Al-Mithaq [Archives:2005/882/Press Review]

October 3 2005

26 Sep 2005
Main headlines

– Announcing pardon for detainees in al-Houthi insurgency, The president confirms the development in need of cooperation of all

– Judicial Inspection Body summons 14 judges, investigates into 12 complaints

– Our annual revenues $750 million, PM Bajammal: Liquefied Gas project forms a beginning for integrated economic development

Columnist Iskandar al-Asbahi says in his article devoted to talking about the 26 September revolution of Yemen says the imamate rule that continued for moire than four decades was always bearing the seeds of its extinction since its assuming power after the Ottoman rule in 1918. the imamate rule was lagging behind history and had no ability to develop itself and therefore it had built around itself a wall of isolation from the people and exposed them to the worst types of despotism and suppression, antagonizing civilization and modernity and thinking that openness to the age and its changes would accelerate its end.

If that imamate suppressive and oppressive rule had practiced the severest kinds of despotism in history against the Yemeni people had intentionally hindered Yemen's entering into the age, it could not preclude the people's will for freedom, liberation and the republic. The 26 September Revolution of 1962 was not only the result of the national struggle movement but an extension of experiments of former movements, benefiting from the mistakes they had fallen in. also, it was not far from or separated from what was going on regionally and internationally.

The Yemeni revolution had shaken the strategic facts in the Arab peninsula and the Gulf. The Yemeni revolution achieved its victory because it is with the current of history and because it is the will of the people and history. It has realized its goals in liberation from despotism, colonialism and in achieving the unity, democracy and justice.