Arab hopes for a promising future looks rather bleak, especially after Tunisia and Egypt. The two examples indicate the negative respect present within communities and their rulers in spite of the over obedience to all rules and instructions.
The Tunsian people have said the last word as they kicked out their ex-Tunisian President and the Egyptian people look to do the same to their president. The two examples shared the same theme but the outcome has been completely different where the Tunisia protected the infrastructure of the country and focused on a precision strike on the president, while the Egyptian protests bluntly attacked Mubarak descinding the enormoity of the event into robbery and savage attacks on Egypt’s infrastructure, heritage, history and civilization – all the things that Egyptian should feel proud of.
The two nations are well educated and they effectively made their point. Both were unarmed and they have faced all the types of police – local, riot specialists, special forces – and rendered them as impotent as their commander in cheif.
I must confess I am quite worried to say what would happen if similar situations unfolded in Yemen.
Yemen is a country which is already witnessing intense tribal disputes and semi-protest in the southern governorates. I understand that Yemen is still controlled by the government and its officials are are still quite in charge. But as the Yemen government progresses through the initial process of constitutional amendments, will the opposition party use this situation to create the same mess of Tunisia and Egypt?
The demand from the people that has been expressed in Egypt and Tunisia pales in comparison to the potential for chaos from the demands of the political parties found here. This could create a situation much worse, more feared, than many imagine. As Yemen is an armed country, the start of a revolution will not forgive any one. Revenge –unrelated to the revolution itself – will be the style and shots will be exchanged from the windows of the homes in which live. Is the year of 2011 where Yemen changes rulers and but also when the country will end?
Why is it that Arab and Muslim countries seem to be the only ones that face these problems. Why not the in the United States, Europe, or somewhere else? Why is it that these other countries have the power to bless a protest or call for the respect of a country. I believe that because of these interferences of out side countries that causes Arabs to not value their own nation causing them to impatient with any concept of change.
What ever the reason, lets hope that our country does not descend into violent chaos as a result of the Arab wide protests.