Catastrophic Failure: Democrats Long-Held Strategy Of ‘Divide And Conquer’ Has Blown Up In Their Faces.

‘If, God Forbid, The Fragmented Mob Of Girlies, Girly Men, And Cowardly Thugs Start Major Violence, I Predict That We Will Finish It’  


Submitted to All News Pipeline by William B Stoecker

It is no secret to most of us conservative patriots that, in addition to incrementalism, the left’s favorite tactic is divide and conquer. In one sense they have succeeded, setting Blacks against Whites, Demoncraps against Republicans, women against men, perverts against straights, and so on.

But I am reminded of the admonition: “Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.” For the leftists have splintered their own movement into warring factions who, while denouncing “hate” actually hate one another as much as they hate us. Identity politics is doomed to catastrophic failure. Consider the groups who still support the Demoncrap, or Communist Party.

First, there are the traditional leftists, including the loveable “liberals.” Living as I do in the People’s Republic of California, ruled by Jerry Moonbeam, I know them all too well; they virtually surround me. They tend to be symbol oriented, meaning that they are not into deeds (like working at truly productive occupations) and believe in words…and the left is very, very good at rhetoric. Leftist elites say the prettiest things, and their UI (Useful Idiot) followers believe them.


Women tend to be more verbal than men on the average…and are more prone to be leftists. Lawyers and college English teachers deal with words, and tend to be leftists. (By contrast, engineers, farmers, and ranchers deal with real things and do real deeds and tend to be more conservative). Leftists often live in a bubble or echo chamber and deal only with others of their own kind and hear only their own opinions (given to them by government, academia, and the slimestream media) bouncing back at them. They never have to defend their opinions in open and honest debate.

They are the ultimate conformists (although they see themselves as intellectual freethinkers). And they are incredibly egotistical…vanity, remember, is Satan’s favorite sin. Like eighteenth century European aristocrats, they simply assume that they are superior to us “deplorables” and “bitter clingers.” Their masters seduce them by telling them that if they accept an ideological package deal without question it will prove that they are bold, daring, sexy, intellectual, and compassionate.

Many of us patriots began as young “liberals,” including myself and even such famous figures as Joseph Farah of, and Bill Jasper, Senior Editor of the Birch Society’s New American magazine. Gradually, we realized the error of our ways and possessed sufficient humility to admit that we were wrong, that, in fact, we had been played for fools. As more and more of the truth is exposed many leftists will convert. But most are too proud, too arrogant to admit that not only are they not superior to the rest of us, but that they have been self-deluded fools. They will double down and move further into the darkness. Their choice.

Then there are the radical feminists. They are leftist as well, of course, and many of them are lesbians. Supposedly they stand for women’s “rights,” but they all adored Slick Willy Clinton, who abused and even raped women, and probably had former WH intern Mary Mahoney and her co-workers murdered. And feminists just love Muslims, who murder their own wives and daughters, practice female circumcision, and force their women to wear black sacks over their heads.

In fact, feminists are what I call “againsters,” people who pretend to be for something, but are really nihilistic haters who are against almost everything. Aside from their desire to butcher unborn babies, feminists are united in their hatred and contempt for men. We can thank Adam Weishaupt himself for inspiring modern feminism. So already we can see a split in the left, between the men and the women.


The ranks of sexual perverts now include not only homosexuals and lesbians, but an ever-growing variety of trans-genders, sexually mutilated, or hormone-injected creatures. For a time their preferred abbreviated title was LGBT, but we can call them “Glibetts,” for GLBT. Of course, they have expanded their title, adding more and more letters, and demand that they be addressed by their preferred imaginary pronouns and want people who fail to guess their preference to be jailed for using the wrong pronoun. And they demand access to all bathrooms and shower facilities of both sexes, and are agressively pushing their agenda in the indoc centers formerly known as “public schools,” seeking to twist our children into little versions of themselves.

