Yemen Rebels Shell Saudi Arabian City, Casualties Reported; Saudis Vow Retaliation

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After the Saudis allegedly halted their air campaign against Yemen's Houthi rebels on April 21 (allegedly because it promptly resumed the very next day to almost no public announcement), the Yemen civil war and the "skirmishes" by Houthi rebels along the border with the world's biggest oil exporter were quickly forgotten. Until this morning, when the Saudi press and social media has been overrun with reports that the Saudi city of Najran was shelled by Houthi mortars, an attack which Saudi advisor to the armed forces Ahmed Asiri said "will not pass without a response".

From Al Riyadh, google translated:

Najran saw Tuesday afternoon fall of several mortar shells at different locations within the city, and according to sources «Riyadh», the number was 6 shells, targeting some civilian sites, government buildings and One landed on the housing guard compound for the memorization of the first Koran fifth Secondary School for Girls Schools hospitality district .



«Riyadh» attended some of those sites to monitor these explosions that caused a power outage in a number of districts of Najran city, and met with some of the citizens who have expressed their support with the leadership to deter Alhothin and ousted president rebels, saying they will not be intimidated by such random shells, said the compound guard citizen Yahya Dahmha I was surprised by the fall of the shell at my house in the compound and praise be to Allah that the home and the school was empty and I was on my way to bring up my daughter from high school, pointing out that this work will not scare them away and that the confidence of citizens in the state has no limits. 


For his part, Brigadier corner Ahmed Asiri coalition spokesman and adviser forces confirmed in the defense minister's office that the militia al-Huthi targeted the border areas in Najran mortar, and said that what happened today is part of the chaos experienced by the militia al-Huthi, and that the situation now in Najran safe and the armed forces doing their job on the border to counter the attacks Huthi stressing that the work of today will not pass without a response.

The news was confirmed moments ago by Bloomberg which also quoted state-run television citing coalition spokesman Ahmed Asseri, who said - as noted above - that the attack won’t "pass without a response." All schools in the province bordering Yemen are now closed.

Further, according to unconfirmed Twitter reports there are been "many casualties" in the missile attack: an attack which appears quite senseless on the surface as it will simply "force" the Saudi national guard, already prepared for a land incursion, to enter Yemen. Unless of course, that was planned all along, and speculation emerges that this was merely the latest Middle Eastern false flag provocation.

A Saudi response now appears just a matter of time, and one which the oil-trading algos are eagerly expecting, pushing Brent to within two dollars of $68.

h/t @FehmiOncel

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ilion's picture

Every shit that you did to others comes back haunting.

Millivanilli's picture

Pork bombs are the future of Allah snack bar war.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Thinkin a couple of those Iranian shipments made it thru after all

Usurious's picture
Usurious (not verified) knukles May 5, 2015 8:44 AM

''Operation Wetback was an immigration law enforcement initiative created by Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Joseph Swing. The program was implemented in May 1954 by the U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell, and utilized special tactics to combat the problem of illegal border crossing and residence in the United States by Mexican nationals.[1] Ultimately, the program came as a result of pressure from the Mexican government to stop illegal entry of Mexican laborers in the United States based largely on the Bracero Program. After implementation, Operation Wetback was met with allegations of abuse and suspension of certain civil rights of Mexicans that were captured and deported by U.S. Border Patrol.[2]''


Publicus's picture

Operation Liberate Saudi Arabia begins.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Yemen Rebels Shell Saudi Arabian City.
Good for them.

Sanity Bear's picture

Blowback is a bitch, and even more so when you don't have an ocean in the way to make retaliation more difficult.

Four chan's picture

operation wetback was superseded by operation politically correct

and its vastly easier to implement, wide open borders policy.

LOLworld's picture

Operation whateva is passe.. not to worry, fixed it up for ya


Poundsand's picture

I wonder when we are going to see the outcry because they bombed a school and children.  Or the outcry because ISIS beheaded another 300 Syrian Christians over the weekend.

Where are all those Palestinian sympathists?  Oh... that's right, because it really doesn't matter as long as the Israeli's aren't doing it.

Of course soon, someone will tell me for the millionth time that the Saud's and probably the Iranians too are all run by the Mossad. 

Oh regional Indian's picture

So it's pretty obvious to all watching that the wheel of Karma is turning in it's slow but inexorable grind.

I like how, after bombing the crap out of Yemen, Saudi's promised retaliation for this shelling. 

Karma is clearly coming home to the US, not as bombs but as a eviscerated nation, most of it's population seemingly beyond redemption (figuratively), too close to the cliff to change direction, herd pressing in behind.

*head shake*

Some really spaced out music, sequence 14:

New Kid's picture


rejected's picture

Might be right,,, now if we can just figure out where the Saudi's got their weapons....

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tony wilson and saturn zion devils (not verified) Millivanilli May 5, 2015 8:49 AM
Spectre's picture

Don't forget that KC-135 Tankers full of pigs blood sprayed over the entire Middle East would also be a good option.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Let me slap that back at your face Spectre.

The tragedy of the USA is that there is nothing sacrosanct left. Do you see the massive tragedy of that for a nation? At least the Muslims still belive in something, revere something?

You have nothing. You've been ripped apart by a parasite and there is NOTHING sacrosanct to the population.

Not religion, not Family, not the constitution for sure.

That is why you are splintering, no foundations left...


farflungstar's picture

+1000 Right on. This should not be underestimated. Nothing is sacrosanct when cash money bitchez is all that matters. 

There is an open hole where our soul used to be, and an IOU left by the moneychanger we sold it to.

