Saudi self-centrism. Lesson for el-Sisi.

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 Few days ago Abdel Fattah el-Sisi felt flattered after he was complimented in a spirit of Arab nationalism that Arab monarchies could always trust him as he would never hesitate to help them. But with the obvious failure of coalition airstrikes to gain victory and the prospect of sending ground troops to Yemen on the rise, fervor of Arab nationalism maybe tapering off. The bossy oil-rich gulf states have decided that in case of ground invasion, an army of 35,000 to be sent consisting of Egyptian, Moroccan and Jordanian soldiers labelled as "Saudi-led Arab ground force."  That means, Egypt will suffer the highest death toll and Saudis will grab the credit for the fight. Steeped in Bedouin cowardice and aware that they are no match for the skills of gorilla warfare of Ansarullah fighters in the rugged mountainous terrain, the Saudis, Kuwaitis and Emeratis have dumped the dirty and dangerous task on Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Sisi's Arab chivalry is waning, replaced with cold feet.   The Arab "brother" is now calling for a peaceful political solution to end the turmoil in Yemen as did Iran, Pakistan and Turkey earlier on for which they were chastised with allusions to their non-Arab origin. It won't be easy for Sisi to wriggle out of this mess, if at all he can.

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