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Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government
VOA ^ | February 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algiers; bouteflika; clashes; daysofrage; democracy; freedomfighters; government; potesters; rally; saleh; sanaa; square; thousands; yemen
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1 posted on 02/12/2011 7:53:40 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters.

If they're violent the media will label them government supporters.
2 posted on 02/12/2011 7:57:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: fight_truth_decay
He's Back.....

Fresh from a successful engagement in Egypt


3 posted on 02/12/2011 7:58:20 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Egypt, say hello to your future.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 7:58:24 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Only 24 hours and phase two kicks in. (of 15 phases)


5 posted on 02/12/2011 8:00:32 AM PST by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: fight_truth_decay

It will be over as soon as it time to chew their daily dose of khat/qut


6 posted on 02/12/2011 8:01:34 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: George from New England

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)


7 posted on 02/12/2011 8:03:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 8:04:58 AM PST by chuckee
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To: fight_truth_decay
Apres Egypt le deluge.

Leni

9 posted on 02/12/2011 8:07:11 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BOR...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally compare to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: cripplecreek
"They’re having a “day of rage” protest in Algiers today as well."

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...."

10 posted on 02/12/2011 8:09:54 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: cripplecreek

And no coincidence, whatsoever, use of the term “day of rage,” either.


11 posted on 02/12/2011 8:10:00 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

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.


12 posted on 02/12/2011 8:12:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: fight_truth_decay

I think there’s a day of rage protest planned for Bahrain on the 14th.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 8:15:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: George from New England
Walk Like An Egyptian


14 posted on 02/12/2011 8:19:41 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: cripplecreek

Greetings cripplecreek:

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,
OLA


15 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:04 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Short memories. The Armed Islamic Group killed tens of thousands of people only 15 years ago before the Bouteflika government suppressed them.


16 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:58 AM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: cripplecreek

I am here in Bahrain. These people are too lazy to do anything like Egypt.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 8:24:24 AM PST by ThunderStruck94
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To: ThunderStruck94

OK sure.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 8:25:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ThunderStruck94
Greetings ThunderStruck94:

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.

Cheers,
OLA

19 posted on 02/12/2011 8:38:06 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Yep these protests consist largely of people too lazy to do anything other than make demands.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 8:41:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 8:41:35 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

The target is Israel.


22 posted on 02/12/2011 8:43:52 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: denydenydeny
Algerian protesters clash with police as Egypt fervour spreads• 400 arrested as officers enforce no-protest ban in Algiers


23 posted on 02/12/2011 8:44:14 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Iron Munro; All


24 posted on 02/12/2011 8:45:24 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: chuckee
If the people had the right to choose Osama Bin Laden would be sipping tea in the Presidential palace of Yemen.

If Bin Laden were elected President of Yemen Obama would fly there so he could bow to him.

25 posted on 02/12/2011 8:50:59 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sheesh, to these moops even YEMEN isn’t Islamic enough!


26 posted on 02/12/2011 8:51:05 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

27 posted on 02/12/2011 8:52:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Las Vegas Ron

MEMRI has a collection of links to Day of rage organizing sites.

http://m.memri.org/14499/show/c3988dce847d4fa18eed9f0de1ff3488&t=20320d97cb30b6845cb6422bedb5dfbe


28 posted on 02/12/2011 8:54:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: fight_truth_decay
"The fire is in the minds of men, not on the roofs of houses"
--Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Possessed"


29 posted on 02/12/2011 8:56:02 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


30 posted on 02/12/2011 8:56:16 AM PST by HollyB
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To: HollyB

And once they have their qat, they’re ready to go all night.


31 posted on 02/12/2011 8:58:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Iron Munro

Excellent!


32 posted on 02/12/2011 9:03:29 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 753 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks CC.

Looks like a heck of a bumbpy ride ahead, oy.


33 posted on 02/12/2011 9:04:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: thackney

Domino effect ping.


34 posted on 02/12/2011 9:05:42 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cripplecreek; ThunderStruck94

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.

Cheers,
OLA


35 posted on 02/12/2011 9:06:35 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: cripplecreek

And once they have their qat, they’re ready to go all night.


I could look it up, but please tell me what is “qat” and it’s significance.


36 posted on 02/12/2011 9:06:40 AM PST by unkus
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To: Allegra

But, but, but, they are just freedom fighters..../s


37 posted on 02/12/2011 9:07:52 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: unkus

It’s the local equivalent of chewing coca leaves.


38 posted on 02/12/2011 9:13:07 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 753 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Allegra
Dominos, in Yemen? I doubt it.

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???...

39 posted on 02/12/2011 9:14:03 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: null and void

Thanks.


40 posted on 02/12/2011 9:14:49 AM PST by unkus
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To: cripplecreek

I found out about qat. Thanks.


41 posted on 02/12/2011 9:16:07 AM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

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.


42 posted on 02/12/2011 9:18:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
When its overused it tends to produce mild psychosis and paranoia.

All three describe a VERY large portion of Yemen.

43 posted on 02/12/2011 9:20:41 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: thackney

Here’s a fairly informative article.

http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/khat


44 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I learned all I ever want to know about back when I actually lived in Yemen, 93~94.


45 posted on 02/12/2011 9:23:39 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

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.


46 posted on 02/12/2011 9:24:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 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 Brotherhood’s collaboration with the Communist Party in Egypt.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/6213-socialist-roots-to-yemens-days-of-rage


47 posted on 02/12/2011 9:25:04 AM PST by HollyB
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To: fight_truth_decay; PSYCHO-FREEP

This article discusses how the youth movement for change in Yemen is being hijacked by radicals:

http://yementimes.com/defaultdet.aspx?SUB_ID=35541

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 Sana’a University calling for political and economic changes.

“It was an opposition demonstration and not ours,” he said. “Even the youth who are there don’t represent all Yemenis. We have an active civil society, an active youth movement, and we will bring about change peacefully and gradually.”


48 posted on 02/12/2011 9:28:40 AM PST by HollyB
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To: rockinqsranch
Greetings rockinqsranch:

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.

Cheers,
OLA

49 posted on 02/12/2011 9:34:30 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: HollyB

Gretings Holly8:

You’re very good! Thanks for the links.

Cheers,
OLA


50 posted on 02/12/2011 9:37:32 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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