26_September [Archives:2005/825/Press Review]

March 17 2005

10 Mar. 2005
Main headlines

– President Saleh: Efforts would be continued for enhancement of defensive capability of our armed forces

– Yemeni-Eritrean commission signs seven agreements on cooperation, Eritrean president praises president Saleh's efforts I realization of security and stability in the region

– Attending ceremony of handing over border demarcation documents, Saudi interior minister prince Naif in Sana'a

– The Yemeni government prepares an official response to American Department of State's reports

– New legislations for strengthening Yemeni woman political participation, before parliament

– Higher Council of woman discusses enhancement of the woman's political, economic and social role

– Minister of oil and minerals heads a delegation to Paris to take part in conference of Yemeni gas project financiers

Columnist Faisal Jallul says in his article that American administration and since the events of 11 September 2001 insists to say that the Middle East is a seminary of dangers threatening it. Those dangers lie in this vital area of the world, and to tackle that problem, the new conservatives proposed a start of war of civilizations. That maybe called the talk of President Bush about the necessity that his country should launch a new crusade war against the region. But soon he has discarded that talk after some of his spokesmen mentioned that the matter did not exceed a slip of the tongue. After the transient talk of a crusade war the opinion of the American administration settled on adoption of the idea of freedom and democracy and to circulate it in the Middle East, claiming that the Americans have to act beforehand regarding those dangers in the region's countries through changing it. Consequently, they would spread the said values and rather impose them by of force if necessary. Thus, there was the singling out of axis of evil countries represented in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Then Kabul and Baghdad were occupied and since then Washington is still causing us headache with talking about the afghan and Iraqi democracy as an example to follow suit.

The problem of the United States of America in the Middle East is similar to the colonialist countries that occupy others' lands and wish to give that occupation all descriptions of benefits of that occupation. They work on convincing the concerned peoples that the occupation is not in reality an occupation but rather freedom and democracy. But the difference between Washington and the European colonialist countries is that the European colonialism is that the latter was intelligent and smart whilst the American colonialism has beaten record figures in bragging and stupidity.