Concerns of a civil war are increasing in Yemen while youth protesters continue asking themselves why the Yemeni revolution is taking more than 100 days. Numerous reasons stand behind the delay most Yemenis await.
The opposition is partly blamed for this delay as they turned the Yemeni revolution into a political crisis, leaving millions in Yemen's change squares shocked and lost.
International powers have not helped in solving the crises as they continue keeping their stance unclear. Saleh has used the international stall for his favor as it had given him more time to reshuffle his political cards.
Saleh has almost assured himself that his ruling General People Congress party, GPC, will continue being a force in the future of Yemeni politics. However, nothing he has does can save him from the wrath of the millions and the blood that was spilt.
The GCC proposal has been changed four times since it was introduced last month, while the GCC general secretary has been to Yemen five times since then. The continuous visits by the gulf leader shows the difficulty of negotiations, and a clear sign that no one wants to be involved in Yemen's dirty political game, but are forced to be in this situation.
With every day that passes more weapons are being distributed and Saleh will be accountable for every drop of Yemeni blood. Tribes have been called to enter Sana’a and prepare themselves for the worst. At least 13 soldiers have been killed by unknown gunmen over a two day span this week. More than 35 protesters were attacked in the streets this week by other civilians only because they differed in opinion. Speeches of both the ruling party and the opposition are calling for war in the already war torn country. Fears of al-Qaeda using this time to expand to more regions in the country are growing. All the above are because Saleh wants to die as president.
Greed is the only explanation at why Saleh still wants to be in power after 33 years of being Yemen's president.
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.