On Friday, December 11, 2-15, the Saudi violated a cease fire agreement.
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi look at shells left behind by Houthi rebels in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern province of Marib, after the pro-Hadi forces took the area from Houthi rebels. Photo Reuters
The Houthi-Saleh forces did not use the violation as an excuse to end negotiations, which continue.
Here's how the two sides stand now:
Al-Qaeda is limited to the vast Yemen desert. . .
. . . the largest sand desert there is.
The US could have defeated al-Qaeda when the Southern Separatists Movement was strong, if it had joined forces with them instead of with then-present Saleh and the Saudi: a blunder by Bushco-holdovers in the state Department. Too late now to fix it.