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Yemen…unity is not by force

Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi

‘Selfishness
arouses a lot of horrors.  We have
invented politics in order to hide it but it infiltrates all fences and exposes
itself.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

All roads lead to the separation
of the two Yemens. Logically and historically, harmony cannot be achieved
between North and South Yemen. The two peoples are different in too many
aspects and lifestyle. Unity cannot continue forcefully or in a deceiving manner
against the people’s will. If unity can be maintained for one year, it will not
stand still forever. The environment in South Yemen is completely different
from that of the North. Whoever knows Yemen well realizes what I mean.

What I just said is not meant to
offend North Yemen. It does not include accusations. All I want to say is that
both North and South Yemen are victims of a regime that did not take anything
into consideration but its own interest.

Now, this regime no longer exists
due to political and military changes known to everybody. Time has come to
think about restoring conditions as they were before the unity which started
through deception and continued by force until 1994.

After the Decisive Storm war and
the legitimate government’s lack of control, it is logical for the allied
countries to help the people in South Yemen gain independence and put an end to
the big lie known as ‘unity of Yemen,’ which was not in the interest of the
people in the North and South. This unity was imposed on the people by a regime
which came to rule through foreign support. This fact is known to everybody.

The current scene in Aden is
moving towards independence. However, it lacks political support from allied
countries to become legitimate and put the situation back to what it was before
1990.

Apparently, there is a dispute
between the allied countries due to their different viewpoints. It seems the
United Arab Emirates supports South Yemen as an independent State while Saudi
Arabia supports the unity of Yemen. Actually, this difference is not so bad,
but if it continues, it will not be in the interest of the ally or Yemen. The
ally does not know Yemen as well as the Yemenis do.

I hope the ally adopts a
futuristic view, taking into consideration that the united Yemen did not prove
establishment of good relations with neighboring countries. This fact contrasts
that of the two Yemens.

To conclude, Yemen is a beloved
Arab country. But what I talked about is in the interest of Yemen and the
region as well. Anyway, this is my opinion which is not necessarily the
absolute right.

Twitter: @Alzmi1969

By Yusuf Awad Al-Azmi

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