Red Sea, former Yemen prime minister: “We look at naval operations with distrust”

Al-Ghobari, “those in the world who harbor resentment towards the USA have become Houthi supporters, the West has advanced towards them towards Sana’a”

“In Yemen we look with distrust at the Euro-American naval campaign against the Houthi terrorist militia. We are not convinced that this is a real and serious campaign to put an end to this terrorist attack on global trade routes. The proof is that the American and Europeans to military depots and missile launch pads have been ineffective and have effectively strengthened the position of Houthi terrorists in Yemen.” Sam al-Ghobari, Yemeni writer and former advisor to the prime minister of the internationally recognized government, Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher (2016-2018), stated this in an interview with Adnkronos, while to counter attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea l ‘The EU has launched the new Aspides mission and the United States is leading the ‘Prosperity Guardian’ operation.

The author of ‘The Hashemite Tribe’, a book in which he defines the Houthis as “a bullet fired in the 7th century AD and stuck in the chest of the 21st century”, believes that today anyone in the world who harbors “resentment” towards America has become a Houthi supporter. And Western media have helped “construct and promote the narrative of the ‘victimization’ of the terrorist militia, while neglecting the plight of the Yemeni people who are being massacred.”

According to al-Ghobari, the Houthis have fueled “hatred and counter-hatred” in a “cohesive” society, but the hatred in Yemen towards the rebels has become comparable to that towards the West, whose “indifference for the terrorists’ advance towards the capital Sana’a was shocking.” Having allowed the “Iranian occupation” of the country through its ‘proxies’ means that Yemenis today say: “May you drink from the same cup”, highlights the writer, speaking of a sarcastic expression aimed in particular at Biden administration and the British.

The advisor to former prime minister bin Dagher, head of the pro-Riyadh government, points out how the Houthis use American social platforms such as organizations that America is serious about fighting and cannot even whisper on these platforms.” Al-Ghobari claims that the ‘soft line’ adopted by the United States and Great Britain depends on the fact that the two countries “have not been significantly affected by these terrorist attacks”, whose “real victim” is instead the economy Chinese, which is “dependent on exports and would suffer billions in losses if this vital maritime area for Beijing were closed.”

According to the writer, the actions of the Houthis in the Red Sea are not linked, as they claim, to “sinful Israeli aggression.” The rebels who control Sana’a, he declares, “are not interested in this type of war or even in the region they say they are fighting for” but in the control of global maritime straits, which is Iran’s objective. For Tehran, al-Ghobari continues, “possessing the bomb is useless and distracting the Western world with this type of negotiations allows them to advance through their dangerous militias without losing a single drop of blood. All they need is support logistics for their weapons and a lot of money from Iraqi oil wells.”

The former prime minister’s advisor concludes by noting that “the British and American seriousness (in their anti-Houthi campaign, ed.) will be demonstrated by two tests: the first is the recovery of the ship seized (the Galaxy Leader, ed.) by the terrorists, who lies just meters from American warships. Failure to recover by force opens up further questions about the substance behind the Western war spectacle. The second test is whether Britain and America can reach an agreement with the legitimate Yemeni government in retaking the lands conquered by the Houthi terrorist militia, in coordination and agreement with the countries of the Arab coalition, in particular Saudi Arabia. It seems – he concludes – that the situation is heading towards a dramatic collapse, which could be avoided by the election of a man more decisive than Biden and a prime minister with more historical relevance than Sunak.”