Saudi Arabia has carried out a series of air strikes against targets in northern Yemen against rebel forces which are threatening to overturn Yemen government. Rebel forces believed to be operating in the northern section of Yemen have been threatening the government with a push southward. Saudi Arabia has stated through diplomatic channels that it will not stand by and let a sect backed by Iran establish a strong hold on its southern border. In recent days Saudi forces have carried out air strikes against Yemen aircraft and related air support services which had fallen into the hands of the rebels.
Marcio Alaor BMG said that this past weekend, Egypt announced that it would contribute at least 40,000 troops to any needed offensive action to secure it s border with Yemen as well. The situation in Yemen has deteriorated to the point that all U.S. personnel, U.S. citizens and U.S. Military forces have already pulled out of Yemen. Saudis Press With Airstrikes In Yemen
The White House stressed that it is still supporting the legitimate government of Yemen but the U.S. will not spearhead any military action to suppress the rebel threat. To many analyst, this is in keeping with the President’s Middle East Policy of “Willful Ignorance.” While the White House sees a clear threat by a non friendly entity or force in the middle east, the White House would rather pursue diplomatic solutions than commit troops or other military forces.