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Posted: 1/20/2015 4:54:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:55:25 PM EST by targettarget]

http://time.com/3674778/yemen-al-qaeda/

Shiite Houthi rebels attacked the home of Yemen’s president as they rushed into the presidential palace in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital. Government officials said a coup against President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was underway. "The President has no control,” a Yemeni government spokesman told CNN.
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Relevant:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/29/white-house-calls-yemen-model-for-isis-fight-as-security-deteriorates/

The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State -- despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:58:31 PM EST
well, when your model for success is an abject fucking failure -

I would say that's about par for the BHO administration course.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:59:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:00:00 PM EST
"On the brink"?

It's over.

Give the Kenyan another Nobel Peace Prize.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:00:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Great
Another shit hole we will get sucked into
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No we won't. It'll just grow the "Caliphate"

In about 10 years, we're going to be in WWIII (aka Crusades 2.0)


Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:04:51 PM EST
Ah, the scent of the flowers of the Arab Spring, simply ... indescribable.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:05:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Whizzinator:
well, when your model for success is an abject fucking failure -

I would say that's about par for the BHO administration course.

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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:06:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By L_JE:
Ah, the scent of the flowers of the Arab Spring, simply ... indescribable.
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Smells of manure and oil fires.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:14:05 PM EST
FPNI.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:15:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By L_JE:
Ah, the scent of the flowers of the Arab Spring, simply ... indescribable.
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Yea, maybe Obama can go over there and apologize again and support Arab Spring II, the sequel.

FBHO
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:22:36 PM EST
It figures.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:42:05 PM EST
Is someone backing these Shiite rebels, or is the Sunni gov't just so weak that rabble can topple them?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:42:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dominus:
Is someone backing these Shiite rebels, or is the Sunni gov't just so weak that rabble can topple them?
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Yep.

Iran, namely.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:43:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 5:45:59 PM EST by Vepr]
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Originally Posted By Rustler:

No we won't. It'll just grow the "Caliphate"

In about 10 years, we're going to be in WWIII (aka Crusades 2.0)
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Originally Posted By Rustler:
Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Great
Another shit hole we will get sucked into

No we won't. It'll just grow the "Caliphate"

In about 10 years, we're going to be in WWIII (aka Crusades 2.0)

The Shiite Zaydi seem to be pretty anti-Salafi and Wahhabi. I doubt they will be down with joining the IS caliphate.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:45:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dominus:
Is someone backing these Shiite rebels, or is the Sunni gov't just so weak that rabble can topple them?
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Iran has been supplying weapons, training and support. Yea, those Iranians, our new friends.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:45:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:52:38 PM EST
How friendly is Yemen with Saudi Arabia? Could they step in?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:55:11 PM EST
Iran's meddling in Yemen is a big reason that the KSA said 'Fuck it' and opened the spigots.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:56:01 PM EST
Another embassy in another country that we're abandoning like rats on a sinking ship
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