“According to the latest statement from the Green Resistance,…presently is the desire to preserve the unity of all the tribes. The tribes have managed to form a LIBYAN Army (engaged with 250 thousand Green fighters) equipped with all military equipment. Right now they are moving around the Western and Southern cities to clean Libya from the colonialist invader.”
“Never wanted the Libyan invasion, they did not want a war, did not want the division of the country and poverty. Everyone in Libya and around the world knew that the mercenaries and terrorists who sent U.S. and NATO were not fighting for democracy and freedom, many Libyans were deceived Western conspirators fought for stealing and destroying a prosperous country, to convert the Great Jamahiriya, a government mass, into a mafia system ruling (so-called) ‘government’, in service only to an imperialist enemy who could care less about the populace …..”
(Speech of Dr. Hamza Thami on the progress of the Resistance):
Mu’ammar al-Qathafi has the key to the City:
Room _ _ capital operations:
Zahra Bridge under tribal control.
But stiil: Please steep, as there are snipers at most of the
mosques and buildings high above.
Large concentrations of militias ‘Roma Libya’ children in front of the marble factory Bodoh between al-Bive and collector bin Zayed P Zahra Bank, and also in front of the mosque itself.
and our response now ..
the meeting happened a little while ago in the corner, that the ‘children Ibouhmirh’ congregate al-An in the pitfalls Abossrh are arming Ba types of weapons NBK T and snipers and Ruldf Larbi G to enter the infantry of the globe (RISHVANA) Ba towards Ain Zahra and the ‘Khaled Ibn al-Waleed Ba School’ toward Korbh Slemyan …
Please caution Iaasud fronts and taken it full preparations
عاجل وهام جدا الرجاء النشر علي أوسع النطاق… وردنا الان.. من اجتماع حصل قبل قليل في الزاوية أن أولاد أبوحميرة يتجمعون ألان في مطبات ابوصرة ويتم تسليحهم با انواع الأسلحة بي كي تي والقناصات والقوادف اربي جي للدخول مشاة من المعمورة با تجاه الزهراء ومن مدرسة خالد ابن الوليد با تجاه كوربة سلميان… الرجاء الحذر يااسود الجبهات وأخد الاستعدادات التامة
” أسد الصحراء “
’17 February’ terrorist militias stormed the house of “Joseph Smoaa”
trait al-Furjan district in Tripoli,
and you kill him in front of his wife and children
Criminal injury ‘Ayman Hamouda’, one of the militiamen Brotherhood Knights of Janzour. He is now in intensive care.
Waits but does not neglect
اصابة الجرد ( أيمن حموده ) وهو احد افراد مليشيا خرفان جنزور وهو وهو الان فى العناية
يمهل ولا يهمل
News of the criminal injury of Alkkla Giani Agneoh (el-Mahdi Haratine):
Tripoli airport by tracking militia ‘Roma Libya’ propelled
propelled Dja military car bombing. Target gate propelled RPG militias belonging to the ‘Dawn Libya’ in the airport road:
Escape pagan GNC Allaotunai Conference member
‘Khald al-Mhari’, through Tunis airport. The escape of the offender Khaled Mashri member customers Branch Conference of the CORNER, taking a flight from Tunisia to Turkey.
Looting defender ships from the naval base of Tripoli by militias
‘Roma Libya’ and moved them to the city of Misurata.
militias ‘Roma Libya’ arrest Egyptian Chen workers
in their campaign in Tripoli.
‘Roma Libya’ terrorist militia to prevent students from continuing study
in secondary Jafar Tayyar area Sawani and used as
warehouses for ammunition and platforms locusts.
Killed Inventory ‘Adel al-Ib’ which is criminal gangs CORNER.
4 killed in clashes between youth CORNER, and
Brotherhood militias in the streets of the terrorist Abu Obeida.
‘Roma Libya’ militias burned homes and a number of cars,
which led to the evacuation of residents from their homes
near the educational angle Hospital Gamal Abdel Nasser Street in the corner.
Violent explosions in the vicinity of the base MITIGUA.
GREEN NAFUSA WESTERN MOUNTAINS:
(area and surrounds):
And our response now through the forearm to the intervention of the gift of the children there are four first gate gates in Elly enter the pressures Busaq aperture 4 cars 14.5 and sand berms .ualbwabh Altanih versus farm Mukhtar Ayad There are 3 cars launcher and 2 /14.5 note farm entrance harm to the road against the green market
and the gate Aiith vs. Farm Souissi family of three launchers and a number Attan ambulances and note that the entrance of this harm to the area Altanih hand Zitouna Mosque and the gate fourth compared to the gift of children wash station Moroccan farm there are 4 cars 14.5 and 2 rocket launchers and they put sand berms very high and there are not to exceed the 30 person people.
PICTURE: ‘Roma Libya’ militias are developing earth mounds
‘Roma Libya’ militias bombard with their missiles,
sites east of the city of al-AZIZIA.
‘Roma Libya’ militias bombard axis Azizia missiles locusts
and violent explosions shake the region.
Armed clashes in the area Jnan Attiyh near Ajeelat.
Killing ‘channel news reporter’ named Ahmad Bushorab, south of the city center at Sabratha, in battles.
CITY OF FIVE:
Citizens found the body ‘back torso’ belonging to an unidentified young man, who was shot down in a water well in the land of (Al yeast) in the mainland market Thursday, in the City of Five. There appeared to be on him, the effects of the severe Taadib. The body will be kept in the hospital until the completion of the procedures for the identification of the owner.
On the instructions of the RAT Director of Distribution Management Company Brega oil (at RAS LANAUF, CYRENAICA)
Brega Oil has stopped supplying fuel to the city of BANI WALID !!
(I TOLD YOU THAT THE WEST & USA are still behind and supporting the BROTHERHOOD [so-called] ‘Government of SALVATION’ of the defunct ALLAOTUNAI GNC Conference.)
