By Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat
Saudi Arabia and 19 other Muslim nations have made all out war against Yemen in order stop Iran’s expansion towards Mecca, which it is doing through the force of the Houthi Shiite power.
Iran is subtly making a threatening warning against Saudi Arabia on account of its attack against and bombing of Yemen, an operation called Operation Decisive Storm, in which it has deployed 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers and other navy units for the military campaign. Planes from Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain are also taking part in the operation, it said, adding that Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan and Sudan are ready to participate in a ground offensive. With all of the nations contributing, the amount of fighter jets involved in the major attack has been counted to number 185.
Iran is calling the operation an “invasion” and a “dangerous step” that will escalate in its severity and increase the crisis in the country. The Houthies, who are Shiites and who hate the Sunnis, have made it quite conspicuous that they would invade Mecca. One Houthi commander said that they “wouldn’t stop our expansion at Mecca but rather Riyadh.”
One Saudi news outlets reported that the Houthies do want to invade Mecca and would invade Mecca if it were not for the intense military action of Saudi Arabia:
The Houthis wanted everyone to play by their rules or otherwise be eliminated. They overreached in rejecting political talks, alienating opposite sides of the political spectrum such as the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the tribes, and they went against the Western interests as well as Arab countries, even issuing threats to invade Mecca.
Middle East and Russian sources have confirmed that an Iranian ship has unloaded 185 tons of weapons at Yemen’s Port Saleef to the Houthis, Iran’s Shiite proxies in Yemen. Port Saleef connects directly with the capital, Sanaa, and is only about 500 miles – or 800 kilometers – south of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam, which is currently under the control of Saudi Arabia.
President Tayyip Erdogan is reported to have affirmed that Turkey may provide logisitical support to the Saudi Arabian military operation in Yemen and called on Iran and “terrorist groups” to withdraw from the country. Erdogan said:
Turkey may consider providing logistical support based on the evolution of the situation
Iran’s Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, just recently said:
Saudi Arabia will get the finger burnt in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made it very clear that Saudi Arabia’s military bombardments against the Shiite Houthies in Yemen will cause major destabilization and violent conflict in the region:
It is necessary that military actions end as quickly as possible and talks start to find solution… We believe these types of military actions can only escalate tension in the region and they will give no advantage to any country that involves itself in these actions.
What is most ironic is that while Putin is always being condemned because of its alliances with Iran, Putin just told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, to put an “immediate cessation of military activities”
Shoebat.com’s prognosis on the situation is that while many get excited at news like this thinking that the situation could escalate between the Sunni alliance and Iran. Asifat Al-Hazm (the Hazm Storm) as the war is called, is the the Sunni Alliance’s response to Iran’s incursions into Yemen threatening Mecca and Saudi Arabia’s security. The storm on Yemen will postpone Iran’s expansion for a while. Iran would not want to jeopardize its nuclear program and could wait until it makes gains in that area to re-launch its attack against Saudi Arabia. So there is still some time to go and there will be no mushroom clouds until Iran first gains the mushroom (nuke).