Houthis Released New Video Of Their Successful Operations On Saudi Border (Videos 18+)

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08.07.2020

The Houthis are actively conducting defensive and offensive operations against Saudi-backed forces along the border with Saudi Arabia’s southern region.

On July 7, the Yemeni group’s fighters foiled an infiltration attempt by Saudi-backed fighters in Qays Mount on the border with the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan. The infiltrators were caught in an ambush set by Houthi snipers. At least two were killed and several others were injured in the failed infiltration attempt.

A day later, the Houthis raided positions of Saudi-backed forces in Murab’a al-Hamad near the province of Najran, east of Jizan. The Yemeni group’s fighters targeted the positions with recoilless guns and sniper rifles before storming them. During the raid, the Houthis destroyed an ammo depot of Saudi-backed forces.

The Houthis have been controlling a large strip of the border line with Saudi Arabia since the out break of the war in 2015. The Yemen group even succeeds to capture very small pockets within the Kingdom’s territory from time to time.

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies failed to push the Houthis away from the border, despite their superior fire power. The Houthis’ better understanding of the border’s terrain and their excellent training is giving them a serious advantage.

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Israel Annexation Plan: Jordan’s Existential Threat

Jordan is being forced to confront a new reality with alarming cartographic and demographic consequences

By Emile Badarin

Global Research, July 09, 2020

Middle East Eye 6 July 2020

More than any other Arab state, Jordan’s past, present and future are inextricably linked to the question of Palestine. Jordan’s emergence is an outcome of British imperialism, which imposed the infamous Balfour Declaration and the Zionist settler-colonial project on the indigenous population of Palestine and the region. 

Settler-colonialism is the essence of the question of Palestine. All else is derivative. Jordan emerged out of this historical reality, and therefore, its present and future will always be subject to it.

The founder of present-day Jordan, Emir Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, successfully carved a new sovereign space in Transjordan. But this was only possible because of his cooperation with British imperialism and “collusion” with Zionist settler-colonialism. This tacit relationship resulted in mutual restraint between Jordan and Israel, even during their direct military confrontations.

National security interest

In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed the Wadi Araba peace treaty, turning their tacit understandings and secretive relationship into an official peace between the two countries – even if an unpopular one. This peace treaty would have been inconceivable without the 1993 Oslo Accord and the implied promise of Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza, which were occupied in 1967 from Jordan and Egypt respectively, to establish an independent Palestinian state.

Land repatriation and Palestinian statehood hold a high national security interest for Jordan. Only the achievement of these two conditions can halt the border elasticity of the Israeli state and its expansion eastwards, which poses grave geographic and demographic threats to the Hashemite kingdom.

Besides the strategic significance, a Palestinian state would allow a substantial number of Palestinian refugees displaced in 1967 to return to the West Bank, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 237.

Yet, not only have neither of the two conditions been realised, but regional and international political dynamics have changed since 1994. In Israel, the political landscape has dramatically shifted to the far right, fuelling the settler-colonial practice of creating “facts on the ground” that make the prospect of Palestinian statehood and self-determination via the “peace process” a remote fantasy.

The political and material developments on the ground are complemented by complex regional and international dynamics. In particular, the Trump administration has taken a new approach towards most international conflicts, especially in the Middle East.

The Trump-Netanyahu plan (aka “the deal of century”) for Israel-Palestine promotes Israeli colonisation/annexation of the West Bank and sovereignty over the entirety of historic Palestine, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights.

Shifting geopolitics

Even worse for Jordanians and Palestinians, this plan enjoys the support of influential Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have stepped up their political rapprochement and normalisation with Israel.If Israel Annexes Part of West Bank, Palestine “Will Declare Statehood on 1967 Borders”

The EU, a staunch supporter and sponsor of the so-called peace process and two-state solution, failed not only to reach a common position on the US plan, but also to condemn Israel’s plans to officially annex any part of the West Bank.

Amid the changing international and regional politics, Jordan’s alliance with the US and EU has been a letdown. Jordan has become a victim of its own foreign and security policy, which has grown interlinked with the US and, more recently, the EU.

While half of this alliance, the US, is promoting Israel’s annexation and sovereignty over Palestine, the other half, the EU, is unwilling to act decisively.

The annexation is planned to take place while the entire world, including Jordanians and Palestinians, and the media are exhausted by the coronavirus pandemic. It provides the needed distraction for Israel to complete the annexation quietly, without effective local and international scrutiny and resistance.

Covid-19 has further entrenched the nationalist-driven trend in the Middle East. Even before the outbreak, the Arab world was consumed by domestic concerns, showing few qualms about the Trump-Netanyahu plan or recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

Israeli expansionism

The feeble Arab (including Palestinian and Jordanian) and international response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has encouraged Israel and the US to press ahead and turn Israel’s de facto sovereignty over all of Palestine into de jure.

While this is all illegal under international law, it is a mistake to believe that empirical reality and time will not deflect, strain and fractureinternational law and legality.

Since 1967, the Israeli strategy has pivoted on two parallel components: empirical colonisation on the ground, coupled with the facade of a “peace and negotiations” public relations campaign to obfuscate the settler-colonial structure and market it to the international community, as well as Arab regimes.

With this strategy, Israel has expanded in the region both territorially, by de facto taking over Arab land, and politically, through overt and covert relations with most of the Arab states.

Only formal territorial annexation and gradual de-Palestinisation remains. The formal annexation of the West Bank, especially the Jordan Valley, officially torpedoes the century-old Jordanian foreign and security strategy of cooperation with its imperial patrons (Britain, then the US) and the Zionist movement, which evolved into a Jordanian-Israeli peace with an expected Palestinian buffer state between the two.

Another ethnic cleansing

It also puts Jordan face-to-face with a new reality with alarming cartographic and demographic consequences. The chances of another ethnic cleansing become a palpable prospect under the formulae of official annexation and a Jewish statehood in the entirety of Palestine, as articulated in the 2018 nation-state law meant to ensure a Jewish majority.

This is very much tied in with Jordanian fears grounded in previous (1948, 1967) and current experiences of forced migration in the Middle East. Against this backdrop, another ethnic cleansing in the West Bank, forcing a large number of Palestinians to flee to Jordan, is a real possibility. The transfer and elimination of Palestinians from Palestine are embedded in the settler-colonial structure of the Israeli state, which looks at Jordan as their alternative homeland.

While another population flow would be catastrophic for Palestinians, it would also adversely affect Jordan’s stability and future.

Beyond annexation, the Hashemite regime is witnessing a contestation of its custodianship of the Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, which constitute a significant source of legitimacy for the regime. Even on this matter, the US plan unequivocally appoints Israel as the “custodian of Jerusalem”.

After five decades, Israel’s grip over and presence in the West Bank is ubiquitous and entrenched. Most of the West Bank is empirically annexed and Judaised, especially the Jordan Valley, Greater Jerusalem, parts of Hebron and Gush Etzion. The pretence of the peace process and negotiations has thus become superfluous.

‘Considering all options’ 

Only against this background may one understand the depth of the trepidations that underlie the warning of King Abdullah II that the Israeli annexation will trigger a “massive conflict” with Jordan and that he is “considering all options” in response.

This warning does not reveal a strategy to respond to what constitutes a “direct threat to Jordan’s sovereignty and independence”, as the former foreign minister of Jordan, Marwan Muasher, put it.

It displays, however, the difficult decisions that have to be taken. Indeed, King Hussein was prepared to discontinue the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty had Israel refused to supply the antidote for the poison its agents had used in an attempt to assassinate Khaled Meshaal, the former head of Hamas, in 1997. It remains to be seen whether the termination or suspension of this treaty and the realignment of alliances are currently options for Jordan.

The Jordanian response to Covid-19 has generated a unique, popular rally around the state – a perfect opportunity to conduct serious reforms to stamp out corruption and involve citizens in the decision-making process, in order to forge a nationally grounded response to Israel’s planned annexation of the West Bank.

Historically, the survival of the Hashemite kingdom has been at stake several times. But today, Jordan finds itself in an unprecedented political, security, economic and health emergency.

Whatever domestic, economic and foreign-policy decisions – or indecisions – that Jordan takes are likely to leave a long-lasting mark on the future of Jordan and the question of Palestine. Such existential decisions must be collective, with broader national consensus and real citizen participation.

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Emile Badarin is a postdoctoral research fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Chair, College of Europe, Natolin. He holds a PhD in Middle East politics. His research cuts across the fields of international relations and foreign policy, with the Middle East and EU as an area of study.The original source of this article is Middle East EyeCopyright © Emile BadarinMiddle East Eye, 2020

Saudi Royal Palaces Will Be among Targets of Yemeni Strikes: General Sarea laces

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree

The spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces, General Yahya Sarea, held Tuesday a press conference in which he displayed US weapons seized during the recent campaign against the mercenaries in Marib and Al-Bayda, adding that the Saudi royal palaces will be among the targets of the upcoming strikes.

Our forces found a lot of weapons with the USAID’s logo in Al-Bayda governorate during the recent military operations, in other areas and fronts, General Sarea said.

“USAID supports and funds foreign organizations working in Yemen to carry out their activities in local communities in a number provinces. It has been playing intelligence roles with human slogans, on relevant security bodies, SCMCHA has to reveal and expose this role.”

“Our forces have succeeded, with God’s help, in carrying out qualitative military operations focusing on sensitive targets.”

General Sarea called on the civilians dwelling near the Saudi royal palaces to keep away from them as they will be targeted in the upcoming strikes.

Commenting on the economic war against the Yemeni people, General Sarea stressed, “in a clear message to the enemy”, that the Yemenis would not starve.

Source: Al-Manar English Website and other websites

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Armed Forces Spokesman Announces Massive Operation by Number of Qasef-2K, Drones on Khamis Mushait, Najran

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Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, announced Friday, that the Air Force conducted a massive operation with a large number of Qasef-2K, drones on Khamis Mushait and Najran.

He explained that the broad operation targeted the operation and control room at Najran airport, on Fighter Jets’ Hangers and Warehouses of King Khaled Air Base in Khamis Mushait and other military targets, stressing that the operation had hit its targets accurately.

Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said Thursday in his intervention with Almasirah TV that “the continuation of the aggression and siege means continuing of the legitimate response,” noting that the recent military escalation by the aggression alliance is not new, and that the Armed Forces are able to defend Yemen.

“Our people will not starve to death, and we have options that we have not revealed yet,” said Sare’e.

Sare’e vowed to the Saudi enemy by saying: We will continue targeting the Saudi depth with its military and sovereign institutions, and we will make sure that our targets are far from harming the Saudi people.

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TURKEY IS NOW RECRUITING MERCENARIES FROM YEMEN FOR ITS WAR IN LIBYA

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Turkey Is Now Recruiting Mercenaries From Yemen For Its War In Libya

Military and intelligence sources in Yemen have claimed that up to 200 mercenaries from that country have been sent to Libya by Turkey to fight on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The claims, disclosed by the Yemen News Portal, allege that a militia affiliated to the Islah Party in Marib sent fighters to Turkey under the guise of receiving hospital treatment, and that they were then transferred to the Libyan capital Tripoli. The sources added that Libyan National Army (LNA) forces headed by General Khalifa Haftar have already captured a number of Yemeni mercenaries fighting on behalf of the GNA earlier this year. LINK

The latest disclosures follow several reports relating evidence that Turkey is increasing its involvement in Yemen substantially, providing training and material support to the Islah Party in particular in the hope of gaining control over key facilities and resources in the event Islah manages to secure control over parts of the war torn country. LINK

The increasing attention being paid to the possibility of significant Turkish intervention in the conflict in Yemen followed the dramatic battlefield successes of the GNA due to the massive support provided by Turkey after concluding an agreement granting Turkey expansive resource rights in the eastern Mediterranean. The latest reports raise questions as to whether Turkey might be considering expanding its involvement in Yemen, either as part of the ‘proxy war’ against the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in particular or in order to gain control over infrastructure, possible military bases, and/ or resources in the geo-strategically vital area. LINK

The rivalry between the regional powers intensified considerably after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar and attempted to impose a blockade on the country in 2017, in response to which Turkey provided critical support and supplies to Qatar to enable it to withstand the pressure.

If it can be verified that Turkey intends to increase its participation in the conflict in Yemen and is now recruiting large numbers of fighters from Yemen to send to Libya, it would demonstrate that Turkey’s already expansive geopolitical ambitions are surpassing all limits: enormously destructive military adventures in northern Syria and Iraq which seem set to pave the way for the annexation of substantial territories in each country adjacent to the Turkish border; followed by the transfer of thousands of its proxy militias and terrorists from the battlefields in Syria to Libya earlier this year to fight on behalf of the GNA, with which Turkey has signed resource agreements granting exploration rights in disputed maritime zones also claimed by Egypt, Greece and Cyprus.

