Ye­men grave­yard of Per­sian scheme

Arab Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Ahmed Al-Jar­al­lah Edi­tor-in-Chief, the Arab Times

THREE years have passed since the Houthi up­ris­ing led to civil war in Ye­men and opened the doors far and wide to ex­trem­ist ter­ror­ist groups such as al-Qaeda and ‘DAESH’ and brought Iran close to the south­ern gate of the Ara­bian Penin­sula.

Need­less to say, these mili­tias were un­able to im­pose their con­trol on Ye­men; in­stead, they’re with­draw­ing from many ar­eas on a daily ba­sis un­der the pres­sure of the Arab coali­tion forces’ bom­bard­ment, along­side the na­tional army and Ye­meni re­sis­tance groups.

There is a self-ev­i­dent fact, which the rebels are obliv­i­ous of; the bal­ance of power tilts in fa­vor of the Arab coali­tion ca­pa­ble of end­ing the war within days so as to pro­tect the civil­ians whom the rebels are us­ing as hu­man shields. The coali­tion forces con­tinue to smash the mas­quer­aded Per­sian oc­cu­pa­tion step by step. Ir­re­spec­tive of the amount of time the war will take and funds ex­pended in that re­gard, the coali­tion will re­main the ma­jor bene­fac­tor be­cause, pro­tec­tion of re­gional se­cu­rity is more valu­able than wealth.

Press or­gans af­fil­i­ated to Houthi mili­tias, Iran and Hezbol­lah, and of course, plat­forms of the ousted Ye­meni Pres­i­dent Ali Ab­dul­lah Saleh work hard to dis­tort facts and fab­ri­cate lies about vic­to­ries recorded in Ye­men, al­though mil­lions of Ye­me­nis do not fall for such claims. Un­til when will the gang con­tinue to keep Ye­men in hell?

Drama

Houthis should stop their me­dia drama, be­cause it will not ben­e­fit them in any way. Nei­ther will it pre­vent them from fac­ing ac­count­abil­ity for their atroc­i­ties — in re­la­tion to mas­sacres they have com­mit­ted or hu­man­i­tar­ian and med­i­cal aid they pre­vented from reach­ing the peo­ple of Ye­men. These crimes will def­i­nitely land the rebels to in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal courts where the word of jus­tice will be pro­nounced.

Houthis have missed the fact that our re­gion does not ac­com­mo­date any sec­tar­ian schemes, and there­fore, they won’t be able to usher the peacock pride Per­sians into the Ara­bian Penin­sula. The Per­sian ex­pan­sion­ism scheme will be de­feated the same way the Per­sian Em­pire was de­feated.

It is cer­tain the re­li­gious cul­ture of our re­gion will never change, as wit­nessed in Egypt in the Fa­timid Dy­nasty, which at­tempted to trans­form the coun­try to Shia and built Al-Azhar Mosque for that pur­pose. The Fa­timids were wiped out with their scheme, leav­ing Egypt with its creed. The same will hap­pen to­day in Ye­men and Houthis can not change the re­li­gious cul­tural na­ture of its peo­ple.

Iran should ac­cept the fact and stop its scheme draped with the men­tal­ity of ‘rev­o­lu­tion im­port’ and ‘Is­lamic Jurist Rule’ be­cause the era of re­li­gious cul­tural change in na­tions is long gone and will never re­turn.

None­the­less, as Iran wants oth­ers to re­spect its re­li­gious iden­tity, it should re­spect the re­li­gious iden­ti­ties of oth­ers and with­draw from Ye­men, be­cause it will be­come the grave­yard of its scheme, sooner or later.

ahmedal­jar­al­lah@gmail.com

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