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Muhammad Ali al-Houthi: A Yemeni Lion Who No Western Leader Can Measure Up To

by Jonathan Azaziah

Senior Ansarullah Commander Muhammad Ali al-Houthi is a blessing and the very embodiment of humbleness. Here we have a man who spent his entire life on the battlefield protecting his brethren from regime repression in northern Yemen, playing a major tactical and organizational role in every victory achieved by Ansarullah in the six wars with the dictatorship between 2004 and 2010, not to mention the routing of US-Saudi-backed Al-Islah (the Yemeni chapter of the “Muslim” Brotherhood) in the summer of 2014, but when asked to lead the Yemeni Revolutionary Committee–a transitional, post-revolution political body–because of his brilliant strategic mind and keen ability to analyze critical geopolitical situations, he accepted the role in spite of how much it pained him to leave his brothers still engaged in firefights all over the nation. Subsequently, after guiding the Yemeni people and their Resistance through an 18-month period of instability and then of course the Saudi-imposed aggression, he willfully and gracefully steps down from his post as de facto ruler of Yemen, thus ceding power to the newly, democratically formed Supreme Political Council which will govern Yemen’s affairs from this point forward. And what does the man do after that? He returns to the front lines of the struggle, once again putting his life on the line to safeguard his people from the Wahhabi Kingdom of Darkness. Verily, that kind of selflessness is rarer than alexandrite; that kind of love of country blings brighter than even the most splendiferous Yemeni Agate. Continue reading Muhammad Ali al-Houthi: A Yemeni Lion Who No Western Leader Can Measure Up To

US-Saudi Rejection Be Damned: Houthis Take Control of Yemen Without Seizing Power

by Joy Slim, Al-Akhbar English

The Houthis’ first step toward governing Yemen seems like a necessary option imposed on Ansarullah due to the failure of Yemeni parties, following days of intensive talks, to reach a solution to the political crisis and fill the power vacuum created by the resignation of the president and his government under external pressure.

After months of gaining ground throughout Yemen’s provinces, Ansarullah (the Houthis) has translated its progress into clear political gains. The Houthis have now taken control of the government, yet without assuming power themselves, and will oversee a two-year transitional phase through a “constitutional declaration.” The declaration was made in a large ceremony at the Yemeni presidential palace. Continue reading US-Saudi Rejection Be Damned: Houthis Take Control of Yemen Without Seizing Power

Take That Saudis and Zionists! Houthis announce takeover of Yemen

SANAA (AP/The Daily Star): Yemen’s Houthi rebels announced Friday that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament, a dramatic move that finalizes their months-long power grab.

It could also play into the hands of Yemen’s Al-Qaeda branch, the world’s most dangerous offshoot of the terror group, and jeopardize the U.S. counterterrorism operations in the country.

The declaration was read out by TV announcer who said the move marked “a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores.” It was televised to the nation on the rebels’ television network, Al-Masseria TV. Continue reading Take That Saudis and Zionists! Houthis announce takeover of Yemen