The separation of the South in Yemen
By Abdulrahman al-Rashed*
There are two political groups that resemble each other in terms of seizing opportunities amid the current Yemeni crisis and they are the Brotherhood and separatist groups in the South. Both of them don’t fight and depend on others to fight on their behalf and they’re allies despite the rivalry and media debates.
What’s noticeable about the separatists’ rhetoric is that they do not only ignore these facts but they also undermine the future’s problems post-independence. The South has its problems which the former regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh made worse.
I have no doubt that the majority of residents in the South have truly wanted to separate ever since the days of Saleh. Unification was imposed on them due the defeated southern party’s alliance with Saleh’s regime in the North.