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Houthi Drone Hits UAE
By Micah Halpern

Tuesday January 18, 2022
I've Been Thinking:

A drone attack by the Houthi, Yemen’s rebels, in Abu Dhabi - the heart of the UAE, might be the shot heard round the world in 2022.

For years there has been a move to build bridges in the Middle East. This drone attack, which killed three people, hit fuel trucks near the Aby Dhabi airport and caused multiple explosions, has everyone in the Middle East talking and asking questions.

In order to get from Yemen to the UAE, the drone had to lift off from Yemen, enter the Gulf of Aden and then the Arabian Sea. At this point the drone needed to turn in to the Gulf of Oman, round the corner and enter the Persian Gulf, pass Dubai and then, finally, arrive at Abu Dhabi.

This was a very well-planned attack with a very sophisticated weapon.

In response to the drone attack, the UAE and Saudi Arabia sent a counterattack against Sana’a the capital of Yemen. That attack killed at least 12 people. It was the deadliest bombardment in the city since 2019.

The Houthis have promised to continue to attack with their drones.

The back story in this whole episode is that the Houthis are sponsored by - Iran.

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27 January 2022 12:54 AM in Thoughts

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