In recent weeks and days, the Houthis have marched into the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, and made their intentions clear. Tens of thousands of Houthi supporters have been rallying in the capital for a second week, setting up tents near ministries and sending their armed men to take positions on rooftops. The moves alarmed Yemini security authorities and prompted Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi to order the deployment of Special Forces to the capital. The Houthis are seeking to take over the city in a power play that portends dramatic consequences for the near future of the country and for the rest of the Arabian Peninsula region.
The Houthis’ perseverance is paying off at this time because of their robust tribal ethosDr. Theodore Karasik