A peaceful revolution until the end
Here are some stats from the Institute of Justice in America, which shows the horrific consequences of the usage of firearms in the US; the most powerful country in the world which has a powerful police force, legal system, court system and laws to combat crimes, yet the findings are shocking. It shows that “in 2005, 11,346 persons were killed by firearm violence and 477,040 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm.” Most murders in the United States are committed with firearms, especially handguns.
“In 2006, firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 42 percent of robbery offences and 22 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide.” Weapons data is not collected for forcible rapes.
In Yemen there are 60 million firearms, which, if divided among the population equally, gives us almost three pieces for each citizen. In other words we are armed to our teeth yet we do not have the crimes listed above in the US, which ranked number one. But despite the ongoing slaughter of demonstrators on an almost daily basis, the prospect of civil war in Yemen is very minute if not impossible.
It is indeed redemption of the charter and persona of Yemenis; of being wise and patient and soft-hearted as the prophet PBUH described us long ago. The reason I am mentioning this is because of the continuous violent crackdown on the peaceful demonstrators by the government starting with their massacre on the well-known Friday of Dignity and most recently the massacres in Taiz, Arahab and Kentucky intersection in Sana’a.
The government or most accurately Saleh’s armed forces chose to be outcasts, practicing crimes against their own brothers and sisters and own children.
The revolutionary mass insisted on keeping their revolution peaceful, even if it takes longer and more precious sacrifices are made.
Saleh’s crimes and those of his kids and nephews will not be forgotten even if they get away with the guarantees of immunity from the Gulf initiative.
If justice is not achieved in this life due the world’s biased attitude toward our revolution, justice will be served regardless – and if not sooner, definitely later!