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Houthis Threaten Civilian Facilities & Foreign Investments In The UAE

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Houthis Threaten Civilian Facilities & Foreign Investments In The UAE

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing.

On January 25, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) Military Media and Media Center released a number of posters with direct threats to key civilian facilities and foreign investments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

One poster shows a suicide drone over Expo 2020 which is currently being held in Dubai, while another one shows Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the city and the entire world.

Other posters carried out direct threats to the UAE’s economy as well as to foreign investments and workers in the country.

The Houthis attacked the UAE twice in less than ten days. On January 17, the Houthis launched several drones and missiles at Abu Dhabi. The attack killed three people and caused some material losses. On January 24, the Houthis launched a second attack with drones and missiles. This time, the attack was foiled.

The Houthis second attack on the UAE was a response to a series of airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that killed or wounded more than 350 people in Yemen.

The attacks on the UAE did not deter the Saudi-led coalition, who bombarded the Houthi-held Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on January 25.

The Houthis’ threats to the UAE will likely lead to more military escalation. The Saudi-led coalition could step up its ground and aerial operations in Yemen. These threats are also being used by some in Washington to justify designating the Houthis as a terrorist group, once again.

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zman

This article says the 2nd attack on UAE was foiled. This is in contradiction to the release of information by Yemen. They claim al-Dhafra air base was hit as well as other targets.

zman

My second post was blocked, yet again. I found a way to get around it. This was my post… As well, the economy of the entire region, not to mention those multinational companies with investments there, are at severe risk. Those who make money by investments are about to have a very bad year. The rest of the world will see petro rise and that won’t be good for weak western economies that are already staggering. This is what happens when the world follows you know who into wars. They should also know that the Houthis do not fear them either and that they could be hit as well. Yemen has nothing to lose, but those they target very much do.

Last edited 3 months ago by zman
Tommy Lee

Your posts aren’t being blocked. The comment system just has trouble handling long posts.

Gay Ranger

They were foiled and to be fair the targets were limited. Yemen needs to move past the threatening stage and actually go full spectrum on all targets. Pin pricks hurt a little and not enough to warrant UAE withdrawal.

Tommy Lee

The Houthis’ arms procurement and production capabilities are limited; they can’t afford to shoot their wad this early in the game. No, merely demonstrating their ability to strike at targets within the UAE will be enough to scare off foreign investment. Money is the fuel on which war machines run.

Gay Ranger

At the rate the UAE mercs are pushing the Houthis back they may not have enough land left to fire those missiles. It’s caution mentality like yours that led to Marin not falling. All that precious time spent negotiating left the Houthis exhausted and allowed the Saudis to regroup. Hopefully they won’t follow your type of failing advice and actually hit the UAE where it hurts.

zman

Abu Dhabi police confirmed impacts. Where did SF get info the attack failed?

Tommy Lee

I’d like to see them hit up the Burj Khalifa, just for the spectacle.

Sumitomo

maybe crash a plane into it…

zman

Abu Dhabi police confirmed 4 explosions, not just impacts. Where did SF get info the attack failed?

Ivan Freely

Take out those glass towers if you want UAE’s attention.

Sumitomo

no time for threats, just send the missiles.

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