They claim to be a large minority of the population, but Gallup polls show that all of them together, homosexuals (I will not give them “gay”), lesbians, and the mutilated, make up only 3.8% of the US population…a shrill, strident minority. They have, however, contributed far more than their share of serial killers. Their relationship with heterosexual leftists is sketchy at best, and Muslims profess to hate them (but then Muslims hate everyone and everything on Earth, including each other). It is sobering to reflect that even Hitler, Stalin, and Mao never tried to force the pervert agenda on their people…but it’s happening here in the land of the “free.”

Black people have traditionally voted for the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and eugenics…the Demoncraps. Blacks make up only 13.3% of our population, but commit roughly half of all the crimes, and a disproportionate number of them are on welfare. Despite being the beneficiaries of the welfare, and affirmative action and quotas, they still pretend to be “oppressed.” Not a day goes by without Whites and others being robbed, raped, and murdered by Blacks, who have murdered White infants and tortured Whites to death, but the poor babies still pretend that they are the victims of racism.

In addition to Black Muslims and Black Panthers they have now formed yet another group of violent militants…Black Lives Matter, or BM. There are a small number of truly great Black patriots, but the majority of even otherwise decent and intelligent Blacks have drunk the koolaid. The BM types generally hate their fellow leftists who are White and Hispanic.

Hispanics make up 17.8% of the US population, and many of them, especially those whose families were already here when the Anglos arrived, are productive citizens and do not support the leftist agenda. But many do, especially the immigrants (both legal and illegal), many of whom escaped from Mexico and came here to wave the Mexican flag. They include such groups as La Raza, Spanish for “The Race.” Imagine the hue and cry if a group of Whites formed an organization called The Race.

Counting all immigrants, not just those from Latin America, the US as of 2016 had 42.4 million of them, some 13.3% of the population, including at least 12.5 million illegal aliens. Their net cost to taxpayers is some $116 billion per year. As of 2014 some 42% of immigrant households received some form of welfare and/or food stamps. Many of the Hispanic immigrants are in violent gangs like MS-13, and many of them are racists who hate Whites, Blacks, Jews, and Asians. Yet White leftists think they can make common cause with them.


And, finally, we come to the Muslims, those charming people who mutilate their little girls, make their wives wear black sacks, and murder their daughters in the name of “honor.” Not a day passes without news of some mass murder or bombing committed in the name of the “religion of peace.” When they have no Christians or Jews handy, they kill other Muslims, as in the recent terrorist attack in Egypt. Particularly in Europe, but also in Minnesota, where large numbers of Somali twofers (Black and Muslim) have been imported, Muslims commit most of the street crime in between major terrorist attacks.

Islam is now the third largest religion in America after Christianity and Judaism; there are now some 3.3 million Muslims here, and 72% are immigrants or the sons and daughters of immigrants. Many of them hate Blacks, and they hate all their fellow leftists who are not Muslim, especially the Jews. Yet leftists cannot bear to hear any criticism of Muslims, accusing critics of “racism,” despite the fact that Islam is not a race. But then leftists are not into truth, or logic, and “racism” is their designated conversation stopper.

This fragmentation is reflected in the leadership of the Demoncrap Party…you might think that this would doom them to electoral failure, but never underestimate the Republicans’ talent for (as the saying goes) snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

By contrast, we patriots, a large and growing minority of the population, are relatively united. We may disagree on minor points, but we do not hate one another. Many of us have military training and experience, and many of us are armed. The leftist thugs who call themselves “Antifa,” meaning anti-fascist, are actually violent fascists; their logo is colored black, white, and red…the colors of the Nazi flag and (according to Plato) the stones of Atlantis. They, like the inner city Black “flash mobs” and the BM thugs, are very good at ganging up on women who are patriots, on children, and on the elderly and disabled. They are not accustomed to armed men fighting back.

If civil war erupts, the military and police will likely be split between those who will obey orders, any orders, and those who actually want to obey the law and protect and serve their fellow citizens. And the gulf between us and the left has grown, and, I believe, is now unbridgeable. What I have said about Muslims is also true of leftists: you cannot make agreements with people who always lie and always violate every agreement; you cannot compromise with people whose goal is your enslavement and death; and you cannot reason with the criminally insane. If, God forbid, the fragmented mob of girlies, girly men, and cowardly thugs start major violence, I predict that we will finish it.

