Terrorism with all its colors and nationalities, whether it is a Marxist stemming from the bases of conflicts of the socialism against the imperialism or whether it is doctrine, tribal or ethnic, doesn't differ in its starting points and objectives. The common factor between them is the kidnapping and the demand of a ransom, whatever its kind might be, is one of the plans of these elements.
southern Yemen used to be more prosperous than some the Arab countries and not only the north, however the coup d'états and the ideological extremism when the communists seized power , put forward the idea of confrontation through secret organizations.
Following the unity the tribal factor developed in relation with the idolization of Islamic religion, making it easy for the emergence of al-Qaeda and the Houthis. The south could have provided a new experiences to the north in development, administration and multi party, however the mixed feelings between the sectors led to the involvement of many of the southerners in all orientations as a reaction against the north, and there are separation calls that are spiraling.
The kidnapping of the Saudi diplomat in Aden came in this atmospheres. As usual there is blackmail and imposition of conditions by al-Qaeda. The literature of such behavior requires the refusal to carry out any terrorist goals. It is obvious that they threaten with killing, destruction and kidnapping, however the state is an entity that will not deal with criminals and the consul's safety is the responsibility of the Yemeni government and those who brought forth his kidnapping.
It is easy for expert criminals to plant a bomb, make booby cars, hurl a bomb or kidnap. However they are ways that lost their luster and Yemen became due to its social conditions and the transitional stage, open to the development of such actions which comes from citizens or Saudis.
The theory of the war on al-Qaeda is a necessity that is dictated by the alphabets of the security of Yemen and the Gulf countries. This makes the need for combating al-Qaeda pockets, an issue that doesn't concerns only one country. The prove is the heavy involvement of America in hunting these elements so as to drain its support sources. That is why they resorted to many devices, especially after the disappearance of many of its effective leaders in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, leading it to adopt the policy of (strike and escape) especially in Yemen, but its force is declining in many countries, depriving it of the chances of establishing bases from where it can start, despite the support of Iran, which agrees with it in the long term objectives though they differ in doctrines.
This confirms that the actions which it carries out seek to achieve political goals. It uses all ways to cause embarrassment to the countries that it is targeting, however the Kingdom has thwarted its plans and there are no means that it could use except the kidnapping and the ineffective actions that are similar to its previous methods.
Yemen is considered to be the weak haven for al-Qaeda spread, and it will not be the field for the return of its strength for several reasons including the capabilities that are not available in it.