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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured a large number of Saudi troops after a major attack near the border between the two countries. A Houthi spokesman told the BBC that three Saudi brigades had surrendered near the Saudi town of Najran.

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Looking forward to seeing the Saudi family get their heads cut off.

#1 | Posted by Ray at 2019-09-29 04:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Muslims killing Muslims. All for money and power. The most holy of religious goals.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-29 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Muslims killing Muslims.

More like Jehova's Witness killed Mormon..... would that be "Christian killing Christian"?

Technically yes.. but not really...

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-30 02:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

three Saudi brigades had surrendered

How does regular army surrender to a militia???

In what universe does THAT happen?

If they are so far gone, all Iran has to do is yell "BOO" and Saudis will kill themselves.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-30 02:32 AM | Reply

From other sources I've read, it is kind of doubtful if this happened. However, it would not surprise me a bit. The Saudis are ------- and have a weak society. If not for the US skirt to hide under, they'd be toast. I'll be glad when they run out of oil and the US tells them to take a hike.

It looks like they are beginning to run out of oil now. Of course they deny this, but it must be scaring the ---- out of them.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-30 05:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't know if it is true or not but I sort of hope it is. We live in a different world where freindship sith Saudis or Houtis is completely based on partisan ideas that tell us nothing about the right or wrong of either side. I know I don't support the SAudis but I don't know that makes me want to support their enemy. Honestly, when most of us don't know enough to actually have a real opinion based on facts then our government shouldn't be supporting one side or the other. Why does our governemnt support the Saudis when we do know they are a brutal, murdering, crazy kingdom?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 07:57 AM | Reply

"Why does our governemnt support the Saudis when we do know they are a brutal, murdering, crazy kingdom?

#6 | POSTED BY DANNI "

Oil. I thought everyone knew that.

50 years from now the desert will be consuming the shiny cities and kingdoms of the Middle East because no one will give a ---- about them anymore since they will have no oil. And they'll be fighting each with sticks and stones again as they have been for thousands of years.

#7 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-30 08:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know I don't support the SAudis

#6 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-09-30 07:57 AM | REPLY

You voted Democrat. You support the Saudis. You can't have a hegemony without them.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-30 08:59 AM | Reply

"Muslims killing Muslims. All for money and power. The most holy of religious goals."

Completely surprised that you would post that. The two sides are not the same, they share Islam, but in totally different ways. Their societies are drastically different and the Saudi society is probably the most backwards but they have oil money so we should be friends with them when, in reality, their enemies are probably closer to our own values. We let ideologues demonize Iran though, in terms of values, Iran is far closer to our values than is Saudi Arabia. Right now, we have a President who wants to continue to punish Iran for even thinking about nuclear weapons while he, at the same time, wants to help Saudi Arabia gain them. Our leaders are aligning them selves with Russians, and dictators all over the world, Prince Bone Saw???? You don't see anything wrong with that? That our President still consideres Prince Bone Saw to be a person he can still have conversations with is disgusting. We have to have a base level of morality that we consider to be required in order for the leaders of America to even think about communicating with you. Kim Jung Un....really???? Prince Bone Saw????? Putin????? Come on, is this the best we can do?

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 09:02 AM | Reply

"You voted Democrat. You support the Saudis. You can't have a hegemony without them."

In your insane mind that might make sense but not for the rest of us. The Saudis are not an acceptable ally, friend, or any other type of relationship. Prince Bone Saw destroyed any chance of a relationship with them, until the Saudis punish him, try him, imprison him, we should have no relations with that country at all. Pariah nation.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 09:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#10 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-09-30 09:05 AM | REPLY

They've been butchering dissidents for decades. Now you care because they killed their former propagandist... but you vote for people that maintain our alliance with the House of Saud and will continue to do so because it's critical to the Israel-Egypt-Jordan-Saudi axis that underpins our regional strategy for hegemony. Your histrionics are dissonant at best, and fake at worst.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-30 09:49 AM | Reply

Saudi Arabia-- the problem isn't the Arabia part, it's the Saudi part.

