On January 23, 2013, Yemeni forces claimed they had intercepted a vessel carrying a large cache of weapons including surface-to-air missile, military grade explosives, rocket-propelled grenades and bomb making euipment – that US claims were from the Islamic Republic.
A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that Yemeni coastal guards with the help of a US Navy destroyer incepted a vessel carrying arms for the anti-government Houthis rebels. Another US official, also speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters that the intercepted arms shipment was believed to have been from Iran.
“This demonstrates the ever pernicious Iranian meddling in other countries in the region,” he said.
The US ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Michael Feierstein, a Zionist Jew, has accused Iran of meddling in Yemeni affairs by supporting southern secessionists.
How funny these accusations look coming from officials of a country which has military bases in Yemen and several other countries in the region, including its military forces in over 145 foreign nations.
The US financed the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ (an Israeli Project) in Yemen to create political chaos in the country which is strategically important to both the US and Israel in order to maintain an aggressive posture against Iran and China. Since 2011, the US military and CIA have been using drone against anti-government civilian targets as part of America’s phony “war on terror” on almost daily basis. Washington claims that drone attacks were appoved by Sana’a government – a claim denied by Hooria Mashhour, Yemen’s minister for human rights on January 28, 2013 in UAE. Hooria played a leading role in mass protests which forced Yemeni ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh a year ago. The current US-puppet President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, however, has praised drone operations.
Yemen’s Nobel peace prize winner, Tawakkol Karman, in November 2012, called upon Barack Obama to stop drone attacks in Yemen because they were generating more public hatred toward the United States. The US has also used drones for target assassination of its own citizens in Yemen like Anwar al-Alwaki who had worked for CIA in the past.
In 2010, Jewish Sen. Joe Lieberman had stated that Yemen would be the next target of US war. He told FoxNews: “Iraq was yesterday war. Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act preemptively, Yemen could be our next war. That’s the danger we face.”
Earlier this month, Yemeni intelligence reported the arrest of an Israeli Mossad agent, Abraham al-Deri, an Israeli citizen in the southern province of Taiz. Deri in the past, had visited Israel and several Arab countries with a faked passport under Muslim name Abdullah Muhsan al-Himi al-Siari.
Since November 2009, Saudi ‘royals’ have been conducting an on-off proxy war against anti-government groups in Yemen on the behest of the US and Israel.
The leaders of the World Zionist Congress – which was established in Basel (Switzerland) on August 29, 1897 to campaign for the establishment of Eretz-Israel (Greater Israel) in Ottoman Palestine by applying every mean to populate the with European Jews – had realized the strategic importance of the Red Sea (which leads to Suez Cannal, Mediterranean and Dead Sea) being the only Sea route open to their land-locked Eretz-Israel dream. The proposed map of Eretz-Israel which was presented by Theodor Herzl (d. 1904) and wrote in his Diaries, vol. II, page 711: “The area of Jewish State stretches from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrate”.
Yemen is located at the mouth of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden which is the major route of the oil tankers.
Keith Johnson, an American writer and blogger, in an article titled, Israel, Yemen, the Gold Watch and Everything!, wrote:
“The fingerprints of Israel’s meddling are all over the place in Yemen. And you better believe that we’ll be hearing a lot more about Yemeni connections to all manner of atrocities committed in the name of “Allah” against the United States. Israel will make darn sure of that. And what’s my evidence? Well, recent history would be a good place to start.”
Shia communities make 47% of country’s total population of 12 million. 46% of Shias belong to Zaydi sect and the rest are Isma’ili and Twelver Shi’as. The Zaydi Imams ruled Yemen from 897 to 1962 CE.