Yemen’s endless spin-cycle
While 80% of people’s future lives in Yemen remain uncertain, hopes for change in the coming two years are fading. The news that comes from the south and mainly Abyan governorate – the homeland of current President Hadi and the recent, adopted homeland of Al-Qeada militants who were defeated two months ago – carries with it fears about the country’s total atmosphere.
Because Yemen has gone through an unsuccessful revolution that led to a win-win deal between the GPC and JMP, the two parties are trying their best to prove their theoretical political philosophies and to cast blame on the other party and its right to remain in the country or even be in power. Those people who remain neutral are paying the full costs of doing so, putting themselves at the mercy of whims and battles to win a voice in a power-sharing government.
Its seems that one of the parties should leave or win the battle at any rate, since the meting out of death has become an everyday thing, with the public, innocent soldiers and high-ranking officials being targeted. In this environment, diplomacy and the Gulf initiative have no path to travel upon. In any event, any solution must be fairer to the public than to politicians, who pushed the country into the narrow corner of a single choice of forgiveness in the face of a dark past, horrible present, and bloody future.
Up-to-date numbers show that crimes of killing and torture already exceed those in 2011, three times more in fact. People would not become weak from the first assassination, one hears about such killings here or there. The matter is not ending here or there; it’s increasing, and the chaos is about to start… but away from the capital of Sana’a. A friend of mine has put it to my ears that the two parties have agreed to fight and find Abyan an appropriate place to express their respective powers.
The scene is being made clear to all. With developing counter-revolution scenarios, one of the two parties should allow the people to decide upon their path. Even in the holy month of Ramadan, the killings have no meaning in the face of politics.