By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
The war imposed on Yemen by the Saudi-UAE coalition is getting murkier with the active involvement of the US and European powers.
If the UK is secretly directing the course of the bloody war through military guidelines to the invading forces, in addition to its free flow of lethal arms to both the aggressor countries, the recent shooting down of an advanced US drone by the Yemeni army is indicative of Washington’s direct involvement in the massacre of the people of Yemen.
Reports of the shooting down of a US government drone over Yemen’s port city of Hodeida has angered local residents, who say it is clear evidence of direct US involvement in a war which has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, and has left almost 25 million people in need of aid.
Last Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown, a spokesman for the CENTCOM terrorists, sheepishly admitted that a US government MQ-9 Reaper drone using an SA-6 surface-to-air missile, has been shot down by the Ansarallah fighters.
He said that the high altitude at which the sophisticated American drone was shot down indicated rapid improvement by the Ansarallah forces of their mastery of modern technology.
It is, however, not the first US drone shot by the Ansarallah, who earlier on June 4 had shot down the US-made General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone, in the service of the Saudis. Last March also, Yemeni forces had shot down an MQ-1 Predator over Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. A few weeks later, an MQ-1C drone was shot down, also over Sana’a.
According to Ansarallah Spokesman, Mohammad Abdus-Salaam: "The US military admitting the downing of the reconnaissance drone on Yemen’s west coast proves that the Saudi-UAE aggression carries an American-Zionist agenda.”
He pointed out that the US has been involved in various crimes committed over the almost past five years against the people by the Saudi-UAE coalition of the cowards.
This was not the only incident that angered local residents in Yemen. They are furious that Donald Trump has granted the minority Wahhabi cultish regime of Riyadh its very own bomb factory, raising fears that this will enable the Saudis to use more, readily available lethal bombs against the civilian population of Yemen.
On August 10, 2018, in a deadly school bus attack in Sadaa, northern Yemen, Saudi warplanes had dropped the US-manufactured Raytheon Mark-82 bomb, killing 40 children. Saudi warplanes also used the US-manufactured Mark-82 in a 2016 attack on a funeral in the capital Sana’a. That attack claimed over 140 lives and injured 525 others.
The people of Yemen, however, remain fully confident that no matter what weapons the Saudis and Emiratis use, or the direct role the American and British stealthily play in the war, the aggressors will eventually lose the war.
The indomitable spirit of the Yemeni people, coupled with their ingenuity in improvising the means of defence they possess, including missiles and drones, have alarmed the Saudis and the Emiratis.
The retaliotary attacks by the Ansarallah forces who have successfully targeted the Jizan and the Abha airports, and have unnerved the Saudis and their backers.
Ansarallah have also warned that airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arabia Emirates will be targeted as long as the embargo on the Sana’a International Airport remains in place.
The message from Sana’a is crystal clear, and seems to be the only way to bring these countries to the negotiating table.