Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact

The Saudi-Emirates’ partial capture of Hudaydah airport from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday, June 16, came on the third day of their offensive to capture the important Red Sea port town. This success is already strategically significant in six ways, DEBKAfile analysts report:

  1. The assault force for capturing Hudaydah consists mainly of around 25,000 troops of Yemeni army units opposed to the Houthi insurgency. They have seized positions around Hudaydah airport that afford fire control of the runways. Therefore, Yemeni jets cannot land reinforcements for helping the roughly 2,000 Houthi fighters repulse the Saudi-UAE assault.
  2. DEBKAfile’s military sources estimate that the assault force had no need to call on the strategic reserves prepared outside the airfield in view of the Houthis’ weakened condition. In the past year, the movement has suffered from internal strife with reciprocal assassinations among rival chiefs.
  3. After several delays in the past year, US President Donald Trump, who regards the two crown princes, Muhammad bin-Salman of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Muhammed bin Ziyad, as allies, gave them the green light to go forward. US aid consists of intelligence for marking targets, precision weapons for Saudi and UAE air force and artillery units and mid-air refueling for coalition air raids. The UAE is fielding about 1,500 special operations forces and the Saudis, a fleet of helicopters
  4. UN and European agencies tried to prevent the offensive by maintaining that it would have dire consequences for the 22 million Yemenis who depend on the only seaport through which humanitarian aid reaches the country. Their warning does not stand up to scrutiny. The civil war has plunged Yemen in one of the world’s worst human disasters, with many millions on the brink of famine.  The human disaster only worsened while Houthis controlled Hadaydah and its port, because there was no one to distribute the incoming assistance to the needy population. In fact, relieving the town from the Houthis’ stranglehold will open the way for incoming assistance to reach those in need in all parts of the country. The Saudis announced in advance that, after they liberated the town of 700,000 inhabitants from the Iran-backed insurgency, they would hand over care for the population to the UN.
  5. It turns out that the scope of Iranian support for the Houthi movement was exaggerated. It boiled down mainly to supplying missiles, including ground-to sea weapons and technology for building and launching rockets. Tehran’s military assistance to the Houthis came nowhere near its investment in the Lebanese Hizballah group. At the same time, Houdaydah’s fall to Iran’s adversaries, Saudi-Emirati forces, would be a major military and strategic punch in the eye for Tehran, which had planned to set up its main Red Sea naval base at this Yemeni port.
  6. The joint offensive was launched less than a week after Saudi Arabia and the UAE formally established a new Gulf organization called the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, which effectively usurps the authority of the veteran Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Through the vibrant new Council, the two young crown princes and President Donald Trump will have acquired a mechanism for calling the shots in the oil-rich Gulf region.
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22 thoughts on “Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact

  • Jun 16, 2018 @ 13:12 at 13:12
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    Last ditch efforts by the Saudis and interventionist globalists in the U.S. It just delays the inevitable defeat.

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 13:35 at 13:35
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      You Err !.

      The Koran speakt about – Du-Al-Karnain – (the Twohorned One) ,that is Two Political Powers.
      So Iran goes against the Koran.
      In the Bible those two political Powes arew called – SABA(Yemen) and DEDAN(Saudiarabia).
      Ezekiel chapter 38 vers –

      13 “””Sheba and Dedan””” and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, “Art thou come to despoil us? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?”

      Arne Strand.Sweden.

      • Jun 16, 2018 @ 21:02 at 21:02
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        Great comments and you are correct on your how a Prophecy Analysis on Russia is continuing to build Alliances with Middle Eastern nations, but it is playing a Dual Game Of Duplicity for the Short Term as well from a position of weakness for the long term.

