The month of March will mark six years of the brutal Saudi-led war on Yemen. Far from achieving any of its objectives, the Saudis and their allies have been given a bloody nose. The US as principal backer of Saudi Arabia has realized the futility of the war and wants to end it.
Few would have imagined that Yemen’s revolutionary forces would be able to withstand the combined onslaught of several aggressive powers yet nearly six years into the war, they are winning. We look at the latest developments.
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.
The Saudis are getting a dose of their own medicine as the Yemeni resistance movement Ansarallah launches drone attacks on Aramco and Riyadh.
The Bani Saud are guilty of horrendous crimes in Yemen where a famine is raging and more than one million children are suffering from cholera. Saudi rulers should be tried for war crimes.
The suffering of the Yemeni people is heartbreaking. It is, however, not enough to expose the Saudi criminals and their backers. We must make life uncomfortable for the Saudis whenever they show up in the West.
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.
A joint session of the Pakistani parliament has been called for Monday April 6 to consider the rising crisis in Yemen as a result of "Saudi" aggression. The Najdi Bedouins want the Pakistan army to be deployed to defend their southern border and perhaps also join in a possible Saudi land invasion of Yemen where the Houthis have made impressive gains. Will Pakistan be forced to join another war?
Even as a truce has been declared between the Houthis and al Qaeda in Yemen, the Saudi regime will not stop its disruptive tactics to allow the people of Yemen to live in peace. The obscurantist Saudi regime wants to undermine Yemen and bring it under its control fearing that the rise of Houthis will undercut Riyadh's influence.
US diplomats in Yemen, have been travelling through the country in recent weeks conferring with tribal leaders, particularly in areas allegedly serving as safe-havens for al-Qaeda activists, and inspecting religious schools suspected of receiving funding from Bin Ladin.