Tuesday , October 17 2017

‘Sword is mightier than dialogue’ – Coalition advance to end standoff

Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi
Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi

When a writer decides to write an article, he prefers to cover a major incident. In this particular article, I had planned to write about the ongoing strike of the oil workers in Kuwait. However, I fear that I might not have a complete picture about this issue, especially since I have a preconceived viewpoint over what is happening in that sector. Since fairness is a must, I have decided not to write about the strike. If I find it necessary, I will write about it in my next article. Therefore, I apologize for not venturing into that issue right now.

In line with the calm diplomatic method of Kuwait, the country is currently hosting dialogues concerning the war in Yemen. This is a unique effort, but not strange, since Kuwait is the one in charge.

At the same time, due to insufficient information, I find it necessary to avoid venturing into the dialogues. Series of information have been released about the obstacles impeding the success of the dialogues until now. The truth is that I am ignorant of the details of these obstacles, but I understand that it is due to inability of the stakeholders in reaching a compromise.

Normally, a wide range of subjects will be covered in the dialogues, notable the military campaign, which, in spite of its impetus and actualization of major objectives, could not resolve the issue completely. This could explain the complexity in reaching the much-needed agreement until now.

Since it is all about the dialogues, all concerned parties should be ready for compromises in order to ensure that everyone stands on a common principle that could allow for a generally acceptable formula. Anything short of this, we will end up carrying news about the war in Yemen for many years to come!

It is obvious that the Operation Resolve Storm realized massive achievements beyond expectations by crushing the foreign interference, and accomplished political objectives that enforced the reality on all forces of the regional and international community.

There is no doubt that it was a defensive storm rather than offensive. It is regarded as an unprecedented achievement based on the cooperation between the Arabian Gulf countries and their Arab allies to challenge foreign attacks that used sectarianism as fuel to interfere in the internal affairs and create effect on many countries within the region.

The success was a reality and the military campaign destabilized the militias through which the idea of dialogue was accepted. Despite all odds, it appears that the position of the legitimate government in Yemen is stronger, while the militias are only trying to pick whatever they can to obtain anything that can prevent tears.

Finally, I have a premonition that a successful end to the dialogues will be a daunting task. The only option left is for the Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces to advance into Sana’a. After that there will be no further need for the dialogues to continue because the deed might have been done.

What is happening now is regarded as a political action in Kuwait and a military action in Yemen. Therefore, when the military action in Yemen is fully accomplished, the politicians will end the dialogue. In short, sword is more authentic than news from books.

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By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

 

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