Baan Qubaúl u Catie
04/08/2015 ten o’clock in the morning
Warning to the city of Misratah tyrant:
After the name of Allah the Merciful !
Tribes Valley beach warns the so-called wise men of Misratah and decision-makers where militias criminal in Tripoli.
We are tired of your war for power and kill the safe, and Thjerkm cities Libyan village writhed village and city writhed city and obliterate cities incurable you and may Azakmt your business noses even children Libya Aau and Oau that you Libya cancer and must be treated or eradicated, and another drug for the disease ironing, what you only patients psychologists and this is what you’re saying your work in security, but that Ngmkm or cut you fuel and medicine and food or kill you as you did in Torghae, Ptahjerha, and Adthamkm.
her charges would not and did not Taatpt even after five years and are only lies Kzpettmoha and Sedktamoha Bacolkm and is only the period up to have committed a massacre in Bani Walid and depopulation and raise the image Zeimkm who betrayed by you Mujahideen and Aadtm hate Pegrgor, massacre Linda her forehead under the MRA and hearing Libyans .olm leaves you Gyekm and Tgbarakm even Aouselkm to Tripoli again under the pretext of “liberation” airport
and come Besoarichkm and Ahakadkm that burned Tripoli and abandoned 100 000 or more in the holy month of Ramadan as you grow up you burn food Libyans is how always Threrkm, and soon Znbugm and the wrath of God upon you even Akmmeltm march ascending to Rishvana and will not Taatdjer where there is a bullet and not a missile killers sons
and Depopulation and Hariqan their homes and farms and not Lengai you where the animal is not installed and did not Tcetkino and not Traau in God impose nor years even increased revenge God in you
and Aouselkm to the mountain once again as the “liberation” until Zbpettm in the displacement of Kikla and sow discord among neighbors. Even united you all displaced every father and brother to jail and the owner of each animal and installed and Usbandokm and they are in a fight with you today …
and grew and Aba Tgaankm Btbekm but leading you to Sirte and to the east of them did not deliver you through the village until you’ve destroyed profiteers Libyans same argument
and are “investigation” did not know Thrron of of of what we’ve seen from Threrkm only destruction and ….
Shunnar increased at the wrath of God in you until you come south Tterco did the job and only Hgletoha and not only camp and Agtinmtamoh and after Acetkmalm control and the destiny even Astammeltm weapon Alkhbayt discord between the tribes.
then when you started the subservience. You provide the fuel and lunch and medicine, even if he commanded from his sleep Gatab cut livelihoods. …
What is the mentor you have your king Hitankm. And increased Jbrockm Libyans until you have begun to see humans Insects and suppose that the Southern slaves ….
you did not Tschirōhm in view only what you decide to do …
Ohuntm and you kill people in Bwabatkm under false pretenses and in people’s patience and betrayed her God,
and when shall fight you and the beach decided to live in dignity and take your opinion about you, hewn by all ways of life and not enough about this until you’ve destroyed the safe houses and villages and Qceftm of Mhantekm have increased Gyekm and Asthentekm.
Decided Illadkm displace ink on paper by a decision of Triki and Aldharat of Ashkdh to Edri and Hecda are playing the fate of Muslims evidences. God wanted but Aokhaddkm discernible Aziz competent people …
rejected the beach out of their homes and farms, and today you have not Taatdkhro including bullet and not a missile and me the same argument, “Liberation” and on the same Gyekm did not deliver a child you do not Shaybah and the injustice of overwhelmed and that the prostitute to increased and we are able to repelled Baden God upon him and unleash determination.
And that the right we realized the way he divided God and Allah, that your children did not come out to the beach to kill killed returned and Nqtan water from the country to die honorably or to live with honor and give the * year traitor * who said he received Heptna Mujahid Sheikh Colonel Mohammed bin Nile involving under a legitimate military and prisoners of the beach from his youth and gray hair and declares their fate and launching Sarhhm and that did not enter the lunch and medicine, fuel.
There will be among our response to it is true ideals O assassin O slain was post shall we see our women and children are conducting right and left and from Sater them Guenablkm but the mercy of God Almighty.
We say to the general Libyans to Tripoli and areas that drink from the river, especially as the Tzodo water before Dawn, Man-Made River completely and we are obliged to knead and will work al- Husaona system to al-Knpoat, and we all die.
The USA and our enemies did not keep us, but Hedda response we have formed teams to play Bhda work.
After Hedda publication to 24 hours if they did not enter the food, medicine and fuel, which have the right to stop him, and we Gesalt Misuratah and Adenbha and we know the fate of our prisoners and release them, “we will blow up the river extending from al-Husaona system and al-Canbwat to al-Chuirv to distributor bat Bani Walid.”
(Done by the young Shati al-Ohm.)