William B Stoecker

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By: allnewspipeline

Trump administration allegedly considering plan to privatize CIA operations.

Trump CIAThe United States Central Intelligence Agency and the White House are considering several proposals to hire private companies to carry out covert operations abroad, according to a report. BuzzFeed News said on Thursday that the proposals were communicated to the White House in the summer. The news site, which described the proposed plans as “highly unusual”, quoted “three sources who have been briefed on or have direct knowledge of the proposals”. The sources told BuzzFeed that, if approved, the plans would include the establishment of large intelligence networks in so-called “denied areas” —namely foreign environments deemed hostile. The networks would recruit and handle local agents, carry out psychological operations, capture terrorism suspects and rendition them to the US or third countries. “Islamic extremism” is mentioned as the primary target of the proposals.

According to BuzzFeed, one of the proposals involves Amyntor Group, a private company headquartered in the remote town of Whitefish, in northwestern Montana. The company is staffed by former members of the US Intelligence Community who have security clearances. It specializes in intelligence training and risk assessment. But it also collects and analyzes intelligence and provides counterintelligence services for government agencies in America and what it calls “friendly foreign governments” abroad. The company has reportedly been holding discussions with senior officials in the administration of President Donald Trump in recent weeks, according to two of BuzzFeed’s sources. The same sources say that the move toward privatization of some intelligence operations is being led by a feeling in the Trump administration that the CIA has a negative view of the White House. They claim that the CIA is not prepared to go along with the Trump administration’s efforts to make the agency’s operations more aggressive and, in the words of its new director, Mike Pompeo, “much more vicious”. They therefore see privatization as a way to bypass the resistance and skepticism of the CIA’s upper management.

BuzzFeed said it contacted the CIA about the Amyntor Group proposal, but the agency preferred not to comment. A press officer for the National Security Council, which is chaired by President Trump, said that its members were not aware of the privatization proposals. Amyntor Group commented through one of its lawyers, who told BuzzFeed that any contract signed between the company and the US government would be directed and controlled “by the proper government authority”.

By: Joseph Fitsanakis

How A Dubious BBC Report Gave Israel The “Green Light” For Last Night’s Attack On Syria.

Syrian state television has confirmed that Israel attacked a military base outside of Damascus overnight on Friday, which Israeli media reports involved both surface-to-surface missiles and airstrikes, while Syria says its air defense systems were engaged and intercepted two missiles. Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. Though the extent of the damage or casualties is not yet known, Syrian media has confirmed material damage to the base, and other reports indicate mass power outages in some of parts of Damascus occurred immediately after the attack, which SANA says happened at 12:30am local time. 

It appears the base is likely the same one featured in a November BBC report which showed satellite images detailing the purported construction and renovation of an “Iranian military base” near El-Kiswah, which lies 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. As we’ve noted before, the BBC report was dubiously sourced to “a Western intelligence source” and the story was quickly utilized by Israeli leaders to ratchet up rhetoric in preparing its case before the international community for further attacks on the supposed Iranian targets. Israel has long justified its attacks inside Syria by claiming to be acting against Hezbollah and Iranian facilities and arms depots. 

Image source: SANA

Indeed, BBC itself used ambiguous language in saying the satellite images “seem to show” construction activity at the site referenced by the intelligence source between January and October this year. However, the images don’t actually show much at all related to an Iranian military presence, but merely a series of two dozen large low-rise buildings – likely for housing soldiers and vehicles, which would be expected of any state army or sovereign nation.

Furthermore, the very title of the November piece – “Iran building permanent military base in Syria – claim” – underscores the complete lack of evidence for such a claim, which the BBC notes in the article is “impossible to independently verify.”

Yet in reporting last night’s Israeli strike on Syria, the BBC uncritically referenced its own prior unconfirmed “claim” to paint a picture that Israel is actually taking action against Iran and Hezbollah: “Israel has hit weapons sites before, in a bid to prevent arms being transferred to Syria’s Lebanese ally Hezbollah. Arms convoys in particular have been singled out by the Israeli air force.” 

