The relationship between the Yemeni regime and the international terrorism
Since the beginning of the current year 2006, the media circulates respectively news on the frantic activities of the terrorist groups in Yemen. Observers will find that these activities are directly and actively mixed with the state and with the head of the system .
Late February of this year news carried the incident of (escape) of 23 figures and activists from al-Qaeda organization from the (prison) of the Political Security in Sana’a in a silly and senselessness play, after they dug a tunnel under the land from (prison) to the courtyard of one of the mosques nearby of whom using the eating tools such as spoons, dishes etc. News were published by Saba News Agency and by the Conference Net which is belong to the ruling party and by September Net; the close site to the Presidential Office.
At the end of February 2006 the president; the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh made a statement to the Hayah newspaper (the Life) indicated that there is (possibly) collusion. He added that there are dialogues and contacts with the fugitives to return to prison, (note dear reader that the Yemeni president refuses to conduct a dialogue with the Southerners from the Reform Movement who struggle to bring the Unification to its right course).This and earlier incidents of significant activities of terrorist groups prompts us to try -without experts claim in the religious groups or terrorists issues- to know the relationship between the political regime led by the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh and these groups. Hence we can note a number of important observations in this context: -
There is a correlation between the Yemeni political system, and its top, the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh, who came to the power in 1978 and the religious groups, which their activities are characterized in accusing the society at infidelity, violence and terrorism against adversaries to local and foreign as well. They were not known at the whole Yemeni arena that these activities did not become known and did not have the role that we come to mention some of it later, before Saleh seized the governance in the Arab Republic of Yemen, and did not have a presence in the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen previously as well.
But the presence of the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh on the power enabled these groups to establish their solid material base and to secure the environment for knowledge, which enabled the dissemination of the ideas of these religious groups across the country (Arab Republic of Yemen) before the unity through establishing thousands of religious schools and institutions, which amounted with more than 4,000 religious schools with their curricula and special training programmes that are not subject to the ministry of education according to the current prime minister; Mr Abdulkader Bagammal in his statement Thanks to the huge support and care given by the system, their followers spread in the South after the unity.
Thanks to the support, nourish and protection of the president, Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh in the presence of these groups, it is also a fact that these extremist religious groups has been very generous to his rules in giving intellect, blood, men and the lives of their young people who scarified for the regime of the president Saleh in the Central Region at early 80s of last century when they launched what they considered a holy war against the communism. They also contributed generously in the war of their government against the scientist diligent clergyman Hussein Badr Eddin Alhouthi in Sa’dah Governorate by direct participation with a large number of their members in that war also in supporting the regime in legal opinions (Fatwa) that accused the adversaries with infidelity. They always ready to provide fighter men to defend the interests of the system of Saleh wherever is required.
This fateful interdependence between extremist religious groups and the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime was translated strongly in the war that was launched by the regime against the South in 1994.It was known worldwide how big the role was contributed by those militant groups. They have been recruited for that war and summoned hastily from Afghanistan to contribute to the war on Southerners during the summer of 1994. That was found later through interviews of some of their leaders recently published in local newspapers and in the Arab press and other widespread newspapers such Ashsharq Alawsat (the Middle East) and Alhayah newspaper (the life).
It is known that Yemen has facilitated and sponsored in a wide scale other terrorist groups, which have emerged during the previous years in Chechnya. Despite the fact that Yemen tried to deny its relationship with what is happening on the territory of the Russian Federation, however during the visits of the Yemeni president to Moscow 2003 the Russian president Putin has brought forward some of the personal documents and identities before Saleh and made his complain from Yemeni terrorism in Chechnya,.
As it was published by the international media, including the American that arms of Yemeni government were found among the weapons that were used in the attack against the American consulate in Jeddah in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Newspapers and other mass media touch in stories of the wide flow of arms shipments to Somali factions, which they are fighting each other in that country, which has been ravaged by the civil wars. News has quoted the presence of a number of Somalis scholars affiliated to extremist religious groups study in Yemeni religious institutes.
The activity of the Yemeni regime in supporting groups of global terrorism has arrived in Chechnya and Somalia, at the same time the countries of the Arabian Peninsula have experienced a great deal of the Yemeni terrorists activity .
Late February 2006, Ashsharq Alawsat newspaper (the Middle East) has disclosed some information about the arrest of terrorist groups with relation to Yemen., I think the reader still remembers the failed terrorist attack on Saudi oil refinery in Abqiq, then Saudi newspapers published in on the relationship with the source of terrorist groups from Yemen in a clear allusion to the fact that one of the terrorism’s leaders was running criminal acts inside (prison) in Yemen.
Until recently, President Ali Abdullah Saleh was talking frequently about his partnership with the USA in its war against global terrorism, trying to delude everyone about his relevance his rules with the terrorism. President Saleh has achieved much success in doing so and was masterful in misleading a while the whole world, including the Americans that he is a real partner in the war against terrorism and therefore who has nothing to do with terrorist organisations, at the local level, regional or global level.
