Friday, December 2, 2016

Neocons on Yemen and Bab-al Mandab

The neocons at Washington Institute are looking for an excuse to OPENLY take control of Bab-al Mandab, pointing the blame at Iran.   The whole reason behind the Yemen war has been to secure this strategic waterway for American/Israeli benefit.

"Tehran is ramping up its sanction-busting military support to the Houthis, necessitating a coordinated international response to close off Red Sea access to antigovernment forces.

This week, credible evidence surfaced that Iran may be violating the UN embargo on arms transfers to the Houthi rebels, Tehran's proxy in the Yemen war. On November 29, the EU-funded group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) released a "Dispatch" paper titled "Maritime Interdictions of Weapon Supplies to Somalia and Yemen: Deciphering a Link to Iran." The group's findings give the U.S. government an important opportunity to weaken Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, demonstrate U.S. strength, and resolve the antishipping threats that have hung over the vital Bab al-Mandab Strait for months. "

See link to full article HERE

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