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The Ottoman Empire Through Yemeni Eyes

Many Muslims look upon the defeat of the Ottoman empire as the extinguishing of an ideological symbol, “the caliphate”, but as a consequence they also tend to look at the world through the eyes of Istanbul, which cared more about Yemen for its geographic location than for its people, and thus saw Yemen as a place to be conquered and exploited…

A Timeline of Yemeni History

Yemen is an ancient country that empires throughout history, including the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and British have attempted to dominate for its strategic position as the naval gateway to the trading networks of the Indian Ocean. Prior to WW1 Yemen was occupied by two empires, British and Ottoman, the former would be overthrown by a national liberation movement led by South Yemeni socialists, while the Saudis would attempts to fill the power vacuum left by the defeat of the latter, meeting stiff Zaydi resistance.

Yemen: Background of the “Houthi” Movement – the Zaydis

The genocidal war on Yemen is not getting the coverage it deserves. Syria gets attention because demonizing the central government is crucial towards hiding support for the armed war against it, whereas Yemen doesn’t because there is no possible way to spin the war other than as Saudi Arabia telling the people of Yemen, “unless you accept a President we’ve chosen for Yemen, you will face genocide”…

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