(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Yemeni revolutionary movement Ansarullah cleansed Sanaa of collaborationist forces last September, a nauseatingly persistent talking point has been repeated in just about every single mass media article on Yemen: that the Houthis swept through the Yemeni capital and most of the nation’s provinces and strategic cities on the back of an alliance with former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh. This Zionist-Saudi propaganda is not merely designed to present what is taking place in the Arab World’s poorest nation in heated sectarian terms — as the staunchly secular Saleh is from a Zaydi Shi’a background, and thus, in the demented Shiaphobic minds of the illegitimate ‘Israeli’ regime’s hasbaraniks and Riyadh’s paid tools, Ansarullah *MUST* be working with him since they share the same religious school of thought and apparently all Zaydi Shi’a Yemenis are in cahoots with each other, irrespective of the fact that they may exist at opposite ends of the geopolitical spectrum — but it is also meant to discredit the Houthis’ popular uprising and paint it as a grandiose exercise in political theater being manipulated by the former regime, not to mention as a means of depicting the brave, principled men of Ansarullah as morally bankrupt wheeler-dealers who are prepared to work with their most hated enemy — a man who brutally assassinated their founder, Sayyed Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi in September 2004 — in a bid to gain political power. Not only have the Houthis themselves categorically denied any link with the loathsome Saleh, but the former Yemeni despot denounced Ansarullah’s liberation of Sanaa and his influential, corrupt son Ahmed offered to fight the Yemeni Resistance on the House of Saud’s behalf just two days before the criminal Saudi-led aggression against Yemen began, proofs in and of themselves that the tyrannical Saleh family and Ansarullah’s moujahideen are still very much in conflict, despite the Zionist media’s egregious reporting to the contrary. Saleh’s latest denial of any partnership between him and the Houthis should put this hasbara to bed once and for all. It’s time for the entire lot of “Arab” and “Muslim” sectarians who have been baselessly bashing Ansarullah as a group of sellouts to admit their horrendous miscalculation, acknowledge the facts and come clean with the goods: The Houthis are the embodiment of anti-Zionist, anti-imperialist, anti-Takfiri, Arab-Islamic resistance, and the revolution that they launched is one of the utmost independence, for the benefit of all Yemenis regardless of sect or tribe and devoid of any tie with Saleh. Any military or political gains Ansarullah has made have been organic and it is the pure nature of this grassroots group that makes the criminals in Riyadh and “Tel Aviv” deathly fearful of change in Yemen at the hands of the Houthis, true warriors who cannot be bought with GCC petrodollars or infected with the toxicity of International Jewry’s influence. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)
Deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has denied any alliance or military coordination with Houthi rebels, saying they are in control of the army and security forces, according to alMotamar.net, the Yemeni General People’s Congress website.
The General People’s Congress is a political party that was founded by Saleh in 1982.
Saleh added that Houthis have “their own militias and have become an alternative to the authority of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.”
A Saudi-led coalition has led an air campaign against Houthi rebels and militias allied to Saleh since March 26, following a plea from legitimate President Hadi for foreign intervention.
Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition believe Yemen’s Houthis have joined forces with Saleh-allied militias in an aggressive bid for power in the crisis-wrecked country. In September 2014, the militias took over the capital Sanaa and eventually forced Hadi to escape house arrest and flee to the city of Aden.
Saleh was also quoted as saying that he lacks financial authority over the Houthis, adding that they become an independent political power and authority on ground.
Saleh also said he has had “nothing to do with the army and security forces ever since he officially handed over power in 2012.”
The deposed president voiced his willingness to deal with international calls to end the conflict in Yemen, and added that the General People’s Congress was willing to participate in any dialogue under the direction of the United Nations and Gulf states.
Last week, the United States placed two top figures in Yemen’s Houthi rebellion on its sanctions blacklist, following suit after the United Nations approved global sanctions on the two.
The U.S. Treasury Department named Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi, and leading backer Ahmed Ali Saleh, son of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, to its blacklist, freezing any assets they might have on U.S. property and forbidding Americans from dealings with them.
Source: Al-Arabiya News