Having projects in Rosh Ha Ayin, a neighboring town peopled by Teymanim (Yemenite Jews), I got interested in the current Yemeni war. From a report:
The conflict between the Shiite al-Houthi rebels and the predominantly Sunni government may be taking place on a small stage in a country whose role in international politics is usually as a contender for aid dollars, but the implications of this conflict will have an impact well beyond Yemen’s borders. At a regional level, the battle has the potential to emerge as an all-out proxy campaign between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.Probably, a war between Iran and Saudi Arabia would be bad for world economy, as high oil prices could send it back to recession. It is frightening that the world is dependant on barefooted "soldiers" like in the pic. The machine gun mounted on a jeep seems to be the standard weapon in the Horn of Africa, yet I dont understand how it works, the gunner is salient and unprotected, he is easily taken out by a protected sharpshooter. Saudi Arabia has attacked the rebels with F-15 bombings, it must have been the most useless thing to do. The Saudis used to have a disciplined beduin army, like Jordan's Arab Legion. Will they fight?