At some point the KSA gives up and goes home. The lack the means to force the issue, that much is clear.
Meanwhile, In Yemen
Posted 10 October 2019 - 2222 PM
There is no going home. Asir, Jizan, Najran etc. are all Ismailid lands annexed by KSA.
Posted 11 October 2019 - 0023 AM
Posted 12 October 2019 - 1222 PM
If you control the Ports, you can more or less control Yemen, the Houthi have lost most coastal access. So capture all the ports, control the flow of goods, then start offering peace deals with the various tribes ensuring they can access goods. Don't bother with the mountains, they can rot up there, the coastal tribes become strong enough to resist the hill tribes and as they grow stronger the hill tribes struggle to obtain supplies and weapons.
Posted 12 October 2019 - 1534 PM
Coastal tribes hate Saudis even more than mountain ones.
Posted 13 October 2019 - 1439 PM
Most tribes can be bought and since KSA can control the sea access, eventually they make a deal. That tribe gets rich via trade through their lines.
Posted 14 October 2019 - 0558 AM
They can be bought, but they will inevitably turn vs Saudis in the end. Same thing as in Afghanistan, you can buy tribes temporarily, but you can not buy them forever.
Posted 14 October 2019 - 0840 AM
Posted 18 October 2019 - 0108 AM
The idea is to buy a tribe and manoeuvre people into power in that tribe that need your support to stay in power. Problem with that is they will not then be able to further your other aims as all resources go into holding what they have.
Posted 18 October 2019 - 0240 AM
Posted 18 October 2019 - 0248 AM
Posted 18 October 2019 - 0317 AM
And yet all wrong as usual. South Yemen cutting deal with Sanaa.
Posted 19 October 2019 - 1554 PM
If KSA military operate their expensive toys the same way KSA military band is playing, it is not surprising they fail the war. I hope they will not buy S-400 as it will be grave danger to air traffic
Another possible reason is musicians of feudal absolute monarchy with radical religion basis just can't handle melody with lyrics "WE see future of our country in victory of great ideas of Communism"
Posted 20 October 2019 - 1120 AM
Posted it few pages ago.
BTW, guy from Krusik who leaked documents is arrested.
Posted Yesterday, 01:06 PM
More. Intermediates in the sales to Saudi identified:
Mohammed Dahlan, Palestinian politician and a former leader of Fatah Also advisor to Mohammed bin Zayed. Got Serbian citizenship in 2013. Wanted by Interpol.
Adham Ado Madalala, former Palestinian ambassador in the Montenegro and a personal friend of the Milo Djukanovic and Aleksandar Vucic. Also involved in the cigarette (and possibly drugs) smuggling from Montenegro and Albania to Italy.
Vucic, Dahlan, Djukanovic:
Vucic and Madalala:
I really like how this one is shaking whole rotten tree to the roots, both here and abroad.
Edited by bojan, Yesterday, 01:19 PM.