THE coup plotters did not leave any window open for peaceful solution in Yemen. They closed the window up to the extent of plotting against themselves when they ran out of excuses.
In a desperate move, they announced the creation of the so-called, ‘Political Council’, to manage the affairs of the country. This will not bear fruit, just like all the futile steps they took earlier, because no one will acknowledge the council except the one who designated it.
The council will have no authority as long as the constitutional institutions in the country, led by Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi, enjoy international recognition and their legitimacy is supported by the decisions of the United Nations under Clause Seven.
In the past few months, the events have proven that the Saleh-Houthi dreams are bigger than their capabilities. They were stubborn and deaf to the recommendations of 18 ambassadors who supervised the talks to achieve peaceful solution and facilitate political transition as a basis for restoring stability in Yemen and to prevent the humanitarian disaster it is currently facing.
They responded with more destructive steps which undermined unity of the country as they continued with the killings and attacks on the innocent after they were driven out of the towns that the Houthis dominated earlier with the support of forces loyal to the deposed president and Iran, through the Revolutionary Guard members.
Now, they only have Sanaa. Do they think the people will be patient forever? Or they are still under the delusion that the legitimate government and the Arab Coalition will surrender?
The gambles of coup plotters have all failed as well as their slogans to militarize Yemenis, particularly their suicidal slogan, “Yemen is the cemetery for invaders,” that is viewed by millions of Yemenis with ridicule.
How can a legitimate country be an invader? How can forces defending the borders of their country be invaders? The reality says otherwise as those raising the slogan brought the Revolutionary Guard members to occupy their country! The legitimate Yemeni government and the coalition of countries have no option but to proceed with the implementation of the decisions of the United Nations, especially Resolution 2216, in order to overcome the crisis which has become a menace to peace and security in the region.
The crisis has expanded domination of DAESH and al-Qaeda over several areas, in addition to inciting sectarian sedition and stirring religious emotions of Yemenis who are still resisting the Persian expansion project although they have been subjected to torture, suppression and killings; similar to what is happening in Iraq and Syria.
Yes, the language of peace with the unjust oppressive group, whose members are immersed in Yemeni blood up to their ears, has not yielded the desired results. Therefore, there is no other way to eradicate this dangerous disease from the body of Yemen except through a military solution.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times