04/08/2015 at ten in the morning
8/4/2015 الساعة العاشرة صباحا
تحدير الي المدينة الطاغية مصراته
بعد بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
قبائل وادي الشاطيء تحذر ما يسمى عقلاء مصراته و أصحاب القرار فيها والمليشيات الاجرامية في طرابلس لقد سئمنا من حربكم على السلطة و قتلكم للامنين و تهجيركم للمدن الليبية قرية تلوى القرية و مدينة تلوى المدينة و تدميركم للمدن المستعصية عليكم و قد ازكمت أعمالكم الانوف حتى أطفال ليبيا اعو و وعو بأنكم سرطان ليبيا و يجب أن يعالج او يستأصل و آخر دواء للداء الكي، فما انتم إلا مرضى نفسيين و هذا ما تقوله أعمالكم في الأمنيين أما أن نحكمكم أو نقطع عليكم الوقود و الدواء و الغذاء أو نقتلكم كما فعلتم في تورغاء بتهجيرها و اتهامكم لها بتهم لن و لم تتبت حتى بعد خمس سنوات و ما هي إلا أكاذيب كذبتموها و صدقتموها بعقولكم وما هي إلا فترة حتى ارتكبتم مجزرة في بني وليد و تهجير سكانها ورفع صورة زعيمكم الذي خذل من قبلكم المجاهدين و اعدتم الكره بغرغور، مجزرة يندأ لها الجبين تحت مرأ ومسمع الليبين .ولم يترككم غيكم و تجبركم حتى اوصلكم إلى طرابلس من جديد بحجة “التحرير” المطار وما اتيتم بصواريخكم و احقادكم التي أحرقت طرابلس و هجرت 100 الف أو أكثر في شهر رمضان الكريم وأنتم تكبرون علي حرق قوت الليبيين فهكذا دائماً تحريركم، و ما لبث ذنبكم و سخط الله عليكم حتى اكملتم المسيرة صاعدين إلى ورشفانه و لن تتدخيرو فيها لا رصاصة و لا صاروخ قاتلين أبناءها و تهجير سكانها وحارقين بيوتها و مزارعها و لم ينجى منكم فيها دابة ولا مركوب ولم تستكينو و لم تراعو في الله فرض ولا سنة حتى زاد انتقام الله فيكم و اوصلكم إلى الجبل مرة أخري باسم “التحرير” حتى تسببتم في تهجير ككلة و زرع الفتنة بين الجيران. حتى اتحد عليكم كل مهجر وكل اب واخ لمسجون و صاحب كل دابة و مركوب وواجهوكم و هم في قتال معكم إلى اليوم …و زاد و ابا طغيانكم بدبكم إلا أن يقودكم إلى سرت و منها إلى الشرق ولم ينجي منكم طريق ولا قرية حتى دمرتم قوت الليبين بنفس الحجة و هي “التحري” فلم نعلم تحررون من من من فما رأيناه من تحريركم إلا الدمار والشنار ….فزاد سخط الله فيكم حتى وصلتم الجنوب فلم تتركو فيها وظيفة إلا و شغلتوها و لا معسكر إلا و اغتنمتموه و بعد استكمالم السيطرة عليه و على مقدراته حتى استعملتم سلاح الفتنة الخبيت بين القبائل فمتى بدا لكم الخنوع فيه. توفرون الوقود و الغداء و الدواء حتى إذا قام أمركم من نومه غاطب يقطع سبل العيش. …فما من ناصح لكم وقد ملككم شيطانكم. و زاد جبروتكم علي الليبيين حتى بدأتم ترون البشر حشرات و حسبتم أن الجنوب عبيد لكم ….فلم تستشيروهم في رأي إلا ما قررتم ان تفعلوا …أهنتم و قتلتم الناس في بواباتكم بحجج واهية و الناس في صبر و مسلمه أمرها لله و عندما وجب قتالكم و قررت الشاطيء أن تعيش بكرامة و تستقل برأيها عنكم ، قطعتم عنها جميع سبل الحياة و لم يكفيكم هذا حتى دمرتم بيوت الآمنين و قصفتم القرى و من مهانتكم لها زاد غيكم و استهانتكم. وقرر ضباضكم تهجيرها بحبر على ورق بقرار صادر من التريكي و الضراط من اشكده إلى إدري وهكدا تلعبون بمصير المسلمين تستهزئون . فأراد الله إلا أن يأخدكم اخد عزيز مقتدر…فرفض أهالي الشاطيء الخروج من منازلهم و مزارعهم و اليوم انتم لم تتدخرو فيهم رصاصة و لا صاروخ و بي نفس الحجة “التحرير” و على نفس غيكم لم يسلم منكم طفل ولا شيبة و أن الظلم لطغى، وان البغي لزاد ونحن لصده لقادرون بادن الله سبحانه عليه توكلنا واليه المصير.
و أن الحق أدركنا طريقه فقسم بالله و تالله أن لم يخرج أبنائكم من الشاطئ لنقتلهم قتل عاد و لنقطعن المياه عن البلاد لنموت بشرف أو أن نعيش بشرف و نمهل *الخائن العام *الذي قال إنه استلم شيبتنا الشيخ المجاهد العقيد محمد بن نايل المنطوي تحت شرعية الجيش و اسرى الشاطئ من شبابه وشيبه ويصرح عن مصيرهم وإطلاق سرحهم و أن لم يدخل الغداء و الدواء و الوقود ليكونن ردنا ينطبق عليه المثل يا قاتل يا مقتول وقد وجب الرد ونحن نرى نسائنا واطفالنا يجرون يمين ويساراً وما من ساتر لهم من قنابلكم الا رحمة الله سبحانه .
نقول الي الليبيين عامة والي طرابلس والمناطق التي تشرب من النهر خاصة ان تزودو بالمياه قبل ان نفجر النهر الصناعي بالكامل ونحن علي دلك لمرغمون وسيتم العمل من منظومة الحساونة الي الكنبوات ولنموت جميعا. علينا وعلي اعدائنا فلم يبقى لنا الا هدا الرد وقد شكلنا فرق لتقوم بهدا العمل .
وبعد هدا المنشور الي 24 ساعة اذا لم يدخل الغداء والدواء والوقود وهو من حقنا ويمنعه علينا حثالت مصراته وادنبها ونعرف مصير أسرانا وإطلاق سراحهم سنقوم بنسف النهر الممتد من منظومة الحساونة والكانبوات الي الشويرف الي موزع بن وليد .
حرر من قبل شباب الشاطي الأشم
Misurata yesterday was targeted by DAASH, the Shura mosque
in Tminh Bakadf RPG where they Omchglin Dskh zoom.
RATS meet RATS:
The arrival of a delegation from the Friday market to rats Misurata for the purpose of ‘reconciliation’,
Misrata militias terrorist intensify patrols around the Sirte airport and trying to impose a curfew on the nearby neighborhoods of al-Qaida in the city of Sirte.