Turkey has also been involved in recent military stand-offs with Greece and France in the Mediterranean.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey has recruited over 10,000 Syrians to fight in Libya. South Front has previously reported that Turkey has cut off support to at least one of its proxy groups in northern Syria for refusing to send fighters to Libya. LINK

In turn, the GNA has accused the LNA of recruiting foreign mercenaries. On Saturday 27 June, Libya’s permanent representative to the UN called for the imposition of sanctions against Russian and Sudanese mercenaries in the country fighting on behalf of the LNA.

It is thought that the Islah Party in Yemen may be deepening a political and military alliance with Turkey, and that it may be sending soldiers to fight on behalf of Turkish interests in Libya in return for financial and military support provided by Turkey to the Islah Party, in particular to assist the group in its conflict with UAE-backed militia in the south of the country.

Also, according to the Yemen Press Agency:

The sources said the Islah party is trying to consolidate the military alliance with Turkey in fighting alongside it in Libya, in preparation for its call for intervention in Yemen, as the Saudi-Emirati coalition turned against the party. LINK

The reports provide additional corroboration that Turkey has no intention of backing off in Libya and is willing to risk provoking an all-out war with Egypt in its pursuit of foreign resources and military bases, apart from suggesting multiple motivations for its deepening involvement in Yemen.

MILITARY SITUATION IN LIBYA ON JUNE 30, 2020 (MAP UPDATE)

Military Situation In Libya On June 30, 2020 (Map Update)

A brief overview of the recent developments in Libya:

  • France and Russia denied their interference or military intervention in Libya;
  • The US Department of State declared its deep concern about the presence of Russian Wagner group in the al-Sharara oil field and facility;
  • A Russian-made IL76T military cargo plane that took off from Syria landed at the Khadim al-Marj airbase;
  • The GNA Foreign Ministry thanked security forces of Sudan for arresting 122 Sudanese armed young men who were going to fight in Libya as mercenaries;
  • The LNA redeployed large military reinforcements from Benghazi towards Sirte, 570km/354 miles to the west;
  • Clashes with heavy weapons between GNA militias broke out in the Alhadba area in the south of Tripoli ;
  • LNA warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on “Campo 50” near Sadadah Bridge, south of Misrata. 36 GNA soldiers were killed and 17 others were injured.

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سفيرة الكيان الصّهيوني في لبنان

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كشفت الأيّام القليلة الماضية عن مدى حجم التآمر على لبنان القوي بمقاومته، وأظهرت عمق الأزمة، وأسقطت آخر الأقنعة والشعارات التي كانت تتلطّى خلفها الإدارة الأميركية وأدواتها. وسيناريو التآمر ليس جديداً بل هو قديم يتطوّر مع تطوّر المؤامرة وإدراك الإدارة الأميركية والكيان الصهيوني لخطورة المقاومة وسلاحها وقوّتها في مواجهة المشروع الأميركي الصهيوني ليس في لبنان وحسب بل على مستوى محور المقاومة بأسره. ومع إدراك الإدارة الأميركية لقوّة المقاومة وما أنجزته من انتصاراتٍ في مواجهة الكيان الصهيوني وهزيمة مشروعها الداعشي في سورية والعراق وصمود اليمن الأبي للسنة السادسة من العدوان وتحوّله من موقع الدفاع إلى موقع الهجوم… اعتقدت إدارة ترامب وحلفاؤها في الكيانين الصهيوني والسعودي أنه لا يمكن إسقاط قوّة المقاومة وسلاحها إلّا من خلال الحصار الاقتصادي وفرض المزيد من العقوبات من خلال سيناريو أميركي صهيوني سعودي في كافة دول الممانعة والمواجهة للمشروع الأميركي، ومن بينها لبنان، إذ لجأت الإدارة الأميركية لتحريك أدواتها في الداخل من خلال غرفة عمليات أميركية «إسرائيلية» سعودية تقودها السفيرة الأميركية في لبنان دوروثي شيا بعد سليفتها السفيرة السابقة اليزابيت ريتشارد التي أنجزت مهمة هتك السيادة اللبنانية من خلال تهريب العميل الإسرائيلي عامر فاخوري (جزّار الخيام)، تلك القضية التي تابعها الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب شخصياً أسّست للعديد من العمليات وجرّأت الأميركي على استباحة لبنان. هرّب العميل فاخوري بعد تبرئته من القضاء العسكري والمدني بالرّغم من صدور قرار لاحقٍ بتوقيفه ضربت الإدارة الأميركية القرار بعرض الحائط وقامت بتهريبه بطوافة عسكرية من سفارتها في بيروت، لتأتي بعد تلك القضية على المستوى القضائي قضية مشاركة المعمّم علي الأمين بمؤتمر حوار الأديان في البحرين بمشاركة كبير الحاخامات (الاسرائيليين) والمقرّب من حركة شاس المتشدّدة موشيه عمار الذي ظهر الأمين الى جانبه في صوَر بثّتها وسائل الإعلام الصهيوني وتناقلتها وسائل الإعلام ومواقع التواصل الاجتماعي، إضافة إلى تحريض المعمّم علي الأمين على المقاومة وبث الفتن وإثارة النعرات. ومجرد ما تمّ استدعاء الأمين ظهر جموع المدافعين عن الأمين من المطبّعين مستنكرين استدعاءه وفقاً للقانون اللبناني، ليرتفع منسوب الوقاحة عند الأميركيين بعد تصريحات بومبيو وكوشنر علناً بأنّ الحصار مقابل سلاح حزب الله لتخرج السفيرة شيا وتعطي تعليماتها لمرتزقتها من السياسيين ممّا أثار غضب أصحاب الشرف والكرامة والسيادة فكانت الدعوة ضدّها أمام القاضي الحرّ والأبي محمد مازح الذي أصدر حكماً لوسائل الإعلام اللبنانية يقضي بعدم استصراح السفيرة كونها تثير الفتنة وتحرّض الشعب على بعضه من خلال تصريحاتها. حكم استدعى استنفاراً من وزارة الخارجية الأميركية التي أدانت القرار، واستدعى استنفاراً في المجلس القضائي الذي قرّر تحويل القاضي الحرّ محمد مازح الى التفتيش القضائي. استنفار لم نشهده حين هرّب العميل عامر فاخوري ثأراً لسيادة الوطن قبل الشهداء الذين أعدموا على يده في معتقل الخيام. قرار قدّم على اثره القاضي مازح استقالته بكلّ كرامة واباء بعد قرار تحويله الى التفتيش القضائي الذي لم يكن قراراً لمحاكمته وحسب، بل كان قراراً رسمياً صدر مع سبق الإصرار والترصّد لمحاكمة كلّ شرفاء الوطن ولمحاكمة المقاومين في خطوة لا يمكن وضعها إلّا في إطار التمهيد لإعادة لبنان إلى العصر «الإسرائيلي» وعصر بشير الجميّل واتفاق 17 أيار.

أمام ذلك التدخل السافر والوقح للسفيرة الاميركية في لبنان التي تخوض معركة الهجوم على المقاومة تنفيذاً لسياسات الكيان الصهيوني التي تطوّع فيها البعض وجنّد نفسه للمطالبة بإسقاط سلاح المقاومة نعيد ما أرساه سيّد المقاومة وأمينها السيد حسن نصر الله بأننا لن نجوع ولن تستطيعوا تجريدنا من سلاحنا الذي سنقتلكم به، تلك المقولة التي تكرّست قاعدة في المواجهة.

أمّا لبنان فلن يكون أميركياً ولا إسرائيليّاً بل سيبقى لبنان الذي انتصر بقوّة مقاومته وقهَر الجيش الذي قيل إنه لا يُقهر، ونقول لسفيرة الإرهاب الأممي ومَن خلفها من المطالبين بتسليم السلاح أنّ المقاومة لن تسلّم سلاحها إلّا للإمام المهدي والسّلام.

No place for justice in UN dictionary: Lebanese journalist

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TEHRAN – Mohamad Kleit, a Lebanese journalist specialized in international affairs and geopolitics, tells the Tehran Times that the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, while this international organization has failed to achieve justice.

“Considering Israel is the “U.S. pampered baby”, metaphorically speaking, any international resolution would be negligible if it doesn’t preserve Israeli interests, even if those interests were ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, preservation of the illegal and inhumane blockade on the Gaza Strip and building illegal settlements on the Palestinian soil in the West Bank,” says Kleit, who is deputy editor at U-News Agency.

On the future of the United Nations, Kleit notes, “I personally see that the role of the UN will be minimized considering that major powers are out their taking what they want with disregard to any UN resolution or the disruption of global stability.”

The text of the interview with Mohamad Kleit is as follows:

Question: The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War with several objectives primarily the prevention of war and maintaining peace in disputed areas. But the UN has failed to prevent war and fulfill peacekeeping duties many times throughout its history. In your opinion, what have been the main causes of this passivity?

Answer: The United Nations’ passivity is basically caused by the strong political powers controlling some of its major and most critical decisions; particularly by the United States of America which spent $10 billion in 2018 (almost 30% of UN’s peacekeeping operations are funded by the United States). This affects United Nations and its Security Council’s decisions in areas that the U.S. is directly involved in, for example, Syria, Yemen, Iraq in 2003, and others.

“Considering Israel is the “U.S. pampered baby”, metaphorically speaking, any international resolution would be negligible if it doesn’t preserve Israeli interests, even if those interests were ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, preservation of the illegal and inhumane blockade on the Gaza Strip and building illegal settlements on the Palestinian soil in the West Bank,” says Kleit, who is deputy editor at U-News Agency.

On the future of the United Nations, Kleit notes, “I personally see that the role of the UN will be minimized considering that major powers are out their taking what they want with disregard to any UN resolution or the disruption of global stability.”

The text of the interview with Mohamad Kleit is as follows:

Question: The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War with several objectives primarily the prevention of war and maintaining peace in disputed areas. But the UN has failed to prevent war and fulfill peacekeeping duties many times throughout its history. In your opinion, what have been the main causes of this passivity?

Answer: The United Nations’ passivity is basically caused by the strong political powers controlling some of its major and most critical decisions; particularly by the United States of America which spent $10 billion in 2018 (almost 30% of UN’s peacekeeping operations are funded by the United States). This affects United Nations and its Security Council’s decisions in areas that the U.S. is directly involved in, for example, Syria, Yemen, Iraq in 2003, and others.

“They (UN) didn’t call out who was clearly responsible for this (Yemen) catastrophe, yet they called for a political solution back in 2016 in Kuwait that would indirectly preserve the Saudi Arabia’s interest while acknowledging the newly formed government in Sana.”

It also acts as a pressure force on political issues, most recently the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, where Israel doesn’t abide by any Security Council decision nor UN resolutions ever since the entity joined the UN. This is because the U.S. has close ties and joint interests in Israel, thus it is not dealing with the Palestinian cause in an objective manner, where the U.S. always sides with Israel, consequently belittling any UN resolution, regardless how righteous and just it is.

Q: Ever since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, Palestinians have been fighting against what a UN investigator once described as Israel’s ethnic cleansing. Today Israel controls dominantly over Palestine territories. It also has imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza and is continuing its construction of illegal settlements on occupied lands in defiance of several UN resolutions calling for an end to those activities. What is your take on it?

A: As in other areas of turmoil and disruption, the UN has its hands tied because of the U.S. financial advantage over its regular budget. This poses a threat and jeopardizes any resolution issued by the UN in matters the U.S. would consider part of its so-called “national security”, which, as history taught us, extends across the world far from the U.S. national borders.

Now considering Israel is the “U.S. pampered baby”, metaphorically speaking, any international resolution would be negligible if it doesn’t preserve Israeli interests, even if those interests were ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, preservation of the illegal and inhumane blockade on the Gaza Strip, building illegal settlements on the Palestinian soil in the West Bank, or even detainment of Palestinian children for investigation while mistreating prisoners of opinion and protests.

History has also taught us that Israel has never once abided by any UN resolution that isn’t fully in its favor, even when it’s waging an occupation like the one in 1982 in Lebanon or bombing civilian sites in Syria that is being internally war-torn since 2011. It also, rudely, disrespects any UN resolution that is internationally consented, like Resolution 1701 to end the 2006 war on Lebanon that was unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council on 11 August 2006, where each side of the war (Lebanese Resistance Movement and Israel) goes back to their international borders before the war started in July, yet Israel, until this day, violates Lebanese airspace with fighter jets and occasionally targets civilian, scientific, and military targets in Syria from the Lebanese airspace.

