Our Virtuous Martyrs and “the Looming Victory”

  • 5 September 2015

Our proud people of the UAE, Arab nations and the free world bid farewell yesterday to a group of martyrs of dignity, glory, honor and heroism, who sacrificed their pure blood and lives for the sake of this cherished homeland and in sacred defense of our national, Gulf and humanitarian security, and in defense of the right and support of the brotherly people of Yemen against the insidious aggression of the Houthis and their terrorist and hired allies from the forces of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others. Our martyrs died in the line of duty during “Operation Restoring Hope” launched by the Arab coalition forces to support the people of Yemen and their legitimate  government.
Day after day, the proud heroes of our armed forces prove their willingness to sacrifice their lives and do not hesitate to attain the highest ranks of martyrdom and glory, and pave the way of freedom, honor and dignity with their blood. They gallantly rush, with undaunted determination, to answer the noble call of national, Arab and humanitarian duty on the sacred battlefields in defense of truth, justice and peace. They are determined to keep the flag of our beloved homeland waving high up with the souls of our martyrs in heaven, while sending death blows every day and hour to the outlaws and hired gangs of the Houthis and Ali Abdullah Saleh; the advocates of tyranny, oppression and aggression, while making them experience the bitterness of continuous critical defeats in Aden, Lahaj, Ta’iz, Ibb, al-Dhalie and Al-Hudaida. And today, our patriotic heroes are marching to liberate Sanaa and the main stronghold of these gangs in Saada in the north where they will be stuck down to meet their miserable fate and evil end.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (may God protect him) said yesterday that the immortal sacrifices of our valiant, virtuous martyrs will be, with God’s help, crowned with the victory that looms on the horizon, and that “the entire UAE is breathing a new life with the sacrifices of our martyrs, who we hold deep in our hearts with pride and appreciation for their heroism and noble deeds”, stressing that the UAE heroes are “steadfast in pursuing their goal of removing injustice from our Yemeni brothers”. His Highness added that “purging Yemen from the rebellious, aggressive militias which wreaked havoc and sabotage in the country is a target from which we shall not budge”.

With informed and well-entrenched confidence, we say that the ultimate moment of decisive victory has come and the picking time of its fruits is imminent, with the help of God and the determination of our wise leadership represented in the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai (may God protect him), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (may God protect him) and their brothers Their Highnesses Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates. Yes, we say this especially given that the Arab coalition forces have completed their logistical preparations for the coming battle of Sanaa and Saada, and they are now awaiting zero hour to crush these rebellious outlaws and immoral militias, and rid Yemen and the region of their evils forever, with God’s aid.

The advocates of falsehood – the Houthis outlaws and Saleh gangs – should never think for a moment that the pure blood of our sons they spilt will be forgiven. They will certainly pay the price doubled and redoubled so that they become a lesson to anyone who intends to interfere with the security of our people and nation. In this regard, we recall the saying of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God rest his soul in peace): “we seek peace, we respect our neighbors and care for friends, but we need a strong army capable of protecting our homeland. In building such a strong army, we do not harbor any intentions to invade any country but to defend ourselves”.

Our brave armed forces which the whole world has attested to their humanitarian and relief work in helping refugees displaced and the disadvantaged in order to promote security, stability and peace, are capable today of adhering to the pledge of defending our Yemeni brothers, with the generosity of our people and the sacrifices of the heroes of our armed forces and virtuous martyrs whose memory will forever live deep in our hearts and will remain as medals of pride, glory and dignity adorning  the chests of the UAE’s children, generation after another.

The UAE, as Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) reiterated recently, will remain faithful to its principles and continue its commitment to defending the truth and supporting its brothers. It will never back down on performing its national duty of establishing the pillars of security and stability, and confronting the advocates of chaos and destruction in the region.