Ignition fire inside because of the fall of Sirte University One of the shells Ali
pictures of damage by shelling of SIRTE:
Organiziation of Daash at Nofaliya, have confiscated car fuel,
and are now heading to baton.
Terrorist ‘Hassan Saleh Embarak al-Aftmana’, who was part of the ’28 May militia’ was killed in battles at Laithi area,
the son of the so-called Minister of Awqaf named ‘Ambark al-Aftmana’.
HE was buried in TRIPOLI.
Daash organizing terrorist state of Tripoli,
mourns called (Hassan al-Aftmana) Mubarak’s son al-Aftmana
famous “Bin Laden” founder ‘Militia 28’ dog and Minister of Awqaf,
in the Malfia Brotherhood Tripoli-government of ‘Roma Libya’,
who was killed in clashes in LAITHI, BENGHAZI.
Find unidentified bodies bearing signs of torture
and have his tongue cut-out at Sidi Khalifa area.
There is no power but from God.
SOUSSE, TOBRUK, TOKRH / PRECISE, DERNA & THE TUBER:
Found on the citizen, Hamida Issa Drissi, slaughtered in the area
did not Afattaúh dies at tuber, as he was in critical condition when found.
Arrived at the hospital, both Aouhadh Abdullah Mejri, and
Mohammed Abdulrahman Aouhadh, and they are in poor condition and they seem signs of torture and a male in the investigation that a group of armed Tabou has Bochttafhaa, and transferred to the Indian company, where they were beaten and tortured there.
Attack on ‘Misurata Melcaat third force’ stationed
at the entrance to the ‘Hospital 02 March’ Medical B.al-Qguadf.
Armed convoy from al-Jufra, has continued to the Melcaat terrorists,
consisting of tanks and armed 16 cars, all heading to Barak Chat’ai.
Barak Chat’ai Oooonaba uncertain after the control of the
241 Brigade and the people on all axes, a project north
Qira north and west of BARAK, at BARAK Base.
Targeting a mechanism for militias ‘Roma Libya’ perimeter base of Barak Chat’ai.
Renewed clashes in the center of the Beach Qira against terrorist al-Melcaat MISURATA BROTHERHOOD.
Consequences of the indiscriminate shelling Qira Barak Chat’ai area:
War in Yemen: Historic Prerequisites and Geopolitical Aspects
edited and excerpted from: Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 09.04.2015 | 00:00
It is generally considered that bloody Russian-Turkish wars, the insurgencies in the Balkans and the contradictions in Europe that led to WWI made the Ottoman Empire collapse. Generally speaking it’s true. But there was another factor to influence the process. Diplomatic reports from Istanbul coming to Europe before the war informed about the situation in the Balkans and Yemen. The abrupt deterioration of the situation in Yemen directly threatened the interests of great powers – Great Britain and Germany.
The Yemeni territories making up part of the Ottoman Empire to great extent enjoyed self-rule and were also governed by Imam of Sana. The Imam led the most massive rebellion against the Ottoman Empire that lasted till WWI. Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke, also known as Moltke the Younger, Chief of German General Staff, told his Austrian counterpart Franz Xaver Joseph Conrad Graf von Hötzendorf that Turkey was too weak to be considered as a military force to reckon with. According to him, previously it had been called a sick man of Europe, now it became a dying man of the continent. He wrote that as a state Turkey lost viability and was going through agony. In 1918 North Yemen (Sana) became an independent state. The Ottoman Empire collapsed. Ten years later Yemen signed a comprehensive friendship treaty with the Soviet Union which gave an impetus to developing political, trade and economic ties between the two countries.
The USSR has always supported Yemen while its neighbor –Saudi Arabia – has always been hostile. Territorial disputes cast a shadow over the relationship: Riyadh asserted claims to a large part of Yemen. The first (to become one of many) conflict between Yemen, an independent country, and Saudi Araba sparked in 1934.
Saudi Arabia not only attacked Yemen, it also regularly interfered into its internal affairs. Ahmad bin Yahya Hamidaddin, the penultimate king of Yemen, died in 1962 to be replaced by the Crown Prince Muhammad al-Badr.
In a week a military coup took place but the overthrown monarch was supported by Saudi Arabia.
During the civil war that followed the toppling of the Zaydi imamate in 1962, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supported the royalists in their bid to regain control of the north, while Britain still retained its protectorate of Aden.
Although a reconciliation avoided the kind of sectarian bloodshed that often follows such civil strife, the Saudis never stopped trying to influence the governance of its dirt-poor southern neighbor.
Those days it was opposed not only by Yemeni guardsmen but also by elite units of Egyptian army siding with the opponents of monarchy. In 1967 South Yemen was proclaimed to be an independent state to complicate the situation in the south-western part of Arabia Peninsula. The tribal and ethnic contradictions were exacerbated by differences on foreign policy issues. South Yemen fully allied with the Soviet Union and ideology became a factor to widen the existing gaps.
Starting in the 1970s it was Saudi Arabia who bankrolled Yemen’s Ministry of Education to import ‘Muslim’ Brotherhood and Wahhabi teachers, thus teaching a whole generation of Yemeni youth an intolerant faith unlike that of the Zaydi and Shafi’i views that had evolved in relative harmony over a millennium. Rumors continue to circulate that Yemeni President al-Hamdi was assassinated in 1977 because he was attempting to unite the two Yemens, much to Saudi chagrin. The pattern was set early on: loyalty was purchased with Saudi riyals, especially in the north where there were tribal affinities across the national borders.
