I see I was deceived by the anti-Saudi propaganda making Saudi seem to have been defeated. I don't care how much anti-Saudi hate is spewed- I support the land of Tawheed!What defeat?
The Yemeni government, KSA and the Arab coalition controls almost 90% of the territory of Yemen, all the oil and gas and almost every single port as well as the entire border region on both sides of the border. What remains is the densely populated and heavily mountainous northwest that is of no strategic importance for KSA. Sana'a is symbolic due to being the capital but even if it was liberated tomorrow morning, nothing would really change.
This is mostly a Yemeni civil war. Houthis like any other non-conventional force are using civilians (deliberately) as human shields, recruit children in the 1000's (documented by every source) and do not engage in open military battles.
Using that logic no conventional army has ever won a single war against non-conventional forces. The US lost in Vietnam, in Iraq, in Afghanistan etc. The Russians in Chechnya.
The only approach that would prevent such a "loss" would be to carpet bomb enemy strongholds using the same approach as Al-Assad is doing or Russia did in the second Chechnya war or what the international coalition against ISIS did in Mosul.
That is not going to happen as that would be 1) counterproductive, 2) would only lead to hatred as civilians are always vastly more targeted, 3) would turn KSA into a pariah state by the international community (there is already enough of crying, see the UN stopping the Hudaydah operation last year), 4) Yemenis, not even pro-Houthis are enemies, just misguided people, nor is this an existential war for the regime to go insane and do carpet bombing of Northwestern Yemen.
Al-Assad is fighting inside Syria ("his" own country) and an EXISTENTIAL war in order to survive and that of his Alawite allies who would be a deeply hated minority after what occurred in Syria. I mean Alawite clans allied to Al-Assad which is practically everyone.
Yemenis themselves will realize that there is no present or future living under incompetent cults like the Houthi's. No future for their children. Those empty slogans, brainwashing, khat addiction etc. can only last so long. That and spreading Mullah influence (totally foreign in Yemen) likewise.
Just like pro-ISIS elements in Iraq and Syria (initially) quickly realized with ISIS. Same thing is/has been happening with Houthis. The difference is that there is not a world alliance against Houthis as against ISIS and constant 24/7 negative propaganda against KSA and the Arab coalition. Almost as if Houthis were the good guys.
Lately Houthi propaganda of some prison being hit and pro-KSA fighters being killed (how convenient) when what was targeted was a Houthi stronghold that was under monitoring for weeks prior to the strike. That is a common theme. Houthi controlled media report something and the entire world believes in it without question.
Western media even made it appear like KSA is an enemy of the Southern Transitional Council while they have been fighting alongside each other for 4 years, lol. KSA prefers a united Yemen but has said repeatedly that the future of Yemen (politically) is in the hands of Yemenis. So if they want to return to a North and South divide, that is their decision. Theoretically, KSA would have an easier time "controlling" Yemen if divided. So, there are tons of ridiculous contradictions. As if KSA cares about Hadi deeply (a guy in his 70's) or the Southern Transitional Council that has never harmed KSA even once. Houthis/ISIS/AQAP (last two are very small in Yemen) are the concern.
Thank you for making more clear what is occurring in Yemen.
I go to a Yemeni masjid and the Sheikh (a Yemeni) was so upset he made takfir on the Houthis.
All the time I hear lies claiming the Houthis are the good guys but when I go to the masjid and talk to people who are actually from Yemen I hear the very opposite. I don't understand how Sunnis can support people who are killing Sunnis.