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    Houthis fire ballistic missile towards Riyadh

    Yemen's Houthi movement said on Friday it had fired a ballistic missile toward the Saudi capital Riyadh and the Arab coalition waging war in Yemen said it had intercepted and destroyed a projectile around 200 km (120 miles) west of the city.

    The incident occurred a day before U.S. President Donald Trump was expected in Riyadh at the start of his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

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    A few simple questions:

    1. By what means did the Houthi rebels obtain a ballistic missile?

    2. By what means did the Houthi rebels obtain the launch/delivery system?

    3. By what means did the Houthi rebels obtain the required operating systems training?

    4. What measure of logic could possibly inspire the Houthi leadership, to conceive of the asinine notion of launching
    a ballistic missile attack, against the far more powerful (next-door) SA regime, that is also 100% in bed with both the UK & US?

    Obviously, there's considerably more to the story, than what meets the eye, as usual. Just curious, of course
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    I can't say I'm surprised after all the bombing Saudi Arabia has done in the Yemen.

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    ^^ For those interested, Burkaan ( بركان ) translates as "Volcano".

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    Possibly Soviet-designed and Iranian tech-advisors.
    No proof ...just a wild hunch.

    Good for them to take a shot at SA as well as welcoming President Trump to the ME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    I can't say I'm surprised after all the bombing Saudi Arabia has done in the Yemen.
    I agree, but why provoke the Saudis to do even more bombing? Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Seems they made it.
    Yeah, sure they did. And I've got some Ocean Front property for sale, in Arizona. Are you in the market to buy that story, as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    I can't say I'm surprised after all the bombing Saudi Arabia has done in the Yemen.
    I agree, but why provoke the Saudis to do even more bombing? Huh?
    Why not? It's not like the Saudis would stop if the Yemenis didn't send it. Perhaps they want the Saudis to think twice, or perhaps they think they will even up the war a bit. Those are just ideas. I've no idea what they are thinking (and I'm not suggesting the ideas would work).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    I can't say I'm surprised after all the bombing Saudi Arabia has done in the Yemen.
    I agree, but why provoke the Saudis to do even more bombing? Huh?
    Why not? It's not like the Saudis would stop if the Yemenis didn't send it. Perhaps they want the Saudis to think twice, or perhaps they think they will even up the war a bit. Those are just ideas. I've no idea what they are thinking (and I'm not suggesting the ideas would work).
    We'll get Trump doing a Clinton and saying he had to duck missiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    they think they will even up the war a bit
    Really? I seriously doubt, that the phenomenon of Thinking ............has anything ,whatsoever, to do with such a reactionary scenario,......guaranteed!

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    The BBC are reporting that Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed .... by the Houtis. Not so long ago, they were fighting on the same side! A few days ago, Saleh offered to enter talks with Riyadh if they (Saudi Arabia) stopped their aggression against Yemen.




    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42225574
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42212398

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The BBC are reporting that Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed .... by the Houtis. Not so long ago, they were fighting on the same side! A few days ago, Saleh offered to enter talks with Riyadh if they (Saudi Arabia) stopped their aggression against Yemen.
    "Can't have that, can we" said the Guardian Council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Yeah, sure they did. And I've got some Ocean Front property for sale, in Arizona. Are you in the market to buy that story, as well?
    I've got a bridge... I give you goot price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Why not? It's not like the Saudis would stop if the Yemenis didn't send it. Perhaps they want the Saudis to think twice, or perhaps they think they will even up the war a bit. Those are just ideas. I've no idea what they are thinking (and I'm not suggesting the ideas would work).
    Just think about it.

    If you were Iran would you want:

    ( i ) Saudi Arabia fully armed and focused and ready to take you on.

    or

    ( ii ) Saudi Arabia totally distracted and pouring money and weapons into a pointless war on its border?

    I'll give you as long as you like....

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    All ballistic means is that they fired it up in the air and then it fell back down. Fkn news for idiots always tries to make it sound like some kind of doomsday device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    All ballistic means is that they fired it up in the air and then it fell back down. Fkn news for idiots always tries to make it sound like some kind of doomsday device.
    We were only 45 minutes from tulsa...... or was that Armageddon... or was thaty just a typical call to war by the western media banging it's war drum?
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    Bit o' argy-bargy in the mid-east.

    Shocking news all round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    We were only 45 minutes from tulsa...... or was that Armageddon... or was thaty just a typical call to war by the western media banging it's war drum?
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    fkn awesome tune that, forgotten how good it was.


    The eastern world, it is explodin',
    Violence flarin', bullets loadin',
    You're old enough to kill but not for votin',
    You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin',
    And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',
    But you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
    Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

    Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
    And can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today?
    If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
    There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
    Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,
    And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
    Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

    Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
    I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
    I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
    Handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
    And marches alone can't bring integration,
    When human respect is disintegratin',
    This whole crazy world is just too frustratin',
    And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
    Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

    Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
    Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
    Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
    But when your return, it's the same old place,
    The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,
    You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
    Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace,
    And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
    You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

    No, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.
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