Allowing Yemen to fall to the Houthis would mean another puppet state for Hezbollah and Iran, and their insufferable allies. For both the national security of a necessary, but flawed, ally and the well-being of the international community as a whole, we must not allow this to happen.
As of March 2017, around 7,600 people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict that started two years prior. Like with any war, the country is being torn to shreds. Without a doubt, the conflict is an example of how humans can create their own version of Hell, beyond the mere use of imagination to exploit the masses. But one this for certain, the Houthis are an enemy to the world. It is a moral duty to eliminate or detain each and everyone of them.
The Houthis, terrorists backed by Hezbollah and Iran, and their allies, including Russia, came out of the woodwork in the 90’s with their intentions being clear. In 2003 they adopted a trademark that gives a basic idea what their intentions are: “God is great, death to the US, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam.” That alone should qualify them as sectarian terrorists, and rightfully so.
The put it bluntly, allowing Yemen to fall to the Houthis would mean another puppet state for Hezbollah and Iran, and their insufferable allies. Russia and Iran have an invested interest in Yemen because it gives them significant control over the Middle East. After all, Yemen directly borders Saudi Arabia, a useful ally. In other words, it will devastate the region, and more global Holy War.
Yes, Saudi Arabia is flawed. But, as the Brookings Institute demonstrated, they are a vital ally for fighting terrorism. Losing them means life will become even more difficult for all nations struggling against theocracy, such as Ukraine and Kurdistan. Fighting alongside them, and having diplomatic relations with them, is comparable to how we needed Stalin during World War II. Objectively, the Axis Powers were a greater threat to the world than Stalinism ever was, or could be, and we had to rely on the military might and courage of the Soviets to defeat the Nazis; it’s the same case here.
They are flawed because it is a theocratic kingdom. But our cooperation with them has exposed their youth to liberal values, and they are improving in human rights. Just recently there was a trend among young Saudi’s on Twitter promoting LGBT rights, and the government recently pushed for improvements in women’s rights. Their contribution to the global economy, combined with the ironic fight against global theocracy, makes them angels compared to Iran and their friends.
We cannot allow for another state sponsor of terror, which will obey the organizations and regimes backing them to the letter, to exist in the Middle East. For both the national security of a necessary, but flawed, ally and the well-being of the international community as a whole, we must bring about the destruction of the Houthis at all cost. We need to give the Saudi’s more military aid, even ground troops if necessary, to help them win this game of chess. But I know who is the morally upright side in this conflict, and I will support them to the very end.