On April 5, The 3rd reading of the Arabic translation of the EIR Special Report The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge took place in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, defying the war of aggression launched by the Anglo-American-Saudi forces. The reading was organized by the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS, Al-Fouad Solutions, and the Yemen Center for Research and Studies. The roundtable was attended by more than 40 representatives of private organizations, businesses, and government agencies and the media, including Russian RT and Chinese CCTV.
Tuesday's reading dealt with the 27 major Links and Corridors of the World Land-Bridge as presented in the EIR report. Huge posters of the back cover of the report, which shows these links and corridors, were hung in the meeting room. Representatives of the Ministry of Transport (Eng. Muhannad Al-Nabihi), Ministry of Public Works (Eng. Hasan Haidar), and General Agency for Aviation and Space Observations (Eng. Naji Al-Sahmi) took turns to read and explain these corridors and links in the world map. Fouad Al-Ghaffari, Founder of the Office of Coordination with the BRICS, and Faten Al-Usaimi (female), and Mohammed Al-Nunu coordinated and lead the discussion.
The main message in this reading, as reported by Al-Ghaffari, was that the New Silk Road project is sending a message through its links and corridors based on the idea of compressing the area needed to sustain one individual, and a message to put Yemen on this map of the New Silk Road.
"Yemen's destiny is to become the cluster of pearls on this project, by turning it into a national project, as the New Suez Canal became a national mobilization project,"
said Al-Ghaffari. He added that this will naturally make Yemen identify its true partners and its view of the BRICS philosophy in order to draw its sound and strong future.
While Yemeni intellectuals and officials in Sanaa are discussing the highest level of economic, strategic, and scientific ideas, all the while being pounded by American and British bombs hurled at them by the Saudis, other not-so-intellectual Yemenis are being hosted by the Saudis to draw up plans for dividing and destroying the country. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the self-proclaimed legitimate President-in-exile, announced on April 3rd from the Saudi capital, Al-Riyadh that he had fired his Advisor and former Prime Minister Khaled Bahhah, and appointed Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar in his place. Al-Ahmar is a former Army General and a top official of former dictator Ali Abdulah Saleh's regime before the 2011 revolt, and a member of the powerful Al-Ahmar clan that is allied with Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Although Hadi declared that this decision is a preparation for the planned, UN-sponsored peace talks between all the fighting Yemeni factions, in Kuwait on April 18, many observers describe it as a Saudi-driven internal coup against the peace process, as Al-Ahmar is known for his absolute belief in resolving the Yemen crisis through military force backed by Saudi Arabia, some Gulf countries, and U.S.-British forces and mercenaries.
It is needless to mention that Al-Qaeda and ISIS have retaken almost all the areas they had lost to the combined forces of Ansarullah (Houthis) and Yemeni National Army in 2014-2015, before the Anglo-American-Saudi aggression relieved them, starting in March 2015. Most of the Southern provinces taken by the Saudi-allies, like Aden, Maarib, Abian, and Taiz, are now areas were Al-Qaeda and ISIS are very active, unlike areas that are controlled by Ansarrulah and National Army in Sanaa and north Yemen.
The tragedy in Yemen, is that the U.N. Security Council gave its blessing for this war of aggression (in the name of restoring democracy and the fugitive president Hadi) in the UNSC Resolution 2216 in April 14, 2015. All members of the UNSC, except Russia, voted for the resolution. The war has devastated whatever exists of infrastructure in the country, which is considered the poorest Arab country. According to the UN, 6500 were killed, 93% of whom were civilians, in the direct bombardment and fighting. Obviously many more were killed due to lack of food, water, and medicine, but these are not really accounted for in statistics. Millions (out of the 30 million population) are directly threatened by famine and epidemics, and many millions are already considered as refugees (internally displaced), but cannot escape the country, which is blockaded by international efforts on the land, in the sea and the air, in accordance with the UNSC resolution itself.
EIR's Hussein Askary posted the following statement (in Arabic and English) on his Facebook page, commenting on the picture of a young Yemeni boy standing in his home's living room in Sanaa (shown above), which was decorated by a huge map of the World Land-Bridge from the EIR Special Report.
"The people of Yemen are not only resisting the war of aggression imposed on them by the dying Anglo-American old world order through fighting back, but also by orienting their mindset towards the future through studying the ideas that lay the foundations for the new world order. This shows the greatness of the Yemeni historic character. How often do we hear from Arabs, Africans, and even Europeans and Americans who tell us that our (Schiller Institute and LaRouche Movement) ideas are great, but the time for them has not come because there are so many political problems out there; or that they cannot support our ideas and work, because they are busy with their daily problems. How about having an American F-18 or British Tornado hovering above your home attempting to kill you and your family for a "daily problem" to deal with! A friend of ours in Sana'a, Yemen, today was so excited by our vision of the World Land-Bridge in the 4th reading of the Arabic translation of the special report "The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge" organized by Fouad Al-Ghaffari, that he took home the poster and hung it at his living room!
Americans, Europeans, Arabs and Africans who claim they are too busy to deal with "big" and advanced ideas should be ashamed of themselves, and learn something from the people in Yemen! There is no excuse for intellectual laziness and cowardice!