        Russia under the POTUS Obama Administration finally got its Toe into the Middle East after being kept out since Stalin had to withdraw from Iran in the 1946 and told to stay away many times in the 1950s, even the Great Man that changed his name to “Steel” (Stalin) but always known as “Koba” as his Underground Party Name, (As Designated By Lenin), as his Party name in the underground world of Russian Democratic Party when first formed. During conversations, even the “Steel Koba” backed down many times and stayed out of Iran with warnings from POTUS Truman and Eisenhower. When Vast Oil were Discovered in Persia, the only Two Powers then were England and Russia. This all Changed after World War I.

        After Stalin Death, subsequent Russian Politburos’ made even bigger mistakes from 1950s-70s, when they sided with the Short Time Political Alliance known as the United Arab Republic consisting of Egypt Sinai, Gaza, Syria and Jordan in the 1960s, with incorrect Abdul Nasser thinking that such a Geographical Position Advantage with Russia Militarily and Economically would prevail over Israel and American-Western Interests. In fact, the Russians were once again exported from the Mid-East due to their Inferior Position.

        Additionally, you were correct to point out some Biblical’s Prophecy or Misleading Divination’s on Today’s Nation having different Names in the Book of Revelation. Such as Sudan (Cush) and Iran (Persia) becoming Allies of Russia. The Corrupt Billionaire Theocracy of Iran have been exporting Terror and Funding to Nations in Central Asia both in Chechnya and China Provinces while developing Ties with Iran, Russia and Turkey. They are and were using the hatred for Israel to continue Middle East Chaos to Boil more Discontent, but the Election of POTUS Trump has reversed that offensive and now Russia and Turkey are up against a Stronger Arab Coalition With Israel among America Economic Interests far more powerful than Russia Today.

        Still, Russia for the Short Term mentioned in Ezekiel 38:1-7 coming together under Russian Leadership to mount a furious attack against Israel. Yet, the Western Lions Young Cubs of 28 Nations Of EU-NATO-New POTUS Trump can be interpreted as “Tarshish” at the Precise Right Time will turn on Iran and Turkey when both Regimes are weakest as seen Today.

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 19:19 at 19:19
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      Your Daddy, Iran, is turning tail after being bombed into submission by Israel in Syria Now they are being dealt another blow by the Saudi’s in Yemen. Pretty soon, its time for your to get effed up the wazoo, young lady.

      • Jun 16, 2018 @ 21:07 at 21:07
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        Quite agree….Sure Russia has a say in Syria Today along with North Korea and Iran, but Russia can pivot at anytime and cannot prevail militarily for the long term. Even China is buying up Siberia where only 8,000 in some strategic cities whereby Russians no longer has the Population to stop Chinese Investment and Chinese Population growth that comes with such Billions Investments and over 200,000 Chinese now live and even employ Russians. The Old Golden Rule applies…..”He That Has The Gold Will Rule!” Soon, Iran and Turkey will be given a Bill of Payment from Russia that they cannot Repay. Russia will then seek another way to Collect that Debt by turning at the right time and joining the West to keep a part of position in Iran and Syria.

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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      again more wishful thinking. dream on.

  • Jun 16, 2018 @ 14:08 at 14:08
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    Excelent news! To hell with you, Iran!

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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      The Ezekiel 38 Prophecies have come and go and change often and will continue but Iran and Arabia are far at odds than America and Russia and always will be until a New Persia is established together with the Exact Alignment of Nations of the USA-Western Europe (Tarshish), Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia Sheba and Dedan are allied today, just as portrayed similarly in the Prophecy. However, the Russia-Syria-Iran Alliance is one that can remain or stand and other less Nations such as Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia that are aligned against the West, won’t be able to be sustained against Israel and the Arab coalition with America-West just as prophesied in Ezekiel 38. Russia will do what is is in the Best Interests of Russia Economically, as always and why Iran’s (Persian Culture) will soon overthrow the current “Ayatollah-Mullah Theocracy Insanity” of Thinking they will prevail. Because Nobody including Russia, Europe, China, and America wants those Kooks to have Nukes to destroy not just Israel but Middle East and Asia. The Iranian Bleeder-Ship that has subordinated the Great Persian people since 1979 are on World’s Borrowed Time and their Exporting Chaos is about to bring Chaos only back upon them and Russia will not save them. “The Tail Of Any Dog Never Wags The Dog, Only Kooks Fall For That Kind Of Logic!”

