Hang in there Hadi
Sana’a International Airport was completely shut down on Saturday and Marib power connection to Sana’a was bombed again just four hours after it was repaired.
In response to the disobedience at Sana’a airport and the Dailami Air Force Base, President Hadi ordered an investigation and the arrest of all those involved. It seems the tough personality of Hadi is finally showing itself, which is great and long awaited.
Hadi started with the relatively smaller fish. Now the test is how well he can execute this stage so he can move on to the big ones. This is a very crucial test and he needs all the support he can get from Yemenis especially, but also from the world as a whole.
Hadi needs to know that he is supported. Not just by words but by deeds. It is said that Ali Mohsen has accepted his retirement from the military post as commander of the First Armored Division which supported the uprising last year. This is an excellent move because it shows good intentions with regard to building a new Yemen and having new blood in military positions.
This is the first stage of restructuring the army which is vital to the transition and dialogue. It will help the state re-own its military institutions instead of having them run by individuals and risking chaos like what happened on Saturday at the airport and air base.
Well done Hadi, keep up the good work. Rest assured we will support you.