Q: Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime. Many experts accuse the UN silence regarding Saudi Arabia’s aggression and argue that the UN has failed to send humanitarian aid and support to civilians amid a blockade imposed on the war-torn country. What is your thought?

A: Justice is a negligible term in international books; it is only used when the elite nations preserve their interests on the expense of smaller powers, or helpless nations in that case. The Saudi-led coalition, that is supported militarily and politically by (just to name a few) the UAE, USA, UK, France, Israel, Egypt, Bahrain, and other nations, launched a war on Yemen in 2015 that has been described by the UN itself as “one of the worst human catastrophes in modern history.” The war started on the request of the ousted Yemeni president Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi, who took Aden for refuge after a large-scale protest in the capital Sana, where a coalition of Yemeni parties rules now, most prominently Ansarullah led by Abdul Malek al Houthi. Now considering Ansarullah’s opposition to Saudi Arabia’s control over Yemen (Saudis controlled and interfered in Yemen’s politics and economy for over 40 years during the reign of Ali Abdullah Saleh and then Mansour Hadi), which would jeopardize what they call “national security”, thus they launched a full-scale war on Yemen that has led to the death of well-over 30,000 persons and displaced millions, while 19 million are suffering from poverty and in danger of famine.

What did the UN do? They didn’t call out who was clearly responsible for this catastrophe, yet they called for a political solution back in 2016 in Kuwait that would indirectly preserve Saudi Arabia’s interest while acknowledging the newly formed government in Sana. The talks failed because of the continuation of hostilities until 2018 in Stockholm, where another round of talks happened to mark a breakthrough, yet the war is still ongoing with more complications and disasters to put in short.

From 2015 until this day, neither did the UN nor the international community point out that it’s Saudi Arabia and the UAE which are the direct causes of the catastrophe by a huge margin, with the help of the U.S., Israel, the UK, and France, yet they put both sides (the Saudi-led coalition and the Sana government) as equally responsible for the war… It is quiet intriguing for a man shooting an AK47 and an RPG to be held the same responsibility as another man flying an F-16 with U.S. satellites giving him pin-point directions (not all the time though) with missiles that have proven to have the ability to put entire villages to the ground. This is a major problem that stands in the way of any problem-solving procedure that would be in the best interest of Yemen’s future, which is pointing out who holds responsibility for the problem in a just and fair way, not on the basis of equality.

Q: The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary, while it is dealing with serious challenges, including poverty, disease, environmental breakdown, ongoing conflicts, and so on. In your view, is the UN ready to face the future?

A: In addition to the ongoing global crises from Palestine, Yemen, to general African wars, to the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the Coronavirus and its financial backlash put huge pressure on the UN, as well as the rise of alt-right movements and populist ideologies affect the on-the-ground operations of the UN. One major example is U.S. President Donald Trump retreating from the World Health Organization with accusations that it is siding with China (U.S. economic rival), as well as cutting funding for UNRWA which is specialized with Palestinian refugees. Both cases place huge pressures on both organizations, considering that the U.S. is their biggest donor. The first one is a political decision to pressure WHO into joining the “Ideological Cold War” (as China’s Foreign Ministry named it) against China, while the second is to pressure the Palestinian authorities into accepting Trump’s “Deal of the Century” which is completely a pro-Israel agreement basically aimed to give full control of the West Bank to Israel.

These are just examples of what the UN is going to face from the U.S., in particular, as a cost for its not-so-total kneeling to the man in Washington. I personally see that the role of the UN will be minimized considering that major powers are out taking what they want with disregard to any UN resolution or the disruption of global stability.

Yemeni Forces Liberate 400 Square Kilometers in Al-Bayda, Marib Provinces: General Sarea

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June 29, 2020

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree

The spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, General Yahya Sarea, announced that the army and popular committees, supported by the “free honorable” people of Al-Bayda governorate, have completed the entire Redman district, as well Qaniyah front, reaching the areas of Ma’ale and large parts of al-Abdyia district in Marib province.

“The Armed Forces have achieved great and significant progress after being able to complete an area of 400 square kilometers of the said areas.”

The operation was begun by the army and popular committees in Redman district after monitoring a clear hostile activity of traitor Yasser Al-Awadhi, according to General Sarea who added that the states leading the aggression provided hi with a great military support.

The operation lasted three days, the results were as follows:

Freeing an area of 400 square kilometers from al-Bayda and Marib provinces

Leaving more than 250 enemy forces dead, injured or captured .

Destroying at least 20 armored vehicles.

General Sarea pointed out that various units of our Armed Forces, including the drone and rocketry forces, participated in the qualitative military operation, vowing to continue the fight till the liberation of the entire territory of the Republic of Yemen.

Source: Twitter

Yemeni Resistance Cleans Large Swathes in Ma’rib, Al-Baydha, Inflict Heavy Humanitarian Losses Upon Mercenaries

Yemeni Resistance Cleans Large Swathes in Ma’rib, Al-Baydha, Inflict Heavy Humanitarian Losses Upon Mercenaries

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Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced a wide military operation that took place in the provinces of Ma’rib and al-Baydha, stating that the Armed Forces, along with the al-Baydha residents completely cleaned the Radman Directorate.

Brigadier General Saree further announced cleaning the Qaniyah front and reaching large swathes of territories in Ma’rib.

He further emphasized that the Yemeni Armed Forces have made important and major progress, liberating around 400 square kilometers in Ma’rib.

Saree pointed out, relatively, to the major breakdowns among the enemy lines, inflicting them heavy humanitarian and material losses.

The Armed Forces Spokesman, accordingly, announced the name of a betrayer ‘Yasser al-Awadhi’ who coordinated with the countries forming the coalition of aggression to attack the Yemeni Forces in Darman. He also said that al-Awadhi continued to collaborate with the aggression forces despite being warned, letting many mercenaries, including from Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] and other Takfiri groups, inside Yemen.

“The Yemeni Armed Forces were able to monitor the collaborator’s activities, which included mobilizing mercenaries and stationing them in different areas as he sought help from the countries of the aggression that offered him cash, weapons, mercenaries and aerial support,” Saree explained.

Al-Awadhi, Saree added, contributed to establishing an explosive devices factory to target the Armed Forces in al-Baydha, with the countries of aggression putting at his disposal two military brigades, armored vehicles and weapons.

However, the Yemeni Armed Forces’ plan aimed at eliminating his scheme by advancing from four positions in an operation that saw dozens of mercenaries killed, injured and detained, not to mention those who fled during the offensive.

Saree announced cleansing large swathes of areas in al-Abdiyah, as well as inflicting heavy losses upon the collaborators and agents.

He further noted that the operation lasted for three days over the 400 square kilometers area in al-Baydha and Ma’rib.

Saree finally much appreciated the honorable stances of the al-Baydha tribes that were keen on Yemen’s security and stability. He then saluted all tribesmen who refused but to support their nation.

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Nasrallah: Syria triumphs, Israel is waging an imaginary war

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Date: 26 June 2020

Author: lecridespeuples

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 13, 2020, on the occasion of the commemoration of the martyrdom of Hezbollah Commander Mostapha Badreddine, known as ‘Zulfiqar’, killed in Syria in May 2016.

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Translation: resistancenews.org

Summary:

  • Syria has already won the war, even if there are still some minor battles to be fought
  • Having failed militarily, the enemies of Syria strive doubly hard in their diplomatic, economic and psychological warfare
  • There is no dissension between the allies of Damascus, nor a struggle for influence between Iran and Russia
  • News of Bashar al-Assad being sidelined is just propaganda
  • There are no Iranian armed forces in Syria, just military cadres and advisers
  • Having bet everything on the terrorists, Israel sees its defeat and fears the recovery of Syria and the threat it will pose to the occupation of the Golan and the very existence of the Zionist entity
  • The so-called Israeli campaign against the Iranian presence in Syria is nothing but window dressing aimed at reassuring Israeli opinion and providing cover for attacks on the Syrian ballistic power
  • Israel presents as a victory a simple redeployment of forces due to successive victories over almost the entire Syrian territory, and a reduction in air movements between Iran and Syria due to the coronavirus
  • Iran, Hezbollah and other Resistance movements will never leave Syria
  • Israeli incursions into Syria are caused by worry, fear and adventurism, but can lead to uncontrolled escalation and regional war

This video only subtitles the last section of the transcript below, ‘Israel in Syria

Transcript:

Syria won the world war against it

[…] Today we can say that Syria won this war. In previous battles, when great achievements were made, such as after the liberation of Homs, Damascus, the South and even Aleppo, it was said that Syria had won the war, and analysts and specialists in strategic issues said no: Syria had won one (or more) battles, but had not (yet) won the war. Because a war is made of many battles: you can win a battle, lose another, win a third, lose the fourth, but all that does not (necessarily) mean that the whole war is won, or that the whole war is lost.

Today, in all simplicity, and via an objective and genuine assessment (of the situation), whoever goes to Syria and travels there —except for the politicized Arab (and Western) media—, whoever goes to Syria, in its provinces, in its cities, in its villages and boroughs, in all the regions currently in the hands of the State, anyone who observes the overall situation in Syria can easily affirm that Syria won the war, although there are still some battles going on. It should not be said that Syria has won one, two or three battles, and has lost one or two others, and that the war is still going on, without it being clear whether Syria will win it or not, no. The fair and accurate strategic assessment is that the Syrian leaders, the Syrian army, the Syrian State and the great majority of the Syrian people who stood firm in this struggle won this war.

Of course, there are still a few battles left, military or political, which require persistence and continuity of action, whether in Idlib, East of the Euphrates or certain areas North of Syria, but this is only a partial, limited and circumscribed part (of Syria). Syria has triumphed over partition projects, Syria has won this war, and suffice it to say that the objectives of this world war (against Syria) for which, according to their own admission, hundreds of billions of Arabian dollars have been spent —the dollar is American, but it is the Arab (countries) that have paid the bills; if this money had been spent for the good of the Arab peoples of our region, they would have extricated them from ignorance, poverty, misery, illiteracy, diseases, and the said funding countries (Saudi Arabia, etc. ) would not face financial incapacity in the face of the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic as they do now—, thousands of tons of weapons and ammunition, tens of thousands of terrorists and takfiris who were brought from all over the world, dozens of international conferences, etc., etc., etc. They have deployed everything, done everything, absolutely everything, to achieve their objective in Syria: sectarian or political slogans, incitement (to racial or religious hatred), everything that the front of Arrogance (imperialism) and its instruments were able to mobilize in terms of resources and ideology, everything they could do against Syria, they did. And Syria, through the perseverance of its leaders, its army, its people and the State, and thanks to the presence and perseverance of its allies by its side, managed to win this war.

And that is why today, when we talk about our martyr leader, Sayed Mustapha Badreddine, and our other martyrs in Syria, we feel, in addition to the consequences for their afterlife and their (eminent) position close to God the Most High and the Exalted as martyrs, we have the feeling that their blood has borne fruit and enabled these results to be achieved, and that the objective for which they went to fight and for which they sacrificed their blood, their peace and their life, and for which they made unremitting efforts night and day, this goal was achieved and it is before our eyes today.

Economic, diplomatic & psychological warfare

I will now raise some points (concerning Syria). The first point is that naturally, what (the enemies of Syria) have been unable to achieve militarily, they have been trying for the past few years to obtain it politically, through political pressure on the Syrian leaders, on the allies of Syria, on Iran, on Russia, on those who stand alongside Syria, through international relations, through the UN Security Council, through intimidation, threats and tempting promises, so that the allies of Damascus will abandon Syria. But all of this has failed so far. And we know that sometimes the political battle is just as intense as the armed struggle. And sometimes its dangers are even greater, and require all of our vigilance and attention. Syria is still plunged into political war and is facing political pressures which, so far, have failed to achieve any of their goals.

Naturally, and I come to the second point, after the failure of the military war and the impotence and the ineffectiveness of the political war and the political pressures in achieving any objective at all, the front of Arrogance (imperialism), the American despots and their Allies resorted to other means, namely psychological warfare on the one hand, and sanctions and blockade on the other. With regard to psychological warfare, a very broad front has been open for years against Syria, and lately there has been an intensification of psychological warfare, some aspects of which I will touch on in a moment. Likewise, the sanctions and the state of siege against Syria are increasing, and they are betting on the economic consequences (which they hope get unbearable for Syria and its allies). The coronavirus has added to these pressures, but this pandemic is not specific to Syria: the pressures of the coronavirus are weighing on the whole world. Today, those who besiege Iran, Syria, Venezuela and other countries, Gaza, Yemen, etc., are starting to suffer the economic consequences of the coronavirus themselves. We have all seen the catastrophe hitting the United States, the countries of Western Europe, as well as certain countries in our region (Saudi Arabia, etc.). In any event, it is also a means of attacking Syria, namely economic pressures, sanctions, the state of siege against Syria.