And the BBC followed this with:


Last month the BBC revealed a claim that Iran was building a permanent military base near the town. A series of satellite images showed construction at the location of the alleged base, which was made known to the BBC by a western intelligence source.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously warned that Israel would not allow Iran to establish any military presence in Syria.

So it appears the BBC is playing war propagandist for Israel, instead of including any level of critical inquiry regarding Israel’s unprovoked act of aggression against its neighbor. In short, the BBC spread what it acknowledged to be a mere “claim” based solely on an unnamed “Western intelligence source”. Then Israel used that claim to attack Syria, after which the BBC in circular fashion justified the attack based on its own original dubious “claim”.

Israeli media and politicians are currently using BBC published satellite images as “proof” that Israel attacked an “Iranian base” in Syria last night. Image source: BBC

Meanwhile, just about every major Israeli newspaper in today’s reporting is prominently featuring the prior BBC report as justification for the latest attack on Syria. The Times of Israel provides one such example among many when it says:


The alleged Israeli attack came three weeks after the BBC reported that Iran was building a permanent military base in Syria just south of Damascus. The British broadcaster commissioned a series of satellite pictures that showed widespread construction at the site.

Or see this op-ed in the Jerusalem Post today which references the BBC report as a watershed moment:


The attack raises several questions. Why wait so long to strike the Iranian base? What did “western intelligence sources” hope to accomplish by publishing information on the Iranian base? Why were the Iranians at the site given time to leave by their base becoming so public? The month’s activity appear to be part of a complex game being waged by Iran to entrench itself in Syria and Israel’s attempts to warn the Iranians off. Whatever was taking place at El-Kiswah had plenty of time to be wrapped up and moved if the Iranians were concerned about it being struck. If the reports about Israel’s threats to target sites between 40-60km from the Golan are accurate then it would indicate that the warnings have been manifested.

And nearly every major Israeli media source is also republishing the BBC satellite images as part of their reporting on the overnight strikes.

As we’ve long pointed out, anytime that Israel carries out acts of aggression against Syria, it can just blame Iran or Hezbollah and escape international criticism or condemnation. International media and Western governments have already demonstrated a penchant for towing the Israeli line whenever Iran can be conceivably blamed as a culprit – evidence or no evidence – this as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it official Israeli policy to oppose Iranian presence in Syria. 

Yet what key facts do the BBC and others leave out?

On Tuesday Israel’s own Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that there are no Iranian military forces in Syria, but instead merely stuck to acknowledging “Iranian experts and advisers”. In comments to Israel’s Ynet news, Lieberman admitted, “It is true that there are a number of Iranian experts and advisers, but there is no Iranian military force on Syrian land.”

Clearly, Defense Minister Lieberman’s statement flies in the face of claims made by Netanyahu in his speech before the UN General Assembly this year when Netanyahu said, “We will act to prevent Iran from establishing permanent military bases in Syria for its air, sea and ground forces. We will act to prevent Iran from producing deadly weapons in Syria… And we will act to prevent Iran from opening new terror fronts against Israel along our northern border.”

In other words, Israel’s top military chief very publicly contradicted both Netanyahu’s and the BBC’s claims of Iranian military bases on Syrian soil, yet the BBC neglected to mention such essential information. Thus, it appears that the mainstream media is preparing us for war… but sadly, this is nothing new.

By: Tyler Durden

Yemen – Saudis Throw The Towel – Saleh is Baaack – Russia Wins

The war on Yemen has finally taken a turn towards an end. Former President Saleh is back in his leading position. They Saudis accepted their defeat. The Houthis will be thrown out of the capital Sanaa and return to their northern areas. Yemen is devastated and will need to rebuild. Everyone who participated in this war has lost. The only winner is Russia.

A recap:

During the “Arab spring” (U.S.) induced Yemeni revolution President Saleh was kicked out after ruling the country for 34 years. In 2012 the former Vice-President Hadi was “elected” as the new president on a one choice ballot. With U.S. support the system prevailed.

