The United States’ acceptance to treat Ali Abdullah Saleh, the overthrown president of Yemen, in one of its finest hospitals is a back-stab to humanity and human rights. Since the uprising started in Yemen on January of 2011, about 2000 people have been killed including a significant number of children and women. All were murdered while protesting peacefully to demand social equality, free elections, and an end to a corrupt regime.
We as Yemeni Americans, supporters of Yemeni youth in the Change squares in Yemen, express our anger and frustration towards admitting a criminal against humanity to the United States. The Yemeni people were brutally attacked and massacred on several occasions for expressing their freedom of speech and assembly; a right which the U.S. values in its constitution and should support. Instead, the U.S. is shamefully treating the aggressor and oppressor of 24 million people in Yemen. Instead of standing by the people in Yemen, who were brutally attacked just because they expressed their freedom of speech and assembly, the United States is shamefully treating the aggressor and the killer of more than 2000 of their young ambitious youth in 2011 alone.
We as Yemeni Americans siding with the peaceful revolution have been calling the Obama Administration to take a clear stand with the Yemeni people since February 2011. Unfortunately from what we have been watching, the U.S. is siding with the dictators, Ali Saleh and his thugs. The last thing the U.S. did in support is admitting him to its finest hospitals in New York City. This criminal, Ali Abdullah Saleh, must be sent to ICC not NYC!
The United States and Yemen's national security are at high risk if the situation continues to be what it is today. The AQAP [ AlQaidah in the Arabian Peninsula] will gain momentum and more recruitment if the revolution fails to achieve its goals. The jobless youth who are marching peacefully in the streets will not stay marching nor will stay peaceful forever.
If the United States keeps in aiding the Yemeni security forces loyal to Saleh and welcoming Saleh to its land, the United States' image will worsen in the country and the small extremist groups will take advantage to recruit youth and misguide them to carry out attacks on the embassies, oil pipes, etc.