US media: Failure of KSA in Yemen Reflects Limits of US Strategy
Hours after the US- Saudi aggression on Yemen announced the end of strikes, details of the defeat were told by the US dailies.
Obama in KSAOn this level, the famous New York Times daily wrote that “Saudi Arabia’s resumption of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen on Wednesday, only hours after it abruptly declared a halt to most military operations, reflected the difficulty of finding a political solution to the crisis.”
Under the title, “Saudi Resolve on Yemen Reflects Limits of US Strategy”, the daily viewed that the Saudi choice, “showed the challenges facing the Obama administration as it increasingly relies on allies in the Middle East.”
Senior Saudi officials made clear on Wednesday that they had not formally declared an end to bombing. Rather, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, said the campaign was shifting to a new phase.
The ambassador did not mention the intensifying international pressure, including from the Obama administration, to stop airstrikes that medical and relief organizations said were killing hundreds of civilians, and to lift an embargo on food, fuel, water and medicines that was contributing to a growing humanitarian catastrophe. But American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats privately acknowledged that this was clearly a factor in the Saudi calculation.
For an array of senior American officials engaged with senior Saudi officials in recent days – including Secretary of State John Kerry and John O. Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency – the challenge has been advising a crucial Middle East ally on how to carry out a complex military campaign whose results were starting to undercut larger political goals.
And despite the shift in the Saudi air campaign, one of the country’s principal goals remained unfulfilled: the return to power of the Yemeni president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was ousted by the Houthis and driven into exile in Saudi Arabia.
International humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen have increasingly been caught up in the strikes. This week, Oxfam, the relief organization, said the Saudi-led coalition had bombed one of its storage facilities in northern Yemen, a warehouse that “served no military purpose,” the group said.
On Tuesday, the International Medical Corps said that a coalition airstrike this week in Sana, the Yemeni capital, had wounded six of its workers. Its staff members, the group said, “now find themselves on the front lines of this fight.”
Source: Edited by Alahednews