With regard to the sanctions and the blockade, we place our hopes on the endurance of the Syrian leaders, the Syrian State and the Syrian people, just as they persevered in the face of the military and political war. What gives us hope is that Syria is a country endowed with human capital and colossal possibilities; the Syrian people are full of liveliness, the wealth and innate means of Syria are many and huge. Before the crisis, Syria was not a debt-ridden or weak country, nor was it a country brimming with wealth, but its economy was entirely viable. In some Arab countries, millions of people live in cemeteries, but no family lived in a cemetery in Syria. Anyway, in the economic battle, the livelihood battle, the financial battle, we have good hope in the endurance and initiative of Syria, just as we trust Syria to succeed against the psychological battle.

Tensions between Syria’s allies ?

With regard to the psychological battle, I would like to give an example, before addressing my last point concerning Syria. Part of the psychological battle concerns the situation of the allies, and we often hear that the allies of Damascus have started to abandon Syria. (According to these rumors), Iran would be entangled in its internal situation and would prepare to abandon Syria. Russia, because of the pressures, its internal situation, such pressures or such problems or I don’t know what other rubbish, would abandon Syria. All these words express only dreams and hopes that we have been hearing for years, and some have been disseminated as if they were information, etc., but they were only aspirations (US / Israeli / Saudi wishful thinking).

Among the talking points of the current psychological warfare, let us quote again the recurrent remarks that we find in the media of the Gulf and certain Western media —the Western media are more reluctant to diffuse these reports, because they try to preserve the (little) credibility they still have— about an Iranian-Russian power struggle in Syria. There is no hint of truth in it. I said at the beginning of my speech that I was going to talk about Iran again. In the two points that remain for me to address (on Syria), I will clearly point out certain sensitive points which concern the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Neither the Islamic Republic of Iran, nor Hezbollah, nor the Resistance factions from different countries —Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. ; yes, Resistance movements came from these countries and fought in Syria alongside the Syrian Arab Army, the Syrian people and the Syrian popular forces, and are still present there… The Islamic Republic of Iran is not fighting for influence against anyone in Syria. Neither against Russia —regardless of what Russia is doing— nor against anyone. The position of the Islamic Republic in Syria was clear from the beginning: its (only) goal was to prevent the fall of Syria under American-Israeli control, and under the control of the instruments of Arrogance (imperialism), our common enemy. This was Iran’s goal, and nothing else. The Islamic Republic does not seek any influence in Syria, it has no aims and no greed in Syria, and has no desire to interfere in the internal affairs of Syria. Iranian interference in Syria has never existed, does not exist and will never exist with regard to internal Syrian issues, whether in the form of the regime, government, laws, the State… Iran will never do anything that some other States (especially the imperialist and neo-colonialist West) do, in any case. All that mattered and still matters for the Islamic Republic of Iran is that Syria remains in its (pro-) Arab, (pro-) Islamic, (pro-) Resistance position, that it preserves its identity, its independence, its sovereignty, its unity, that Syria remains a noble and dignified, persevering fortress, does not submit to American and Zionist hegemony, and does not compromise on its rights (over the Golan). This is all that Iran wants in Syria, no more no less. And that does not enter into any struggle for influence with anyone.

Certainly, to be completely frank and sincere, there may be differences between the allies as regards the definition of certain military or ground priorities, political questions, at the level of negotiations, etc. But this in no way leads to a struggle for influence, because the decisions of the Islamic Republic are categorical as regards the position alongside the Syrian leaders (who have the final say on all matters), Iran complying with what they determine and accept. The Islamic Republic has a position of support towards the endurance, the persistence, the maintenance and the independence of Syria, and its resilience in the face of projects of hegemony and control over it, and of liquidation of the Axis of Resistance in the region. In this regard, I would therefore like to reassure the masses & supporters of the Resistance in the Arab-Islamic world: in Syria, there is no struggle for influence between Iran and Russia, so we could say that the front of the allies and supporters of Damascus is plagued by internal strife or is in withdrawal. This is absolutely not true.

Israel in Syria

The other point I also wanted to talk about concerning Syria and Iran in Syria, and the Israeli enemy in Syria, is the Israeli aggressions and the Israeli project in Syria. Especially in the past few weeks, the Zionist Israeli Minister of War (Naftali Bennett) is trying to brag and present (false victories) to the Israeli masses, lying to them and misleading them, and also to the public opinion in the Arab-Muslim world —and there are also Arab media that spread these lies and falsifications—, in order to highlight the imaginary victories and achievements of Israel in Syria at the expense of Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Axis of Resistance. I want to talk about it a bit, and it may be the first time that I do it in such a frank and detailed way, even if it will be synthetic.

During the first years (of the war in Syria), from 2011, Israel bet on the (terrorist) armed groups. The relations of the armed groups —especially in the south of Syria— with Israel are absolutely undeniable: exchange of information, financing, supplies, medical care, aid and support of all kinds, up to transit, all this is well known and obvious. Israel has been active in the war in Syria since 2011, and has counted & invested heavily on those who fight the regime in Syria. Israel had a whole set of objectives, the highest of which was the fall of the regime and the liquidation of the current administration (of Bashar al-Assad). But there were several other lesser goals.

When this war against Syria failed, and the Zionists understood that their instruments and the horse on which they had bet had failed in Syria, and that they had lost the war… They are still fighting in Syria, but they lost the war, as I just explained. The proof is that all of southern Syria, the vast majority of which was under the control of armed groups, which cooperated with Israel, was assisted by Israel and were Israel’s allies both openly and secretly, they all left, and some left Syria via the Zionist entity. We don’t forget their buses at night.

The Israelis therefore understood that their objective (to bring down the regime) had failed. They therefore aimed at a new objective, namely to fight against a new danger which appears to them, new dangers which will emanate from the situation and the victory in Syria. What are these new dangers? Some reside in the Syrian Arab forces themselves, in the Syrian army and in the Syrian military capabilities, especially with regard to ballistic capability and the manufacture of precision missiles. And that’s why we see that Israel is attacking everything related to the production of missiles in Syria, because he considers that the ballistic capacity and the manufacture of missiles constitute a (enormous) force for Syria, and obviously also for the Axis of Resistance.

Israel therefore considers Syria as a future threat, Syria which has stood firm during all these years in the face of a universal war waged against it: if Damascus regains its strength and regains its health, and develops its military, human and material capabilities, this will give Syria prevalence in the region and in the Arab-Israeli struggle. Therefore, Israel considers Syria as a threat, a future threat: Syria may not be a current threat, because it remains entangled in its internal situation and the few battles that remain to be fought. Likewise, Israel views the presence of Iran and Resistance factions in Syria as a threat. Israel is worried about Syria, Israel is afraid. Israel is terrified of what the future holds for it in Syria. This is the true description of the situation.

So look at the way Israeli officials express themselves about the Golan Heights, claiming that in southern Syria, for example, Hezbollah has a certain presence and a certain activity, and is trying to create a structure (of Resistance), with the help, silence or complicity of the Syrian authorities, cooperating with young Syrians (combatants) in order to recover the Golan and attack the Israeli occupation in the Golan. And all this while nothing important has happened yet. But this simple assumption, this simple fact created an atmosphere of terror within the Zionist entity, and sometimes pushes it to escalation measures which can lead to unforeseen and dramatic consequences (an open regional war). This indicates that Israel behaves towards Syria from a position of worry, fear and terror in the face of the consequences of the great victory in Syria. You have to keep that in mind in the first place.

Israel has therefore announced a goal in Syria. He cannot declare that he strikes Syria and the Syrian army, even if that is what he is doing concretely. Israel has therefore announced a goal linked to the Iranian presence in Syria, and the presence of Hezbollah, even if he insists above all on the Iranian presence. So they launched a campaign under the slogan “We want to expel Iran from Syria.” And their stupidity is such that it prompted the Israeli Minister of War, Naftali Bennett, to go so far as to set a timetable, promising that before the end of 2020, he would have ended the Iranian presence in Syria. So remember this deadline and count the months that we have before the end of the year to see what will happen to the promise of this stupid minister.

Israel has therefore worked to achieve this goal. What did they do, apart from the international, regional and domestic incitement, and the attempt to present the Iranian presence in Syria —which I will describe in detail— as having gone from a factor of assistance to a burden for Syria, which is a gross lie? They began with airstrikes and air operations which occasionally hit means of transport, warehouses or certain locations in Syria. This has been happening for years, and I never talked about it (in detail).

What is new? The new thing is that Israel goes astray, tricks its people and deceives the opinion in our region (and in the world) —and we are always fighting this battle to raise public awareness by revealing the truth—, trying to present certain details like the proofs of his victory in Syria and the beginning of the defeat of the Axis of Resistance or the Islamic Republic of Iran, the beginning of our exit and withdrawal (from Syria).

What are the clues and evidence that Israel puts forward? For several weeks, certain Israeli officials, media and analysts have been propagating these statements, even if other Israeli analysts say that these statements are inaccurate and just for show —and the latter are the ones who are right. Israel has spoken of several points (put forward as evidence of an Iranian withdrawal from Syria):

1/ the number of troops: the “Iranian (armed) forces”, to use their expression, would have greatly decreased in Syria;

2/ certain bases that have been evacuated, returned (to the Syrian authorities) or abandoned;

3/ the concentration of efforts on eastern Syria and the presence in the region of al-Boukamal, Deir Ezzor, etc.

The conclusion of all of this, (if we are to believe the Zionist enemy), is that the result of intelligence operations, military actions and aerial bombardments carried out by Israel, have largely fulfilled their objectives: Iran would leave Syria, the Iranians would be in full withdrawal, Hezbollah would retreat, and this moron (Bennett) believes he achieved an historic exploit which he trumpets  at every occasion, predicting the full achievement of this objective before the end of 2020. Just see how he spreads these lies and fools public opinion.

Let me show you the real situation. First, regarding the situation on the ground, Israel keeps talking about the presence of “Iranian (armed) forces”, but in Syria there have only been Iranian military advisers and experts since 2011. I would like to say that they were present even before 2011 alongside the Syrian Arab Army and alongside the Resistance in Lebanon (Hezbollah), and after 2011, they remained, and due to the events, their number increased. But there are no Iranian military forces in Syria. When we talk about Iranian military forces, we mean one or more battalions, one or more units, legions, etc. That is what we are referring to when we talk about the armed forces.

There are a number of military advisers and experts in Syria, the number of which has increased with the events (since 2011). They had and still have a very important role:

1/ providing support and advice to the Syrian armed forces;

2/ managing groups of Syrian, Arab and Islamic popular forces which they train, arm and lead in the various battles in progress;

3/ coordinating operations with Resistance movements, including Hezbollah;

4/ coordinating the logistical support operations provided by the Iranian defense ministry to the Syrian defense ministry.

These Iranian advisers are not Iranian (armed) forces. It is not an Iranian armed presence.

You see, the Israelis announced a nonexistent, illusory, imaginary goal, similar to the objective of successive American administrations to prevent Iran from manufacturing nuclear weapons, while the Iranians do not have nuclear weapons and do not want to obtain nuclear weapons. In Syria, Israel is waging an imaginary battle to prevent Iranian forces from being present in Syria. While in Syria there are only Iranian military advisers and military experts. Despite all the difficulties, the situation in Syria in no way requires the arrival of Iranian (armed) forces in Syria.

To be frank and honest, at one point, a real discussion took place on this subject with the Iranian leaders, and at one point, for a few months, certain Iranian armed forces came to Aleppo, for 2 or 3 months. But apart from this exceptional case, there have never been Iranian forces in Syria, and I say and repeat that there are only advisers, in the number required by the situation: there may be more or less according to the needs of the field, and many of them fell martyrs —some could put forward this argument as proof of an armed presence; but it’s because these advisers were on the front lines alongside the Syrian Arab Army and Resistance factions, fighting and participating in battles, in the manner of the school of their commander of the al-Quds Forces, the martyr Qassem Soleimani, may God the Most High be pleased with him. This is therefore the real and precise description of the situation.