With the increasingly numbers of Yemenis involved in terrorist acts in Iraq the situation began to be more complicated and hard to be believed. How comes that Yemen is declared that it is a partner in fighting against terrorism in ally with the United States of America, at the same time it allows the flow of those terrorists to Iraq. An investigation was initiated and led to significant facts, which took the observers in surprise. The facts stated that an integrated system stands behind this extensive work including the operations of persuasion and recruitment, training and insuring documents and the provision of money, etc…
The investigators reached to serious and terrifying facts as well. It is for the first time facts, events and documents demonstrate that the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime is closely linked to terrorism both locally and on Arabic level. The tragic has reached its top with the fact that the regime has a link with the destructive terrorist operations which was carried out by suicide bombers at Dhahab tourist resort in Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. That attack has called the Egyptian government to send urgently the head of the intelligence; Major General Omar Suleiman to Yemen. He was received by the Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the head of the Political Security Apparatus Major General Ghaleb Al-Qamesh, the head of the National Security Ammar Mohammed Abdullah Saleh and by the director of the office of the president Mr Ali Alanesi, according to the news broadcasted by the Yemeni satellite channel yesterday 27th April 2006.
In a very impudence declaration, the system called a number of domestic terrorism activists who carried out a campaign of systematic terror during the early 1990s against the cadres of the Yemeni Socialist Party in Sana’a. On 29th April 2006 the Yemeni media declared that the presidential guidance instructs to release a number of leaders of the Islamic Aden Abyan Army. The organisation was established after the war in 1994 and its followers carried out a massacre of Australians tourists in Abyan governorate in Yemen in late 1998. Also it is well known about the relationship of this organisation with a number of high influential leaders of the Yemeni regime.
All those activities and actions taken by the president Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh and his regime declare to the world openly and without any equivocation or disguise that the Yemeni system is sponsoring enshrining the terrorism. He provides it with protection and secures proliferation. At the same time these connections between the Yemeni regime and terrorism reveal the nature of the regime and its danger to the security and stability of the peoples of the region and the world at large. The system warmly embraces the forces of terrorism and provides with protection and security to be deployed and to reach Chechnya and Sinai to cause the devastation and destruction in Iraq and Egypt Also he already made every country in the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf under the threat of terror.
The Yemeni regime has no hesitation and will not refrain from disseminating these groups in the countries of the civilized world in Europe and America to carry out killings and destruction and disseminating terror among the population. Such acts will find a religious cover and the turban of the (Dailami) who will not withhold from legal opinions when necessary as provided similar opinions during the declaration of the war on the South and Southerners, also when perfidy hands fired in assassination of the martyr Jarallah Omar and the killing of the doctors in Jebla city in Yemen. He is also expert in launching legal opinions (fatwas) feeding the propitiatory and obscurant forces of terrorism in Iraq.
He also has been generous in issuing his legal propitiatory opinions (fatawi) against cleric and scholar man Alhouthi and against the followers of the Shiite doctrine. It should be mentioned here that the movement of Yemeni terrorism to Europe and America is a matter of time only. As according to the information that was published and announced previously by the local press and on the electronic sites such as News Yemen, that the Yemeni system has announced to form an organization under the responsibility of the official government security apparatus dealing with what it is called (plucking up courage through external support) and working actively amidst Yemeni communities abroad. In my opinion the terrorist groups has already started to put its plan on practice and I belief that the aim of this organisation is not only to terrify the opposition abroad by also to use the government terrorism (state terrorism).It is clear that this organisation will be used as an official and formal cover for spreading terrorist activities whom will be led and managed by symbols from Al-Qaeda’s leadership and other terrorist organization. With no doubt this terrorists will be ordered out and used effectively by various means and under many different names, whenever the need arises.
After this brief narrative we come to a compendium that the president; the Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the square one of his political coalition. He has built a militarily foundation sincere to the tribe and allied with the forces of obscurantism. These are the main forces, which rule the Yemen Arab Republic’s system and justify its existence. The story of the alliance between Saleh’ regime and the terrorists started early when the terrorist religious factions supported the system’s war in the Central Region in Yemen Arab Republic, then they moved together to the formation of militant groups and to the recruitment of the volunteers’ batches to fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Further more moved to the establishment and deployment of more than 4,000 religious schools according to the statement of the Yemeni Prime Minister Abdulkader Bagammal.
The regime expends funds of billions of Riyals on this branched network; supports the activities of Al-Imaan University(Faith University), the university, which has received donation from the president Saleh with amount of 1 billion Riyals.The university is headed by the Sheikh Abdul-Mageed Alzendani who is formally accused by the United States of America of terrorism and supporting terrorism. All these evidences are really proved that the president really has returned to his first square and to his origins and beliefs. It is a clear evidence that any pretending of supporting democracy, human rights, women’s rights or fair elections or any similar terms that were imposed by the necessities of the present era; the era of science and technology, technical revolution and satellites, is only way to keep up with new variables and to avoid collision with them. It is also to maintain the major material and technical base of the rule (the political system) which is fully belonging to the tribal and military coalition and allied with the religious terrorism and its obscurantist and expiatory forces. These forces are foster-parent to the Saleh’s regime and we have to comprehend that the regime well takes care of them, and to ensure the environment for their proliferation in all corners of the earth whenever possible. That is the rule, what else is the exception.
Ambassador: Ahmed Abdullah Al-Hasani
If this article is only 25% true its very scary. This al-Hasani is the former head of Yemen’s navy who defected to England and stated that al-Qaeda sympathizers are in high level positions in Yemen’s security forces and that Saleh knew in advance about the Cole bombing.