Pakistan mulling Saudi request to send ground troops to Yemen

Pakistan’s defense minister says his country is considering a request to provide ground troops to complement the Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia began air attacks on the Houthis on Thursday as the rebels advanced on the Yemeni port of Aden. The Sunni Muslim monarchy has been assembling allies to defend Yemen’s weak government against rebels backed by both Iran and a former Yemeni president.

The Pakistani foreign ministry confirmed that the Saudis have asked Pakistan contribute ground forces to Yemen, Reuters reports, but Defense Minister Khawaja Asif indicated that Pakistan is reluctant to get involved.


Oh yea, let’s bring all the Islamic crazy states into it.

  • David Murrell

    If the Sunni-led forces in Yemen have to rely on Pakistan to send ground troops, one can be sure this side of the war is in deep, deep military trouble. The quality of the Pakistani military is negligible.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …even a monkey with an AK or frag is a hazard…

    • Minicapt

      Actually, the Pakistani Army is quite good, and in comparison to the Arab armies, a superior force. The Saudis rent them to fill in slots in the Saudi Army requiring technical expertise. And pilots …
      The Pakistani military still retains some of its Brit heritage.


  • ed

    aliens V predator

    • John

      The Three Stooges meet Laural and Hardy?

      I’ve family in Dubai. My Brohter, a teacher, was correcting english exams at his desk in front of a window looking out on to a construction site. Every time the foreman would leave the site the Egyptian workers would drop everything and screw the dog. When the foreman would come back he’s slap them around for not working. In the two hours my brother sat there this routine was repeated four times.

      He said he laughed his head off. It was like a Three Stooges movie.

      • To quote Lisa Simpson: “Eh, slave labour. You get what you pay for.”

  • John

    The Saudis couldn’t fight their way out of wet brown paper bag.

    • David Murrell

      One report by BBC World News says that the Saudi Air force, in its bombing campaign, has killed 800-850 civilians — some 90% of the deaths reported from the air campaign. The Saudis cant bomb their way out of a wet paper bag.

      • And they spend so much…

      • John

        Those ‘Saudi’ fighter jets were bought as toys, basically. Toys for “five year old boys trapped in the bodies of adult males”…as K Shaidle would say.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        Gee…800-850, that’s sounds pretty good to me..

  • canminuteman

    Saudi is very good at getting other people to fight their battles for them. Gulf War 1 and 2 were basically that. Canadians in Syria are basically that. It’s about time they asked a muslim country instead of us to fight for them. The Saudis are not now and never have been our ally, now that north America is self sufficient in oil, we no longer need to pretend that they are our ally.

  • eMan14

    Have the Saudi’s sent in their own ground troops?