Yemen Crisis/Conflict & the "Decisive Storm" Coalition

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    The Wahhabist Saudis are basically the Muslim equivalent of the Protestant movement in Europe in the Thirty Years War IMHO. With the good bits taken out. They destroy tombs of venerable people and break down holy places and replace them with either nothing or turn them into the equivalent of Disney World. Just look at what they did to Mecca. A people with no recollection of the past is a people with no future. They do not respect their elders and they do not respect their neighbors.

    In a society fueled by oil money and foreign workers, if it does collapse, it will become the next Libya or worse. Previous Saudi leaders at least stuck to their own affairs and only attempted to use money and clout to influence events abroad. But the current rulers are just bonkers. Yemen has been a basket case for decades but it should be left for the Yemenis to sort this out.
     
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    Looking at this map, the Saudi forces have taken nothing
     
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    in short, anti-Houthis forces cut out one of the two roads to the interior (in the map you mentioned it's "Sanaa Road", in middle-right),

    and threaten the remaining road (middle-top; it's "M55" if you looked north from Hodeida at https://yemen.liveuamap.com/);

    if they managed to cut also this one, the town could be taken by hunger ... just saying
     
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    And the house majority is republicans, ain't it? Well that's another chapter in the soap opera which is the White House and Capitol Hill. Splendid work!
     
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    Yemen’s rebels say they left Hodeida port, claim disputed https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...-say-they-left-hodeida-port-claim-disputed-2/
     
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    let's wait and see what's next, after House votes to end support for Yemen war, sending bill to Trump’s desk https://www.defensenews.com/congres...rt-for-yemen-war-sending-bill-to-trumps-desk/
     
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