Saudi Arabia Begins Air Assault in Yemen – NYTimes.com

The old town of Aden, Yemen, situated in the c...

The old town of Aden, Yemen, situated in the crater of an extinct volcano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Map showing the location of the Gulf ...

English: Map showing the location of the Gulf of Aden, located between Yemen and Somalia. Nearby bodies of water include the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this excellent article from the NYT, it seems that the Obama Administration had been involved in the planning of the Gulf States air assault on Yemen. This is a must-read article.

via Saudi Arabia Begins Air Assault in Yemen – NYTimes.com.

The NYT article gives a detailed description of the current crisis in Yemen, where Iran is sponsoring the rebels – the rebels seem to be winning in overrunning the legitimate government in Yemen which is supported by both the US and Saudi.

Thoughts?

Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen – FT.com

An enlargeable basic map of Yemen

An enlargeable basic map of Yemen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This important article from the FT, is giving further detailed news on the escalating crisis in Yemen. It’s a recommended read.

via Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen – FT.com.

It seems that the US is providing intelligence support for the Gulf states, including Saudi, which are attacking Yemen in response to Iranian actions.

In my earlier blog on the breaking Reuters story I questioned:

Has the Irani/Saudi conflict in Yemen precipitated an oil spike or a fear of a wider Middle Eastern War?

Views?