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Last updated: 04:37:03 PM GMT(+03) Monday, 19, December, 2011
 
 

Yemen Revolution Only Ten Percent Complete

 
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 Hakim Almasmari

 

The revolution was never against President Saleh or his family. It was against all those who stood in the way of a nation that should be ruled by the people. Removing Saleh was a key piece for change that is why it was vital that he goes, but other obstacles remain.
The opposition in Yemen is as dirty as President Saleh’s party, and their turn will come. No one is excluded from the wrath of the people.
Billions are still lost every year in corruption scandals. None of these files have been opened, so how can we consider the revolution over.
Tens of billions of dollars that were taken from the people by corrupt officials are being invested in European banks. These funds must be frozen and given back to the people, as they can help rebuild the new Yemen.
Millions will continue marching in the streets of Yemen throughout next year.
Change Squares will continue being the base of change.
From today, anyone who holds a high post in government will be held accountable.
Yemenis will not allow a new version of the Saleh regime to take place, and this is a promise.
Removing President Saleh from presidency and his family from the army were only the begining of a hundred steps.
Youth rose up calling for an institutionalized state of law and order, a real one not just a cosmetic democracy. They are seeking social justice, equality, development and prosperity.
When that happens, then and only then, expect the Yemeni revolution to rest in peace.
Blood has been spilt so its too late to turn back. Those who were killed will be remembered as what kept the revolution going.
2012 will not be quiet and a new version of the Yemen revolution will shock the world.
Yemenis are not demanding much. They are seeking justice for the sake of a better future.
The international community must help Yemenis achieve their simpliest right.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and speaks English and Arabic.

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