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 Yesterday, 02:39 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 Today, 05:58 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 Today, 08:40 AM