COMMENT: Why hasn’t Saudi Arabia achieved goals in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen for 237 days and yet it has still not achieved its aim.


Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen for 237 days and yet it has still not achieved its aim. This is despite the wealth of funds, weapons and mercenaries at its disposal.

Meanwhile, a major al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen has vowed allegiance to the Saudi regime. The so-called Ansar al-Sharia group says it will fight alongside Saudi forces in its war on Yemen, which has no international mandate. Saudi’s war is to block Ansarullah and return power to the fugitive former president Hadi. The Red Cross says it is appalled by the Saudi strikes on hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Saudi Arabia has killed over 7,100 people and has displaced over a million. Resisting the war are Ansarullah fighters, whose stated aims are to eradicate the extremist militancy in their country. Houthis have already advanced 10 kilometres into Saudi territory and are ready to strike deals. The Saudi bombing of Yemen has long tipped the nation into a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, the UN continues to prop up Saudi Arabia as the head of a major human rights panel a move that has attracted widespread ridicule.

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One Response to "COMMENT: Why hasn’t Saudi Arabia achieved goals in Yemen?"

  1. Snoop Dough  November 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    It’s a mad world after all!

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