Buried deep in the heart of one of the most barren deserts in Saudi Arabia, and the entire planet for that matter, a commercial satellite happened upon what appears to be a very modern airport that suddenly appeared out of thin air from one year to the next. What makes the airport even more mysterious is the fact that there are no planes on site and no government claims ownership of the facility. So, is this airport a mere “Border Guard” facility, as Google Maps would suggest, or did this satellite just happen to reveal the location of a secret U.S. military airport used to conduct drone operations in Yemen?
Certainly, the proximity to the Yemen border would make this an ideal location for drone operations.
And it does seem somewhat odd that such a massive airport, with 3 large hangars, would be required to conduct “border operations.” Moreover, while we understand that the Saudi border police are probably using some pretty sophisticated prop planes to conduct their operations, it does seem a bit odd that not a single plane would be visible at the airport.
While we may never know the true owner/function of this mysterious facility, we’re almost certain that Russia hackers are behind the leak of it’s location.
Warplanes Attacked Relatives Trying to Rescue Victims of First Attack
by Jason Ditz, August 16, 2016
For the third straight day, Saudi Arabia’s warplanes are caught up in a high-profile incident of civilian deaths in Yemen, this time attacking a house in the Nehm District near the capital of Sanaa. The attacks destroyed a house, and killed 17 civilians.
The large toll for a single home was the result of a “double-tap” incident, with the first strike collapsing the house on top of the family, and relatives from the neighborhood scrambling to try to rescue them, only for the rescuers themselves to be targeted in subsequent strikes.
This comes after a Sunday incident in which Saudi warplanes attacked a school, killing 10 children, and a Monday incident in which they destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 15 more civilians. Throughout the war the Saudis have been criticized for the huge civilian toll of their airstrikes, but the number of incidents seems to be growing dramatically in recent weeks.
With the UN General Assembly last year agreeing the Saudis could investigate themselves on war crimes, the coalition today announced they’ll set up an investigatory body to look into the recent strikes, though Saudi officials have already praised the killing of the children at the school, accusing them of being terrorists in training. So far, Saudi officials have justified every single incident of civilian killings in Yemen, or insisted they didn’t happen at all.
“More US government-enabled Saudi serial genocide against the Yemenite people!!