Inside the Middle East
March 22, 2011
Posted: 845 GMT
Tens of thousands of Yemeni protesters demonstrated again on Sunday against the government in Sana.
Tens of thousands of Yemeni protesters demonstrated again on Sunday against the government in Sana.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and a top military general are discussing a deal for a peaceful transition of power that would allow Saleh to stay in place for the rest of the year, a Yemeni official and senior U.S. official said Monday.

The discussions come amid cracks in support for Saleh's 32-year rule after weeks of anti-government protests.

Three top generals declared their support for the protests Monday, including Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, the man now discussing the deal with Saleh.

Al-Ahmar, who belongs to an important tribe whose backing is significant for Saleh, also said he will order his troops to protect civilians demonstrating against the president. Read more...

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john2397   March 22nd, 2011 10:28 pm ET

YEMEN IS A WATERLOO FOR OBAMA, He must have to win it or along with him the prestige and reputation of America will be doomed forever. We have fooled the world very often but now when the third world is almost woke-up and hungry for freedom, democracy and human values; we cannot keep them in the dark for any longer. The Arabs of the Mideast will not buy any more autocrats or semi-autocrat fake-democratically elected our puppet like Karzai. A time has come for America to be more transparent, more honest and more straight forward in dealing with them. If we have removed Mubarak giving (false) promises of freedom and democracy, now we cannot stop the fall of other autocrats including Saleh, Bahrain King, Oman's Sultan, Saudi King and several others. Also, time has come for us to select Arabs masses of 150 million people and their resources including Oil or 5 million Israelis and their illegal and brutal 40-years old occupation, liability and inhumane daily killings of innocents using American arms and political help. Fear of Islamic fundamentalism, Al-Qaida and another Saddam are nothing more than the air-bloons without any merit.

John A   March 23rd, 2011 10:57 am ET


You touch on some interesting points. But don't you love the way that western media describes gun and knife wielding thugs as democratic civilians asking for change. Since when did anything good come from mobs banding weapons and asking for blood.

As mentioned months ago, the west have incited the dissatisfied members of the Arabic community (all communities have dissatisfied members) in an attempted to provoke revolts in order to split up middle east states. This in turn will split OPEC and their oil monopoly will collapse, which will bring down prices. Naturally the future oil bonanza will be drilled and exploited by western companies.

By the way, this has all been done before. Study the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, which has now been declassified as a CIA operation, known as operation AJAX.

These issues have never had anything to do with democracy or humanitarian policies. If you think otherwise, your education system has failed you, along with your dishonest politicians.

Read about Operation Ajax:

mohmeftah   April 4th, 2011 8:52 pm ET

The crisis of Yemen turn bloody growing yesterday with the killing of 17 protesters in Taiz bullets army and security forces, and hundreds were injured in the second day of violent clashes in the city turned its streets into battlefields, while there were dozens of injuries by live bullets and tear gas canisters in the city Hodeidah, and almost the situation in the capital, said up to a confrontation between the military forces in solidarity with the protesters and the units of the central security tried to break into the main yard sit off the University of Sana'a....The sources in Taiz (270 km south of Sana'a) that the clashes in the city began when protesters tried to approach the governorate building, used the security forces used tear gas bombs to disperse them and then live bullets, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 400 others injured.

mohmeftah   April 4th, 2011 8:59 pm ET

A medical source at the field hospital in the courtyard of the sit-in Taiz that security forces used live bullets against the protesters, and that 50 of the wounded were in critical condition, while the rest were cases of suffocation and poisoning due to inhaling tear gas...However, the Governor of Taiz Hamoud mystic denied that security forces attacked the demonstrators who accused them of trying to storm the building the province, was quoted by Yemen News Agency quoted him as saying: «The opposition groups had yesterday attacked the headquarters of the province, using firearms, as result of the assault, causing death and injury Others with various injuries », pointed out that he could not know the number of victims among the opponents because of their transfer to the camps (Square sit-in) and prevented ambulances from entering and carrying out their duties of humanity.
In Hodeidah, and clashes between protesters and between supporters of the party «GPC» Governor, local sources said that security forces intervened to break the clash between the two sides after the protesters blocked the main road that connects between the province and the capital, Sanaa, which led to the occurrence of some 200 wounded 0.13 Of them were shot while in a critical condition
In Sana'a, »army troops led by Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar prevented some 200 fighters of the Central Security Forces stormed« Square Change »without resorting to arms. According to security sources said authorities arrested about 30 people in the capital yesterday .. I'm from Zmn present in the scene and saw how they prevented the troops from the Army's brigade on the Optimizer Crkoat of the Central Security from entering into an arena for protest

John A   April 5th, 2011 4:05 pm ET


From your words it seems some the Yemeni population have had the wool pulled over their eyes.

What really happened in Cairo.

Tahrir square is not large enough to hold more than one hundred thousand people. Agitators from the CIA and Mossad, stirred up a few thousand protestors. Mubarak was initially concerned, but then realized the few protestors could be contained in the square. The western back revolt ground to a halt. Mubarak made a last defiant speech in which he refused to step down and Egypt's military (under the pay of the Pentagon) assassinated him. He's never been seen alive since.

The CIA the jumped next door to Libya.

So what happened in Libya

Here the the CIA couldn't even raise a few thousand protestors. So they put a few guys in the back of Toyota pick up trucks and described it as a rebel peoples army. The trouble being 50 to 100 people in the back of pick up trucks don't represent anyone and could over throw Gaddafi.

As with the fake Egyptian revolt it was going nowhere quick. Again intervention was needed, but unlike the Egyptian military, Libya's military is not in the pay of the Pentagon. So no internal assassination of Gaddafi was going to happen. Then the only option was for the west to bomb Gaddafi and Libyan civilians. This has been done to allow the few rebels a free ride into Tripoli. But there are so few rebels, that this hasn't worked.

I guess they will give an assassination attempt one more chance and if they fail, you will see US ground troops hit the beaches. Thats the only way Gadaffi will fall, because he has the support of the Libyan people.

The west initially hoped Saudi Arabia would also succumb to this political sabotage, but each fake revolt has needed an assassin or western military intervention to succeed and the Saudi government had already figured out the game. So a compromise was made between the west and Saudi Arabia. The west could take Egypt, Libya and Syria. The House of Saud would retain the dominate influence over the rest. And of course when the dust settles, the new Western puppet dictators must agree to attack Iran. Which the old puppets wouldn't do and that's why they had to be deposed by Washington.

The end game is clear, the west wants to create new Arabic states for three reasons.
1. Break up the OPEC monopoly on oil, which will reduce the price.
2. Instal a new pro western Arabic bloc, who will follow Washington's instructions and attack Iran on behalf of Israel.
3. Next September, the UN general assembly intends to vote for the recognition of a Palestinian state and declare Israel as the aggressor.

The Palestinians currently have enough pledged votes to win this. But if America can over throw Governments and even create new countries such as Eastern Libya, it may have enough puppet votes to protect Israels abhorrent and utterly illegal status.

So I really feel sorry for the poor Arabic schmucks who have taken to the streets and seen violence. They have been suckered into a great bit of theater which has nothing to do with democracy or human rights. In fact this despicable American Zionist game is the clear enemy of humane rights.

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