The complete failure of Washington and Riyadh in Yemen
By: Hanif Ghaffari
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues. Famine has spread across Yemen. Meanwhile, the United States, and Germany, Britain and France as its allies continue to maintain arms support for the Saudi assassination regime.
Undoubtedly, the role of Washington and its allies in the killing of Yemeni women and children is very high. The fact is that now, bin Salman is blamed by the Saudi court for of defeat in Yemen and the rising expense of the Saudis in this scene.
However, the signs of Saudi Arabia’s defeat in Yemen, throughout the region and in the world is becoming more and more clear. Under such conditions, Mohammed bin Salman seeks to reduce the cost of this heavy defeat in any way possible, but the harder he tries, Al Saud is more likely to fail.
Along with the ongoing developments in Yemen and the Saudi House, we should point to a more important issue, that is, the general dissatisfaction in Saudi Arabia of the ruling family. In the near future, this issue can turn into Saudis’ Achilles heels (even if bin Salman is ousted from power).
The corruption of the Saudi House can be in no way ignored. The financial corruption of the Royal Family is such that all Saudi citizens are aware of it. While poverty raises in many parts of Saudi Arabia, Saudi officials continue to plunder their country’s resources.
Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia is enjoying the rich revenues from oil sales and pilgrimages, the people of Saudi Arabia suffer from poverty, injustice, unemployment and other social problems. Experts see the cause of this in the appointment, and not selection of the rulers, the lack of public supervision over the authorities and budget spending, lack of a modern constitution, the monopoly of power in the hands of the Saudi family, and the Saudi family’s dependence on the West, especially on the United States.
Poverty and unemployment in Saudi Arabia, which is one of the richest countries in the world, have turned to a political bomb which may explode any moment.
The fact is that in a very near future, the Yemeni state will become a symbol of the defeat of the United States and Saudi Arabia and the European allies of Washington. This will not only weaken or even crush Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince of power, but also undermine the previous U.S. calculations in the region. Anyway, a complete failure will await Washington and Riyadh in West Asia.