As I noted at that time:

The U.S. missed the chance to use the movement against Saleh for some real transition in Yemen. This will come back to bite.

Hadi was a Saudi puppet unable to rule the country. He tried to form a unity government under the National Dialogue Conference sponsored by the Gulf Cooperation Council. But two major constituencies were left out of the effort: the northern Yemeni Houthis of Zaidi belief, who for years had fought against Saudi-Wahhabi indoctrination in Yemen, and the followers of the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The Houthis and Saleh had fought each other for over a decade. Now they had a common enemy and united their efforts.

In 2015 the Houthi and Yemeni army troops loyal to Saleh took over the capital Sanaa. Hadi resigned (twice), fled to Aden in the south and later onto Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis were afraid to lose influence over their dirt poor but self-confident neighbor. They falsely alleged that the Houthis were supported by their perceived arch-enemy Iran. They declared war on the country and tried to invade it. The U.S. and the UK supported and still support the Saudi war with intelligence, refueling flights for Saudi bombers and massive weapon supplies.

The Saudis sent their troops to invade the country, their neighboring United Arab Emirates sent its forces and additional mercenaries were hired from Sudan, south America and where ever they could be found. All to no avail. While the Saudis dropped more than 100 bombs per day onto Yemen their forces were defeated every time they tried to enter the mountainous heartland. The Houthi counterattacked within Saudi Arabia. They had no shoes but huge balls. Hundreds of Saudi border posts and military checkpoints were destroyed by them.

The Saudis tried to starve the Houthis of weapons, food and other supplies. They blockaded the country and bombed weapon depots, factories and all infrastructure. They completely destroyed Houthi cities in the north and tried to assassinate the leaders of the rebellion. Tens of thousands of Yemenis died in the often indiscriminate attacks. But the Houthi held out. For decades Yemen had been filled up with weapons. During his decades long rule former president Saleh had stashed ten-thousands of tons of ammunition and equipment. Additional supplies were captured or bought from the Saudi mercenaries.

The former Yemeni army units loyal to Saleh, as well as Saleh himself, stayed in the background. Their most visible contribution to the war was the launch of short range ballistic missiles (SRBM) against Saudi cities and military positions. These weapons had been bought earlier and were modified to have extended reach (see the excursion below).

The Saudi were stuck in a stalemate that cost them over $800 million per month. Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State were flourishing in the south which the Saudis and their allies nominally controlled. Saudi proxies were infighting with troops from the UAE. Missiles were falling down on Saudi cities. While only few missiles hit their targets each of them demonstrated the impotence of the Saudi rulers.

The Saudis finally send out peace feelers to former president Saleh. The Russians, who had kept their embassy in Sanaa open throughout the war, acted as the middleman. In mid October the first results of the diplomatic efforts became visible:

A Russian medical team flew into Sanaa on Oct. 11 with the approval of the Saudis, who control Yemeni airspace. The Russian surgeons then performed a life-saving procedure on the 75-year-old Saleh. Some reports say the surgery took place at the Russian Embassy in the capital. Saleh’s exact health issue is unclear, but it apparently is a result of the severe burns and other injuries he suffered during an assassination attempt in 2011.

Most likely the Saudis are hoping to break the rebel alliance between Saleh and the Houthis, which has been fraying this year.

Both King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, have their prestige heavily invested in this war. They rushed into it precipitously 2½ years ago.

Salman was in Moscow earlier this month for an unprecedented state visit to Russia. … It is reasonable to assume that the king and Putin discussed the Yemeni imbroglio. Russia has been openly critical of the UN’s approach to the conflict, which Moscow rightly says is too friendly to the Saudi argument and insufficiently even-handed.

While Saleh was sick, the Houthis became uppity. They arrested and killed Saleh followers in Sanaa, occupied bases of his troops and raided homes of his officers. They may have gotten wind of the ongoing negotiations between Saleh and the Saudis. Over the last months their behavior towards their compatriots in Sanaa became unendurable.