Secondly, naturally, as the battles were won, whether for the Iranians or the factions of the Resistance, and sometimes even for the Syrian army, when the battle or the threat ended in a region, there was no longer any reason to maintain a presence of combatants or military bases, nor our positions on combat axes and front lines. At one time, the fighting was taking place (simultaneously) in Homs, in the rif of Damascus, in Damascus, in the East of Homs, in the suburbs of Aleppo and in Aleppo itself, in Idlib, in the south of Syria, Badiya, al-Boukamal, Deir Ezzor, etc. It was therefore natural to have a presence (of the armed forces) in all these regions. While on the coast, there were no battles, and there was therefore no reason to have this presence.

When the province of Homs was liberated, this presence ceased. Same thing when the battles in Damascus and in the rif of Hama ended, as well as in southern Syria, in Palmyra and in the Badiya. If the Syrian army, of which it is the country, wanted to maintain a certain presence in certain barracks, to take the necessary precautions (to face a possible resurgence of the terrorists), that made sense; but as for the auxiliary forces, whether Iranians, Hezbollah or other factions of the Resistance, it is quite natural that they left this region, maintaining only the minimum of personnel, of combatants and of material there as a precaution. There would have been no reason to maintain the same number of forces, the same bases, etc.

For about two years, when this victory became clear, especially after the liberation of the Badiya and the opening of the highway to Aleppo, and the end of the battle in Damascus, in the rif of Damascus and in the south, the (Syrian & allied) forces gathered (in the last places of activity of the terrorists). The presence of many Iranian advisers was no longer required, and so they returned to Iran. Likewise for a number of Hezbollah fighters and cadres in Syria, whose presence was no longer useful, so they returned to Lebanon. Many of our Iraqi brothers and other nationalities were no longer required, so they returned home.

The situation in Syria having become very good, (what would have been the point of maintaining all this presence)? Some bases and barracks have always remained empty, and had been prepared in case there was a need for additional manpower. Many bases and barracks were no longer useful because there were no more fights, and were therefore abandoned. It all started two years ago or more, and has nothing to do with Israeli operations and attacks in Syria. It has nothing to do with the Israeli strikes in Syria. And that has nothing to do with the martyrdom of brother commander Hajj Qassem Soleimani. It started under his leadership, and the current leadership of the Al-Quds Forces (IRGC) continues the same program it began operating over two years ago.

Likewise, Hezbollah and the rest of the factions of the Resistance have started to do the same for more than two years, namely to decrease the troops, decrease the number of (active) bases, decrease the presence, because Syria begins to recover, Syria has won, the Syrian Arab Army has won, many frontlines no longer exist, the battles having been definitively won there. This is the truth.

Today, when anyone talks about a downsizing of foreign forces in Syria… Let me give you an example for Lebanon. At some point I announced that on the whole axis of Qalamoun, we ended our presence (that used to be massive), keeping only one or two positions. Same thing for the whole axis of Zabadani. All was done in coordination with the Syrian army. Is this an Israeli success? Or is this fact explained because the Syrian army and the Resistance won all the battles in these regions, as well as in the rif of Damascus, in the rif of Homs, etc. What would be the point, once the fighting is over, of staying on the mountains, in the cold, in the heat, what good is it to mobilize and use resources, etc. All that would be useless, it would be a waste of material and human resources. When the fighting is over, all we have to do is pack up and return to our main front, namely southern Lebanon (facing Israel).

The pseudo-evidence put forward by Israel today, namely the issue of the reduction of troops in Syria, the total or partial evacuation of certain places, bases or positions, this is only due to the fact that the presence there would no longer make any sense, as for example in Damascus or around Damascus, where the fighting has stopped. It is quite natural that the military presence should go to al-Boukamal, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, Idlib, because the front lines are there, and there is no more fighting elsewhere. The remaining battles are there, so those who want to help must go there and not sit (arms crossed) in Damascus.

The pseudo-evidence advanced by Israel in no way proves Israeli successes, but proves the victory of Syria, the victory of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the victory of Hezbollah, the victory of the Axis of Resistance in Syria. This victory in the war involves, as with any army and any military force in the world, a redeployment of forces in accordance with new responsibilities and new challenges, in the light of our achievements and victories.

More so, a sign of the imbecility and lies of the Israeli media is that they have tried to explain the fact that for example, lately, the movements between Syria and Iran have decreased somewhat —air freight, the movement of airplanes—, and this has also been put forward as evidence of the Israeli military successes in Syria, while these claims are nothing but lies and falsifications. The cause is the coronavirus. The covid-19 which impacted the US military, European armies, and even the army of the Israeli enemy itself, which canceled maneuvers, training, and large military parades planned to celebrate the anniversary of the victory of 1945, and it is only natural that the pandemic also affects Syria, the Islamic Republic, ourselves and everyone.

To summarize this point, by way of synthesis before evoking the internal situation in Lebanon in the minutes that I have left, I would like to address the Israeli public to invite them to check their information and not to believe the lies of their leaders, who put forward imaginary victories in Syria, whether against Syria or against Iran. Admittedly, Syria suffers prejudice, just as Iranian advisers, Hezbollah and the Resistance in Syria are affected by the Israeli aggressions, which the Syrian, Iranian and Resistance leaders consider as they should —I don’t have time to speak in detail about our point of view on the issue, I will do it another time if necessary—, but the Israelis need to know that what their leaders are saying is only lies, deception and illusions, purely imaginary achievements. And if Israel continues on this path, they can make a mistake or a blunder that would blow up the whole region.

As for the announced objective, namely to expel the Iranian presence —the military advisers, and not the pseudo Iranian forces, as I explained— or even to expel Hezbollah and the Resistance from Syria, this objective will never be achieved, o Zionists. This objective will never be achieved. These advisers are present following a joint decision by Syria and Iran, and the Resistance movements are present at the request of the Syrian leaders and in accordance with the will of the Resistance movements themselves, and all those who, since 2011 to date, have sacrificed thousands of martyrs and suffered thousands of injuries, will not be defeated or deterred by an air strike or an assassination here and there. They will remain firmly on their positions, and will not abandon the battlefield or the place under any circumstances. This goal is unachievable.

These are just illusions that you live in your imagination; you are engaging in sheer adventurism, and at any moment, you can make a serious error in Syria that you will regret bitterly. […]

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HOUTHIS TARGET SAUDI POSITIONS, AMMO DEPOT IN NAJRAN WITH RECOILLESS RIFLES (VIDEOS)

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26.06.2020 

On June 26, the Houthis’s anti-tank units targeted a number of military positions near the southern Saudi province of Najran.

The Yemeni group’s fighters shelled positions of Saudi forces in al-Sawh with Soviet-made B-10 82 mm recoilless rifles. The fighters scored direct hits.

In the al-Hamad military camp, the Houthis targeted and destroyed an ammo depot of Saudi forces. A B-10 recoilless rifle was also used.

A day earlier, the Houthis destroyed a pick-up and a military bulldozer of Saudi forces in two separate attacks near the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan, west of Najran.

The Houthis are apparently stepping up their attacks along the border with Saudi Arabia. This is likely a response to the continued attacks by the Saudi-led coalition. On June 25, five civilians were killed in an airstrike on the southern Yemeni province of al-Bayda’.

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فلسطين بيار أبي صعب الجمعة 26 حزيران 2020

يتهيّأ بنيامين نتنياهو، حسب معظم المؤشرات، لتنفيذ وعوده الانتخابيّة، عبر ضم أجزاء من الضفّة الغربيّة وأغوار الأردن، في الأوّل من تموز/ يوليو المقبل. ما الذي يمكن أن يردع «إسرائيل» عن هذه الخطوة الجديدة، والخطيرة، ضمن استراتيجيّة استيطانيّة هي فلسفة وجودها منذ نكبة فلسطين؟ إن استراتيجيّة الاحتلال والاستيطان والضمّ، هي جوهر الكيان الذي تأسّس على المجزرة، واغتصاب الحقوق، ومصادرة الأرض. ولم تنجح في الحدّ منها اتفاقيات «السلام» المتعاقبة منذ «كامب ديفيد»، بل بالعكس، مكّنت العدو منا أكثر، فحيّد مصر، ودجّن منظمة التحرير، وقضى على «الكفاح المسلّح» حينذاك، وواصل سياساته الاستعماريّة الدموية بعدما اكتسب مزيداً من الثقة والزخم و«الشرعيّة» والغطاء الدولي، وازداد غطرسة وإجراماً. كل ذلك بحماية غربيّة سافرة، وجدت في سرديّة السلام الجوفاء ما تحتاج إليه من تبريرات للخديعة الكبرى. لقد واصلت «إسرائيل» جرائمها بمنأى عن أي محاسبة أو ضغط دوليين، أو رد فعل عربي يمكن أن يُحسب له حساب.

نتحدّث هنا عن «زمن عربي سعيد»، كان هناك مكان فيه للوهم، وكانت الأنظمة العربية ترفع، على الأقل في الشعار، لواء مواجهة الاحتلال واستعادة الحقوق العربيّة المسلوبة. فماذا نقول عن الراهن، وقد سقطت الأقنعة عن أنظمة الاستبداد والانحطاط والخيانة؟ الأنظمة التي تنازلت عن حقوق شعوبها، وباعت فلسطين، وباتت تبشّر بـ«نهضة إسرائيلية» موعودة، هي الطريق إلى التقدّم، وإلى تجاوز «التخلّف العربي» الذي لم يأتِ على ما يبدو لشعوبنا إلا بالخيبة. تلك بروباغندا محمد بن سلمان التي تشق طريقها بين الناس في الجزيرة العربية وبعض الخليج… عبر وسائل ترويج مختلفة وصلت أخيراً إلى الدراما الرمضانيّة.

العالم العربي الممزّق، السائب، يبدو اليوم أشبه بمشروع «نيوم» كبير، على طريقة المشروع الذي يحلم به عُصابيّ الرياض ضمن «الشرق الأوسط الجديد». وفي سبيل تحقيقه يهجّر ويقتل المواطنين السعوديين ويصادر المدن والبلدات والمزارع في شمال الجزيرة، ليقدمها مهراً لحليفه المفترض، ضمن استثمارات مشبوهة في منطقة اقتصادية حرّة تضمّهما مع الأردن ومصر. وفي هذا السياق «المنطقي» لا يطلب الكيان التوسّعي الشيء الكثير: يريد فقط أن يسترد الأراضي التي لم تخرج عن سيطرته عمليّاً، لكنّه تظاهر بالتصدّق بها على «السلطة الوطنية»، في مهزلة «أوسلو» التي لم يبق لها أي أساس قانوني أو سياسي. وها هي السلطة تتخبّط الآن في عجزها وعقمها، بل وتلجم غضب الناس في الضفّة، وهي لم تكن يوماً أكثر من إدارة ذاتية وحارس حدود، تحت رحمة الاحتلال وفي خدمته.
من يردع نتنياهو اليوم عن ضم أراضٍ عربيّة جديدة؟ هل ننتظر الغيث من مصر التي باتت «شريكاً استراتيجياً» للعدو (في الحقيقة تابعاً بائساً)، والغارقة في مواجهاتها بين إثيوبيا جنوباً وليبيا غرباً؟ لن يترك عبد الفتاح السيسي حتى تظاهرة تضامن واحدة تخرج في الشارع، في بلد نعرف أن شعبه مسكون بهاجس الدفاع عن قضيّة فلسطين. هل ننتظر الموقف المجلجل من النظام الأردني المفطور على التبعية للغرب؟ هل يقف العاهل الأردني بوجه «إسرائيل» بـ«الحزم» نفسه الذي أبداه بعد شطب القدس التي يفترض أنّه وصيّ على أماكنها المقدّسة؟

أم أن هناك من يظنّ أن الكيان الغاصب سيتردّد قبل القيام بخطوته الانتحاريّة، لأنّه يقيم وزناً للتحفّظات الأميركيّة على الضمّ مثلاً؟ وللعريضة التي وقّعها البرلمانيون الأوروبيون الألف؟ أو غير ذلك من احتجاجات غربيّة ودوليّة خانعة وخجولة؟ تعرف «إسرائيل» تماماً أنها فوق أي قصاص أو عقوبة أو محاسبة، وأن العالم المدعو حرّاً ــــ أي الاستعمار الأبيض ــــ كلّه في خدمتها، ومستعدّ لحمايتها وتغطية جرائمها. إلا إذا… طبعاً! إلا إذا تعرّضت مصالحه للخطر، وانجرّ إلى استنزافات ومواجهات يخشاها ولا يريدها وليس مستعدّاً لها.

