Saturday, September 26, 2009

`Ali `Abdullah Salih

Did you see the crazy speech by `Ali `Abdullah Salih today? He pledged to go on with the war even if it lasts for more than five years. He also compared the war to the war by the monarchists against the republic in the Yemeni civil war in the 1960s. He forgot to mention that Saudi Arabia was (is) heavily involved in both wars: Saudi Arabia supported the monarchists in the first war, and is supporting the military dictatorship in this war. Yemen under Salih had bad relations with Saudi Arabia and the latter punished Yemen for its support of Saddam back in 1990-91. Yemeni workers were expelled en mass from Saudi Arabia at the time. Now, `Abdullah Salih prostrates before the Saudi King just like Fu'ad Sanyurah.