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UMMA / Houthi rebels overturned the chessboard
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 21/09/2019
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Houthi rebels overturned the chessboard

Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар

 

The Yemeni Shiite group’s spectacular attack on Abqaiq raises the distinct possibility of a push to drive the House of Saud from power



Houthi fighters

We are the Houthis and we’re coming to town. With the spectacular attack on Abqaiq, Yemen’s Houthis have overturned the geopolitical chessboard in Southwest Asia – going as far as introducing a whole new dimension: the distinct possibility of investing in a push to drive the House of Saud out of power.

Blowback is a bitch. Houthis – Zaidi Shiites from northern Yemen – and Wahhabis have been at each other’s throats for ages. This book is absolutely essential to understand the mind-boggling complexity of Houthi tribes; as a bonus, it places the turmoil in southern Arabian lands way beyond a mere Iran-Saudi proxy war.

Still, it’s always important to consider that Arab Shiites in the Eastern province – working in Saudi oil installations – have got to be natural allies of the Houthis fighting against Riyadh.

Houthi striking capability – from drone swarms to ballistic missile attacks – has been improving remarkably for the past year or so. It’s not by accident that the UAE saw which way the geopolitical and geoeconomic winds were blowing: Abu Dhabi withdrew from Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s vicious war against Yemen and now is engaged in what it describes as a  “peace-first” strategy.

Even before Abqaiq, the Houthis had already engineered quite a few attacks against Saudi oil installations as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports. In early July, Yemen’s Operations Command Center staged an exhibition in full regalia in Sana’a featuring their whole range of ballistic and winged missiles and drones.

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A drone attack took out up to 50 % of a Saudi Arabian oil processing plant, raising the price of crude oil up to 20 percent. Cartoon by Jeff Darcy





Courtesy of Asia Times
Source: https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/09/article/how-the-houthis-overturned-the-chessboard/
Publication date of original article: 21/09/2019
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=27054

 

Tags: Yemen WarHouthi insurgencyHouse of SaudSaudi Oil
 

 
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