IT IS impossible to evaluate the acceptance of legitimate Yemeni government into the ‘Kuwait Agreement’ presented by United Nations Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, except from the perspective of serious efforts to end the suffering which has been going on for almost one-and-ahalf year.
This problem was caused by the rigid positions of coup planners who boasted that they are capable of enforcing their will not only on the Yemenis, but also on the Arab alliance and their representatives. This is another indication of the extent of risk being taken by the Houthis for the Mullah regime which has been bragging about closure of the ﬁle.
This is in spite of its knowledge that its efforts will be futile considering the kind of strength and free political activities enjoyed by the allied nations regionally and globally. Away from the previous positions and dictates of political dispute, we want to ask Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis: What has the coup achieved within the past months other than escalation of destruction in Yemen and massive human losses, in addition to increasing rate of poverty in a country which needs a bridge of humanitarian aids round the clock due to the economic downturn that became more pronounced after the coup against the State and GCC initiative?
The team of coup plotters lost the ground, which has been under the control of gangsters, within a few weeks. This is in addition to consistent fall in their popularity.
If they continue to rely on the Mullah regime, the latter cannot provide more than limited quantity of weapons that will be destroyed in no time in the constant face-offs with the government, citizens’ resistance movement and Arab alliance. We need to remind — perhaps reminding is useful — what the history of experience has proven about the Mullah regime.
The regime has no prowess or capability to control a city but it can destroy and stir up seditions to divide countries where it interferes like what it has been doing in Iraq since 2003. It drowned Iraq into sectarian war which does not stay or blown away. It threatens unity of the Islamic world through its ideas. In Lebanon, the situation has not been better since 2000 when Iran tried to export its decision through its agent, ‘Hezbollah’, by claiming that they have defeated Israel. In fact, the Israeli Army pulled out on its own will.
Despite everything that Hezbollah has done, they could not impose their will on the Lebanese until they obstructed the presidential elections, and before that, the fabrication of the May 7, 2008 crisis. Doesn’t this call for pondering and learning a lesson, so one cannot bet on a regime sinking in internal crises that it can make a team of coup plotters control Yemen? Allegations about the occupation of Saudi towns and villages, as well as inﬁ ltration of Southern borders and others, which we have been hearing from the coup plotters over the past months, are certainly the weapons of a hopeless loser.
This loser tries to butter up its defeat by manufacturing lies that cannot be concealed from anyone, especially in the presence of advanced mass media. For this reason, if the Houthis and their deposed leader think they are capable of continuing the war for 12 years like what Saleh said, we want to ask them: If we concede that the war will continue for this number of years, what result will the team get from the buildup of the government forces, mass resistance and the Arab coalition? Wouldn’t it be more destruction and more killing of the innocent? It is high time for the team to return to its senses, especially after its delegation heard from 18 concerned embassies during the peace talks in Kuwait that they have no other solution than to execute International Resolution Number 2216.
Maybe, it is possible for them to have the ‘king’s evidence’. But if they continue obstructing negotiations, being stubborn and manufacturing lies; they will only end up in the crematory and face historic condemnation by their people, even before other nations do so.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times