Consider this to be a bad sign!
In a belated manner from a week-old edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter an item that should raise concerns in some quarters.
The combatants of yet one more nation enter the fray in Yemen!! Indirectly but still involved to a degree.
"Pakistani combat troops to Saudi Arabia"
"Following discussions with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan plans to send a brigade of combat troops to the oil kingdom in response to a request from Riyadh for 'troops as an emergency response force', according to media reports. The brigade will be based in southern Saudi Arabia to thwart threatened attacks by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. 'It [the combat brigade] will not be used beyond Saudi borders,'"
"Houthi supporters hold portrait of their leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi during a demonstration (AFP)" Please note the bulges in the cheeks. Ghat a leaf when chewed the effect mildly narcotic in nature and part of a daily ritual as indulged in by Yemeni men. Control the ghat and you control the Houthi?
A BRIGADE NORMALLY ABOUT 5,000 TROOPS. TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR INTERNAL CONTROL AND DEFENSE OF THE SAUDI KINGDOM? FOREIGNERS THE PRESENCE OF WHICH WILL BE RESENTED?