      The Bottom Line for the Long Term is that Russia can’t stop the Chinese Growth Populations Investments being made in Siberia. at the same time, Russia cannot maintain the current Alliance in the Middle East Militarily either. Russia will help bring down Iranian Theocracy knowing its future lies with Western European Trading, American-Arabia Oil, Gas, and Coal, Economically, and having a Place and Say in the New Persia after Iran’s Theocracy Thugs are replaced trying to hold onto their Stolen Billions for their Families while living in Exile as a New Persia emerges to benefit the World like it did in King Cyrus Days. The Persian People have always been Wise, Innovative, and Contributors to Civilizations, unlike the Ayatollahs and Mullahs that are Anathema to Allah’s Ideals and Practices to unite a Better World. The True Prophecy of Allah that is Preeminent and known as “Inshallah إن شاء الله‎, will always prevail and one must Never Forget that Jehovah and Allah are the same One True G-d and Christians were a Jewish Sect meant to include all gentiles in the world as well under that same One True G-d!” The Entire World always be One Together and No One can stop it. Even Palestinians that live under Israeli’s Laws are far more Free and Prosper more than anywhere in other Middle East Domains.
      In shāʾallāh إن شاء الل

      • Jun 17, 2018 @ 1:27 at 1:27
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        Russia will happily sell gas and oil to China but will never relinquish Siberia to a Chinese “peaceful” intervention. Mao sent thousands of Chinese unarmed peasants north over the Russian border (Amur river) for them to be totally wiped out by the Soviet artillery in the sixties. A Russian president de facto giving away Siberia will be overthrown by its military/security apparatus immediately. Putin pretends to be inclusive for all races and religions. 250000 Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan in Moscow last week (many streets were closed to accommodate this celebration and to make the Russianshate the Muslims even more). Officially the Muslims were guarded from Islamophobes by thousands of Rosguardia troops (30000 National Guards with tanks and airplanes are under the direct command of the president, not the Ministry of Defense). In reality the Russian people hate the Jews and the Muslims and the Asians in that order. Over 70 years of Soviet propaganda inculcating the Slavic population to accept equality for all (except Jewish) workers and collective farm peasants had failed miserably. On the other hand, the Russians always respected the US but now are at a loss. They can’t understand why under the previous presidents the US has allowed itself to disintegrate into a minority (blacks, Mexicans, homosexuals, transsexuals, feminists all claiming victim-hood) driven country committing a slow cultural, political and economic suicide. The white male has become the enemy of the Washington, DC swamp’s ruling minority creatures. The Russians will tolerate their minorities but don’t want these minorities to become a privileged class in Russia. The Russians still remember the Mongolian invasion and the 300 years of 2nd rate citizenship for the native Russians that followed this invasion. Opposite to the self flagging Europeans that are made to feel bad for exploiting their colonies in the previous centuries, Russia itself was colonized by Muslim overlords (Tatars-Mongols), ravaged by Germany, accosted by Japan and will not tolerate anybody trying to enslave it whether by Chinese money or US military power. Trump (despite the Congress mandated anti-Russian sanctions) and Bibi both understand where Putin is coming from and have no problem with Russian oligarchs attempting to make some gas money by running pipelines to Europe thru Syria. The US liquefied gas is too expensive to transport to Europe and the Israeli Mediterranean shelf gas doesn’t have the capacity to be a strong competitor to Russian gas sales into Europe plus the the IDF is too much for the Russian expeditionary force to take on in Syria. Hence amiable calls between Bibi and Putin plus a planned meeting between Trump and Putin. EU and especially Germany make products for export that their own population can’t afford hence their support of Iran: the EU companies are eager to get the $150 BN that US hating Hussein Obama gave to his coreligionists in Iran. EU multinational companies drive Muslim invasion into Europe and the unending waves of Antisemitism, the latter is happily accepted by Christian Europe longing for the “fun” of pogroms. The mere existence of Israel totally confuses the self aggrandizing, intellectual European. If Judaism is alive and well while churches are half empty, white Europeans don’t marry and diminish in population then Christianity itself was a terrible historical error and the European has to either evolve into a Jew or back into a Barbarian if he is to survive the Muslim onslaught. The recurring economic EU crisis (Italy is next) are the bellwethers of EU breakdown to Russia’s delight.

