By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
It is rather unfortunate that more and more Yemenis are being killed as a result of the armed invasion of Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and their military backing for a fugitive from justice, who while living cozily abroad in Riyadh likes to call himself the president of Yemen.
Mansour Hadi is a criminal on whose head rests the blood of the 120 odd mostly Yemeni soldiers killed in Ma’rib a couple of days ago as a result of a missile attack by the defenders of Yemen’s independence on a military camp where mercenaries were being trained for terrorist assaults on areas under control of the Sana’a-based legal government of Yemen.
In addition, some 200 other soldiers suffered varying degrees of injuries, while the others fled in different directions never to return. It means almost an entire battalion of would-be terrorists recruited by Saudi Arabia and the UAE has been wiped out.
It is not known whether the dead and the wounded in Ma’rib included any soldiers of fortune from Sudan, or the military personnel of the two aggressor Persian Gulf regimes.
Normally, the Saudis and the Emiratis avoid battlefield presence and prefer the poor Yemenis or African slave-soldiers to do the dirty work of killing and looting for them, because the life and death of these mercenaries are not worth a dime for the oil-rich sheikhs.
It is now five years that the killing fields of Yemen, after having passed the hundred thousandth fatality toll six months ago, continue to claim more victims, as a result of the skillful exploitation by the two invader regimes of the tribal and sectarian differences among the people of Yemen.
With the U.S., Britain, France, and the illegal Zionist entity providing state-of-the art weapons to the two invading countries as well as political support at international forums, which quite unjustly back the Saudi stooge Hadi and call the Ansarallah defenders of Yemen’s independence ‘rebels’, the bloodletting is expected to continue.
In revenge for the Ma’rib attack, coupled with their own inability to face the Ansarallah on the battlefield, the Saudis as usual are expected to bomb market places, schools, and mosques, while the Emiratis may spur their mercenaries to shell Hodeidah or die while trying to kill fellow Yemenis.
Such criminal actions will leave the defenders of Yemen with no choice but to target troop formations in southern Yemen and to rain down a few more ballistic missiles on industrial and military installations in Saudi Arabia – perhaps similar to last September’s precise targeting of Aramco’s oil installations in the Abqaiq-al-Khurais region.
Ironically, the indirect talks that Riyadh has started with Oman’s mediation with the Ansarallah-led government of Yemen, are not for ending the war but are a ruse to stop Yemeni ballistic and drone retaliation on Saudi targets for the regime’s acts of state terrorism.
Under the circumstances, peace appears remote, while the Stockholm talks under the UN auspices are part of the plot by agents of the invaders to buy time and lull into inaction their adversary so that more bombs could be dropped on the people of Yemen by aircraft of the heretical Wahhabi cult, which regards fellow Muslims as infidels to be killed.
In view of these undeniable facts, it is time for the people of Yemen, whether the southern Sunni tribes or the northern Zaydi Shi’a tribes, to differentiate between friends and foes.
Neither Riyadh has any respect for the Yemenis, their life, their self-dignity, their welfare, and their future, nor has Abu Dhabi any affection for them, other than to use them as slave-labour in the UAE or as cannon fodder in the unwinnable war against the popular Ansarallah Movement.
The crisis will end only when the people of Yemen put aside their tribal, political, and sectarian differences, to cooperate with each other as Muslims, and start talks with each other, without the involvement of either Saudi Arabia or the UAE. Then only will peace, stability, and democratic rule prevail.
Riyadh, however, will hate to see such a development and in league with Abu Dhabi will play spoil sport, since a strong Yemen with democratic institutions and led by a truly representative government, may inspire the subjugated people of Najran, Hejaz, and the oil-rich Eastern Region to assert their own freedom from the tentacles of the spurious British created fiefdom called Saudi Arabia.