By Yemen Fox political editor
Yemen is currently experiencing inhumane tragedies on the part of the regime, including murder, displacement, hermetic economic siege, power and water cut-off, confiscation of rights and freedoms, and mass arrests. All such monstrous crimes are being perpetrated by the regime, which relishes the groans of pain from the innocent people. The country is almost collapsing due to long-standing suffering that has further worsened during this holy month amid abysmal Arab and international silence and obvious collusion with a regime that lacks any legitimacy, except for the foreign support, which increases its arrogance and exacerbates the country's suffering. This has drawn a wide condemnation from the Yemeni general public that rejects the regime despite its suppression and terrorism.
Nonetheless, Yemenis have no doubt that the revolution, which has become a certain reality, would ultimately win victory. What rankles every Yemeni citizen is the fact that we find the positions of our brothers not up the occasion and the requirements of brotherhood.
Undoubtedly, the millions of protestors at Change Squares are aspiring for clear and serious stances vis-à-vis the mass killings and the displacements of citizens at the hands of the regime.
Since the dictator of Syria and his stooges were condemned by our brothers for their heinous crimes, an attitude which is badly needed in such a case, it is incumbent upon our brothers to realize that there is need to take a responsible position on the regime and its fascist malpractices meted out to the Yemeni people with an aim to strike a balance in terms of condemnation of persecution wherever it happens and to prove political credibility pertaining to inevitable positions.
Moreover, none can any more turn a blind eye on a regime that bombards its people with all kinds of weapons, including bomber jets still destroying whole villages. It is impossible that the regime would remain immune from prosecution in the event our brothers come to realize the importance of taking sides with the Yemeni people who wonder why Arabs remain tight-lipped towards what is going on in Yemen. Is Yemeni blood so cheap in the eyes of the brothers that it is worthy of such abysmal silence? Why are the crimes committed against humanity in Yemen not given any attention.
Such questions are being imposed by the reality, events and positions towards the repressive Syrian regime and the Yemeni one that perpetrates the most horrendous acts of murder. But, alas! Not even a single Arab stance has denounced any of such crimes.
This may well further stimulate the appetite of the regime to perpetrate more atrocities as long as it has had the leeway to do so.
Today, we , at this particular time, may be in need of a semblance of the stances taken by our brothers towards Syria; we don't want them to do more than we need. What we actually need , first and foremost, is human sympathy, a vivid conscience standing up for the downtrodden people, who seek a free and dignified life devoid of confiscation, power monopoly, superciliousness and oppression- something of which none is oblivious today.
Known for their wise and sagacious policies , our brothers in the GCC , who have confirmed their rejection of the dastardly acts of the Syrian regime, may also stand by the Yemeni people who embraced peaceful struggle against despotism and injustice only to be met with mass destruction that would embarrass our brothers in the Gulf should they keep mum on Yemen , but, at the same time, focus their interest only on Syria and its dictator. Indeed, the Yemeni people, who are enduring a long-running trial, are worthier of the GCC backing.
Anyway, the stance demonstrated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejecting the Syrian regime's subjugation of its own people gives us, the Yemenis, a glimmer of hope and confirms that the moral values of our Saudi brothers necessitate condemning the gruesome monstrosities committed against the Yemeni people, and that the same stance would reflect positively on Yemen, thus resulting in a GCC stance on this regime that extremely indulged in oppression.
In as much as we support the Kingdom's attitude on the terrorist acts that are still being committed by the Syrian regime against its own people, we are impatiently awaiting the same position on the Yemeni regime that has become so repressive that nobody can remain silent on it. We are just waiting.