Thursday, October 1, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Vietnam

I don't recall the Saudis going out looking for wars to get involved in. They really should have taken a look at our history and that of the Russans in Afghanistan. As we frquently seemed to do in Afghanistan, the Saudis managed to bomb a wedding recently.

The death toll from Saudi-led airstrikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen has risen to 131, making it the deadliest single incident since the start of the country's civil war, medical officials said Tuesday.

The U.N. says at least 2,355 civilians have been killed in fighting since March, when the coalition began launching airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units, who control the capital and are at war with the internationally recognized government as well as southern separatists, local militias and Sunni extremists.

Bombing didn't work in Vietnam despite our best efforts. Yeah, I know. It's yahoo answers. We dropped a shitload on them, though, and we still had to get 58,000 of our countrymen killed. I believe that once the countrie that make up the coalition realize they are going to have to sacrifice lives they will end this effort. Then again, one would have expected Vietnam and some of the other mistakes to have ended sooner. It doesn't help that the guy they're fighting for is holed up in Saudi Arabia waiting to be put back in power. Not too inspirational. 

Here is the Saudi misinformation on the strike. 

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri tells The Associated Press Wednesday that "we did not conduct any operations in that area two days ago," referring to Monday's incident, in which more than 130 people were killed in the deadliest single event of Yemen's civil war.

Asiri says there is no evidence of what caused the deaths, and that ordinary civilians cannot distinguish between airstrikes, missiles, cannon fire or local explosions.

It could have been asteroids, UFOs, act of God. Who knows?

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