Another War Erupts

yemenThe conflagration in the Middle East continues like a musical chair. The chair of destruction moved from Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and now into Yemen. Located at the heel of the Arabian boot, Yemen commands a strategic chokepoint for access into the Red Sea, thus the Suez Canal. Yemen has a long history of tribal conflicts. Yemen became a republic and President Ali Abdullah Saleh was the first elected President in reunified Yemen in 1999. The country is plagued by corruption, scoring 164 out of 182 countries surveyed in the 2009 international corruption Perception Index by Transparency International.

Last year, Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama praised Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi for his work combating terrorism. Yemen was used by US as a military base for its drone operations in the Middle East. Obama was too quick to shower praises.Houthis, a group of Zaydi fighters led by Abdul Malik al-Houthi, that pushed the government of Yemen from power, beginning with the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa after Houthi insurgents stormed the Yemeni capital Sana’a on 21 September 2014, escalating with the resignation of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and his ministers on 22 January 2015 after Houthi forces seized the presidential palace, residence, and key military installations, and culminating in the dissolution of parliament and the formation of a ruling council by Houthi militants on 6 February 2015″ – Wikipedia.

Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman coordinated the strikes at the Royal Saudi Air Force operations centre near Riyadh [SPAnews]

Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman coordinated the strikes at the Royal Saudi Air Force operations centre near Riyadh [SPAnews]

In the process, $500 million worth of military aid were supplied to Yemen were reported missing. The American Embassy was forced to evacuate and closed in February this year. On 25 March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies consisting of 10 countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), launched a military operation in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, who deposed the US-backed Yemeni president last month. The musical chair has moved another slot. Who’s next?


Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


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