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#641 Josh

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 1727 PM

At some point the KSA gives up and goes home. The lack the means to force the issue, that much is clear.


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#642 Simon Tan

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 2222 PM

There is no going home. Asir, Jizan, Najran etc. are all Ismailid lands annexed by KSA. 


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 0023 AM

Well then what is total failure for them? We rarely agree, but I think both of us doubt the KSAs ability to accomplish...really anything. Certainly not subduing the Houti And The Blowfish.
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#644 Colin

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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. 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 1534 PM

Coastal tribes hate Saudis even more than mountain ones.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:26 PM

Which ones? https://www.flickr.c...N04/10846669493


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#647 bojan

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Posted Yesterday, 01:09 PM

All of them.


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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.


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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.


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#650 Yama

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Posted Today, 08:40 AM

Tribal authorities make such deals which are advantageous for the tribe (or themselves personally). They are happy to be with the winning side but if they perceive co-operation is no longer in their best interests, they can turn coat shockingly quickly. It is what it is.
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