Disappointed Saudis seek face-saving Yemen war exit
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

US attacking North Korea would be like trying to get rid of Allah: Retired South Korean General

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

Pakistan and Iran consult each other on many issues, says former diplomat

Surrendering of TTP terrorist: Is Pakistan gradually winning war against terrorism?

Inciting Pakistan: Is India inviting conventional war with Pakistan?

The secret behind Sharif's electoral success and popularity

Tel Aviv ‘disappointed’ by India’s rejection of Al-Quds as Israeli capital: Netanyahu

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states

Rape, murder of 7-year-old Pakistani girl seem work of serial killer: Officials

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

US to sell 17 Black Hawk aircrafts to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are abroad

US deploying 1,000 troops to Afghanistan

Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It

Fire-breathing rhetoric: Pakistani guns on China’s shoulder

Meeting with Trump: Did Imran Khan give US a hidden signal for future role?

Netanyahu in India: A dangerous alliance against Pakistan

Pakistan can’t be forced to compromise on national interests: US historian

Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

Interference of Saudi Intelligence services in Tehran’s deep operations

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran

16 US troops and officers killed in Afghanistan

A hidden cost: Pakistan’s Psychological cost of war

Security agencies issue threat alert due plots of Daesh and Taliban factions

Can Pakistan’s judicial system punish killers of Innocent Zainab?

Is Balochistan a next ground of proxy war between Saudia and Iran?

ABN| Mass 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Istanbul, Turkey

Trump Gives World Four Months to Change Iran Nuclear Deal

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

All parties must continue to implement JCPOA: Warns China's FM

Yemen's Displaced Families Escape Death from Saudi War to Makeshift Camps

Amnesty International urges probe after Myanmar’s Army admits its troops killed Muslims

Kasur Tragedy: Is Pakistani nation completely dead?

Trump Says He ‘Probably’ Has Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un

Pentagon Investigates Video of US Soldier Shooting Afghan Civilian

Abandoning the secular dream

Agony of Hazaras: A story of denied Justice

A soft tone: Did US repent on her policy to alienate Pakistan?

Even Saudi allies are questioning its Mideast power plays

Pakistan handed humiliated defeat by New Zealand

Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair: Report

After Yemen’s defensive threat, Saudi buys Israel’s Iron dome

CIA Chief secretly visits India and Afghanistan to make new plots

LHC orders police to arrest culprit behind Zainab's rape and murder within 36 hours

Yemen announces production of new air defense missiles

Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel – Middle East Monitor

Will Pakistan be in trouble if US demands early repayment of debts?

War of words: Pakistan accuses US for spreading terrorism in Pakistan

Myanmar admits massacre of Rohingya Muslims

‘Congress must take Trump’s finger off nuke button’

Diphtheria claims 48 lives in Yemen within 60 days: WHO

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt’s support for Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Unending bloodshed in Kashmir: Why is not India on watch list?

New Saudi tax makes life of Pakistani expatriates miserable

HRW: Saudi Arabia bans prominent cleric’s family from travel

Qadri’s challenge: Is PML-N inviting the chaos?

Inside Bahraini regime death chambers

Is US helpless in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s help?

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as PM warns of clampdown

New Yemeni missile system used to target Saudi-led warplanes: Report

Pakistan reportedly mulls toll tax hike on NATO containers amid Trump rift

Trump Team Debates Limited Strikes on North Korea

Justice for Zainab: Riots erupt in Kasur after 7-year-old's alleged rape, murder

Will Trump Use “Human Rights” to Kill the Iran Nukes Deal?

US Considers Other Measures Against Pakistan as Blowback Looms

Kashmir and Palestine are punchbags for their occupiers

Abuse of power, the most serious type of corruption in Saudi Arabia

Would  Quint confession about Jhadav give Pakistan an upper hand in ICJ?

Why doesn’t Pakistan condemn killings of civilian Yemenis?

Hafiz Saeed Incited UK Muslims to Militancy, Says BBC report

Israeli regime can’t help terrorists in Syria with attacks: Damascus

Nigerian forces attack protesters demanding release of prominent Shia cleric

Birth of an Insurgency: The US-Israeli “Secret Deal” to Manipulate Protests in Iran

Four including police personnel killed in blast near Balochistan Assembly

Egypt denies ‘tacit’ acceptance of US Jerusalem move

Yemeni forces recapture strategic area from Saudi-led coalition

Saudis seeking ‘forced emigration’ of Shiites from Bahrain

From TTP to ISIS: The new game plan against Pakistan

Why Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan?

Iraqi Baath Party Attempting to Return to Power with Israel, S. Arabia's Support

KP Chief Minister from PTI participates in banned outfits conference

Audio leaked of Netanyahu’s son bragging about dad’s shady gas deal outside strip club

Iran: Saudi, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime deports youth for supporting Sheikh Qassim

New Wedlock: Imran Khan’s political marriage

Breaking the begging bowl:  Can Pakistan survive without US aid?

A strong rebuttal: US from threatening Pakistan to appeasing Pakistan

Pakistan cautions US about consequences of anti-Taliban offensive

Triple Talaq Bill: Are the Muslim women being cheated?

