Comments on Hassan Al-Haifi’s articleHow much worse Yemen can get [Archives:2008/1217/Letters to the Editor]

December 18 2008

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The article reflects the mind of any Yemeni intellectual, but with this article it seems you tend to cross the firing line with out protection.

Mr. Al-Haifi knows very well that in any Arab country, criticism of their rulers and their policies is not acceptable.

The majority of the Yemeni problems are self inflicted. Somehow Yemen has adopted a policy of looking outward for solutions to their internal problems. For every issue, whether it is flooding, piracy, immunizations, internal security, food security, and so forth, Yemen tends to lean on outsiders' shoulders. If so, how can Yemen solve its problems? That is a point the author should rethink.