Meanwhile negotiations between Saleh and the Saudis were ongoing in the backrooms and on the battle field. On November 4 the Yemeni troops launched a missile against the airport of the Saudi capital Riyadh. U.S. provided missile defense systems destroyed the missile before it hit, but the public damage was done. A serious hit on the airport would likely close it for civilian traffic. The economic and political consequences for the Saudi tyrants would be huge.

The Saudis responded with a total blockade of Yemen. Neither food nor medicine was allowed to pass. This led to a famine, hundreds of death per day and finally to a public outcry from the otherwise slavish UN. Not even the hundreds of millions the Saudis spend to manipulate the global media could prevent the backlash.

Another missile was fired on Thursday to increase the pressure. It targeting the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. The Saudis finally folded. They agreed to Saleh’s conditions.

We do not yet know what these conditions are but Saleh publicly announced that a deal had been made and immediately went to work. His first target were the no-longer-allied Houthi:

ADEN (Reuters) – Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a “new page” in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country.The call came as his supporters battled Houthi fighters for a fourth day in the capital Sanaa while both sides traded blame for a widening rift between allies that could affect the course of the civil war.

“I call upon the brothers in neighboring states and the alliance to stop their aggression, lift the siege, open the airports and allow food aid and the saving of the wounded and we will turn a new page by virtue of our neighborliness,” Saleh said in a televised speech.

The Saudis likewise publicly announced their agreement:

The Arab coalition has made a statement on Saturday amidst the ongoing fierce clashes in Sanaa.

The coalition also said that it recognizes the noble members of the the Yemeni General People’s Congress (GPC), the GPC’s leadership and the Yemeni people who were forced to remain under Houthi-Iranian control. Also, the coalition recognizes that these noble individuals have endured numerous murder threats, torture, bombings and seizure of public and private property.

The Yemeni General People’s Congress (GPC) is Saleh’s party. He is still the GPC chairperson. Saleh is now again the Saudi accepted ruler of Yemen. The “legitimate” president Hadi will be buried in Riyadh.

Saleh called on all his followers to oust the Houthi from their positions. His nephew and potential successor Colonel Tariq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh will lead a new military council and run that side of the business. Houthi posters in Sanaa have been teared down. There is some fierce fighting ongoing in the city. Sanaa is Saleh territory. His troops are prepared and he is very likely to win the fight.

It is now left to Saleh and his family and followers to clean up the utter mess the U.S. induced “revolution” and the Saudi war on Yemen have caused. The Saudis will have to pay billions in reparations. Saleh’s family will plunder a huge share of these. Despite the money Saleh is, like always, no ones puppet but the snake that bites everyone who stands in his way. That is how and why he could rule for so long.

The Houthis, who bravely fought against the Saudis, became too sure of themselves and too obnoxious towards their own people to be able to rule. They will be ousted from Sanaa and pushed back into their devastated northern homelands.

Everyone in Yemen lost in this war. Many, many have died for no good reason. It will take decades to rebuild all that was destroyed. The Saudis and the U.S. behind them have lost face and standing throughout the Arab world. They tried to fuck Yemen but Yemen fucked them.

The only real winners of the war are the Russians. They again demonstrated that they are able to create peace where the U.S. only creates war and chaos.


The Saudis have alleged all along that the Houthi are an Iranian proxy force. That is not true. The Houthis are not Shia and not follower of Iranian state doctrines. They don’t take orders. The military support they receive from Iran is minimal. The Saudis especially allege that the missiles fired under the Houthi label by the former Yemen troops under Saleh’s command are of Iranian origin. But that is unlikely. Yemen has been under Saudi blockade for more than two years and ballistic  missiles can not be smuggled under a coat. Yesterday Reuters released a short piece in supports of the Saudi allegations. But a closer reading shows that these are false.

In mid November a confidential report by a UN panel found no evidence that the missiles launched against the Saudis are of QIAM-1 type from Iran:

The supporting evidence provided in these [Saudi] briefings is far below that required to attribute this attack to a Qiam-1 SRBM,” wrote the panel. “The Saudi-Arabia led coalition has not yet though attributed the attempted attack against KKIA” — King Khalid International Airport, in the Saudi capital Riyadh — “to any particular type of SRBM.”“The Panel has seen no evidence to support claims of SRBM having been transferred to the Houthi-Saleh alliance from external sources in violation of paragraph 14 of resolution 2216,” the brief went on.