Russia, France Slam US Over Emergency UN Meeting on Iran

Israel PM wants UNRWA closed amid US aid cut threat

Yemeni forces target Saudi-led Tornado fighter jet over Sa’ada: Report

NACTA directed to conduct research on Daesh footprints in Pakistan

McMaster can’t imagine a Pakistani leader using nuclear weapons to extort

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Has Been Arrested

International companies compete for cinema market in Saudi Arabia

Posters Supporting Ahed Tamimi Removed From London

2017-09-12 15:57:59

Disappointed Saudis seek face-saving Yemen war exit

 

The Saudis cannot win the war they launched against the neighboring Yemen two-and-a-half-Year ago due to the resistant nation’s strong inclination to maintain its dignity.

 

 

Saudi Arabia’s decision to launch a bloody aggression on Yemen was a disastrous mistake, and its expenses are increasingly dragging the Arab kingdom into a dormant economic crisis and forcing the wealthy princes and the investors out of the country.

The outcome is a set of consequences causing popular discontent at home.

 

The country witnesses growing poverty and Al Saud regime is reluctantly heading towards privatizing the state-owned companies like the oil giant Aramco and raising the taxes. Another major ramification is collapse of value of the Saudi currency riyal. There is a notion that the Persian Gulf Arab monarchy is far from being able to sustain momentum in its campaign as it is hit hard by the economic crisis outcomes.

 

 

Reports suggest that the oil-rich kingdom now has budget deficit of about $100 billion. Economic performance figures note that many projects in Saudi Arabia are now suspended and many companies have gone bankrupt and consequently thousands of construction workers have been laid off. The regime has reportedly introduced a new taxing mechanism in a bid to balance the budget.

 

 

Saudis are bearing the brunt of a troubled economy while on the other side the empty-handed Yemen, on the strength of a cohesive camp led by patriotic forces, is showing legendary resistance to the aggression launched by a Saudi-led Arab military coalition in March 2015. The coalition of Yemeni forces, led by the Ansarullah movement and the loyal army, signal the fact that the Yemeni people are strong enough not to accede to the opponents’ demands.

 

 

Twenty nine months after unceasing air and ground campaign led by the Saudis, backed by the US and even the Israeli regime, the developments show that Saudi Arabia is immersing deep into the Yemen war quagmire, suffering a high economic price paid and damaged international prestige.

 

 

Initial Saudi plan was that the kingdom could seize control of the capital Sana’a within a week, but 29 months have passed and Yemenis are still standing resistant despite an all-out air, sea, and ground blockade. Saudi leaders have now backed down from their goals, seeking an exit from the Yemen swamp with their face saved.

 

 

 The country is even inclined to abandon its meddling in Syria and Lebanon and other regional countries in a bid to bring things in Yemeni under control. But experts are assertive in their idea that the regional conditions are never optimal for the Saudi desire to be met. With the latest win counted, the historical records document that Yemen defeated Saudi Arabia in seven various wars.

 

 

The global public opinion and international organizations’ pressures are building on Saudi Arabia amid growing Yemeni civilian casualties. The aggression has so far left over 13,000 dead, some 50,000 wounded, and millions displaced. Additionally, 7 million Yemenis are presently suffering from malnutrition, and about 600,000 citizens are affected by cholera as the World Health Organization’s report says the water-born disease has killed over 2000 people, mostly children and women.

 

The Saudi leaders are now facing growing duress from the world community as daily reports reveal darker aspects of their coalition’s crimes against the civilians and bombing of Yemen’s economic structure and healthcare infrastructure with some human rights organizations suggesting some airstrikes has mounted to war crime.

 

 

All signs suggest that the Saudi leaders have made no gains but frustration in the war. Back-to-back failures and sticking in a costly and erosive war stripped Saudi Arabia of its traditional control over some Arab and Islamic countries. Riyadh fiasco comes while Syria has foiled the Saudi-American-Western camp’s proxy war against Damascus.

Saudis seek diplomatic, face-saving withdrawal from the war. Ansarullah resistance along with Riyadh-backed terrorist groups’ defeats prompted desperate attempts by the Saudi rulers to stretch hand towards the influential regional parties for help.

 

 

The nonplussed kingdom seeks mediators to contribute to its thaw with Iran for stepping out of the dark-ended war. The reconciliatory plans so far played out in mediation efforts by regional parties such as Kuwait and Oman. The Chinese foreign ministry also offered mediation between the two countries. Iran stresses on regional crises settlement without foreign parties’ intervention.Signs show that a real defeat of Saudi Arabia in its war will unleash waves of crisis at home, strong enough even to oust the ruling dynasty.

 

 

 

Now they have not but two ways ahead. First, pressing ahead with war for deeper immersion in erosive combat and harder economic fallout. If Saudi Arabia chooses this path, it has to deal with impaired regional role and redrawn plan for balance of power in the Persian Gulf region. second, giving in to a political solution and allowing Yemeni people to determine their own fate.

 

 

Certainly, Yemen’s Shiite Houthis that operate under Ansarullah political movement have a historical record of resistance and governing in the country, and will not allow Saudi Arabia along with its allies like the UAE and Bahrain and foreign backers such as the US and Britain to press the Yemenis for surrender. The invading parties at best will kill further civilians but are not expected to make gains valuable militarily and diplomatically.

 

 

pk.shafaqna.com

 

 

Categories:  
Tags:   Saudia ، Yemen ، Houthis ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)