FAST FIVE: Escobar: How The Houthis Overturned The Chessboard

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Photo: Hani Al-Ansi/dpa We are the Houthis and we're coming to town.

Houthi armed forces duly claimed responsibility for Abqaiq: “This operation is one of the largest operations carried out by our forces in the depth of Saudi Arabia, and came after an accurate intelligence operation and advance monitoring and cooperation of honorable and free men within the Kingdom.” Notice the key concept: “cooperation” from inside Saudi Arabia – which could include the whole spectrum from Yemenis to that Eastern province Shiites.

UN officials openly admit that now everything that matters is within the 1,500 km range of the Houthis' new UAV-X drone: oil fields in Saudi Arabia, a still-under-construction nuclear power plant in the Emirates and Dubai's mega-airport.

President Hassan Rouhani: So do they need to buy the S-300 or the S-400.

Hybrid war, reloaded Now we are entering a whole new dimension in asymmetric hybrid war.

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