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UAE says it intercepted 2 ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi

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It’s a good job they weren’t orbital missiles otherwise we could expect the start of another world war!

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Sad and worrying, but not unexpected, when rival oil states with long histories of being rivals are clashing for greater control over resources and shipping routes, and when so many of the oil states have bought advanced weapons from the globe's weapon sellers. War and big oil go together and will as long as nations are so dependent on burning fossil fuels in such huge quantities.

Foreign states whose corporations and government leaders have made billions off Gulf oil and gas, go back home and develop your own methods for generating power. Find alternatives to burning such huge quantities of fuel. Leave sovereign states alone.

No more Iraqs Libyas, Syrias, and Afghanistans.

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What the hell is wrong with this world?

This idiot in NK is nonstop firing missiles around, the aggressor China is threatening Nonstop Taiwan, Putin, who is also one of the biggest threat to World Piece, is now pushing a war with Ukraine...and now UAE starts the same Nonsense.

Does the world has nothing else to do?

How about unite each other and fight this Virus, we are confronting with every day?

How about stop the hunger, which still exists in this world?

We are all facing so many problems every day...do we really need additional problems from idiots like Putin, Xi, the fatty from NK, and also now from the middle east?

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The world hears & denounces a missile launched by the Yemenis against their Saudi & UAE invaders, but rarely would hear anything about tens of daily air raids for the last 6 years, dropping thousands of bombs & missiles on homes, hospitals, schools, power stations of Yemen, killing & wounding scores of innocent people, men, women & children.

By now well over half a million people are killed in this poor country, 2 million wounded & 12 million refugees & total destruction of its infrastructure. By the way: Saudi crown prince, MBS, calls this war: "Return of Hope" Operation.

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The entire region is on the brink of implosion and the resulting migration crisis from the region will be worse than that of the 2010s.

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Maybe the Chinese. Or the Russians trying to invade Ukraine, but the missile went astray. Lol.

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when UAE and qatari planes "helped" to seed democracy in Libya in 2011 than it was "OK".

when Saudi killing by bombs yemeni citizens-than is also "OK".

but when houthi rebels doing little revenge than its "not OK"...

what kind of crazy world we live in...

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Monty:

You forgot to list USA, the biggest sugar stirrer. You can bet everywhere there's in trouble, USA is there in the background, financially supporting locals intent on bringing instability, not to mention creating wars with lies.

Zoroto:

Maybe the Chinese. Or the Russians trying to invade Ukraine, but the missile went astray. Lol.

Of course, why not? NOT! It's funny how Ukraine wants to impose a language act in Crimea and yet everyone stays quiet but kicks up a fuss when Xinjiang is supposed to have banned the Uighur language (which somehow appears on ALL signs there). Crimea was Russian territory until it was shifted to Ukraine after WWII for administrative purposes. Most inhabitants are ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking, as well as in eastern Ukraine. NATO had promised Russia it wouldn't expand when the Soviet Union collapsed. Never ever trust an organization led by the US.

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No problem, if they are all busy enough each other there, they have less time and resources for spreading their religion and terror into the West.

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Pukey2

Crimea was Russian territory until it was shifted to Ukraine after WWII for administrative purpose

Very well & truly said. Crimea was shifted to Ukraine Administration by an order from Nikita Khrushchev 1n 1954 without any approval from any USSR Government body whatsoever, but the West is so keen on respecting Khrushchev's decision because it suits their day dreams of containing Russia.

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This attack is Iran playing a roundabout and very dangerous game. Dangerous for several reasons.

Just praying that cool heads will prevail...

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This attack is Iran playing a roundabout and very dangerous game. Dangerous for several reasons.

The distance from the Houthi stronghold to UAE is so great it suggests the attack did not originate in Yemen but rather came from Iran.

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How in the poor country of Yemen are Houthis getting ballistic missiles?!

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How in the poor country of Yemen are Houthis getting ballistic missiles?!

Iran sends them arms.

https://maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-navy-interdicts-known-smuggling-vessel-with-40t-of-fertilizer

https://maritime-executive.com/article/record-seizures-of-drugs-and-weapons-in-arabian-sea-and-gulf-of-oman

https://maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-navy-seizes-giant-weapons-cache-from-smugglers-in-arabian-sea

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Monty,

Wars are good business.

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How in the poor country of Yemen are Houthis getting ballistic missiles?!

From Iran. If Iran shot the missiles, there would be war, but if a proxy-terrorist organization does it, there is the appearance that Iran might not have selected the targets or provided the weapons. But the world is smarter than that. Launching a ballistic missile requires expertise than came from Iran in the form of scientists and technicians. There are Iranians running the launch facilities. I have ZERO doubt. What needs to happen next is for those locations to be turned into craters, 100m deep.

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Ah, don't you love how some people blame everything on the democracy with the second largest Jewish population in the region.

A country they believe is capable of hiding a nuclear weapons program in plain sight of IAEA inspectors.

A country they believe is capable of transporting weapons through a brutally maintained, US supported, total land, sea, and air blockade.

A country they insist hates Jews, despite, as I pointed out, having the second largest Jewish population in the region.

A country they insist is in conflict with the Axis of Antidemocracies not because they are brutally oppressive, violent regimes, but because they are of a different religious sect, even though they have good ties with the democracies in the region of the different religious sect.

PS, is it any surprise that they also ignore that the ubiquitous cell phone contains more computing power and navigational capabilities than ALL the manned missions to the Moon combined, including the ground based support. Making ballistic missiles and suicide drone bombs isn't rocket science anymore, it's just creatively hacking something together from pretty common junk and throw away items.

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There is no doubt that the UAE clearly got the message from Iran, a message which does not need to be spelled out in detail. A certain upcoming football match, a newly completed site, etc., all are vulnerable.

Further pressure is also applied to Saudi Arabia, from a different direction this time.

On the other hand, Iran has held back from certain things so far. This much is good for the world.

Now, if everyone could gather around the table and stay there until they work out a rock-solid solution to the Yemen problem.

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