Tunisian people shocked the world this week by forcing their corrupt leader to run and hide. No country wanted to accept him, until Saudi Arabia had mercy on him and accepted him on its land.
The scenario does not expect to be different in many Arab regimes, including Yemen.
What Yemen and Tunisia have in common are below:
-A family that rules everything.
-A network of corruption that goes only through those with close links to the ruling family.
-An army controlled by a family.
-Every major investment in the country goes through the royal family.
-The military is there to defend the family, not the country.
-Those that love the country, but oppose the family are considered
agents, spies, and hypocrites.
-Opposition in both countries have nothing and will do anything to
change the current regime.
-Washington showed the importance of changing in rulers of both countries.
-Both have nothing to lose, and are time bombs waiting to explode.
-Billion of dollars are lost in corruption every year.
-Rulers are there to be served and not serve.
The only difference between both countries is that Yemenis are much poorer than Tunisians. Yemen has fewer infrastructures than Tunisia.
It has 25 million to protest and not five million. Yemenis are not scared to die and own 70 million arms pieces.
The southern movement with only 5000 protesters caused chaos for Yemen over the last three years. For those who say that Yemenis will not protest, look at the south and learn. With every bullet the government shoots at them, they double in number. With every day that passes, more assassinations take place against governmental officials. I am not supporting the crime of the southern movement, but aren't they using force the same way the government is? Why is it when the government kills illegally it's OK, while it's not for others.
Rule must return to the hands of the people, and leaders must finally understand that they work for the people and are not superior to anyone. No exception.
ABOUT Yemen Post Publisher & Chief Editor:
Hakim Almasmari is an American journalist and Middle East expert based in Sana'a, Yemen. His work has appeared for many of the worlds top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Washington Post, AlJazeera, Fox News, The Guardian, The National, USA Today among numerous others. He has also worked with some of the world’s top organizations. Reporting out of Yemen for nearly eight years, he is the current editor in chief for the Yemen Post. He is a university lecturer in the field of international media and also studied business and law. Considered one of the top experts on Yemen, Almasmari has closely worked with international strategic centers and think tanks helping them better understand Yemen. He is a frequent guest on many international TV outlets discussing current local and international affairs. Almasmari's ancestors are from Yemen, and was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His mother tongue is English and is fluent in Arabic.