The Gulf Initiative, while only partially solving the conflict, gave the President of Yemen carte blanche immunity. It also allowed men who aided and abetted him in oppressing the Yemeni nation for three decades to continue to hold the same sensitive positions they previously held.
For Yemenis, President Ali Abdullah Saleh's continued violence is not surprising. What is surprising Yemenis, indeed enraging them, is the blatant interference in their constitutional right to protest peacefully by the United States ambassador in Yemen, Gerald M. Feierstein.
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Will Yemen's national council achieve anything? I have no doubt that the group will be attacked by so many agents of the regime. There will be differences of opinion within the group about the direction and speed of action to be taken. In the milieu of tribal Yemen, which has never known democracy, anything is possible.