the Saudis do some of the dirty work to clean up the neighborhood.
I’m a lil tired of our men and woman spilling their blood.
Sounds like the Egyptians are going to be the ones doing the “Heavy lifting”
And you know they won't have our ridiculous Rules of Engagement to deal with.
If SA forgets to set the parking brakes on their tanks once they’ve completed the invasion, they may just end up owning Yemen outright.
“And you know they won’t have our ridiculous Rules of Engagement to deal with.”
Pretty sure we won’t be hearing any Media liberals whining about collateral damage, either.
Hopefully this is just a ploy and not a plan.
Indications are Pakistanis may join the Saudis. There are at least some Pakistani troops in Saudi, and at least some in the actual Saudi military.
Well I do think it’s officially official, the whole damn middle east is in flames.
Tell’ya what, Obozo will have some foreign affairs legacy following him round.
Jimmy Carter gave us...the Islamic Revolution, Obozo gave us WWIII.
Me too and frankly I’m shocked.
There was a story earlier about the Iwo Jima (LHD-7) now being off the coast of Yemen.
I thought I read something that the Saudis use Pakistanis in their army.
You’re not far off there, that’s for sure.
What a bumbling fool.
He actually thinks he is doing the right thing. LOL
I’ve known a few Saudis. Picturing them in combat is difficult.
I’ve also known a few Egyptians. I CAN picture them in combat.
Full blown open war breaking out in the Middle East, and our U.S. Media is hardly covering it.
CNN is “All Airplane Crash-All the time” mode/
It’s just crazy. We’ve never seen anything like it.
Look on the bright side, after WWIII the next war will be fought with sticks.
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