For the first plot twist, it turns out that the Houthi rebels actually oppose the Al Qaida presence in eastern Yemen, and they plan to take up much of the fight against them. Therefore, even though this rebel group is going to fight the U.S. enemy Al Qaida, one has to bring up the question as to how the U.S. will act in the future. It does not help that much of the support that the Houthi rebels receive is from Shia leaders in Iran, which is involved in its own twisted peace negotiations with the U.S. In addition, to finish out this current plot twist, it needs to be acknowledged that Saudi Arabia borders northern Yemen, and that country has pledged support for the ousted president Hadi, and they have started a war with the Yemen rebels in the last couple of days too. So, to tally up so far, an Iranian backed Shia rebel group has taken control of Yemen from the Sunni government in power, and evicted the U.S. military from a base the world just found out about yesterday. In response, the U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has joined the fight, and the world waits to see the official plans of the U.S. military.
The final variable to all this is the involvement of Iran, and how that will affect its chaotic relations with the U.S. One side of U.S. leadership is trying to strike peace with Iran, while the other party is desperately trying to destroy those talks and incite aggressions and perhaps war. While Iran seems happy to deal in the peace negotiations, they have also expressed exhaustion at the attempts of the right wing in the U.S. to promote war. What about their support of the Houthi rebels? While the extent of the support is unknown, it is curios why they would publically express it at all. Furthermore, in a completely different area of the middle east, in Tikrit, Iraq, the Iranian Royal Guard militia is actually playing a large role in the fight against IS in the area, and they are actually receiving support by U.S. forces. Yes, you read that right. The U.S. provided not only reconnaissance, but also later actual air strikes in support of the Iranian troops as they battle against IS. Such cooperation between the U.S. and Iran, given the circumstances, is almost historic.
So now, only the question remains, with Yemen falling apart, what is the United States going to do about it? Will they support the Shia rebels that are going to fight Al Qaida but also just ousted the U.S. presence in Yemen? They are fighting our enemy after all. Will the U.S. support the broken Sunni government, the fleeing president of Yemen, and the Saudi Arabians that are fighting the rebels? This might have disastrous consequences regarding our peace talks with Iran, which is the plan of a great many interested parties. Finally, is the U.S. going to simply stay out of it? That seems unlikely. Either way, what the U.S. agenda is will be revealed soon enough, and it would be wise to take heed of the decision, especially when one considers all the factors involved. That being said, considering the fact that the U.S. ran a military base in the country conduction operations that they never told anyone about, who knows if they will share any future movements with the American public or the global community anyways.