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The worse is still coming
  Written By:  Hakim Almasmari ( Editor-in-Chief)*
  Article Date:
December 01, 2008 



What we saw this week in the opposition protests was the beginning or what political observers feel will be the beginning of the new Yemen.

When I say the new Yemen, I donít mean that next year the country will be different and life will be better, but lines will be drawn on how the future of the country will pass through.

What happens between both sides is not my concern, but what it is sad is that innocent protesters clash with innocent governmental soldiers. Each is doing his job, but all are vulnerable to get injured or maybe killed. With all of this said, the heads of both the Joint Meeting Party (JMP), and the ruling party representatives were not even at the scene of the protest, therefore making an uprising, while they sit back and relax.

What I want to say to opposition leaders is that if you want people to move and demand democracy, you should join them in their protest, and not watch them get hurt or god forbid even killed.

A role model is always first in line, while others follow and not the opposite.

A political advisor told me information that I did not agree with, saying that the only way out of the current political crisis is to start from zero again, and erase all current political leaders and figures. I might not agree with him, but he might be right in the end of the road.

* Editor-in-Cheif could be reached at:  editor@yemenpost.net