Events in Yemen continue to accelerate much faster than many experts predicted, and the potential for widespread sectarian war between Sunni and Shi’a grows more acute by the day. In some ways this portends even more trouble than ISIS’s fight against Iran’s proxies in Syria and Iraq: that fight is both bloody and strategically important, but ISIS is also an enemy of the Sunni powers (whose rule it wants to overthrow). Now, the Saudis and their allies are clearly prepared to confront Iran’s allies head-on.
In the long term, I think events in Yemen will be of greater strategic importance than those involving ISIS. For one thing, I don’t think ISIS can truly destabilize Saudi Arabia.
Also, I’m kinda scared to read the news this morning, for fear of finding out what the heck else our feckless leadership has screwed up overnight.