Yesterday at the Palestine rally I attended, the organizers gave a platform to Dr. Ibrahim Abo Mohammad, the Grand Mufti of Australia, who most people don't know, supports the Saudi war on Yemen by the way, putting him objectively in the camp of Israel, even though I'm sure he thinks of himself as a friend of Palestine.
Lebanese "Marxist" & exposed British military collaborator Gilbert Achar just accused Ansarullah/Houthis of being "an ultra-fundamentalist sectarian group" after a long history of defending so-called "revolutionaries" that became al-Qaeda & ISIS, and after cheering the NATO invasion of Libya on behalf of…
Portraying the modern Ansarullah movement as a straight-forward reaction to secular republicanism as the former President Ali Abdallah Saleh often did during his presidency, ignores that Zaydi revivalism emerged in the early 90s in opposition to the growth of Salafi-Wahhabi ideology. Far from being against the republican state, Ansarullah has always been supportive of the Republic, maintaining instead that the 1962 Revolution remains unfinished and incomplete.
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 should be making headline news globally for the sheer brutality inflicted upon its people. A month ago, the Saudis bombed a bus murdering 29 school children in Hodeida with a missile manufactured by weapons corporation Lockheed Martin that many Australian universities invest in and partner with….