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While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:30am

Iran continues to destabilize the Middle East


The Houthis, Iranian backed rebels have taken control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.

The Washington Post reports:

The capital of Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest and perhaps most chronically unstable nation, has new masters. Shiite rebels man checkpoints and roam the streets in pickups mounted with anti­aircraft guns.

The fighters control almost all state buildings, from the airport and the central bank to the Defense Ministry.

Only a few police officers and soldiers are left on the streets. Rebel fighters have plastered the city with fliers proclaiming their slogan — “Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews and victory to Islam” — a variation of a popular Iranian slogan often chanted by Shiite militants in Iraq and supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

The comparison to Hezbollah is apt as Reuters is reporting that the Houthi are blocking the appointment of Yemen’s president.

Abdel-Malek al-Ejri said Hadi had suggested five names at a meeting of his advisors, who represent various political parties in Yemen. When the aides failed to agree on a candidate Hadi suggested his presidential office director, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, as a compromise.

“But we did not agree, and the matter is still under consultation,” Ejri told Reuters.

Similarly, Hezbollah has kept Lebanon’s politics unsettled preventing the appointment of a President.

More here at Legal Insurrection.

4 Responses

  1. Who cares about Yemen? Really, who cares about Iraq? Why are we focusing on these areas that have absolutely nothing to do with us? Why is it that the media (this one included) seems to feel that our country should sink deeper in debt, kill off more 18 year old Americans, and generate more hatred against our country, fixing that which we broke (Iraq) and that which is un-fixable (the whole Islamic countryside)? What would you have Obama do? Sink another few $Trillion into this wasteland? For what? Who cares? How does that benefit us? Let’s consider letting the Middle East play itself out. When the dust settles, then we’ll know who’s left standing. Until then, let’s be clear, we know nothing (and continually get it wrong) anyway.

    1. Seeing that it took only a handful of jihadis in a mountain range to murder 3000 Americans on a single day, yes, it does matter what it taking over whom.

      1. Two problems with your comment; (1) there would have been no 9/11 had we not spent decades peeing all over the people in the Middle East, and (2) as a nation, we’re complacent. We live in an isolated continent and have no idea what it’s like to live in a war situation for centuries.

        1. 1.) We were attacked, not because of anything we’ve done or haven’t done, but for what we represent. Understand Islam and it’s doctrine of jihad first. 2.) The US is not an isolated continent, 9/11 and tens of millions of immigrants and illegal migrants prove that every day. As for war, there is no other alternative other than fight, or be conquered.

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