MISTAKEN is anyone who thought that the coup coalition in Yemen will continue indefinitely or the Houthi side gained trust. Hence, what transpired in Sanaa and their expulsion from it was expected. In fact, it is a natural move for Yemenis to uproot this group for bringing corruption and havoc to their country in the past 10 years.
Since inception, the Houthis (Ansar-Allah group) have never worked in accordance with the local agenda. Actually, it has been serving the Persian expansionism scheme in the Arabian Peninsula in all of its conflicts.
This group attacked the bases loyal to ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as they continue to assume they can take over Yemen, alienate the General People’s Congress chaired by Saleh, and then present Yemen on a platter full of skulls of Yemenis to Iran.
There have been several question marks since the start of insurrection on legitimacy concerning the point at which Saleh will continue his coalition with this group which went to war six times with Yemen’s army in the Yemeni city of Sa’dah.
Will Saleh allow surrendering of Yemen to Iran through the Houthi terrorist devils despite my conviction that Yemenis will never allow their country to be sold to Iran or even allow their Arab identity to be wiped out, especially after the fall of the cards held by Tehran’s leadership in the four Arab capitals which they openly declared they are in control of?
In Beirut, the card of ‘Hezbollah’ fell after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri. This paved way for the Lebanese to deliberate their collective position to redirect this country to the Arab pod which understands its sensitive nature caused by sectarian diversity and political relations between its social elements.
In Baghdad, Tehran continues to lose its cards one after the other due to the practices of sectarian militias which plant creedal sedition that Iraq has never experienced even in its worst conditions.
In Damascus, it is clear that Moscow will not allow Iran to play any role after the elimination of ‘DAESH’, especially after the discovery of the Iranian role in the establishment of this terrorist organization.
If Iran lost where it is presumably easy to control, how can it succeed in Yemen which is still living in pan-Arabism atmosphere and its ancient cultural heritage, to the extent that if Queen of Sheba were to return today, she will find Yemen the way she left it many centuries ago?
Is Iran delusional to think it can rule, through this small group, over a country with intricate geographical and tribal terrains?
The current developments in Sanaa signal the end of Iran’s existence in the southern frontier of the Arabian Peninsula.
Nonetheless, in order to reach the desired objective — to eliminate the Houthis from Yemen — the Arab coalition behind legitimacy should support the position of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh; or else, the matter should stand on cleaning Sanaa from the ‘Houthis’ to be able to talk about the political future of Yemen.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times