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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Saudi Arabia's air defence forces shot down on Monday two ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading towards Makkah and the other over Jeddah, Saudi media reported. The air defence was able to destroy the ballistic missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, Al Arabiya said. The Saudi authorities are yet to issue a formal statement.



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If true, they will lose all latent underdog sympathies. I can't see any military advantage for the Yemen rebels and their Iranian backers.

It makes no sense.... unless it was a Saudi false flag.

If it was Iranian backed... then Iran has had it.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-21 07:32 AM | Reply

Any not remotely controlled projectile is ballistic.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-21 07:54 AM | Reply

I said ballistic missiles as opposed suicide drones (which they have) and cruise missiles (which they don't have).

Some version of Iran made SCUD, of course.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-21 08:00 AM | Reply

False flag.

OTOH, why stop anyone from firing on Saudi?

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-05-21 10:12 AM | Reply

I hope their aim is as good as their talk. That wqould put them in deep dodo.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-05-21 12:46 PM | Reply


Yeah, it's really easy for the Saudis to smuggle large ballistic missiles into Houthi controlled territory and fire them at themselves.

Do you even think this inanity through before you post it?

Back to the Nooner for you, no one bothers to apply critical thinking there.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-21 01:05 PM | Reply

Stories like this almost make me forget that Saudi Arabia is bombing Yemen on an hourly basis.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-05-21 03:12 PM | Reply

The US supported destruction of Yemen is a war crime initiated by the Saudis. Yemen has every right to defend itself.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-21 04:30 PM | Reply

Weird flex but okay.

I've been saying for some time we should pull a Oceana; buddy up with Iran and ditch the Saudis. ;)

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-21 04:45 PM | Reply

Any not remotely controlled projectile is ballistic.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2019-05-21 07:54 AM | REPLY

No. It's ballistic when the propulsion disengages. A cruise missile for example stays powered through its entire flight, and why it is not categorized as a ballistic missile.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-22 08:16 AM | Reply

If Iran and Saudi go at each other, the U.S. should simply get the hell out of the way. But we're not capable of that. Too much profit in selling stuff for the Saudis to shoot.

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-05-22 12:05 PM | Reply

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