Krinkology: For Every Saudi, There is a Yemeni…

This image of a Yemeni Houthi, armed with a Zastava 7.62x39mm M92, what appears to be a Makarov, and a traditional Jambiya knife tucked into his belt has made numerous waves throughout Houthi social media over the previous several months. The rifle has a more or less standard Kalashnikov pattern sling, and as the stock unfolded.

The photograph itself of the man dressed in red has been circulated with a number of sayings attached to it as a sort of meme, some religious, but most appear to be Yemeni nationalist slogans. For example, in this iteration-

Translated from Arabic, this reads-

For every sick person, there is a cure

For every poor person, there is a God to make him rich

For every Saudi, there is a Yemeni to teach him how to behave

This version from a Twitter user

Many of the photographs are being spread through the use of Instagram, with the different sayings attached to the pictures.

This one from Imgrum-


Krinkology is a unique SR post that exemplifies what the site stands for, in discussing the indigenous manufacture, trade, and use of small arms and light weapons within the MENA and Central Eurasian regions. Specifically, Krinkology examines the usage of short barrel Kalashnikov pattern rifles within popular culture and on the battlefield.

Miles is the founder, editor, and local Khan governing Silah Report. He is quite found of obscure languages, dangerous locales, and fascinating small arms designs and uses.

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