In 1990 the both states united but the contradictions remained. Riyadh intensified efforts to increase its regional influence. The 1991 Persian Gulf operation of international forces against Iraq was to large extent financed by Saudi Arabia. The West does not like to remember about it. In 2002-2003 the al-Aqsa Intifada, a military operation conducted by Israeli special services and supported by the United States, spread to the territory of Yemen. Civilians died as a result of missile strikes. Suzanne Nossel, a US human rights activist, said in the heat of presidential pre-election campaign in the United States, that the strikes enabled US leader George Bush to meet the situation head on and make Israeli enemies see what fate awaited them in the near future.
Yemen’s Houthis, a Zaydi sect of Shia Muslims, congregated themselves in the early 1990s as a secular progressive group of “Young Believers”.
As crusaders for peace they helped poor communities and organized youth camps in the northern Saada province. With President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s Government becoming increasingly repressive against any movement with a socialist connotation, the Houthi grew rapidly into an army of young men, soon becoming a dominating force in the North. They were seeking democracy, openly opposing the US-Saudi supported dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh (President of Yemen from 1978 – 2012), who was kept in power by Washington since 1978.
The ‘Houthi’ organized a first uprising against the Saleh Government in 2004, but were defeated by Saleh’s brutal army with heavy backing by the Saudi tyrants. Under continuous popular (and Houthi) pressure, and with Washington’s nod, Saleh finally stepped down in February 2012, ceding power to his puppet-Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The Houthi, by now a large constituency of al-Qathafi ‘Green Book’ followers, attracted small parties and like-minded Muslim splinter groups to form a coalition. They merged into a huge mass movement against President Saleh in 2011.
Supporters of Shiite Zaidi ‘rebels’ hold up a portrait of the movements leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, during a demonstration demanding for the government to resign on 29 August 2014, in the capital Sanaa. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Huwais)
Gradually, as the Yemeni government failed to provide security and properly run the affairs of the Arab country, the Ansarullah fighters started to take control of state matters to contain corruption and terror.
The Ansarullah fighters took control of Sana’a in September 2014 and are currently moving southward.
The ‘Houthi’ eventually succeeded in taking control by storming government buildings and and created a popular MAJLIS (replacing the puppet-‘parliment’) in January 2015.
Hadi freely resigned, stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by the Houthi Ansarullah movement, but the Yemeni puppet-‘parliament’ did not approve his resignation. Hadi fled to his native Aden and eventually received safe conduct from the monarchy ofSaudi Arabia.
The Houthi hastily formed a five-member ‘transitional’ government and intended to implement ‘peoples committees’ and ‘popular congresses’ and set-up a ‘direct democracy’ (styled after ‘The Great Jamahiriya’).
However, after the Washington-backed Saudi airstrikes on 25 March 2015, the leadership of Yemen is in a state uncertainty. The last thing Washington wants, in the strategic southern tip of the Arab Peninsula, is a democratic autonimous state.
The al-Saud regime unleashed its deadly air raids without a UN mandate against Yemen on 26 March 2015, in an attempt to restore power to their puppet Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Mualla is claimed by Wahabi-militants loyal to fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is now in neighboring Saudi Arabia.
The Ansarullah fighters of Yemen’s Houthi movement have made fresh gains in the southern port city of Aden despite ongoing airstrikes by Saudi Arabia.
The revolutionaries reportedly advanced into the districts of Mualla and Qalwa’a in Aden on Sunday.
A local official, whose name was not mentioned in reports, confirmed the Ansarullah fighters’ advance on Mualla, saying ‘they captured the provincial government headquarters’.
The Ansarullah fighters also targeted a Wahabi-Saudi propaganda television station ‘loyal to Hadi’ in Aden, forcing the station off the air.
They fired mortar rounds at the Aden TV building, which was “damaged but there were no casualties,” aYemeni official at the former puppet-government-run channel told AFP.
The Houthi have been engaged in fierce clashes with al-Qaeda militants and the Hadi Wahabi-government remnants over the past two weeks.
ISIS /DAASH and al-Qaeda are both involved in the Yemen conflict. They represent the epitome of western created terror armies. They continue to be supported as well as fought by Washington and its western stooges. They supposedly are bombed by NATO and its Middle Eastern allies in disguise for western propaganda.
In reality they receive weapons and food deliveries from NATO and other western powers and are leading proxy wars for Washington – in Libya, Iraq, Syria – and, yes, in Yemen. ISIS helps keeping the US / NATO killing and cash machine alive and well.
The geopolitical risks engendered by the internal confrontation that has been lasting for many years and exacerbated by outside interference, especially from Saudi Arabia which wants Yemen to go under its control and become a zone of Saudi’s exclusive influence. A confrontation with Iran is not the only implication of Saudi’s policy. The goals pursued by Saudi Arabia go much farther than the neutralization of Yemeni Shiites. The kingdom wants to become a leading nation of regional NATO, the role to be played by the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
The escalation of Yemeni conflict to the international level was used by the United States to its advantage as leverage at the talks held in Switzerland between the «Big Six» group and Iran on the Iranian nuclear program. In its turn, the framework agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran with US blessing will become a trump card for a presidential candidate running on the Democratic Party ticket in the 2016 presidential race. Washington tries to take advantage of the situation and engage Iran in transatlantic projects as an instrument in the energy war waged against Russia. The Yemeni crisis reflects the whole range of contradictions in the Middle East. The conflict influences the events far beyond the region’s boundaries.
The air campaign against Yemen launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies is another phase in the process of changing geopolitical realities in the Middle East. Various regional forces take part in the activities that lead to reshaping state boundaries, arms race and gradual erosion of strategic alliances with the United States and the West in general. It all complicates the situation in the Middle East. New alliances may be formed to change the way the Middle East chess game is played.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Sudan, and Qatar will more frequently resort to so-called «humanitarian interventions» ignoring the principles of territorial integrity and state sovereignty stated in basic international documents. It has become useless to refer to the United Nations Charter. The situation in the Middle East makes remember the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. The document emasculates the idea of hierarchically organized political community. The substance of this declaration is the «denial of independence which precluded the full enjoyment of fundamental human rights and that colonialism itself, no matter how Enlightened» (W. Bain, 2003, p.66). With the Declaration in force «An international hierarchy based on a state’s level of development was no longer applicable to the relations between states, and thus trusteeship was no longer considered a viable policy alternative.»
