“First war and conflict had not been resolved and the second war and conflict had begun. The second war and conflict had not been understood and the third war and conflict had created more confusion in the Arab world”, one of the politicians discussed and indicated a recent dilemma of Yemen.
Had ever the war become the solution? If it was so then, what made Mahatma Gandhi not to take a gun even against the cruel occupier? He had never even used weapons for self defense. Didn’t Gandhi love his life and his nation to use violence methodology in the protection of his nation and country? He believed in non-violence and peace.
It has been read in the Facebook, that “what is a revolution”. Revolution is all about changes, as one of the simplest answers. Does this mean that the Arab world is in revolution age, currently? What kind of changes Arabs are looking for? Are they looking for new political, economic and social systems in their countries? It is out of the understanding that why always Arabs opt the hard way for new changes in their own countries? Have not they noticed that in all cases, the gainers and the losers are themselves and their beloved countries, at the same time? Such things can easily be resolved in a democratic way without harming individuals. It is not a problem if the country is not democratic, but there can still be some possibilities where wise politicians and government officials seek peaceful ways for changes and persuading the top government for the sake of the entire nation.
Having a personal interest in political power can lead to disputes, clashes, conflict and finally to bloodshed. In such process individuals suffer, who are the great assets of the same countries, where politicians quarreling for power.
“Thousands of foreign workers, from South Asian countries, have left Yemen”, one of the news channels gave the news. In such scenarios and situations, economists of those countries will begin to fret. It can be a matter of fact that, under such dilemma the foreign countries’ economic statues affect. Arab countries like, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen have suffered politically, economically and as well as socially for last few years, which is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is the tragedies of foreigners and their families who will be suffering soon, economically as they go back to their own countries without plan.
Those have died during civil war will not come back and their chapters may be closed. How about those who are between death and life? It is a matter of sadness when families from Arab countries or even from any other nations observed living in tenets for many years as refugees. What does life mean to them?
“It started with Lebanon, then Syria, then Iraq and now Yemen. It’s like a domino, and Yemen is the first attempt to stop the domino,” Alani said it in one of the articles published in the Washington Times. “Now there is an awakening in the region, a counterstrategy, and Yemen is the testing ground. It is not just about Yemen, it is about changing the balance of power in the region,” Alani added. Indeed such situations will change the shape of the entire region in many different ways.
“How about going for political negotiations and dialogue in resolving the conflict of Yemen?” some political analysts suggested. Ideally, this can be a resolvable suggestion, if implemented. The problem is what other else’s countries leadership want. Here, if the matter has been thought logically in a political manner, someone would really see that, different leaders ought to different interests. Demand for political power is the biggest element and one of motivational factors in leading the Arab Spring and letting the Arab world into unending war and conflict. What can be done to not to have similar conflicts and wars in any regions of the world, in future? Can’t opening and introducing some political schoolthe s for coming Arab generation is a good idea? It doesn’t mean that there isn’t such school, but having it as a plan in the way of having Harvard Business School, that kind will make sense. Educating new Arab generation politically may bring positive changes and better understanding the mentality of Arab leaders and the political system of their countries.
Written by Mohammed Anwar Al Balushi for Sarajevo Times