Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 19, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Obama May Have to Send Troops
Too Big to Punish




A Chronicle of Echoes


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

Yemen: A Powder Keg Ready to Explode

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Aug 8, 2009
Mosaic Intelligence Report
linktv.org

Will Yemen become a haven for militants? Is President Obama ignoring the warning signs of unrest in this Middle Eastern hot spot? Link TV’s Jamal Dajani looks into the complex problems brewing in Yemen in this week’s “Mosaic Intelligence Report.”

Link TV:

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Dar, August 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

2020: “all i can say is we are living in the the end of times…just like it said in the holy Quran!”

Nonsense! The Quran says no such thing on the “end of times”, unlike the Bible’s Book of Revelations. It merely states that only God knows when it will come.

Report this

By felicity, August 10, 2009 at 1:24 pm Link to this comment

Having lived in Yemen a number of years ago, I will venture a guess that like Afghanistan (and for similar reasons) Yemen history, culture and ‘politics’ more naturally fit into something like the UAE model, a loose federation of 7 tribal states, each overseen by a prince/sheik and ruled by a president/king.

It took the Russians 10 years to realize that its ‘mission’ (a socialist state) in Afghanstan could not be accomplished. (Let’s hope it doesn’t take us 10 years.)  Let’s also hope that if we decide to-do-something-about-Yemen, we’ll tackle the task with the full realization that our ‘standard’ strategies/tactics aimed at Americanizing a foreign country will fail in the end.

Report this

By 2020, August 10, 2009 at 10:17 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

all i can say is we are living in the the end of times…just like it said in the holy Quran!

Report this

By Shane McFedan, August 9, 2009 at 10:37 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Dajani hits the nail on the head. Yemen is ripe to become a center for al Qaeda infiltrating from Somalia. Should this happen Saudi Arabia and US interests in the Gulf will be in jeopardy.

Report this

By randyha, August 9, 2009 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

The President of Yemen and most of the top leadership in the Govt are Zaydis a Shi’ite group distinct from the Twelvers of Iran and Ismailis (the Seveners). The Ismailis were once the largest Shi’ite Group - Fatimid Dynasty in Egypt. Iran is Twelver as are Iraqis and Shi’ah in other GCC countries.

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.