إلا إذا اشتعلت الضفّة وكل فلسطين بالغضب. إلا إذا قلنا كلمتنا، دافعنا عن أرضنا وحقّنا بأيدينا، بكل الأشكال والوسائل المتاحة. هذا ما لمّح إليه ‫أبو عبيدة، الناطق باسم «كتائب القسّام»، حين أكّد أن المقاومة «تعتبر قرار الاحتلال ضمّ الضفة الغربية والأغوار، إعلان حرب على شعبنا الفلسطيني».

إذا لم يتعلّم العرب والمسلمون إلا درساً واحداً على امتداد العقود الماضية، فهو أن إسرائيل لا تفهم إلا لغة الحديد والنار. بالأمس القريب أُرديَ الشاب المقدسي الأعزل أحمد عريقات، على حاجز للاحتلال شرقي القدس المحتلة، وترك ينزف حتّى الموت، وهو يستعدّ لعرس أخته وعرسه. بالدم البارد نفسه، قَتل جندي إسرائيلي في نابلس، قبل 44 عاماً، طالبة في السابعة عشرة تتظاهر في ذكرى النكبة (16 أيار/ مايو 1976).

كان اسمها لينا النابلسي، وأشعل استشهادها الضفّة وكل فلسطين. خلّدها الشيخ إمام «لؤلؤةً حمراء»، في أغنية من شعر فدوى طوقان. ونستعيدها كل يوم في قصيدة حسن ضاهر التي غنّاها أحمد قعبور: «‫للجسد المصلوب الغاضب/ للقدس ويافا وأريحا/ للشجر الواقف في غزّة/ للنهر الهادر في الأردن/ للجسد الغاضب في الضفة/ يا نبضَ الضفة لا تهدأ/ أعلنها ثورة/ حطّمْ قيدك/ اِجعلْ لحمك/ جسرَ العودة./ فليمسِ وطني حرّا/ فليرحل محتلّي فليرحل».

الشعر وحده قد لا يحرّر فلسطين، لكنّه يدلّنا على الطريق. الباقي يمهّد له الغضب الشعبي وتتولّاه المقاومة. دراكولا الصهيوني الذي لا يرتوي من دمائنا، ليس أمامنا إلا أن نزرع خازوقاً في قلبه، كما في حكايات مصاصي الدماء. الشعب الفلسطيني يخوض اليوم معركته الأخيرة. على الشرفاء في المنطقة والعالم، ألّا يتركوه وحيداً…

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Amnesty Urges Saudi To Release Female Activists

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Amnesty Urges Saudi To Release Female Activists

Amnesty International called on Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately release women human rights activists, including those who are “being punished for daring to drive.”

The kingdom on Thursday marked the second anniversary of the end of the ban on women driving.

“It’s been almost two years since the Saudi authorities detained Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, and a group of Saudi women activists simply for demanding equality and defending human rights in the kingdom,” the group’s UK chapter said in a statement.

“For the first three months of their detention, several of the women activists endured torture, physical abuse and other forms of ill-treatment when they were held incommunicado and in solitary confinement with no access to their families or lawyers.”

Up until June 24, 2018, Saudi Arabia had been the only country in the world to prevent women from driving, and even jailed some who defied the ban.

Amnesty UK has launched a “Beep for freedom” campaign in support of the persecuted women’s rights defenders.

The campaign involves supporters sharing photos of themselves behind the wheel of a car or sharing the campaign’s “Beep for Freedom” car horn symbol, with an appeal to the Saudi authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release the activists and drop all charges against them.

Dissidents in the conservative country are often arbitrarily detained without charge or trial.

Millions of Yemeni Children Could Starve Without Urgent Aid

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Millions of Yemeni Children Could Starve Without Urgent Aid

Millions of children in Yemen could be pushed towards starvation by the end of the year as the humanitarian crisis is compounded by a lack of funding as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, UNICEF said on Friday.

A report by the United Nations children’s agency indicated that the number of malnourished children under the age of five in the war-torn country could rise by 20% — to 2.4 million — unless the international community makes up for a massive shortfall in aid.

“If we do not receive urgent funding, children will be pushed to the brink of starvation and many will die,” said UNICEF Yemen representative Sara Beysolow Nyanti. “We cannot overstate the scale of this emergency.”

Yemen has been ravaged by a Saudi, US-led war for over five years. During this period, tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence.

The UN said that it is unable to keep an inflow of aid as the crisis shows no sign of ending. UNICEF needs nearly $461 million for its humanitarian response, along with $53 million for an effective COVID-19 response. Only 39% and 10% of these, respectively, have been funded.

Yemen’s healthcare system was already on the brink of collapse as it dealt with diseases like cholera, malaria and dengue, but the pandemic has just brought it dangerously close to shutting down. The country has reported over 1,000 infections but experts say that many go unreported because of lacking medical infrastructure.

The UN children’s agency also warned that nearly 7.8 million children were not in school, which puts them at a higher risk of exploitation through child labor and early marriage.

“UNICEF has previously said, and again repeats, that Yemen is the worst place in the world to be a child and it is not getting any better, “Nyanti said.

What Should Bin Salman Understand from Yemeni Balanced Deterrence Ops?

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Translated article, Alalam website

Many realize and few admit that the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen has failed since the first weeks. When you wage a war that you promoted as the strongest party in it and you cannot resolve the field in the first days and weeks, you will have failed, much less, the war that has continued for more than 5 years without achieving any significant achievement, given the armament and billions spent on the Saudi army and its mercenaries inside Yemen.

The word “deterrence” means the action of discouraging an action or event and limiting its continuation. This definition applies to the Yemeni response to the aggression in the first and second year, however, recently and specifically for the last two years, the Yemeni military performance has surpassed the content of deterrence –from the bombing of the Abu Dhabi airport, targeting of Saudi Aramco, to the Quds and Zulfiqar missiles that fell north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh two days ago. This development in the Yemeni ability and response to aggression have implications for the field and policy implications.

In the Field:

The Saudi authorities resorted to recognizing the Yemeni strike, the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, by announcing intercepting Yemeni missiles fired at Saudi Arabia. But this mitigation of the strike has counterproductive results. The mere fact that Yemeni domestically-designed missiles reach the heart of the Kingdom as if they are on a picnic without interfering them throughout their path deserves a description of achievement and victory and the great penetration of Saudi military capabilities that cost tens of billions.

There are those who are trying to console themselves by saying that the US-made radars and intercept systems that help Saudi Arabia in its aggression deliberately do not intercept Yemeni missiles. But why does Washington allow Yemeni missiles to reach the heart of the Saudi capital as long as it is able to intercept them? And when that happens, where are the Saudi intercept systems? Where are the radars planted by Saudi Arabia on its borders, obtained from Israeli companies?

In Politics:

It has become evident that the allies of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his aggression against Yemen are no longer keen to continue the failed adventure.

The UAE started its withdrawal from the game months ago and focuses on preserving the field and economic gains obtained in southern Yemen, especially Aden and Socotra Island. While other countries, whose army leaders took a group photo with the start of the aggression to promote the strength of the Saudi-led coalition, were absent for a long time.

As for the US, bin Salman drained his credit with the Donald Trump administration. The billions that Riyadh provided to Trump during his visit to it were supposed to be a price for the service of bin Salman and his assistance to reach the throne. However, the crown prince needed Trump’s services to cover the arrests of dozens of princes and businessmen, then he asked for his help to cover the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then came the lapse of raising oil production months ago, which angered Trump to the point that forced bin Salman to expel his assistants from the room as the US President’s voice rose on the phone.

All of this made the Saudi crown prince exhaust his influence with the US lobbies on ill-considered matters and adventures, to find himself now in a critical position in the face of the Yemeni response, which is rapidly heading in an upward trend.

The massacres against the Yemenis will not achieve an achievement for Riyadh, and the inhuman blockade of millions of innocent civilians will not convince Saudi allies that a victory will be achieved in the field. The immediate future carries economic unpleasant surprises for the crown prince, thus he will not be able to rely on his mercenaries who will not fight for free.

It is said that “to admit truth is a virtue”, and after the 4th Balanced Deterrence Op, there do not appear to be many options on the Saudi table. Bin Salman may soon hear from the American shepherd, allies, and followers that it is better to admit frankly, not by mistake but by failure.

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ما هو مستقبل اليمن؟

د. علي أحمد الديلميّ

تحتاج عملية التحوّل السياسي في اليمن إلى صياغة رؤية للمستقبل تعمل على معالجة الخلل في النظام السياسي الحالي من خلال العمل على إتمام المصالحة الوطنية الشاملة وتحديد شكل الدولة ودستورها.

من خلال قراءة سريعة لواقع العمل السياسي في اليمن عبر التاريخ، نجد أنّ الصراع على السلطة ظلّ يأخذ بالأبعاد الطائفية والدينية والمناطقية نفسها، كل ذلك بسبب فشل النخبة السياسية في بلادنا في بناء نظام سياسي شامل يساوي بين الجميع ويتجاوز الطوائف والمناطق والمذاهب.

بعد أكثر من خمس سنوات من العدوان على اليمن، تعزّزت الانقسامات الداخليّة بسبب هروب الرئيس عبدربه منصور هادي إلى السعودية وطلبه تدخلاً سعودياً تحت شعار «استعادة الشرعية»، وبدلاً من عودة الشرعية واستعادة سلطه الدولة، شهد اليمن انقساماً لم نعرف له مثيلاً من قبل، نتيجة التحالفات والاختلافات السياسية والطائفية والمناطقية والمذهبية داخل الأطر المؤيدة لـ«الشرعية». فقد بدأ التجمع اليمني للإصلاح (جماعة الإخوان المسلمين) في اليمن والفريق علي محسن ومن تحالف معهما من القبائل والأحزاب وغيرها إقامة سلطة مستقلة عن الشرعية في مأرب، كما قام المجلس الانتقالي في الجنوب ببسط سلطته على عدن وبعض مناطق الجنوب في ظلّ صراعات جنوبية ـ جنوبية تتداخل فيها الصراعات مع الشمال ومع «الشرعية».

على وقع هذه الانقسامات والعدوان المستمرّ، ظلّ هادي وحكومته يمارسان «شرعيتهما» من الرياض بعد أن سلّم هادي كلّ أدوات الحكم لدول التحالف لعجزه عن فعل أيّ شيء يؤكد شرعيته. وتأتي استقالة وزير التجارة والصناعة في حكومة هادي محمد الميتمي التي تقدّم بها أمس، لتعكس مدى التخبُّط والتفكك داخل حكومة الشرعية نفسها وخروج الأمور عن السيطرة، حيث علّل الميتمي استقالته بأنّ «دولاً إقليمية ضمن التحالف السعودي تسعى إلى تمزيق اليمن والانقلاب على الشرعية».

وفي المقابل، تعزّزت سلطة «أنصار الله» في المناطق الخاضعة لسلطتهم، الأمر الذي أثار انزعاج منافسيهم من المكونات السياسية الأخرى المتحالفة مع الرئيس عبدربه منصور هادي.

في حقيقة الأمر، كانت لهذا التنافس أبعاد طائفية ومناطقية ومذهبية تمّ تغليفها سياسياً، إذ ينظر المتحالفون مع «الشرعية» إلى «أنصار الله» على أنهم إماميون يريدون حكم اليمن على أساس العرق، وأنهم يُميّزون الهاشميين عن غيرهم من باقي فئات المجتمع اليمني، وأنهم سلاليون وكهنوتين ورافضة، يمارسون السلطة الحديدية بالقهر والقتل، كما يتّهمونهم بأنهم يريدون القضاء على النظام الجمهوري وبأنهم يتلقون الدعم من إيران وحزب الله اللبناني ويريدون أن يكونوا كياناً مشابهاً لهذا الحزب، وغيرها من الاتهامات تُساق في حق «أنصار الله» والتي تزيد من حدة الانقسامات.

في المقابل، ينظر «أنصار الله» إلى المتحالفين مع هادي على أنهم استدعوا الخارج للتدخل في شؤون اليمن وأنهم باتوا مُرتَهنين للخارج بعد أن فرطوا في سيادة اليمن، ويمارسون حملات تشويه وكراهية ضدهم وضدّ كثير من اليمنيين الذين ينتمون إلى «أنصار الله» وهم من كلّ اليمنيين. كما يرى «أنصار الله» أنّ المبادرة الخليجية للحلّ السياسي في اليمن بعد أحداث ما يُسمّى «الربيع العربي» همّشت القوى اليمنية الثورية وأعادت توزيع السلطة بشكل غير عادل وأبقت النظام القديم فاعلاً. كما يتّهمون السلطة والمتحالفين معها بتهميشهم وظلمهم ومحاربة المذهب الزيدي وإغلاق مدارسهم وقتل علمائهم وقادة الرأي المتعاطفين معهم، وبالدفع بصحف «الشرعية» و«حزب الإصلاح» و«الإخوان المسلمين» والأحزاب المتحالفة معهم لشنّ حملات تضليل وكراهية، إضافة إلى حملات التشويه المستمرة التي يقوم بها من يسمّون أنفسهم «أقيال» سبتمبريين مثقفين جمهوريين وغيرها ضدهم.

