Political Observation - The Battles of Aden and the American U-turn on Legitimacy

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Political Observation - The Battles of Aden and the American U-turn on Legitimacy

Aden was the site of violent confrontations between the presidential protection brigades loyal to the "legitimate government" and the forces of the "security belt" of the Southern Transitional Council that calls for the secession of southern Yemen.
These clashes took place while the Arab Coalition stood by silently watching which indicates that the so-called coalition is an accomplice and a partner in the ongoing events and confrontations in Aden. The Arab Coalition is an American tool in the scheme of separating southern Yemen by enabling the forces of the Southern Transitional Council, established and supervised by the United Arab Emirates, to assert its complete control over the remaining parts of Aden, especially the region of Kraytar (central Aden), in addition to the northern and eastern parts of the city under the authority of the "legitimate government".

The soi-disant Arab Coalition was supposed to stand alongside the "legitimate forces" represented by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, especially since the separatist forces were the ones who stormed the legitimate government official headquarters with the help of military equipment belonging to the UAE. However, the fact remains that the Arab Coalition took the stance of a spectator, simply calling upon all the political and social spectrums of Yemen, on Saturday 27 January 2018, to "exercise calm and restraint". This is on the eve of expected demonstrations by one of the Southern Movement factions against Ben Dagher’s government in Aden, the cause of which is the "unavailability of services". In the language of disinformation and deception, the Arab Coalition called on the Aden factions to adopt the "language of calm dialogue" in order to "weed out" the Houthis and put an end to their control over the resources and lives of Yemenis.

The Arab Coalition has not only adopted this conspiratorial attitude against Muslims in Yemen, killing and displacing them, spreading hunger and disease among them on behalf of the infidels, it is now approaching the end of its mission by turning against the remainder of the "legitimate government" in Aden after successfully doing so in Sanaa. It enabled the Houthis to take control of the capital, exploiting the stupidity of the late Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Yemeni Congregation for Reform’s (Al-Islah) cowardice in failing to oppose the American project politically and militarily with its tribal support in the outskirts of Sanaa.

The unfolding events in Aden are the conclusion of the putschist process the UAE has been leading in Yemen in cahoots with Saudi and on behalf of the United States since the Southern Transitional Council announced its establishment and started calling for the rise of the Southern Yemen state. Then the Council’s leader Aidarous al-Zubaidi announced on 14/10/2017, the founding of a "national association" for the southern governorates, which includes the governorates of Aden, Lahij, Abyan, Dhale, Shabwah, Hadramaout, Mahrah, Socotra, out of the 22 Yemeni governorates. This confirms that Saudi, the leader of the Arab Coalition, had known for certain that the forces of Idriss al-Zubaidi who have been attempting to topple the "legitimate government" with the backing of the UAE since 28/1/2018, are together with the Houthis, two sides of the same coin in terms of executing the plot to divide Yemen in line with the American Greater Middle East Initiative.

What is inexplicable in all of the aforementioned is that despite proving that the function of the “Arab Coalition” in Yemen had been designed to consolidate the Houthi rule in the north and to overthrow the "legitimacy" of Abed Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the south, and not as the Arab Coalition has claimed, namely that it had entered Yemen to restore the “legitimacy”, annihilate the Houthis and repel Iran's influence, a large group of pro-legitimacy politicians are still defending the Arab Coalition, holding on to the government of Mansour Hadi, the captive of Saudi Arabia, and overlooking all the betrayals, killings and destruction that this Arab Coalition has caused. 

Those politicians ought to realise that the so-called "legitimate government" is but a temporary facade used by the US in the secession of southern Yemen, the same way it used it as a conduit to give much of northern Yemen to the Houthis.

