With Vice President Abdu Rabu Manssor Hadi making it clear that Yemen’s ruling party will not have serious negotiations with any faction until President Saleh comes back to Yemen, the winds of a long war is slowly covering the skies of Yemen.
Opposition parties in Yemen are still in shock that President Saleh was attacked and might not be back anytime soon. The ghost of Saleh that haunted them for years during dialogue is still haunting them while he sits in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Sources close to the ruling family said that President Saleh is trying to convince the Saudi government to come back to Yemen and bring with him the medical team treating him. Saleh knows that everyday he stays at distance from Yemen, the more of chances grow that he will be forced to leave power.
The ruling family still controls a large portion of the Yemen military. Security forces have vowed to defend the rule of Saleh under all costs. General Ahmed Ali, son of President Saleh, today sits at the presidential palace while the vice president has not had the power to enter it. A number of the vice president’s high profile meetings were even conducted at his residence.
Some are starting to compare the son of Saleh to the son of the Libyan leader.
Yemen analyst believe that with the ruling family willing to die and sacrifice the lives of thousands the Yemeni revolution will turn bloody while the international community watches.
The opposition, with the backing of defected military leader General Ali Mohsen, have started to understand that the use of force could be
the only option to reach power, therefore, considering the option of Yemenis killing one another.
US started conducting random drone attacks in the country, some killing innocent civilians, including women and children. The US is treating Yemeni provinces the same way it did in Pakistan by conducting random attacks on who it calls terror suspects.
With over 60 million arms pieces in Yemen, the country is on the verge on turning the gulf into a war zone.
ABOUT Yemen Post Publisher & Chief Editor:
Hakim Almasmari is an American journalist and Middle East expert based in Sana'a, Yemen. His work has appeared for many of the worlds top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Washington Post, AlJazeera, Fox News, The Guardian, The National, USA Today among numerous others. He has also worked with some of the world’s top organizations. Reporting out of Yemen for nearly eight years, he is the current editor in chief for the Yemen Post. He is a university lecturer in the field of international media and also studied business and law. Considered one of the top experts on Yemen, Almasmari has closely worked with international strategic centers and think tanks helping them better understand Yemen. He is a frequent guest on many international TV outlets discussing current local and international affairs. Almasmari's ancestors are from Yemen, and was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His mother tongue is English and is fluent in Arabic.