        • Jun 17, 2018 @ 6:38 at 6:38
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          Excellent info and I salute you adding to the education of all of us. The only thing I disagree with is China was not Economic, Military, Nor An Advance Society in 1960s as it is today. There is a Documentary Entitled, “WHEN SIBERIA WILL BE CHINESE!” Link: https://youtu.be/EzJApJG443U

          On the other items I agree with most of your views and why America has pivot towards the Pacific and European Problems are caused by their own making as usual. Japan has Four Classes of People 1. Merchants, 2. Artisans, 3, Farmers and 4. Samurai while China Chose 1. Merchants, 2. Artisan, 3. Farmers and SCHOLARS. Smart Minds Beat Fighters!

        • Jun 17, 2018 @ 16:44 at 16:44
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          White men still run the US.

          I am not racist and have no beef with minorities,and many more of them are increasingly successful businessmen (and business women), but the seats of power are still largely held by the same families and lineages as in the past, and they are mostly white and mostly men. The extreme liberal viewpoints that produce the self-important, self-promoting “snowflakes” and their undeserved sense of entitlement, are a vocal, highly visual minority, but are representative of certain states and cities on the coasts. No one is behaving in that manner in 9-5 America. If you could tour the companies of America, looking for examples of libtards nonsense, you would be bored to tears save Cali and certain liberal cities (NYC, Austin TX, Denver CO, etc).

          The whole narrative that America has given up what we had going to let a bunch of emotional libtards run the scene is mostly mintedand sold in Russian propaganda. Anyone who truly truly believes that we are a nation run by snowflakes needs to get in their car and drive around America a little bit before they continue spouting this fallacy. If you were unable to take that truth Journey it’s quite possible that you aren’t from this country haven’t been to this country and have no clue what you’re talking about except what your FSB handler gives you as talking points.

  • Jun 16, 2018 @ 15:02 at 15:02
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    thats good, now the interest should start shifting 110% towards syrial

  • Jun 16, 2018 @ 16:25 at 16:25
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    Free Yemen !!
    Ghat in every pot

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 23:11 at 23:11
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      hahahahahahahaha.. good one… funnyyyyyyy

  • Jun 16, 2018 @ 18:44 at 18:44
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    YES I REALLY AM A JERKOFF!

    • Jun 17, 2018 @ 1:27 at 1:27
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      Ok, no problem. Suck my camel too and wait for Jim Carrol to say “stop”.
      At a second thoght you may take all camels, only wait for Jim.

      (mumbling “idiot”….)

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:58 at 2:58
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    According to Le Figaro, French special forces as well American seals and British SAS are on the ground in the offensive.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 3:21 at 3:21
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    “Liberation”???? So why is Israel supporting Saudi Arabia and UAE while they fail to display simple step with Israel in the UN whereas they supported Hamas over Israel’s right to defend itself. Friendship and alliance goes both ways.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 7:53 at 7:53
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    Ishmael, did not inherit Abraham only Isaac did

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 10:22 at 10:22
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    Houthis still control the airport.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 14:27 at 14:27
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    FAKE NEWS
    Take from from Arab Fake media, published in israel fake news
    media
    Airport was never captured, and Huthis pusherd back every Saudi Attack

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