The spectacular drone strikes by Yemen’s resistance movement on Aramco facilities has sent shockwaves throughout the medieval Saudi kingdom as well as their patron saint the US.
While the Yemenis have suffered horribly at the hands of the Saudi-led attack, the victims are striking back with true grit and determination. They are delivering massive blows to the aggressors.
It was heartening to read in CI (May 2019) that Yemen’s revolutionary fighters have scored major hits against Saudi invaders.
Ansarullah would not have accomplished what they have so far if the Yemenis believed this was an Iranian takeover or that it’s a Sunni vs Shia conflict.
As the Najdi Bedouins assemble their Arabian cousins and an assortment of Muslim rulers and dictators in Riyadh for a collective pledge of loyalty to the new master in the White House (aka Donald Trump), other news in the region appear to have fallen off the radar screen.
The Ansarallah fighter’s missile strike at a Saudi air base near Jeddah has sent the Saudi regime into frenzied panic. The Bani Saud have unleashed their paid agents worldwide accusing the Houthis (the label used for Ansarallah fighters) of firing the missile at the Kaaba with the intention of destroying Islam’s holiest site. Nothing could be further from the truth but as the saying goes, a lie is half way around the world before truth has had a chance to tie its shoelaces.2
Killing a lot of civilians and destroying much of Yemen’s infrastructure does not amount to a “Saudi” victory. What would the Najdi Bedouins do now?
"Saudi" royals are nothing if not vulgar. Take the case of Mohammad bin Salman, Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince of "Saudi" Arabia. He is on a honeymoon--not with his first wife, incidentally--while his air force kills thousands of innocent Yemenis and "Saudi" soldiers die in border skirmishes. Many "Saudi" soldiers prefer to flee rather than fight. Why die for a dying dynasty?
The Najdi Bedouins have a strange sense of peace. Even while they resumed the savage bombing of Yemen after declaring a halt to attacks five days earlier, they organized a so-called peace conference in Riyadh. The Houthis, the principal aggrieved party boycotted the farcical conference because the "Saudis", far from being honest peace brokers, are the main aggressors against the people of Yemen.
The Bani Saud thought they could scare the Ansarullah fighters in Yemen with threats and dropping bombs and after a few days, or at most a couple of weeks, they would beg for mercy and surrender. This has not happened. Instead, the Bani Saud are now stuck in the Yemeni quagmire. They have dropped all their original demands and simply asking that the Ansarullah respect the ceasefire the "Saudis" have proposed starting May 12.
The "Saudi" capital Riyadh is beginning to look like Detroit or New York. Just as American police officers are ruthless and shoot without even asking any questions, the "Saudi" police are equally notorious. But in recent weeks, they have faced a string of attacks in which policemen have been shot and killed. The latest was an attack on a patrol commander who was shot and killed today in the south of the capital.
There is a humanitarian disaster in the making in Yemen. The Najdi Bedouins have imposed a total blockade of the country preventing food, water and medicines from reaching the people. Iran plans to send a humanitarian aid ship that would include a large number of international peace activists. This would be a repeat of the aid convoys sent to Zionist-besieged Gaza.
A thousand years ago, the pope diverted the energies of warring princes in Europe against the Muslims in Palestine. In March the Bani Saud launched their aggression against Yemen. Like the Crusaders of old, the Bani Saud will also fail.
The AnsarAllah movement in Yemen offers important lessons for Islamic movements elsewhere to combine political and military struggles to be successful.
The Saudi-led aerial attacks on Yemen are killing a lot of civilians but they are not likely to achieve their strategic objective. Will the Saudis launch a ground invasion? It seems highly unlikely since they are rank amateurs and cannot even scramble an egg in a hurry much less launch a successful ground operation. That explains why they want to hire mercenaries to fight their war.
Drive-by shootings have increased in Riyadh and other parts of the medieval kingdom that uses the erroneous title, Saudi Arabia. The shootings appear to be related to the Saudi attack on Yemen that is illegal under International Law. Saudi rulers may be charged with war crimes. The war may also short-circuit the tortuous existence of the archaic family-ruled kingdom.
The Najdi Bedouins’ attack on Yemen is illegal and immoral. Ultimately, it will also prove their undoing because Yemenis are natural fighters.
True to form, the "Saudis" can only kill civilians as they have been doing in Yemen over the past several days. In their latest assault, at least 45 people were killed at al-Mazrak refugee camp in north west Yemen. If the fighting drags, there is every likelihood that the "Saudi" regime itself will collapse.
Has the "Saudi" regime shot itself in the foot by attacking Yemen? Motivated by extreme hatred of Houthis as well as complete paranoia of people getting their legitimate rights, the medieval kingdom has launched air strikes in Yemen causing huge civilian casualties. A number of other oppressive regimes have joined them in this war of aggression. There may be war crimes charges levelled against "Saudi" rulers.