عند التعمُّق في أسباب الصراع الدائر اليوم في اليمن، نجد أنّ معظم أطراف الصراع تعلن أنها جمهورية ومع النظام الجمهوري ضدّ العنصرية والطائفية والمناطقية والمذهبية وأنها مع بناء دولة مدنيّة تكفل حقوق الجميع في المواطنة والمساواة لتحقيق العدالة، وأنّها مع التداول السلمي للسلطة وتقوية قيم الحرية والديمقراطية وتعزيزها، لكنّ الواقع على الأرض مختلف تماماً، ومن هنا نرى أنّ المدخل الأساسي لبداية الحلّ السياسي الشامل في اليمن، هو وعي أبناء الشعب اليمني، بكافة أطيافهم وفئاتهم، وإدراكهم أهمية بناء الدولة ووضع الأسس القوية لها من خلال بناء المؤسّسات بشكل علمي ووطني بعيداً عن ممارسات الماضي المتخلِّفة في الإقصاء والقهر.

على اليمنيين جميعاً التماسك والتكاتف والضغط على كلّ من أوصلهم إلى هذا الحال. فالعالم يتغيّر والشعوب تتطور وتطالب بالأفضل لها في الأمن والسلام والحياة الكريمة.

السؤال الذي يطرح نفسه دائماً: أين قادة الرأي والمثقفون ومنظمات المجتمع المدني في اليمن اليوم. أليس حريّاً بهم أن يقوموا بدورهم الوطني الجامع، بدلاً من أن يكونوا أدوات مأجورة في أيدي من يريدون تشتيت المجتمع اليمني وانقسامه؟

أين دورهم اليوم في الضغط على كلّ من يتحكمون بالمشهد السياسي في اليمن وحثهم على الجلوس إلى طاولة حوار وإطلاق المصالحة الشاملة وبناء الدولة التي تحقق الأمن والسلام والحياة الكريمة للجميع؟

قد يقول البعض إنّ هذا الكلام مثالي وغير قابل للتطبيق، لكنني أقول إنّ إرادة الشعوب لا تقهر إذا كان هناك صدق في العمل والإرادة من أجل الأفضل، أما الذين شاركوا في سفك دماء اليمنيين، فهؤلاء سيظلون أدوات للخراب والتدمير وانقسام الناس في صراعات عبثية لا تسمن ولا تغني من جوع، وإذا لم يتكاتف اليمنيون من أجل مستقبل بلادهم فسيظلون ضحايا لهذه الصراعات العبثية.

حفظ الله اليمن وأهلها من كلّ مكروه.

*دبلوماسي يمني.

Yemeni Armed Forces Conduct Large-scale Attack ’4th Balanced Deterrence Op’ Deep in Saudi Arabia

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Yemeni Armed Forces announced on Tuesday the implementation of a large-scale attack, the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, with a barrage of ballistic, winged missiles and drones deep in Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the latest escalation in Riyadh regime’s bloody military campaign against the country.

“We have implemented – with the help of Allah – the largest offensive operation ‘the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation’ on the capital of the Saudi enemy,” the Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, said in a statement. 

The statement clarified that the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation has struck Saudi Ministry of Defence, Intelligence, Salman Air Force Base and other military targets in Riyadh, Jizan and Najran.

Sare’e indicated that the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation was carried out with a barrage of Quds and Zulfiqar ballistic, winged missiles and drones,

The Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman affirmed that the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation came in response to “the ongoing unjust blockade and the brutal aggression against our great Yemeni people.”

Brigadier-General Sare’e warned the countries of the US-Saudi aggression against going too far in their aggression, criminality and siege, stressing the legitimate and inalienable right that the religious, ethical, humanitarian and national duty imposes on the defense of Yemen and its steadfast people.

The Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman confirmed that Yemen will execute harsh military operations until the siege is lifted, the aggression is stopped, and freedom and independence are achieved.

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متشابهات كثيرة ‏ بين صنعاء وبيروت!‏

د. وفيق إبراهيم

يتماثل الوضع الحالي للبنان مع المشهد السياسي اليمني قبل 2014 بشكل يلعب فيه السفير الأميركي علنياً دور القائد الفعلي الذي يوزع التعليمات على قيادات القوى السياسية المحلية علنياً.

هذا ما كان يحدث في اليمن قبل نجاح أنصار الله قبل ست سنوات بإلحاق هزيمة كبرى بالقوى اليمنية المتحالفة مع الأميركيين والسعوديين. فتحررت صنعاء من هيمنة السفراء وأصبح قرارها يمنياً صرفاً برفض أسلوب نثر المكرمات الخليجية والذعر من الأميركيين.

وها هي صنعاء المتحررة تعمل على مجابهة الاحتلال الأميركي السعودي الإماراتي لما تبقى من يمنها السعيد بهدف إنهاء أسلوب هيمنة السفراء الأجانب ودحرهم من كامل بلادها.

لجهة بيروت تكاد السفيرة الأميركية المعتمدة في لبنان شيا تعلن نفسها متصرفة فعلية في شؤونه وشجونه، فتنتقل يومياً من العاشرة صباحاً وحتى مطلع الفجر في استقبالات وزيارات تشمل معظم أنواع السياسيين اللبنانيين حتى تكاد هذه السفيرة تعرف زوايا بيروت وقرى الشوف ومعراب وبيت الوسط وبيت الكتائب والقصر الجمهوري والسرايا الحكومي.

وعندما تنتابها ضائقة فعلية تتوجه الى عين التينة.

هناك جانب آخر، أصبحت السفيرة شيا ملمة به وهي التصريحات الصحافية التي تردّ فيها احياناً على منتقدي سياسات بلادها وترسل في الوقت نفسه إشارات ليعتمدها مقلدوها من السياسيين المحليين. بالإضافة الى تعمّدها هذا الأسلوب الإعلامي لتعميم ثقة حلفائها بقوة بلادها على مهاجمة اي قوة لبنانية حتى لو كانت بمستوى حزب الله وقائده اللبناني الإقليمي السيد حسن نصرالله.

لكن هذا الأسلوب ينافي الأعراف الدبلوماسية التي تفرض على الدبلوماسيين تسجيل اعتراض على منتقدي سياسات بلادهم لدى وزارة الخارجية المحلية.

فكيف تخالف شيا هذا المنطق؟ إنها طريقة أميركية صرفة يمارسها الدبلوماسيون الأميركيون في البلدان الخاضعة لهم والمنخرطة ضمن حركتهم الاستعمارية.

هذا ما أشار اليه القائد اليمني السيد عبد الملك الحوثي في خطابه الأخير الذي يربط فيه بين الانتصار الذي أنجزه اليمنيون في 2014.

وجاء ترجمة لمشروع يقوم على الوعي الثقافي الذي يربط بين مجابهة المستعمر ثقافياً واقتصادياً وأمنياً وبشكل شعبي عام مستحضراً اسلوب السفير الأميركي المعتمد الذي كان يحكم صنعاء السياسية في تلك المرحلة ويترك أثراً حتى في الناس العاديين الذين كانوا يجنحون لتقليد الغرب في ثقافاتهم.

وكان السفير السعودي في تلك المرحلة شيخ مشايخ قبائل اليمن والحاكم السياسي له تنصاع لأوامره دوائر القصر الجمهوري والوزراء والأعيان، لذلك فإن تمرد أنصار الله على الهيمنة الأميركية السعودية ذهبت نحو عصيان كامل في الثقافة والتاريخ والوعي والأعمال العسكرية فاستعاد اليمن السعيد لقبه القديم «أم العرب».

على مستوى لبنان استبق حزب الله كل الحركات الجهادية في العالم العربي بنشر ثقافة المقاومة التي هي إعلام وثقافة وحضارة وتاريخ ومقاومات عسكرية.

لقد نجحت هذه المقاومة بطرد العدو الاسرائيلي ودحرت الإرهاب في سورية وجبال لبنان.

لكنها تعرضت لمعوقات في مسألة نشر ثقافة الجهاد. وهذا سببه وجود ثماني عشرة طائفة لبنانية شديدة الاستقلالية سياسياً وتكاد تشكل محميات داخلية محمية إقليمياً وخارجياً وتاريخياً.

فيما اليمن يمنان فقط شمالي وجنوبي وتعدديته المذهبية تقتصر على مذهبين متقاربين لم يسبق لهما أن اقتتلا لأسباب دينية، لذلك كانت مهمة نشر الثقافة الجهادية في اليمن أقل صعوبة مما يعاني منه حزب الله في لبنان.

لكن الطرفين يتعرّضان للمنظومة الاستعمارية نفسها، التي تتشكل من قوى داخلية منصاعة للتحالف الأميركي السعودي الإسرائيلي، ألم يلتق وزير خارجية منصور عبد ربه هادي في أحد المؤتمرات بوزراء إسرائيليين بشكل علني، غير آبه بالانتقادات وكاشفاً بذلك باستجابته لطلب سعودي بإعلان التحالف مع «اسرائيل» عبر هذه الطريقة.

كذلك فإن حزب الله الذي نجح بنشر ثقافته في مجالات لبنانية وسورية وإقليمية واسعة يتعرض اليوم من المحور الأميركي – السعودي الإسرائيلي نفسه الذي يستخدم قوى داخلية طائفية مرتبطة بالمستعمر منذ القرن التاسع عشر بصفتها وريثة للصراعات الداخلية – الخارجية في تلك المرحلة.

بذلك يتبين مدى التماثل بين صنعاء وبيروت في مشاريع متشابهة تعمل في اليمن والعراق وسورية ولبنان وفلسطين على نشر ثقافة التحرّر من المستعمرين.

بما يؤسس لعصيان تاريخي يرفض تقسيمات المستعمر لمنطقة عربية رسمت خرائط بلدانها دبلوماسية بريطانية كانت تحتسي الخمر، وتسند رجليها فوق طاولة قريبة.

هذه اللحظات أنتجت معظم حدود البلدان العربية في المشرق، وتركت لدبلوماسية أخرى رسم حدود شمال افريقيا والشرق الأوسط بالوسيلة نفسها التي لا تتفاعل مع حقائق اللغة والتاريخ والتفاعلات، بل تستند الى مصالح المستعمرين فقط.

فهل تنجح صنعاء وبيروت بنشر ثقافة تصحيح التاريخ لصالح بناء المستقبل؟

هذا ما تفعله غزة وسورية والعراق واليمن ولبنان، هذه المناطق التي ترسل تجاربها الى كامل العالم الإسلامي في دعوة بصوت عالٍ مع ميادين قتال مفتوح لاستعادة مناطق يسرقها المستعمر الغربي الأميركي الإسرائيلي بتغطية خليجية وعربية وإقليمية منذ القرن التاسع عشر.

فهل بدأت المنطقة بترجمة ثقافة الجهاد في ميادينها القتالية؟

الجواب عند السيدين حسن نصرالله وعبد الملك الحوثي وجماهير المقاومة في الشرق الأوسط والعالم الإسلامي.

Protests show ‘American exceptionalism’ is over: political researcher

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June 17, 2020 – 12:0

TEHRAN – Lebanese political researcher Ali Mourad tells the Tehran Times that the anti-racism protests across the United States show that “American Exceptionalism” has come to an end.

Following the suffocation of George Floyd, a black African-American, at the hands of a white policeman on May 25 in Minneapolis, anti-racism protests have engulfed the United States.
Mourad also says, “We are witnessing an apparent ‘conflict of ideologies and identities’ in American society.”

Following is the text of the interview:

1. What are the messages of the recent protests in America against racial discrimination?

Answer: Of what we’ve seen up till now in those protests we can note that the Black struggle against systematic racism in the United States has risen back again, with new means of expression and a broad base of solidarity worldwide, which is more comprehensive than the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It tells us also that it’s a declaration of the end of the so-called “American Exceptionalism” or what was also named as the “American Melting Pot.” We are witnessing an apparent “Conflict of Ideologies and Identities” in American society.
“Trump is somehow trying to make use of the protests by showing that it’s a rebellion of the blacks against the system ‘that is owned and run by the white people’.”2. Do you think that the Trump administration bears the responsibility for what happened against George Floyd, who was suffocated under the knee of a white police officer, or should we accuse the political structure in America, which is built based on racism?

