By NY Staff
The Republic of Yemen is preparing, along with 17 other Arab and western countries including all GCC countries except Oman, to go to war against Bashar Al-Assad to liberate Syria. Troops of various countries are maneuvering and exercising along the border between Jordan and Syria.
A Yemeni diplomat, requested to remain unnamed, stated that Yemen’s participation is the first since the 1980’s. He added that Yemen participated in the Iranian-Iraqi clashes that were called the Gulf War during the presidency of Saddam Hussein. “Former President Ali Saleh said that Yemen participated with five brigades during that war,” added the diplomat.
According to him, the Yemeni participation aims to correct the former mistake of not taking part in the second Gulf War after the refusal of the former president. He attributed the refusal of the former president to the fact that it was a western coalition against an Arab country. Former President Ali Saleh stated that he was against the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and does not want the same mistake to be repeated in the future.
The diplomat revealed that Yemen will cooperate with Turkey, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Lebanon, U.A.E and other western countries.
The Arab-western coalition against Bashar Al-Assad’s regime comes after three coalitions against Saddam Hussein and another one against Al-Gaddafi’s regime.
The Arab clashes in Syria led Israeli analysts to say that Israel will take benefit from the clashes. They added that clashes will strengthen the power of Israel and they demanded that the Israeli administration to keep out of Syria. “If Israel takes part in the war it will push Arab countries to unite against it,” they added.
For their part, Arab analysts loyal to the Syrian opposition and the Arab Spring see that ousting dictators in Arab countries will help liberate Palestine. “They were fooling their people just like Bashar Al-Assad and his father before him killed the Syrians but killed not one Israeli soldier on their land,” added Arab analysts. Opponents of the Arab Spring however see that Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and even Yemen are still unsafe and did not completely survive the dangers of the uprisings.
A British newspaper reported that Britain has sent troops to the Syrian border with Jordan after Bashar Al-Asad allegedly used chemical weapons against Syrians. “Special forces from Britain, the U.S.A, and Poland are working with Jordanian forces to release hostages that were held in Syria.
Edited by Kevin davis