08 APRIL 2015
Empire or Empathy?
Blaming Iran for Shi’ite Unrest Throughout the Middle East
by GARY LEUPP
A few minutes exposure to U.S. cable news gives the viewer the impression that Iran is relentlessly carving out an empire in the Middle East. This is approximately as absurd as the proposition that Vladimir Putin is striving to recreate the empire of the tsars. Talking heads who never think to mention Israel’s wars of aggression since its inception (much less its nukes), or the pattern of NATO expansion (= U.S. imperial expansion) since the end of the Cold War, bristle with indignation at any reported shipment of Iranian arms to some Shiites (or anyone, really) somewhere, or any Russian effort to thwart the expansion of a hostile military alliance along their borders.
The fact is, Iran has not invaded another country since the 1730s, when Nader Shah waged war on both the Ottoman and Mughal empires and established an ephemeral empire stretching from the Caucasus to the Indus Valley. In modern times Iran has been the victim of repeated attacks and encroachments on its sovereignty—by Britain, tsarist Russia, the Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union just after the Second World War, and Iraq (with U.S. blessing and support) from September 1980 to August 1988. But it has not directly attacked any of its neighbors.
In 1953 the U.S. itself engineered a coup in Iran against a democratically elected prime minister (to prevent his plans to nationalize the oil industry). It imposed on the Iranian people the brutal, tyrannical rule of the Shah up to 1979. In the latter year, in the most genuinely mass-based revolution in Islamic history, the Shah was overthrown. Ever since then the U.S. has held Iran in the cross hairs, applying economic sanctions, freezing its U.S. bank-holdings, even providing Iraq in the eighties with military aid and satellite intelligence as Saddam Hussein waged an aggressive war against his neighbor. All to punish the Iranian people for having the audacity to (at least try to) shuffle off the shackles of imperialist hegemony.
Recently, as the USA Today headline put it: “Arab League agrees on military force to combat Iran.” But why is it necessary for that league (of 22 U.S.-backed states) to combat this peaceful country? Because as Nabil Elaraby, the Egyptian who serves as its secretary-general, put it during a recent news conference, Iran has intervened “in many nations.”
But how has it intervened? By supporting with funds and weaponry south Lebanese forces fighting Israeli aggression and occupation? Why should the Arab League find anything wrong with that? Should the Arab League oppose Hizbollah, perhaps the most powerful political party in Lebanon, its support largely earned by forcing the Israeli occupiers out in 2000?
Has Iran intervened in Syria by supporting the internationally recognized Syrian government, as it fights an armed opposition dominated by al-Nusra al-Qaeda forces and the hideous Islamic State? If so, has it intervened more than the U.S.—which is barking orders to Bashar Assad to step down, supplying arms to the opposition (many now in the hands of ISIL), and openly boasting of its plans to create a mercenary force for Syrian regime change in Jordan?
The U.S. not so long ago threatened missile attacks on Syria, on the dubious pretext that the regime had used chemical weapons against its people and thus deserved such punishment as could only be properly inflicted by the “exceptional” nation and global policeman. Obama was at the verge of pulling the trigger when deft Russian diplomacy checked his hand. Has Iran ever behaved so irresponsibly as has the U.S.—in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen—Wherever it sets its feet?
Has Iran intervened in Iraq—that proud nation with a glorious past utterly destroyed and humiliated by the sadistic U.S. invasion and occupation, now facing the Islamic State nightmare that was obviously generated by the stupid smashing of the Baathist secular state—by assisting its regime (placed in power by the U.S., not Tehran) from the advancing ISIL crazies? And if it has, doesn’t the U.S. secretly welcome that intervention, because the troops it trained itself proved to be impotent in the face of the child-beheaders?
Has Iran intervened in Bahrain, a country where, during the Arab Spring of 2011, there were huge peaceful demonstrations crushed by Saudi troops? The opposition was rooted among Shiites, who constitute 65% of the island nation’s people, ruled by a Sunni monarch whose regime oppresses their faith. But there seems to be little evidence of Iranian involvement. It was hardly necessary. The discontent was and is born out of local circumstances.
Has Iran intervened in Yemen, a country whose modern history has been shaped by British, Saudi, and Soviet rivalries, and which has a complex ethnic-religious make-up that includes a huge Shiite minority population (maybe 35%) somewhat sympathetic to Shiite-ruled Iran? A country forced by the U.S. since late 2001 to cooperate with its “War on Terror” rejected (according to one poll) by 99% of the Yemeni population?
There may be some substance to the allegation that Tehran is materially supporting the Houthis. In 2013 the Iranian vessel Jihan 1 was seized off the Yemeni coast and the 9 crewmen on board arrested for smuggling. The cargo included Katyusha rockets, heat-seeking surface to air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades, explosives, ammunition and Iranian-made night vision goggles. But eight of the nine arrested were soon released, there were reports that the ship was bound for Somalia, and Iran denied any responsibility.
Of course, if Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are materially aiding the Houthi movement it shouldn’t surprise anybody. How many armed opposition movements has the United States supported, from the “Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front” defeated ignominiously in at the Bay of Pigs in 1961, to the Kurdish Democratic Party peshmerga in Iraq in the 1970s, to the Contras in Nicaragua and Mujahedeen in Afghanistan in the 1980s, to the “National Transitional Council” in Libya in 2011 and today’s (small, disintegrating) “Free Syrian Army”?
Last September when Houthi forces took Sana’a (virtually without a fight, and with apparent widespread support), the Iranian regime and press were enthusiastic. They might have noted that a Houthi-dominated government would be a return to the status quo that existed between 1918 and 1962, when northern Yemen was governed by Shiite imams. They owed nothing to distant Iran and indeed from the 50s were beholden to Egypt for support.
