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2019-10-05 Arabia
The war in Yemen is a homegrown affair
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Posted by Fred 2019-10-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6520 views ]  Top
 File under: Houthis 

#1  Abd al-Majid al-Zindani was a Yemeni Afghan-Arab, Salafist, al-Islah (Reform) Party leader, chief of the Hashid tribal confederation of North Yemen. Zindani was a crucial element in the Afghan-Arab jihad. In the period 1984-1990 he had been responsible for the movement of some 5,000-7,000 Yemenis to camps in Afghanistan for training and religious indoctrination. In the war in Afghanistan he became well known to the Saudi royal family, and he was feared by most of them. Zindani was a corrupt Sunni who could lead Arab-Afghans abroad but failed to lead at home. It has all been downhill since then.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-10-05 09:25||   2019-10-05 09:25|| Front Page Top

#2 The last paragraph, the appeal to the international community to understand the core reasons - it basically means if given enough money, Yemen should become a happy place.

Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-05 11:03||   2019-10-05 11:03|| Front Page Top

#3 Abd al-Majid al-Zindani was a Yemeni Afghan-Arab

All good to know, Chereting Pelosi1889, but I don’t see him mentioned in the article. What am I missing?
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-05 11:44||   2019-10-05 11:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Note first sentence. And, "The Houthis’ ties to Iran, which they emphasized after they took control of the government in 2014, reinforced Saudi historic fears..."

Just giving depth to the Saudi "lens" and its "fears". I could have gone to great lengths to explain how the Saudis have chosen the wrong partners. Their blunders have given the Houthis the Sanaa access that has allowed a religious minority to create a schism that now seems unbridgeable.
Sometimes in depth reporting requires an in depth response.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-10-05 20:02||   2019-10-05 20:02|| Front Page Top

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