A: Since he entered the White House, Trump is indeed responsible for inciting the violent actions against people of color in America, looking forward to tightening the loyalty of the electoral base that delivered him into power in 2016. However, I believe he’s not the only one or his party to blame for the Black community grievances. What the African Americans experienced and still inside the United States dates back to 400 years ago. The so-called “Founding Fathers” of the U.S. who wrote the “Declaration of Independence” were racists and owned slaves. Even the third president (Jefferson) writes: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that their Creator endows them with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. However, he had 600 slaves. He even started raping his slave “Sally Hemings” when she was 14 years old and had six children from her whom he refused to accept them as his children officially. It’s always been a racial system that governed in the United States. Right after Abraham Lincoln freed Blacks they were used to reconstruct the country after the civil war ended, later on, the Blacks were enrolled in the U.S. army so they could fight America’s battles in WWI and WWII and other conflicts. Even today, the majority of U.S. prisoners are black, and they are used under forced labor to manufacture the weapons of major U.S. arms companies.

3. Do you think that Trump is trying to militarize response to civil unrest for economic and geopolitical considerations which may enhance the prospects of a civil war in the future?

A: I think Trump wants nothing but re-elected again, so he’s reading from Richard Nixon’s book. The latter used the “Law & Order” speech to win the votes of the white population in the southern states, who were upset with the massive protests of the black community in spring 1968 after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. By then, the Republicans had what they called “The Southern Strategy” that aimed to flip the white conservative political views in the southern states from Democrats to Republicans, by adopting a militarist fear-mongering speech from the black community so they would attract them. It worked for the Republicans, and since the early 1970s, all Republican presidential candidates used the same strategy, and Trump is using it today. So yes, Trump is somehow trying to make use of the protests by showing that it’s a rebellion of the blacks against the system “that is owned and run by the white people.”
“MBS (Muhammad Bin Salman) and some other heads of Arab sheikhdoms believe their destiny is linked with Trump’s, that’s why they’re defending him.”4. What is the secret behind some Arab countries’ silence on recent events in the U.S. and the Saudi media attack on all those who support the protests and criticize Trump’s racism?

A: Most of the Arab regimes are very careful when it comes to Trump. They don’t want to upset him because they fear his reaction. As for Saudi Arabia, you can easily realize how nervous Riyadh was during those protests. In general, Saudi doesn’t believe in the right to protest, what if it was a protest against the protector of MBS? So yes, the Saudi media was doing the job that no U.S. media outlet dares to do, trying to alienate the protests and even accuse the protestors of being run by outsiders! MBS (Muhammad Bin Salman) and some other heads of Arab sheikhdoms believe their destiny is linked with Trump’s, that’s why they’re defending him.

5. How do the American protests affect the upcoming presidential elections?

A: It’s still early to evaluate the outcomes of the protests, but I think what matters to the un-politically affiliated “silent majority” is the economy, more than the racial issue. That’s America, and it will always be so. Between 1970 and 2020, African Americans conducted tens of significant protests and uprisings all over America, but little was achieved concerning gaining their full civil and economic rights. Trump is acting in a way that’s clear he doesn’t care if he lost the vote of the little margin the voters of color. He is trying to focus on his “successful” economic performance to gain some points for his polls.

6. The U.S. is using methods of violence against domestic protests, a practice it has repeatedly used in its imperial adventures abroad. How does it show the brutality of capitalism against suppressed people?

A: There is news that some major U.S. arms companies are about to sell police departments and law enforcement military tools and weapons, so that be used against U.S. citizens. Trump is pushing forward, so this happens when he says, “I’ll support and fund the law enforcement.” I think it’s a moment where we realize the deep quagmire America is facing: Washington is not capable anymore of starting a new war that they guarantee a victory in it after their defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. And since arms companies need to sell their products, it seems Washington has no problem to pour those weapons inside the country. With the U.S. 2nd amendment being guarded by white supremacy and arms companies’ lobbyists, America would be heading towards a second civil war in the future so that the capitalist corporate industrial complex gains more money. They did it to the oppressed people all over the world; now, they might be doing it against the minorities or even themselves inside America. That’s what you call: “Greed Capitalist Ideology.”

 

مخاض ربع الساعة الأخير… الشرق الأوسط إلى أين؟

د. ميادة ابراهيم رزوق

أثارت تصريحات الجنرال كينيث ماكينزي قائد القيادة الأميركية المركزية الوسطى تساؤلات كثيرة عن نعت منطقة غرب آسيا بالغرب المتوحش، والتحذير من تعاظم القوة الإيرانية، والصعود الصيني المقلق، والدور الروسي الانتهازي الذي أظهر براعة في سورية، وسوْق الملاحظات بضرورة إدارة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية لغرب آسيا المتوحش، وهي في طور التفاوض على طريقة الخروج من المنطقة، وهنا مكمن السؤال في ما قاله أمام التحديات التي تمرّ بها الولايات المتحدة الأميركية من ارتباك في إدارة الملفات الخارجية، والانقسام الداخلي بين إدارة ترامب والقيادة العسكرية، وخلافه مع بعض حكام الولايات، والتظاهرات والاحتجاجات ضدّ التمييز العنصري وعنصرية الشرطة، بدور ترامب الرئيسي في تسريع تظهيرها وتفاقمها، بكذبه وغطرسته وعنجهيته وعنصريته وسياساته الفاشلة الداخلية والاقتصادية وفي مواجهة جائحة كورونا، التي أدّت إلى زيادة العنف وتفاقم الاضطرابات وإفلاس وإغلاق آلاف الشركات، وازدياد نسبة الفقر والبطالة ليكون تعداد العاطلين عن العمل أكثر من 40 مليون مواطن أميركي، رغم استمرار العبث في منطقة الشرق الأوسط من خلال الإصرار على فرض الحصار والعقوبات الجائرة، وتردّي الأوضاع الاقتصادية، وتجويع الشعوب وإثارة الفوضى في غير مكان؛ كسباً للوقت واللعب على عامل الزمن، آملا بتحسين الظروف لتمرير جزءاً من صفقة القرن بضمّ الضفة الغربية، قبل الوصول للحظة انتخابات الرئاسة الأميركية.

تَعتبر أنظمة الدول الخليجية الرجعية وفي مقدّمتها السعودية والإمارات نفسها جزءاً من تلك الأجندة، علّها تحافظ على عروشها التي بدأت معالم انهيارها بالوضوح تحت وطأة الأزمة الاقتصادية والافلاس وانهيار أسعار النفط بالتشبيك مع جائحة كورونا ومشاكلها وانقساماتها الداخلية، وعدم إمكانية الخروج من حرب اليمن بماء الوجه.

ففي ظلّ أزماتها وخسارة مقومات أمنها القومي المالية والدينية فقدت الدعم والحماية الأميركية المباشرة، إلا من صفقات الأسلحة التي تفرغ ما تبقى في الخزائن والاحتياطات بمزاعم درء الخطر الإيراني، وأوراق الاعتماد الوحيدة لضمان الحفاظ على العروش في جعبة كيان العدو الصهيوني، باستمرار ركوب قطار التطبيع بكلّ صفاقة، وليس آخرها مقدار الذلّ في هبوط الطائرة الإماراتية الثانية في مطار بن غوريون بمزاعم تقديم المساعدات لقطاع غزة والضفة الغربية دون تنسيق مع الفلسطينيين الذين رفضوها جملة وتفصيلا بعزة واباء، لمشهد ذلّ آخر فيما فضحته مجلة «ناشيونال انترست» عن رغبة الأنظمة الخليجية بنسج علاقات اقتصادية واستراتيجية أكبر مع (إسرائيل) من وراء الكواليس، وليطلّ صباح يوم الجمعة الوزير الإماراتي يوسف العتيبة بمقالته الحصرية لصحيفة «بديعوت أحرنوت» لمغازلة الكيان الصهيوني بتفاصيل مبادرات بلاده بالانفتاح والعلاقات الاقتصادية والعمل المشترك والدعوة للمشاركة في معرض «الاكسبو» الدولي المخطط إقامته في دبي العام المقبل، وتكريس أسس التطبيع واعتبار (إسرائيل) فرصة وليست عدواً، لدمجها في المنطقة.

يتخلل هذا المشهد المأساوي تنامي الوعي العربي في رفض مشاريع الأجندة الصهيوأميركية، وخاصة في تونس والسودان نحو تغييرات قد يكون، وسيكون الانتصار السوري بالتحرير الكامل حجر الرحى لانتصار خيارات الشعوب العربية المقاومة، وبتبلور قيادات ثورية تقود نضالاتها.

في خضمّ هذه التفاصيل والانشغال الأميركي والأوروبي باضطراباته الداخلية، يتقن أردوغان سياسة اللعب على الحبال، واستثمار فائض القوة التي يشعر بها بعد تقدّم حليفته حكومة الوفاق الليبية بمواجهة الجنرال خليفة حفتر الذي تدعمه روسيا، لاستثمارها بسياسة ديكتاتورية قمعية في الداخل التركي، ومحاولة تكريس احتلال إدلب السورية اقتصادياً وعسكرياً أمراً واقعاً، بضخ كميات كبيرة من العملة التركية وفرض التعامل بها، وربطها بالتعاملات التجارية والرسوم الجمركية للبضائع العابرة من الحدود، وبمسار متصل في تعزيز بيئة حاضنة لوجودها بفرض منهاجها التعليمي المدرسي، وزيارة وزير الداخلية التركي سليمان صويلو في سابقة أولى لمخيمات النازحين في إدلب، بالتوازي مع استمرار التحشيد العسكري التركي بآلاف الجنود والآليات في مناطق التماس مع خطوط انتشار الجيش السوري، ونشر بطاريات دفاع جوي في مطار تفتناز، قد تكون لفرض منطقة حظر جوي في وجه الطائرات السورية والروسية، واستمرار دعم وجود مجاميع العصابات الإرهابية التكفيرية في مناطق قريبة من نقاط المراقبة التركية، وهجومها على مواقع الجيش السوري، ومنع فتح طريق حلب – اللاذقية الدولي (M4)وتسيير الدوريات (الروسية – التركية) المشتركة عليه بحجج واهية بقطع المجموعات المتشدّدة للطريق وتخريب جزء منه، ضاربة بعرض الحائط تعهداتها لروسيا بالالتزام بتنفيذ آليات وبنود بروتكول موسكو واتفاق سوتشي، دون استبعاد الصدام العسكري مع القوات الروسية والجيش العربي السوري.

في كلّ هذا المشهد يحاول رجب طيب أردوغان وكعادته الكذب والمناورة لحجز مكان ودور قادم يوفر له أوراقاً ثمينة على طاولة التفاوض والتسويات، يقدمها كبطاقة اعتماد للداخل التركي وبما يدعي من أمن تركيا القومي.

باعتقادنا أجراس معركة إدلب الأخيرة تقرع لتنهي العربدة الأردوغانية، وتدق ناقوس إنهاء حياته السياسية، مع ما تمّ توقيعه خلال الأيام القليلة الماضية على اتفاق إيطالي – يوناني بشأن ترسيم الحدود البحرية لكبح الجماح التركي وتقويض فرصته بالقرصنة النفطية والغازية البحرية، لنطلّ في الختام وبتنامي وتعاظم قدرات وإمكانيات محور حلف المقاومة على مرحلة عنوانها الخروج الأميركي من غرب آسيا، وتكريس الانتصارات العسكرية والاقتصادية، وتغيير وجه المنطقة، والعين على فلسطين إلى مشهد حزم المستوطنين الصهاينة حقائبهم.

Saudi Arabia speaks out for first time about reopening embassy in Syria

By News Desk -2020-06-10

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami, stressed on Wednesday, the need for Syria to return to the Arab League.

Al-Muallami said in an interview with RT Arabic that the relations between Riyadh and Damascus can be restored simply any day and any moment if the Syrian crisis ends and the factions of the Syrian people agree on the future directions in the country.

On the possibility of opening the Kingdom’s embassy in Damascus along the similar lines of the United Arab Emirates, Al-Muallami said that “there is currently no similar step in the near future because the time has not come yet.”

A delegation from Syria visited the Emirates after the UAE reopened its embassy in Damascus last year.

The Syrian-UAE private sector forum was held in Abu Dhabi with the participation of Syrian businessmen, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

“The forum comes within the framework of developing a positive relationship between the two private sectors in Syria and the UAE to establish joint investments,” said Mohammed Thani Murshid Al-Rumaithi, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

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