Although Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, the Yemeni prime minister, realises that what is happening in Aden is a full-fledged coup attempt, saying that "the coup against the Republic is being consolidated in Sanaa while in Aden, a coup against the legitimacy is taking place", he is still abjectly calling upon the criminal Arab Coalition to intervene and side with the “legitimacy”. He said: "The coalition and the Arabs must all move to save the day; salvation is in their hands and no other. The hope, as we see it in the government, rests with the United Arab Emirates, the decision maker today in Aden, the interim capital of Yemen."

In addition to this entreaty by the prime minister, the official spokesperson of the legitimate government, Rajih Paddy, heaved praise on the coalition by saying that the call by the leadership of the coalition for "calm, self-restraint, and dialogue is what the government has repeatedly stressed as it deems it imperative not to turn the decisive battle fought by the legitimacy and Arab Coalition against the dangerous Iranian project into a domestic conflict that would divide the national ranks, and serves Iran’s surrogates and tools in the form of the putschist Houthi militia.”

The US has used her agent Iran to consolidate the US project in Yemen, Iraq and Syria and today, politicians and media in the West are exerting pressure on the Arab Coalition pretending to be concerned over the protection of civilians and in defence of human rights now that the Arab Coalition’s mission is almost complete after the coup in the south and the Houthis convergence in the north. 

The US and her allies believe the time has come to separate the South and put an end to the role of the so-called legitimate government by activating the role of the United Nations as a Western mediator to endorse the "legitimacy" of the forces in control on the ground, namely the Houthis in Sana'a and the Southern Transitional Council in Aden

The call to overthrow the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi by the Southern Transitional Council under the pretext of it not providing services is similar in style to the Houthi's demands in September 2014 to topple Hadi's government under the pretext of fighting corruption. Today, Yemen has entered a new phase in the attempt at reshaping it according to the American initiative now that the US has put an end to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s role by killing him at the hands of the Houthis. It is now the turn of the opponents of the separation project in the south, namely the imams of mosques and the politicians and operatives of the popular resistance, as well as all those who do not toe the line of the UAE or Saudi Arabia.

To that end, the United States has backed some Salafist leaders in the south. They have been provided with money and equipment by the UAE in order to force out those who reject the separation plan, such as the Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Al-Islah) and the Al-Rashad Union Party. One of the most prominent pro-American Salafists is Hani Ben Brik who is a member of the United Arab Emirates and the vice president of the Southern Transitional Council. At the same time, he is the leader of the "Security Belt" forces, the 10,000 strong military strike force established in Aden by the UAE. The second Salafist personality is Adil Abdou Farii al-Dhabhani, surnamed “Abu al-Abbas”, whose efforts are concentrated in the city of Taiz where he seeks to get rid of the opponents of the UAE and restrict their movement, especially the elements of the Al-Islah Party and proponents of "legitimacy". Abu al-Abbas succeeded in leading the military and political scene in Taiz after he established the “Humat Al-Aqaeda” Brigades with military and financial backing from Mali and the UAE, and after he strengthened his ties with al-Qaeda in Taiz, in order to restrict Al-Islah’s influence.

What is saddening is that Muslims fall, time after time, into the trap of the secular kafir with the help of his agents in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen and Iran; those who feign hostility towards each other in the media, while being in truth, mere tools and pawns in the implementation of the infidels’ plans. What is more misleading to the Muslims is a group of Salafists and Wahhabis who are nothing but perverse sheikhs and agents of corruption that employ their knowledge of Sharia in order to discourage Muslims and push them to follow the infidels' plans in the name of "obedience to the leader." Muslims should not be fooled by the US and Saudi Arabia when they put Abu al-Abbas or other US agents on the terrorist watch list. These lists, as well as being a means of pressuring opponents, are also some of the most important means of keeping traitors and conspirators above suspicion. 

We cannot find better words to describe those in league with America's agents than the words of Allah (swt): "And when they meet those who believe, they say, "We believe"; but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say, "Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers. Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression they wander blindly. Those are the ones who have purchased error for guidance, so their transaction has brought no profit, nor were they guided." [2-14,15,16]

13 Jumada al-Akhirah 1439h
30 January 2018