reactions on GCC deal
This post is a collection of Yemenis point of views on the GCC initiative that is supposed to be signed today between the political opposition parties and the ruling party headed by president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his Deputy Abdurabu Manure Hadi, the deal that has been negotiated since April [eight months so far], it is worth mentioning that the deal is not clear to the public all what people talk about is that the deal guarantee impunity to Saleh although more than 2195 has died between February and August 2011according to Abaad studies and researches center.
Nadwa Dawsari-Johnson commented on Facebook describing the GCC deal
“ 1.Saleh remains president. Forget about him giving up his powers to Hadi. We all know that it is not going to happen. If Saleh is here and he has impunity and his arms are still there it is HE who will rule Yemen. “ she added,”
2.A committee to oversee military and security forces. That committee has the authorities to fire commanders who “don’t listen to orders”. This means Saleh’s sons, nephews and relatives will continue to command security and military units!!!”
3.”Elections by January. That is the MOST stupid thing. First technically we need 9 months to organize an election (voter registration, voter education, campaigning period, then elections). The current voter registry is not only old but also full of fraud. JMP themselves know that. I don’t know how they agreed on elections based on that VR but I guess, as always, JMP is after negotiations for sharing seats not really fair and free elections.
4.The mechanism gives Saleh and his family impunity from trial.
5.Government and parliament decisions are taken by consensus??!!!This opens the doors so wide for games playing and stalemate tactics.”
Fatima al-Aghbari and activist said “symbolic president!!! Why is it [Yemen] a company or an organization”.
Khalid al-Ansi, one of the protests leaders posted that the question should not be if Saleh will sign it or not it should be how many he has killed since 22 of May until 22 of Nov? he also posted “the opposition will be part of the regime as soon as the GCC deal is implemented as the opposition will form a unity government with the “killers” and the opposition will have to swear an oath to Hadi, Saleh’s deputy and partner in killing, then the revolution youth will have to continue their revolution and call to topple the regime that the opposition will be part of”