The IOU reads, "The Germans tried, so did the Russians and the Romans. What made you guys think you would do any better?"

Ignatius's picture

The devil is dancing.

knukles's picture

From all appearances, he's already won and is just sitting down, giddly, starting the Feast of Souls

ZH Snob's picture

proxy war to regain SA from the Chinese.  The cabal is desperate and going headlong for the prize.

StychoKiller's picture

"You have fought bravely, Sir Houthi, now stand aside and let me pass!"  Al'Montee Py'thons Holy Quran... :>D

HowdyDoody's picture

I can't wait until Saudi get's to the "it's just a flesh wound" stage.

darteaus's picture

The Saudis bombed them a day after announcing a bombing halt?

"All war is base on deception." Sun Tsu

That's the way it's supposed to be done, not telling the enemy in advance what, where, when and how - like the West has been doing lately.

Element's picture

Do the Houthis have sea mines?

Probably not ... but they soon will.

NoVa's picture
Leia[shocked] No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can't possibly–
Tarkin: You would prefer another target? A military target?! Then name the system! [stepping closer to Leia and pinning her against Darth Vader] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time. Where is the Rebel base?
Leia[looks at Alderaan for a moment, then, resigned] Dantooine. They're on Dantooine.
Tarkin: There. You see, Lord Vader? She can be reasonable. [to assistant] Continue with the operation. You may fire when ready.
Leia[panicked] What?!
Tarkin: You are far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration, but don't worry. We will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.
Leia: No!
[The Death Star destroys Alderaan]
monad's picture

Uncle Zbigniew. So do Uncles Vlad, Chuck, Dick, zeDong. Its just central bank business development.

Silverhog's picture

Chickens are coming home to roost. 

basho's picture

this was not to be expected???

the Saudis are going to go the way of libya, syria, irag, afghan.

there are too many players in this game for them to control the situation.

allah may control the price of oil.

too bad he can't knock some common sense into both sides to this conflict.

NoDebt's picture

I think you're right.  The House of Saud has to be hearing the footsteps coming up behind them by now.  This will be happening in Ryadh and Mecca within a couple years.

Freddie's picture

Jim Willie and a few others have said the USSA will throw the House of Saud aka House of Shit under the bus and pivot to Iran.  

Why?  My guess is Iran's oil fields are still full and Iran has tons of oil while the Saudis oil fields are tired and dyine.  Also London and the USSA have been stealing all the Saudis gold in London. 

Stumpy4516's picture

Seeing as it was Israel and the US who decided to destroy those countries and for Libya and Syria used the Saudis as middle men for part of the effort - if the Saudis go down it will be different.  Israel/US will have to find a new assistant and will have to find a way to convince al qaeda and ISIS to attack those of the same religion.  It might be easy to get their leadership to do so but the shooters/grunts might start to question.

Israel may have decided it is time to remove the Saudi's but I doubt it.  No yet.  Couild be this is where they use Russia to be the organizer to use the Shia's to attack the Saudi's from within SA at some point.  But for now remember Putiin supports the sanctions against rebels in Yemen and thus supports the efforts of the Saudis/Israel.  Thus TPTB/NWO are not ready to change the leadership of SA yet.  Only Iran has attempted to assist the rebels, which also shines some light on the divide between Iran and Russia.

Perhaps the plan is for this new organized arab force to be used in conjunction with ISIS to attack the Shia's in all the countries in the ME and to get ready to help take out Iran.

blabam's picture

Allah has answered my prayers. 

darteaus's picture

One of those photos looks like the about is hit an ammo dump - notice the secondaries.

Looks like they know their craft.

kaiserhoff's picture

Yep.  Must be something in the area worth the aggrevation.

ebworthen's picture

The Sultan's and Royalty being supplanted by Mullah's and Jihadi's.

If the oil doesn't keep flowing the Chinese may step in and take care of it.

They have too many mouths to feed; and they might succeed where Russia and the U.S. have failed.

Element's picture

Ah, but the Chinese are best buds with the Iranians and Pakis ... it's the US who is backing all the head cutters, and the people who wholesale murder Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities.

samsara's picture

The US might be backing them,  but most of their oil goes to China

Element's picture

Yeah, for now. The Chinese will diversify the sourcing though, and will do for Iran what the US has refused to do while Iran remained under Islamic-Revolution independent nationalist control. Thus the Saudis will be sidelined further and face a new gush of production.

1stepcloser's picture

we arabspring'd some folks

Dr. Engali's picture

Bloomturd, please. Can we please stop pretending that we have an independent media and acknowledge the fact that Saudi Arabia isn't the only country with state run teevee?

wrs1's picture

WTI popping over $60 on this and right on schedule.  Should be $75 by June.  Is Cushing full yet?  When is oil going to be $20?

Huh Reeeally's picture

Highly suspicious and unlikely that the Houthi's would attack a Saudi city with such a pathetic barrage, clearly the Saudi's, who have supported and defended the Yemeni government for years, have decided to invade and are looking for a Hitleresque, or should I say US, type false flag attack to justify their actions. Since Isreali planes have been bombing Yemen and working with Saudi air force it could have been carried out by Mossad, the CIA's ISIS, or any of the regional players. Transparent yet unprovable and plausibly deniable, yet unmistakable BS nonetheless. Maybe the French could dust off those old guillitine drawings so we can build a few thousand and take care of the problem once and for all. Those who support these wars should be required to fight, regardless of their age, with politicians leading the battlefield charges. Maybe that would induce some 'sober second thought'.