Jan ,13 \NewNewss
There are many reasons behind the occupation greed of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in taking Yemeni islands, especially the most interesting island in the world Socotra.
Yemeni Military analysts say the island has a geographical importance, strategic and military position in the international maritime corridor, as it links the Indian Ocean with the Arabian Sea, through the Strait of Bab Al-Mandab, all of these things attracted the occupation forces of UAE to occupy the island.
Citizens in the island confirm that too large land of Socotra island and its four small islands like Archipelago have been occupied by the Emiratis. Yemeni lawyers say this is a violation of the laws of the state, the protectorates and the protection of the coast. Adding that this is a direct occupation for an independent and sovereign country.
Military experts say UAE is exploiting the poverty situation among the people Archipelago of Socotra as it is recruiting thousands the island’s citizens as a part of achieving its goals.
The military sources added UAE is trying to impose the blockade and starvation policy on the citizen of the island so that it will find the opportunity to strengthen its influence on the island and occupy it. Adding that this has become clear goal of the coalition of occupation led by Saudi Arabia that has announced they are trying to restore exiled and expired president to south Yemen but he is longer to back to any area in the south due to the ban of the UAE occupation they impose on him.
The UAE says it uses the island as military base as it is a member of the Saudi-led aggression bombing Yemen since March 26, 2015 on Yemen.
However, it seems that there is an Emirati plan to displace the original residents of Socotra, the vast majority of them make living on the fishing profession, and has nothing for the UAE forces on their land.
According to local reports in the island, the UAE has begun to erect a huge military base similar to the US base on the island of San Diego in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, which Washington emptied its population by force in the sixties of the last century, and Abu Dhabi exploits its membership in the so-called Saudi-led coalition, especially in the south and in particular Socotra Island, which is trying to exploit its wealth and transfer it to the UAE.
Therefore, the UAE’s greed in Yemen is similar to the American greed in the region. UAE is occupying the island and making military bases there to serve US agenda in the Arabian Sea. This is part of the US strategy of war by proxy as Yemen’s late Supreme Leader Sayyed Hussein Al Houthi has revealed it and warned Yemenis against the US proxy war. UAE is acting as an Arab country trying to occupy places for US, he warned his students in Saadah in a seminar he presented in 2002 under the title of Loyalty and Enmity .
The U.S. strategy is to occupy the region politically, militarily and economically, and the UAE in the first step is looking for a way to save its economy because of the geographic location of Yemen. And thus know that this can only be achieved by ensuring the American-Zionist interests in the region.