Skip to comments.Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government
Posted on 02/12/2011 7:53:33 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Saturday to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and call for their own president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down.
The protesters began marching toward the Egyptian embassy but were confronted and pushed back by a group of men armed with sticks. There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters.
The gathering points for Saturday's protests were Sana'a University and the city's Tahrir Square, which bears the same name as the rallying point for the protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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Fresh from a successful engagement in Egypt
Egypt, say hello to your future.
Only 24 hours and phase two kicks in. (of 15 phases)
It will be over as soon as it time to chew their daily dose of khat/qut
They’re having a “day of rage” protest in Algiers today as well. Incidentally, the day of rage name was used first by the Weathermen and SDS in the 60s (Chicago 69)
Wahhabi Yemen is the worst of the worst when it comes to their notion of “democracy”. If the people had the right to choose Osama Bin Laden would be sipping tea in the Presidential palace of Yemen.
Demonstrators defy ban, gathering in center of Algiers, chanting 'Bouteflika out' in reference to Algerian President BouteflikaThe unrest in Algeria builds on a wave of anti-government demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa, and comes just one day after Egypt's uprising forced Hosni Mubarak to resign from the presidency after 30 years in power...."
And no coincidence, whatsoever, use of the term “day of rage,” either.
Just do a search for Day of Rage combined with names of various mideast nations. Virtually all of them have protests planned.
Syria seems to be getting a pass but the islamosocialist Ba’ath party has a fair amount of control there.
I think there’s a day of rage protest planned for Bahrain on the 14th.
Freedom is in greater jeopardy today than I ever imagined it could be with B. Hussein 0bama as our President. Screwing our allies while emboldening our enemies has become the norm.
Never so worried about our Nation’s future as I am now,
Short memories. The Armed Islamic Group killed tens of thousands of people only 15 years ago before the Bouteflika government suppressed them.
I am here in Bahrain. These people are too lazy to do anything like Egypt.
These people are too lazy to do anything like Egypt.
Hoping you're correct. Unfortunately, I seriously doubt it. Even during the '91 Gulf War, the Islam-Marxist conspirators were very active in Bahrain.
Yep these protests consist largely of people too lazy to do anything other than make demands.
The Left is all of a sudden in a hurry these past number of years. Gone is the incrementalist approach favored for so long by those seeking to transform the World to their Utopian vision.
Soros, and his crowd are in their 80’s, and I believe they want to see their handiwork succeed before they die.
Just a thought on the speed of things happening today.
The target is Israel.
"......the 12-year regime of Bouteflika had been considered to be under most threat from the popular uprisings now galvanising the Arab states. Wedged alongside Tunisia, where President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was rolled 30 days ago and near Egypt, which fell on Friday, the unstable nation has many of the characteristics of both a disenfranchised youth and rising prices of basic goods, such as sugar and cooking oil..... It also shares a large, pervasive security presence, authoritarian rule and a general sense that citizens are not benefiting from its wealth and resources."
If Bin Laden were elected President of Yemen Obama would fly there so he could bow to him.
Sheesh, to these moops even YEMEN isn’t Islamic enough!
MEMRI has a collection of links to Day of rage organizing sites.
I just read an article that stated that the youth in Yemen have a difficult time protesting all day because they need their qat breaks.
And once they have their qat, they’re ready to go all night.
Looks like a heck of a bumbpy ride ahead, oy.
Domino effect ping.
The morons in the press reporting “jubilant celebrations of gunfire bursts” in Egypt; this is a total disconnect from reality for the Middle East. Even mere bullet possession in Egypt is a crime.
For example, a Bahrani Law Enforcement Officer that I know, he served five years in prison. His crime: lost one bullet overboard while working Bahrani Coast Guard duties in Mina Solomon. And this was a surprisingly lenient sentence.
Guess in his case, it always helps being the Emir’s cousin.
And once they have their qat, theyre ready to go all night.
I could look it up, but please tell me what is “qat” and it’s significance.
But, but, but, they are just freedom fighters..../s
It’s the local equivalent of chewing coca leaves.
When I lived there the only way to get a decent pizza was to have it flown by C-130 with the Valves from UAE.
An hour from the resturant to the airport, two hours waiting to leave because not all the fittings had arrived yet, 4 hour flight, about an hour after the plane landed you could get to a place where you wouldn't have to share each crumb with 3,000 others. Still those 8 hour old pizzas were better than the spam topped ones they served in the mess hall.
Oh wait, what were we talking about???...
I found out about qat. Thanks.
Qat or Khat is a plant that grows in east africa and the mideast. Its a stimulant that has long been used by the Somali islamokazis to encourage “bravery” and keep them fighting.
It doesn’t appear to be terribly harmful unless overused. Apparently its even legally sold in weak tea solutions in Israel. When its overused it tends to produce mild psychosis and paranoia.
All three describe a VERY large portion of Yemen.
Here’s a fairly informative article.
I learned all I ever want to know about back when I actually lived in Yemen, 93~94.
Just remember everybody — this too is unrelated to Islam or Iran. It’s all due to the U.S. ethanol subsidy, oh, and the Jews. Thanks fight_truth_decay.
The Socialist Party has also aligned itself with the Zaydi Huthist movement, a fundamentalist Shiite Zaydi Muslim terror group whose goal is to establish an Islamic emirate in the country’s northwest based on the Shiite Zaydi faith, according to the weekly news journal Dhaka Courier.
The Huthists are similar to al-Qaeda in their advocacy of a purest radical Islam, viewing others who do not subscribe to their interpretation of Islam as infidels.
President Saleh has even accused Iran of using the Huthist movement as a proxy to stage terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, which borders Yemen.
Socialist-Huthist collaboration has come in the form of the Joint Meeting Parties, a coalition composed of various opposition parties: the Islah Party, the Socialist Party, the Nasirite People’s Unionist Party, the Baath Party, the Union of People’s Forces, and the Al-Haq Party.
The JMP is led by Yasin Said Numan, who is also the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party. This coalition between Socialists, Islah (the Muslim Brotherhood), and the Huthists provides further evidence of an Islamo-Leninist connection, which is consistent with the Muslim Brotherhoods collaboration with the Communist Party in Egypt.
This article discusses how the youth movement for change in Yemen is being hijacked by radicals:
Youth groups hit out at Yemeni opposition
The opposition, especially the Islah party, is trying to use our voice, but this is not us. This group does not represent the Yemeni youth, said Taha Muthanna, the founder of Eyoun Shabbah, a well-known youth initiative that organises its activities on Facebook.
Muthanna said he did not participate in the so-called day of rage last Thursday, when approximately 20,000 people gathered outside Sanaa University calling for political and economic changes.
It was an opposition demonstration and not ours, he said. Even the youth who are there dont represent all Yemenis. We have an active civil society, an active youth movement, and we will bring about change peacefully and gradually.
The Left is all of a sudden in a hurry these past number of years. Gone is the incremental approach favored for so long by those seeking to transform the World to their Utopian vision.
Very astute observation of the Fabian Socialist transformation, my FRiend.
You’re very good! Thanks for the links.