One family shouldn't rule a country, period.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-09-30 10:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 | Posted by danni

I don't disagree with some of your points but Iran is no better than the Saudis. They are equals in actions and deeds.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-09-30 12:13 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg

It isn't people didn't care - many of us including Danni have been anti-Saudi for a VERY long time. Now we just have something to conveniently throw around nobody can claim ignorance of. I have no idea what voting Democrat has to do with supporting Saudis - just look at Trump. He has chose to ignore this incident.

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-09-30 12:17 PM | Reply

As for the original post - it probably happened. Just not like the the Houthi's are claiming. i.e. Not as many people captured, attacked, etc.

The Houthi's are a tested force. They have been fighting for years - ACTUAL fighting. The Saudis probably spend most of their time sitting around. So I can definitely see it happening.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-09-30 12:19 PM | Reply

"Oil. I thought everyone knew that."

Let's be honest. We do not need Saudi oil. We produce more oil than any other nation in the world. We now export oil. What is needed, for our very wealthy like the Trumps, is access to Saudi cash. Our richest citizens want Saudi money, we don't need their oil.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 03:47 PM | Reply

"They've been butchering dissidents for decades. Now you care because they killed their former propagandist... but you vote for people that maintain our alliance with the House of Saud and will continue to do so because it's critical to the Israel-Egypt-Jordan-Saudi axis that underpins our regional strategy for hegemony."

No, that's you not me. I support those who want to support the two state solution in Israel and who will reject the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. I have been consistent in that since Jimmy Carter was President. Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama both supported it. Trump has basically given away the goal in favor of Nuttyahoo and I do not support what he is doing at all, never have.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 03:55 PM | Reply

""They've been butchering dissidents for decades. Now you care because they killed their former propagandist..."

No, I care because they butchered an American resident who worked for the Washington Post. they butchered him because he wouldn't be their propagandist. He criticized the Saudi regime openly, freely and was murdered for doing it.

Gotta wonder what Sitzkreig's agenda is?

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-30 04:15 PM | Reply

" We now export oil. What is needed, for our very wealthy like the Trumps, is access to Saudi cash. Our richest citizens want Saudi money, we don't need their oil.

#16 | POSTED BY DANNI "

We do export oil. We have for decades. But we still import more than we export.

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-30 04:29 PM | Reply

When does the execution of those House of Saud minions begin? Twenty at a time, machine gunned into a hole scraped out by a bulldozer? Three battalions, eh? That might take a while.

Of course the Saudis will retaliate, maybe with a few nukes to vaporize entire towns. When the Middle East was created after World War Two, the royal families were made up, as well.

#20 | Posted by john47 at 2019-10-01 01:02 PM | Reply

But we still import more than we export.

#19 | Posted by goatman

But, not much more.

In fact, we could at any moment exceed imports. That's how close it is.

We do not need Saudi Oil. But, oil prices will surge no matter what. It's a world market.

This is supposedly a good thing and the rich get richer and the oil gets sucked up and sold I would think you of all people would sing the praises of this to the highest heavens.

Wasn't this the whole reason for "drill, baby, drill"?

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-10-01 01:38 PM | Reply

"We do not need Saudi Oil."

Oh, but we do.
There is no "American oil."
It belongs to XOM, RDS, BP, etc.

Our "national energy policy" is literally corporate welfare.

And literally everybody on the right thinks corporate welfare is far superior to nationalising America's petroleum energy infrastructure.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-01 01:48 PM | Reply

In your insane mind that might make sense but not for the rest of us. The Saudis are not an acceptable ally, friend, or any other type of relationship.

You want the welfare checks rolling in no matter what the cost. Getting in bed with the Saudis is the least you can do.

#23 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-10-01 02:09 PM | Reply

We let ideologues demonize Iran though, in terms of values, Iran is far closer to our values than is Saudi Arabia.

Iran is closer to our values than SA in the same way that a banana is closer to a vegetable than an orange.

#24 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-10-01 02:14 PM | Reply

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