But now Saudi Arabia—which in its fanatical intolerance of Shiite “heresy,” and in its fear of its own Shiite minority (maybe 25%) has even indicated its willingness to cooperate with Israel to topple the Tehran regime—wants to depict events in the neighboring nation as the result of a conspiracy by the Iranians in league with their fellow heretics.
The Saudi-led “coalition” that has amassed to fight the Houthi is a coalition of Sunnis who want to curb growing Shiite power in the region. That is the basic issue here. Iran is by far the largest Shiite-dominated state in the world, and while its foreign policy is not actually driven by a pan-Shiite strategy, it is depicted by Shia’s intransigent foes as the headquarters of Shiite advances everywhere in the world.
In fact the type of Shiism embraced by the Houthis (one of three forms of Shiism currently practiced in Yemen) differs substantially from the form prevalent in Iran. Most Yemeni Shiites are Zaidis; most Iranian Shiites are “Twelvers.” They have different ideas about the origins of religious authority, the roles of historical figures, and the concept of “occultation” (ghaybah) of the Mahdi. (This latter is a messianic figure descended from the Prophet who will eventually return to establish peace and justice in the world.)
The religious differences between them are as significant as those between Lutherans and Baptists, both of whom are Protestants (as opposed to Roman Catholics) but whom have not always been allies historically. To suggest that all Shiites from Afghanistan to Yemen are in cahoots to establish a new Persian Empire is just stupid.
Surely there is a serious fear factor here. Perhaps 25% of Saudi Arabia’s 16 million people are Shiite believers. They are concentrated in the oil rich east, in a swathe of territory facing the Shiite-majority island nation of Bahrain. Like those in Bahrain, they embrace the Twelver version of Shiism that prevails in Iran. (Zaidi and Ismaili Shiism flourish along the Yemeni border.) The Wahhabis governing Saudi Arabia have historically oppressed these minorities, even destroying their holy sites. Leading clerics in the theocratic state repeatedly denounce them publicly as apostates from Islam.
Last Thursday I read a headline: “Imam of the grand mosque in Mecca calls for all-out war against Shiites.” According to the report, a Saudi Sunni cleric named Abdul Rahman al-Sudais has stated in a video clip, “Our war with Iran, say that out loud, is a war between Sunnis and Shiites. Our war with Iran…is truly sectarian. If it was not sectarian, we will make it sectarian… The Jews and cross [Christians], I swear by Allah that they will have their days…The prophet said that Rome will be conquered …Our disagreement with Rafidha [“rejectors,” a disparaging term for Shiites] will not be removed, nor our suicide to fight them… as long as they are on the face of the earth….”
That’s pretty unambiguous, I’d say.
This problem, you will say, has nothing to do with the U.S. And it shouldn’t. But it does! I keep hearing on CNN and MSNBC “Iran is believed to be supporting” the Houthi rebels in Yemen. “Is believed”? What does that mean? The same folks say “it is believed” Iran has a nuclear weapons program, although the entire U.S. intelligence community has repeatedly said they don’t think that’s true. “It is believed” should be translated, “We want you to believe.” It’s that simple.
By WHOM is it believed that Iran is supporting the Houthis? you want to ask. I cited above some inconclusive evidence. But here you have the voice of true conviction, the echo of a State Department talking point. How many would believe it if it weren’t repeated again and again, without substantiation?
In a leaked cable dated Dec. 9, 2009, U.S. ambassador to Yemen Stephen Seche reported matter-of-factly: “Contrary to ROYG [Republic of Yemen Government] claims that Iran is arming the Houthis, most analysts report that the Houthis obtain their weapons from the Yemeni black market and even from the ROYG itself.” Who profits from contending otherwise?
I suggest that those who see things in religious terms (like the Saudi leaders), and fear the prospect of religious pluralism within the Islamic world, and the reasonable empowerment of Shiites along the Arabian Peninsula littoral, benefit from a propaganda campaign that tars all Shiites with the brush of Iranian associations. Again, it is like the Cold War-era smearing of all kinds of people and movements with the charge that they had to be receiving Soviet or Chinese support. And those in this country who want to attack Iran, and always seeking justifications for such an attack, jumps at any Sunni accusation of Iranian (Shiite) “aggression” to build the case for U.S. moves against the Islamic Republic.
Of course the Shiites of Iran feel indignant at the oppression of their coreligionists in many countries in the Middle East. But are their responses a bid for empire, or statements and gestures of empathy? It’s not like the capitalists in Tehran and Masshad are profiting mightily from Iran’s support for allies in Syria, Lebanon or anywhere else.
The agreement announced April 2, between the 5+1 powers and Iran, is a significant step back from the U.S. road to war with Iran encouraged by the curiously paired Israelis and Saudis. It’s a signal that the neocons who have dominated U.S. foreign policy well into the Obama era, in alliance with buttheaded politicians rooted in the Christian-Zionist right, are becoming less able to vilify at will, spouting disinformation unchallenged to reach the goal they hardly endeavor to conceal: the total destruction of the status quo in the Muslim world, and its abject surrender to the U.S. Empire.
Still, with the odious Netanyahu spurring them on, they try. And this, strangely enough, means drawing on sensationalist Saudi charges of Iranian ties with regional Shiite communities. The sneering Zionist makes common cause with Salafists presiding over an anti-Semitic culture, versus a country that constitutionally insures its religious minorities representation in parliament.
Iran must be depicted as hell-bent on expansion, although there is little evidence for this. And even if the U.S. is backing off from the nuclear hysteria, conspicuously breaking with its Chicken Little fear-mongering ally on that point, it is still collaborating in the vilification of Iran as a fearsome empire-builder.
