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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:13 PM

U.S. Military Planes Cleared to Refuel Saudi Jets Bombing Yemeni Targets

Source: Wall Street Journal

U.S. Military Planes Cleared to Refuel Saudi Jets Bombing Yemeni Targets

Aerial refueling operations won’t happen over Yemen

By Dion Nissenbaum
April 2, 2015 5:36 p.m. ET


WASHINGTON—The U.S. Defense Department has cleared the way for American military planes to start refueling Saudi Arabian jets bombing Houthi fighters in Yemen as the U.S. deepens its role in the expanding regional conflict, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

U.S. Central Command is poised refuel Saudi planes when asked by Saudi forces, but the aerial refueling operations wouldn’t happen over Yemen, American military officials said.

The new American role comes as U.S. surveillance planes over Yemen are providing the Saudi-led military coalition with intelligence to help carry out airstrikes and try to minimize civilian casualties, the officials said.

U.S. officials have been giving Saudi Arabia information on the movement of Houthi rebels near its long border with Yemen, but haven’t been providing them with specific targeting information, said a senior U.S. military official.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-military-planes-cleared-to-refuel-saudi-jets-bombing-yemeni-targets-1428010588

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Judi Lynn Apr 2015 OP
Trillo Apr 2015 #1
KoKo Apr 2015 #2
psychopomp Apr 2015 #4
KoKo Apr 2015 #5
seveneyes Apr 2015 #7
jtuck004 Apr 2015 #3
seveneyes Apr 2015 #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:15 PM

1. So much for peace.

Enjoyed the couple of hours. Back to MIC outrage.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:27 PM

2. Behind the curtain of the "Good News Iran Deal"...follows the endless wars....

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:52 PM

4. Here is a video to help understand the complex Yemen situation

Origins of the crisis in Yemen
CaspianReport


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Response to psychopomp (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:37 PM

5. I just mistakenly alerted on your post

In search for "Caspian Report" I came up with a "Conservative News Source."

When I discovered that was not the correct site, I tried to cancel the "Alert" but was not able to do so. Hopefully the Hosts or Jury will figure it out. Again...sorry about that...

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:48 PM

7. A kink in the system

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:36 PM

3. We are all Saudi Arabia. n/t

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:43 PM

6. I thought all the Houthi rebels wanted was peace

 

Just a simple peace where everyone does exactly what the Houthi rebels tell them to do. Why on Earth would anyone want to stop the Houthi rebels from their vision of Peace?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:03 PM

8. There is a world war starting out there and most Americans have no idea...

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