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Yemen president warns of civil war, U.S. concerned
Reuters via MSNBC ^ | 3/22/2011 | Cynthia Johnston and Mohamed Ghobari

Posted on 03/22/2011 7:52:01 AM PDT by Qbert

SANAA — Yemen's president warned on Tuesday that his country would descend into civil war if he is forced to quit and Washington voiced concern about instability in the Arabian state where al Qaeda has a stronghold.

Unrelenting anti-government protests, which first began on February 3, and fresh defections among the ruling elite have added to the pressure on Saleh, a U.S. ally against radical Islamists, to step down immediately after 32 years in power.

But an aide said the president would leave office only after organizing parliamentary polls by January 2012 and he refused to hand over power without knowing who would succeed him.

"President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he will hand over power through (parliamentary) elections and the formation of democratic institutions at the end of 2011 or January 2012," Saleh's media secretary Ahmed al-Sufi told Reuters.

"Ali Abdullah Saleh does not seek power. Ali Abdullah Saleh will not leave without knowing who he is handing over to."

Defense Secretary Robert Gates voiced rare public alarm about the situation in Yemen: "We are obviously concerned about the instability in Yemen." He added that he was mainly anxious to avoid "diversion of attention" from opposing al Qaeda there.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; robertgates; yemen
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1 posted on 03/22/2011 7:52:08 AM PDT by Qbert
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So are we going to go bomb Yemen now too?


2 posted on 03/22/2011 7:54:36 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 32 lbs in 5 weeks)
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To: Qbert
If this keeps up, we might end up with US military forces intervening in every Muslim country in the world.
3 posted on 03/22/2011 7:54:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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The Hillary trio of amazon Obammunists will get em.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 7:55:13 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Qbert

This is what happens when Community Organizers get elected President.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Qbert
Why cant we just sit back and let muzzies cull themselves.
6 posted on 03/22/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
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To: Grunthor

That’s up to the POTUS. No one else has a say now.


7 posted on 03/22/2011 7:56:27 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Qbert

Obama lit this fire in Cairo and now it is burning throughout the Middle East.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 7:57:29 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Qbert
Unrelenting anti-government protests, which first began on February 3, and fresh defections among the ruling elite have added to the pressure on Saleh, a U.S. ally against radical Islamists, to step down immediately after 32 years in power.

Another one of our "useful idiots" on the ropes.
This should concern us. Fundamentalist Muslims are taking over. - Tom

9 posted on 03/22/2011 7:58:22 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: screaminsunshine
The Hillary trio of amazon Obammunists will get em.

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Great line screamin!

I'm sure Hill can handle little old Yemen all by herself!

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10 posted on 03/22/2011 7:58:35 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Qbert

Hey Barry! Let’s head over there next.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: Capt. Tom

Actually, the useful idiots were not the dictators but the U.S. taxpayer who kept them in power all these years.


12 posted on 03/22/2011 8:00:07 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: dfwgator
This is what happens when Community Organizers get elected President.

When viewing current events in the middle east, it is quite easy to fear the future, with a community organizing empty suit for a president. This is scary.
13 posted on 03/22/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Grunthor

So are we going to go bomb Yemen now too?


Nope they have no oil (only al kaida) there.
So they are safe!


14 posted on 03/22/2011 8:01:16 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: BobP
I can almost see her wearing Vince Foster on her chest like a campaign ribbon.
Look out, Barry!
15 posted on 03/22/2011 8:01:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Capt. Tom
Another one of our "useful idiots" on the ropes.
This should concern us. Fundamentalist Muslims are taking over. - Tom

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So now we're belligerents in an Arab War in The land of the Libu (the ancient Berber tribe).

Zer0 is 'all in' now to do Al-Qaeda's dirty work - helping the Brotherhood take over North Africa.

Is this the first time we ever started a war and the President was outside of the country and on vacation? Hope and Change.... Tragic.

Libya - Col Qaddafi-1sm
Qadaffi bombs the rebles, Obama increases his rhetoric. Qadaffi keeps going, Obama increases the rhetoric. Qadaffi says he'll blow up commercial jets. Obama declares Qadaffi a school bully. Quadaffi ignores Obama. 'Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable,' Mr. Obama said. Quadaffi ignores Obama. Obama launches a missile attack. Qadaffi warns of 'long-drawn war' after airstrikes. Gates says targeting Qaddafi goes beyond UN resolution on Libya. What's next? Who gets to play the American 'Baghdad' Bob's part here?


16 posted on 03/22/2011 8:01:49 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Qbert

Obomb them


17 posted on 03/22/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: Qbert

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen...all following the same script, with or without forceful removal by the UNbama. Look and see who’s stepping into the void.


18 posted on 03/22/2011 8:04:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Truth29

I’m beginning to see a pattern here. More or less moderate muslim governments being replaced by hard core muslim governments. Started with Iran, Egypt,Libya,Yemen, Turkey wavering. And much of this change supported by American foreign policy in the name of Democracy! The only bright spot as of now is Iraq. In the end we will go to war with the muslims. No doubt in my mind.


19 posted on 03/22/2011 8:05:11 AM PDT by refermech
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Of course. And issue more “diversity visas” .

“State Dept. Using ‘Diversity Visas’ to Encourage Immigration from Yemen”

http://www.newmediajournal.us/government/01052010.htm


20 posted on 03/22/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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