Yemen Crisis/Conflict & the "Decisive Storm" Coalition

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  1. Zool
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    I can't speak to other reports you read which may or may not contain factual information. This attack I have posted did indeed happen and senior Saudi Coalition personnel are confirmed dead: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35091675
     
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    It's definitely within the realm of possibility for a SSM to hit a large military installation or concentration of forces. Whether that is due to skill or luck is difficult to discern unless there is a pattern across a number of incidents.
     
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    They must have had good information that a worthwhile target was there and the ability to point the missile in the right direction. It seems they also had some luck to hit it so very successfully.
     
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    Saudi Arabia purportedly close to loosing a BIG TOWN INSIDE of Saudi Arabia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najran
    which sounds so improbable I don't bother with posting the link(s), but at the same time I wonder ... could it be true? what the heck is going on down there, with the zillions they've been spending ... shouldn't the campaign have been over by now??
     
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    Definitely not much transparency nor much reporting by the "free" media on this conflict. Even scarcer mainstream reporting than on Saudi Arabia's participation in crushing Bahrain's Arab spring.
     
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    Notice the silence from certain quarters when "questionable" reporting is corroborated by a "large, credible news organization"!
    If it weren't so, predictably, presumptuous and common, it might be funny!
     
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    Money don't buy you victory. It takes men on the ground fighting with grit, determination and heart to win battles and wars.

    The Saudis don't really have much of a reputation for being down with getting their own manicured hands dirty with menial tasks they deem beneath their station.
     
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    The western media is still the same propaganda tool it always was. It's just been outsourced to the private sector and become a hell of a lot better at hiding its true nature from the casual observer.

    'Free' news media are owned by faceless corporate entities and you will need teams of top lawyers and forensic accountants years to unearth their true ownership structures.

    The age of the old celebrity News Barons like the Murdocks are over, the modern News Barons of the digital age prefer to remain unknown and hidden. But one only needs to look at the near universal adherence to certain party lines, especially when they run contrary to the truth and common sense, of the 'free' media to know that 'free' media isn't remotely as free or independent as the advertisements claims.

    Today, journalists are rewarded for writing and saying the right things with jobs and promotions, and kept in line by corporate lawyers, statisticians and accountants on legal, ratings and revenue grounds.

    The tools are far more refined than the edicts and directives that the likes of China still employ, but the effects are the same, if not better, since often the journalists being controlled and manipulated down realise what is going on themselves, never mind the target audience, and it's all too easy to dismiss any who do cotton on as paranoid and bitter conspiracy theorists looking to blame othe for their own lack of success in the news business.
     
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    I think it's indirectly related to this Thread:
    at first I noticed in Russian Internet for example
    http://www.rbc.ru/politics/02/01/2016/5687df1e9a7947454133c138
    now in the Guardian ...
    Shia Muslims protest over killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr – video
    source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/vi...est-over-killing-of-sheikh-nimr-al-nimr-video
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Awamiyah is that place)

    ... and at yahoo.com
    Saudi execution of Shiite cleric sparks outrage
    http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-saudi-arabia-pay-high-price-executing-100206612.html
     
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    Yesterday at 11:33 AM
    and later in the day/tonight
    Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran
    Iranian diplomatic mission asked to leave the kingdom within 48 hours as Saudis evacuate embassy staff from Tehran
    source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...iplomatic-relations-iran-160103202137679.html
    (I picked up AlJazeera because it was the most recent article in English I had found using google)
     
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