Al-Mithaq [Archives:2004/703/Press Review]

January 15 2004

12 Jan 2004
Main headlines
– President Saleh: Democracy is the choice of peoples for security, development and future
– Dr al-Eryani: Democracy imposed from outside would continue, Arab general orientation towards development of democracy
– Al-Amal Bank for small loans, declared
– Aden Governorates puts the final touches for closing down nationalized houses file
Columnist Dr Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh says in his article we have to remember well that profound political and economic analyses that preceded the war on Iraq were all pointing to oil and nothing than that. Oil was the first and last goal of that war and the talk about democracy is like the talk about the weapons of mass destruction as a kind of deceit and throwing dust in the eyes of the idiots. The documents that the British intelligence had published last week on American plans for invading the Gulf and Saudi Arabia in 1973 confirmed in a way not allowing any chance for doubt in credibility of the political and economic analyses that pinpointed that the Arab oil is a premonition of the American administration since that time, i.e. since 1873 and perhaps before that date.
What really saddens is that there are still some information forums defending the forces of occupation under feeble justifications and exposed calls such as the allegations of “liberation'' and “spread of democracy''.