Sun Sep 2, 2012 12:36AM
Many Yemenis have condemned the latest US drone assassination attacks which have claimed the lives of atleast people 15 people in the southern part of the country. Yemenis say that the US drone assassination strikes are a violation of the first Amendment of the Yemeni constitution.
An escalation of US drone assassination strikes in the southern part of Yemen has claimed the lives of at least 15 people in recent days. The latest US air aggression has raised fury amongst many Yemenis throughout the country who believe that the nation’s independence and sovereignty has been violated, under the so called war on terror. In addition to violating the first amendment of the Yemeni constitution, many Yemenis say that US air attacks also violate one of the main goals of the revolution, which is to build an independent Yemen free of all types of foreign intervention. Under the so called war on terror, US has been able to operate in different parts of the country under the pretext of smoking out terrorist hideouts, however many Yemenis say the attacks have mainly killed innocent people. Arif al-Kasadi who is from the south of the country where most air attacks take place, says that wherever US Drone attacks take place, chaos and instability unfold. On the 25th of February, 2012 Abdur Rebo Mansour Hadi took the oath of office promising to uphold the Yemeni constitution and to preserve the sovereignty of the nation. However because of the continuous foreign intervention in the political affairs of the country, many feel that the promise of an independent Yemen is yet to be seen. Many Yemenis believe that in order to truly win the hearts of the people, the new Yemeni government must first uphold the first article of the Yemeni constitution, which states that Yemen is a free independent nation, by bringing an end to continuous foreign intervention.