We are following, around the clock, the terrible human tragedy that the civilians of Aden and the rest of the governorates are undergoing due to the continuous power outage for more than 40 hours in most of the southern city districts.
In addition, the pumping of drinking water in some neighborhoods has stopped for a period that sometimes extends into a week. Not to forget the accumulation of dust, rubbish, and puddling water for boundless periods. As the governorate has been witnessing the wet season, heavy rains have also damaged many citizens ’homes during the past days, resulting in the death of at least 10 citizens, most of them children and elders.
These are the most prominent headlines currently occupying the minds of citizens whose neighborhoods, streets and even villages, fall under the Saudi-Emirati occupation, its agents and some of the most humiliated mercenaries out there. However, we live in a media hustle across all local, Arab, and even foreign media.
Media has been shedding the light on an acute dispute between the mercenary parties and their leaders who are in the hotels and resorts of Riyadh. Riyadh, the capital of the country leading the aggression on one hand, and Abu Dhabi; the capital of the second major country leading the war on the other.
Isn’t about time the citizens of Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Dhalea, Hadhramout, Shabwa, Mahra and Socotra understand that the mercenaries control the interests of all citizens, especially after realizing the following facts:
First: All the material, economic and financial resources of the Yemeni people are allocated by the occupant to serve, to its full potential, its agents in Saudi Arabia and UAE.
Second: The citizen realizes that these agents control his/her power and life through the central bank, which has become a source of enrichment for some centers of partisan and tribal influence.
Third: The countries of the aggression provided heavy, medium and light weapons for their mercenaries, and enabled them to manipulate the lives of those who dare raise their voices to oppose the aggression and occupation.
Fourth: All the evidence and reports indicate that al-Qaeda and ISIS criminals are fighting on the side of the so-called “national army”, which is affiliated with the so-dubbed “legitimacy”. Even media outlets have reported at that time that American drone strikes hit their targets in Rada, Marib, Al-Bayda, and Abyan, which are all Saudi/UAE-held governorates.
Fifth: What was announced by the so-called Southern Transitional Council of separatist decisions on the morning of Sunday, April 25, 2020, is nothing more than exchanging malicious roles between the two major countries behind the aggression. This takes us back in time to that declaration announced by the militant comrade, Ali Salem Al-Byadh, the Secretary-General of the Yemeni Socialist Party, the Vice President of the Republic of Yemen, and his comrades of the rebellious socialists, when they announced on the evening of May 21, 1994 the decision to separate south Yemen from its north.
Just to remind you, those who supported the declaration of secession at the time are the same ones supporting the current secession, which is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Yesterday, the Gulf Cooperation Council supported the division, with the exception of the emirate of Qatar, which stood with the Yemeni unity. Today, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates stand alone in support of secession.
Sixth: The Yemeni citizen in Aden and the rest of the neighboring cities realize that the occupying countries can go after cheaper projects comparing to the sophisticated military vehicles, armored vehicles, tanks, artillery, etc. They should start considering investing in power and water generating stations in order to solve the dilemma of the lack of services. They should think about means to keep the neighborhoods clean of trash mountains. Aren’t Saudi Arabia and the UAE some of the richest Arab and Islamic countries? shouldn’t they take better care of their neighboring Yemeni governorates that suffer from poverty?
Seventh: The responsibility of exposing the brutal acts of aggression and its mercenaries relies on those leading media (distinguished journalists and media professionals, even amateurs among them, and the intellectuals in Aden) who refuse to face the reality of the situation in those cities under occupation.
This modern city has been taken for granted by the occupiers and their agents, who have been given weapons and financial means to trample the people of Aden, distort their city and history by various means.
Yes, the mercenaries of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, and under the direct guidance of their masters, have done to the city what they have done. However, unfortunately, the so-called educated elites got lost in describing reality, and perhaps they were lost between praising one side or another. They tend to sink in details that are of little importance and hold one party or another for what has happened to Aden.
I am fully aware that most of these free intellectuals adore Aden and love it to death, as they say, and they are among the sons of this wonderful ancient city and its inhabitants. However, they have lost their ability to distinguish the one side bearing the moral, religious and humanitarian responsibility for the agony of Aden and its honorable people.
The occupier tried to bury the dreams of Yemenis in the city and in the rest of the regions and governorates under occupation.
A quick flip through history of “ancient and modern colonialism” and occupation, informs us that the occupier does not occupy in order to build and develop, but rather to satisfy its own interests. This is also the goal of the Saudi-Emirati aggression. The aggression is in Yemen to fulfill its strategic and economic interests, and whoever stands with the occupier is a despicable agent who works against the interests of his/her nation, people and freedom.
Those in charge of media outlets and are guiding public opinion should reconsider their positions and comprehend the true aims of such aggression and occupation. It is a duty and a responsibility, specifically for the aforementioned people, to stand beside the truth and nothing but the truth.