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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

… That Was 'Aimed At Royal Palace In Riyadh'.

"The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting a "top leadership" meeting at the royal palace in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh.

It was the second time in as many months that a rebel projectile had reached as far inside the kingdom as Riyadh.

The Yemeni rebels, known as the Houthis, said they launched a ballistic missile to target Yamama Palace in Riyadh, where King Salman chairs weekly government meetings and receives dignitaries and heads of state from around the world…."
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Another one?


Daniel19 Dec 2017 1:36 p.m. PST


Yep, another one. I think this makes three so far. The first was "intercepted" by an airfield runway.

Andrew Walters20 Dec 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

How far can Iran push this?

Seems like "plausible deniability" won't hold if a missile hits the palace.

This leaves a nice opening for the Israelis. The Saudi's aren't in a position to covertly make unfortunate things happen inside Iran, but for a little quid pro quo with the Palestinians the Israelis might do a favor for the Saudis.

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