Friday, August 28, 2015

Saudi dilemma

"Yet the key difference between the aforementioned military defeats and the ongoing Saudi-led campaign
in Yemen is the group constituting the opposition. Riyadh’s expensive war against the Houthis will face scrutiny from a growing unemployed youth population. There will likely be international opposition as well as criticism from voices within the ruling family. Whereas Saddam Hussein’s regime relied on brutal and reprehensible tactics to maintain a firm grasp on power, Mohamed bin Salman is in no position to execute members of his extended family as a means to 
hold power. The Deputy Crown Prince faces a dire dilemma in terms of his next move."