The well-educated youth of Iran tweet one another, sharing laughs about U.S. perceptions of their country and the manifest ignorance about their region prevailing in the west. They know their ayatollahs aren’t responsible for the Baathists in Syria, Hizbollah in Lebanon, the Bahraini activists or Yemen’s Houthi militants.
But they know the Manichaeans in Washington, whose brains are wired to think “Good vs. Evil,” are happy to take their cue from their Saudi Sunni friends who want to smash the Shiite presence whenever it gets uppity. They in turn guide the U.S. press, who will continue to tell its audience “it is believed” Iran is the root of all evil in the Middle East. And they’ll never betray the slightest knowledge of, or insight about, a significant historical conflict between religious communities in the Middle East.
GARY LEUPP is Professor of History at Tufts University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Religion. He is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan; Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, (AK Press). He can be reached at: email@example.com
PICTURE: Mu’ammar al-Qathafi on cover of an Iranian religious periodical
US-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen
Washington planned war on Yemen months ago – preemptive naked aggression by any standard with Saudi-led proxies doing Obama’s dirty work.
Plus direct US involvement. Reports indicate one or more American warships shelled Yemeni targets. Israeli warplanes are involved.
Millions of Yemenis are experiencing the horrors of Obama’s terror wars – including willfully targeting residential areas, hospitals, schools, power facilities, Yemen’s largest food storage center and largest dairy plant, and other nonmilitary sites.
Noncombatant men, women and children are being murdered and maimed in cold blood. Bodies are piling up in streets.
Yemeni terror bombing survivors report the ground shaking beneath their feet.
An Uzbek citizen Russia airlifted to safety said
“(w)e couldn’t sleep for the last eight days.”
“We are thankful to Russia and (President) Putin for organizing the evacuation.
Russia was the only country (offering help). No one else has done that.”
A French evacuee called nightly terror-bombing impossible to bear. A Russian citizen airlifted out feared her children would die.
“The whole city (Sanaa) shook from all sides. That is what made me leave,” she said.
On April 7, Pentagon-controlled Stars and Stripes said Washington “is expediting arms deliveries to the Saudi-led coalition that is battling Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, according to US officials.”
Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visiting Riyadh said “we have expedited weapons deliveries.”
“We have increased our intelligence sharing, and we have established a joint coordination planning cell in the Saudi operation center.”
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “the US military continues to support the efforts of Saudi Arabia and some of their partners in the region to try to address the security situation along their border that they’re justifiably concerned about.”
Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said shipments include “a combination of pre-existing orders made by our partner nations and some new requirements as they expend munitions.”
He gave no details on what’s shipped. Saying only “we’re working very closely with our partners there to get them what they need.”
Washington provides intelligence, air-refueling, logistical help and terror-bombing targets to strike – including residential and other nonmilitary areas murdering civilians.
On Wednesday, at least six children died and others were injured when Saudi warplanes terror-bombed a school in central Yemen.
UNICEF’s Julien Harneis said children “are being killed, maimed and forced to flee their homes, their health threatened and their education interrupted.”
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said many injured have no access to healthcare. The ICRC indicated it’s very hard delivering desperately needed medical supplies.
A spokesperson said if they don’t reach Yemen soon, many more people will die.
Over 100,000 Yemenis have been displaced. Others join them daily – fleeing for their lives, many with nowhere to go.
An ICRC spokesperson called conditions in Yemen’s southern port city Aden “catastrophic.”
It bears repeating. Obama’s war on Yemen is naked aggression by any standard.
International law expert Prof. Francis Boyle calls it a “case of raw, naked, brutal aggression.”
“It is about the United States, by means of its proxies and puppets Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), trying to reassert its control over Yemen because of its strategic location,” he explained.
“The only way there could be any type of lawful military intervention in Yemen is if it comes from the UN Security Council, and that so far hasn’t happened.”
UN Charter Article 2, paragraph 3 states:
“All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.”
According to paragraph 4:
“All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”
Paragraph 7 states:
“Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter…”
Article 53 prohibits military force without Security Council authorization. None was forthcoming – nor will there be any. Russia and perhaps China won’t permit it.
Horrific ongoing crimes of war and against humanity are being committed. Catastrophic conditions worsen daily.
On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter signaled possible greater US involvement saying al-Qaeda’s activities in Yemen are expanding.
It’s vying for greater power, he said. al-Qaeda is a US creation. It’s used as both ally and enemy in different conflict areas. Carter didn’t explain.
He ludicrously warned its “ambition (is) to strike Western targets and the United States.”
Will Washington get more directly involved in Yemen’s conflict it initiated? It remains to be seen.
One thing looks certain. Another US targeted country is being ravaged and destroyed.
Millions of lives are at risk. Many tens of thousands may die before fighting ends. It could continue for years.
A Final Comment
Russia urges resolving Yemen’s conflict diplomatically. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said waging it has no “international legal basis.”
“We were, of course…disappointed that the operation was launched without any consultations with the UN Security Council or any bilateral talks, and that our partners…post factum came to the Security Council and asked for the approval of their actions,”
“We can’t do this, because it is a request to approve just one side of the conflict and to outlaw the other side.”
“Our position is different. Right now we are actively working with our Saudi and Egyptian colleagues, with other countries that are taking part in this operation, and are calling for a peaceful settlement.”
“To do this, both belligerents have to take certain steps: the Houthis should stop the combat operation in southern Yemen where there are attempts to capture new territories.”
“The ceasefire must be unconditional. The coalition must stop air strikes.”
“The forces, which confront the Houthis on the ground, also must join the ceasefire.”
“(A)ll parties must come to the negotiating table. This is not beyond our capabilities.”
“The capitals of the region’s countries, possible hosts for the talks, are currently being discussed.”
“They should be acceptable for all of Yemen’s parties and allow for the return to dialogue and peaceful initiatives.”
“The country is in need of national unity and new elections. We have seen all that in Ukraine.”