September 5th, 2015.
Devastating blow to aggressors in criminal war.
The entire conflict in Yemen is an obscenity. Malnourished children are being blown apart by million dollar bombs dropped from ten million dollar aircraft.
The attack on Yemen is now in it’s sixth month.
The aerial attacks on Yemen achieved nothing for months but the Saudi/Gulf coalition has been achieving major territorial gains since the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were inserted into Yemen in the past several months. The Houthi/ pro Saleh coalition lost Aden and suffered severe setbacks in Taiz.
The territorial gains the Houthi led coalition made in the early stages of the war in the south have largely been lost. Meanwhile the Houthi heartland in the north of Yemen has been reduced to a wasteland by the Saudi led bombardment.
In response the Ansarullah group embarked on a series of armed raids on southern Saudi Arabia.
These attacks have been going on for months and generally involved the fairly pointless destruction of isolated Saudi border posts. Each attack would generally kill the one or two Saudi soldiers stationed at these tiny outposts that dot the mountainous border area like mini lighthouses of the desert.
Recently the Ansarullah/Houthi group have managed to make some deeper incursions into Saudi Arabia and the Sauid forces in the border region took severe losses in an apparent ambush of Saudi forces in the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia yesterday.
Saudi Arabia: Houthis/Pro-Saleh Seize SANG Border Tower “Mashal”
Saudi Arabia: Houthis/Pro-Saleh Ontop of Captured Saudi M1A2S Abrams Tank
Yemen: Houthis/Pro-Saleh YA Launch “Konkurs” Against Saudi Abrams Tanks & Bradley IFV
In the central Marib province the Gulf Coalition suffered a devastating setback yesterday when at least fifity of their soldiers, 45 from the United Arab Emirates and a further five from Bahrain died in an explosion that was apparently caused by an OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile striking an ammunition dump.
Yemen: Houthis/Pro-Saleh Forces Launch OTR-21 Tochka Which Killed 45 UAE Soldiers
Yemen: 22 UAE fighters reportedly killed in Marib province
Nearly 70 soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni forces
Yemen: Saudi air strikes pound Sanaa to avenge soldiers’ deaths
A War of Utter Futility.
There is no prospect of victory for either side in Yemen so the best thing for all concerned would be to engineer a realistic political solution to Yemen’s internal divisions and end the conflict.
The Gulf Council operations against Yemen are a criminal terrorist operation that deserves to be punished in an international court.
The actions of the Houthis in attacking Southern areas of the country in response to the recalcitrance of President Hadi also seems to have been an extremely foolish and unnecessary act in retrospect.
Yemen was close to a failed state prior to the bombardment it has now suffered. The crimes that Israel committed in Gaza last year have all been repeated in Yemen against an equally vulnerable and defenseless population.
It is stunning to realise that it will take years to rebuild Yemen back to the position of being a semi failed state.