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AnsarAllah’s winning of Yemeni tribes exposes Saudi bankruptcy

Crescent International

News of the AnsarAllah movement peacefully liberating the outskirts of Ma‘rib city is not a simple tactical advance.

It is a development with wider regional repercussions.

Recent developments are crucial not so much for military but political reasons.

On October 29, the London-based Middle East Eye (MEE) along with other international media outlets reported that tribes in the districts of Jabal Murad and Al-Juba switched sides and joined the AnsarAllah movement in their fight against the Saudi-led, US-facilitated aggression on Yemen.

According to MEE “tribal leaders have arrived in the capital Sanaa, which the Houthi movement has held since 2015, to talk about a peaceful takeover of Ma‘rib city, under the conditions of maintaining the properties of civilians and amnesty to fighters who fought against the Houthis.”

Since 2013, Crescent International has maintained the position that Yemen and the fate of Hijaz were interconnected, a fact confirmed by divine scripture and historical events.

Recent losses of the Bani Saud in Yemen once again highlight this phenomenon.

It is now evident that AnsarAllah put forward a viable socio-political program which appeals to the broader Yemeni society.

The AnsarAllah have been ruling and defending Yemen while being under economic siege and military aggression by the world’s most powerful state entities.

Yet, the Saudis and the Emiratis, apart from proving their gross military incompetence have exposed their political bankruptcy as well.

The Saudi regime is not like any other in the Arab world regime.

It has significant financial wealth, and immense geopolitical and soft-power assistance from NATO regimes.

One would assume that the Saudis would be able to buy or at least incentivize their Yemeni proxies to remain loyal until Riyadh secures a face-saving exit from its quagmire in Yemen.

The fact that the Saudis and the Emiratis have failed to do so indicates that their regional vision and narrative do not have legitimacy or appeal.

Since the US launched its war of terror in 2001, the Saudis were instrumentalized to push NATO’s geopolitical agenda with a native spin.

The Saudi “native” narrative had multiple sides: sectarian as well as economic incentives.

They were supposed to secure their position as defenders of ‘Sunni’ Islam and become gatekeepers to the economic benefits of the West-centric global economic order.

None of this has happened and it is not likely to happen.

The pragmatists and Machiavellians in Washington and other Western capitals cannot be unaware that since their loyal regional proxy failed in Yemen, it is unlikely to succeed in other more challenging theaters of political and ideological action.

In simple terms, the Saudis have proved they are useless to NATO regimes.

Neither the rise in oil prices nor a face-saving political arrangement in Yemen will annul this reality.

The Saudis are expired goods.

Only the Zionist regime occupying Palestine will continue to back the Saudis until the end.

The destiny of the two regimes is tied ideologically and geopolitically.

As the Saudis are exposed as unsuitable for the changing multipolar world order, their proximity to Israel will make them even more of a liability for the reconfigured regional order.

The occupation of Palestine is a central political cause for the Muslim Ummah.

By tying their political destiny to Zionism, in addition to several other factors, the Saudis have eliminated all prospects for their regime’s survival.

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