Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
I anticipate that we shall not escalate in Yemen for the following reasons:
A. Escalation in Yemen would siphon off a large portion of the energy of the Mujahideen without doing the same to the head of the kuffar (America) directly.
Thus, the majority of harm would be inflicted on the Mujahideen in general, and would impact the greater war between infidels and Islam.
Yemen represents an important centre of gravity in supporting fronts with men.
If war broke out there, then the supply lines to other fronts would be disrupted or weakened.
Furthermore, Yemen represents a focal point in terms of supplies, as a reserve force for the Mujahideen.
And it has become a proven fact in military science that in a war between two sides, neither side should commit all its forces to the fight.
Rather, it is crucial for a force to remain as a fork with several prongs in reserve.
It seems to me at this point that Yemen remains a force of supplies and reserves for the Mujahideen at the open fronts, and a powerful tool to restore the Khaliphate when circumstances are conducive to doing so.
Thus far, circumstances are not yet suited to opening up a front in Yemen that would bring about the desired results.
The Islamic Nation, as an army, has several battalions.
So when the enemy’s tanks advance, we need to advance anti-tank battalions.
When the enemy’s aircraft conduct raids, our anti-aircraft battalions must show themselves.
– All the while camouflaging and concealing our other battalions in order to protect them from being bombed, so as to not lose them.
This is the state of things in our battle with the non-Muslim of the world.
We want to cause him to only bleed in this mission, while preserving the other armies as a reserve force that enters the battlefield at the appropriate time.
B. The emergence of a force in control of the Mujahideen in Yemen is a matter that provokes our enemies internationally and locally and puts them on a great state of alert, which is quite different from the emergence of the strength of the Mujahideen in any nation not in the heart of the Islamic World, despite the enemy’s increased alert posture at the appearance of the Mujahideen in any location.
Thus, their situation in Yemen would be like that of anyone fighting for his life, for Yemen is the launching point toward all other oil nations.
Control of these nations means control of the world, so they are willing to die and make every effort to break the backs of the Mujahideen there.
At the same time, the capabilities of our brothers there are not yet such that they can enter this sort of struggle, neither in terms of their administration or their financial resources.
The finances do not permit them to provide the basic life support services to whomever would take on the burden, whether they want to or not, particularly since Yemen is suffering from a food and health services crisis even before entering into a war, and all that this implies.
The issue of providing for basic needs is a matter that must be taken into consideration before taking control of nations or cities.
If a controlling force, that enjoys the support of the majority where it has taken control, fails to provide for the basic needs of the people, it will lose their support and will find itself in a difficult position that will grow increasingly difficult with each passing day.
People will not bear seeing their children die as a consequence of a lack of food or medicine.
This is in addition to providing necessities to fighters and what we call logistical support.
I should add that the initiative is in our hands, and we have the room to look for the appropriate time to begin Jihad in Yemen.
In the words of Almighty Allah:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know.
Whatever you shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid to you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.
– To be continued.