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Houthi Rebels Overturned the Chessboard

The Saudi Ministry of Defense displays drones and parts from missiles used in a refinery attack. PHOTO: Asia Times

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

By Pepe Escobar | 18 September 2019

ASIA TIMES — 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. […]

1 Comment on Houthi Rebels Overturned the Chessboard

  1. Being Israel’s little bitch has its price, which could sky rocket if Trump is is pushed into attacking Iran by the Joo’s and their American Neocon lackies.

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