Save Yemen before it’s late [Archives:2004/751/Letters to the Editor]

July 1 2004

Ali Jubani
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Yemenis all seem to be so very happy, but why? There is not much to be happy about. We may be enjoying the temporary pleasures of qat and a laid back society, but in reality Yemen is losing ground fast. The United Nations recently published an apocalyptic report on Yemen's future that simply reaffirmed my former prediction of a steadily degenerating Yemen.
Yet Yemenis are happy.
We will not be so happy when Yemen's lack of an economy and infrastructure allows the outside world to sweep in and exploit the country's culture and resources. My fellow Yemeni brothers: Save our Yemen before it is too late!