Like the specialists of IHS Janes (see below) the UN panel assessed that the missiles were modifications of a type that Yemen had earlier bought from North Korea:

The Yemeni military, the panel added, retained existing stockpiles of SCUD-B and Hwasong-6 missiles that were not completely destroyed by earlier Saudi airstrikes. The panel cite a Houthi spokesperson who said missiles that had been damaged were subsequently repaired and modified. “The panel has not discounted though that Yemen based foreign missile specialists may be providing advice,” the brief cautioned. The panel raised the possibility that missiles may have been altered to extend their range to reach targets farther into Saudi Arabia.

Now Reuters is trying to revive the Saudi claim by reporting on a new assessment with a very deceiving headline. Exclusive: Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian – U.N.:

Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadh’s regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government.

The Reuters claim in its opening paragraph is not what the panel really said. Deeper into the report:

The independent panel of U.N. monitors, in a Nov. 24 report to the Security Council seen by Reuters on Thursday, said it “as yet has no evidence as to the identity of the broker or supplier” of the missiles

Design characteristics and dimensions of the components inspected by the panel are consistent with those reported for the Iranian designed and manufactured Qiam-1 missile,” the monitors wrote.

I agree that the “design characteristics” and “dimensions of components” are consistent with the QIAM-1. The explanation for that is trivial. The Iranian QIAM-1 is:

a licensed copy of the North Korean Hwasong-6.

The Hwasong-6:

is a North Korean tactical ballistic missile. It is derived from the Hwasong-5, itself a derivative of the Soviet R-17 Elbrus. It carries the NATO reporting name Scud.

According to an IHS Janes report (pdf) the missiles the Saleh government of Yemen had bought from North Korea were of the Hwasong-5 and probably Hwasong-6 type:

Prior to the outbreak of the current conflict, Yemen was known to have acquired R-17 Elbrus (SS -1C ‘Scud B’) … ballistic missile systems from the Soviet Union

Spanish naval vessels intercepted a ship carrying 15 Scud-type ballistic missiles to Yemen in December [2002]. That ship was later allowed to complete the delivery. The missiles found on board were ‘Scud Bs’ (a reference to North Korea’s Hwasong-5 copy of the R-17), according to a June 2003 US diplomatic cable. ,,, [I]t is possible that it was one of several shipments that also included longer-range variants such as the Hwasong-6, which is also known as the ‘Scud-C’, and has a range of 500-550 km.

The Yemen army has over 30 years of experience with Scud-type missiles and knows how to modify these. They revealed “new Yemeni made” Burkan missiles before they fired on Riyadh. Janes notes:

The stated dimensions of the Burkan-1 suggest that it is a standard Scud that has been lengthened with additional sections welded into its fuselage and fuel tanks so that it can carry the additional propellant needed to extend its range. Iraq carried out similar modifications to produce Al Hussein missiles capable of reaching Tehran during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.

The Burkan-2 appears to use a new type of warhead section that is locally fabricated. Both Iran and North Korea have displayed Scud derivatives with shuttlecock-shaped warheads, but none of these match the Yemeni version. The range of the Burkan missiles also appears to have been extended by a reduction in the weight of their warheads.

The Yemenis use locally modified Haewsong-5 and 6 missiles bought from North Korea. Iran builds a licensed copy of the Haewsong-6 under the name QIAM-1. These QIAM missiles will naturally have similar “design characteristics” and “dimensions of components” as the North Korean missiles the Yemenis use.

Reuters is pointing its readers into the false direction when it claims that the Yemeni missiles “appear Iranian”. In reality both, the Yemeni Burkan as well as the Iranian QIAM, are variants of the same North Korean Haewsong-5 and 6 which are themselves copies of the Soviet R-17/Scud-B/Scud-C types. All of these were build from the same specification sheet and engineering drawings. That their dimensions and parts look alike, as the UN panel says, follows from that but proves absolutely nothing.

By: moonofalabama