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    Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

    SANAA, Yemen The U.S.-backed president of Yemen suffered a devastating political blow on Sunday when his own powerful tribe demanded his resignation, joining religious leaders, young people and the country's traditional opposition in calls for an end to his three decades in power.
    And another one is about to bite the dust, as the Arab world's push towards Democratic principles continues.

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    It would be nice to see them and all newly freed people form Democratic Republics rather than Mob rule Democracies, because they has a History of failing after a short time.

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    Re: Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And another one is about to bite the dust, as the Arab world's push towards Democratic principles continues.

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    Re: Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Should Obama send in another aircraft carrier? What does the UN say? Let get consensus.
    No. But given the tyrant's massacre and given that Yemen is not as geopolitically important as it was a few years ago e.g., Al Qaeda's capabilities have been significantly degraded (except in the rhetoric of Col. Gadhafi) the U.S. should consider a fundamental shift in its relationship with the state. The U.S. should conduct a strategic reassessment of whether it will continue to back the regime and it should make clear that such a strategic reassessment is underway. The reality is that Yemen is a failing state despite U.S. assistance and, perhaps just as important, the current regime has been far from reliable in spite of that assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    No. But given the tyrant's massacre and given that Yemen is not as geopolitically important as it was a few years ago e.g., Al Qaeda's capabilities have been significantly degraded (except in the rhetoric of Col. Gadhafi) the U.S. should consider a fundamental shift in its relationship with the state. The U.S. should conduct a strategic reassessment of whether it will continue to back the regime and it should make clear that such a strategic reassessment is underway. The reality is that Yemen is a failing state despite U.S. assistance and, perhaps just as important, the current regime has been far from reliable in spite of that assistance.
    Just out of curiosity, what makes you think al-Qaeda has been degraded? Isn't the highest-value target, Anwar al-Awlaki, based in Yemen?
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    Re: Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what makes you think al-Qaeda has been degraded? Isn't the highest-value target, Anwar al-Awlaki, based in Yemen?
    Repeated U.S. Intelligence assessments before the Congress and also the decline in Al Qaeda's worldwide activity. As for Mr. al-Awlaki, there's no reason the U.S. cannot and should not effectively target him if it gains adequate Intelligence. That the U.S. has not gained such Intelligence in such a small country (<600 square kilometers) with an authoritarian regime and extensive police apparatus actually speaks volumes about the lack of reliable support the regime has given the U.S.

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