Friday, February 27, 2015

60 Billion for the former Yemeni dictator: what audacity

Western and Saudi media are now talking about a personal fortune of $60 billion for the former Yemeni dictator, `Ali `Abdullah Salih.  I am sure that the number is exaggerated just as Western media exaggerated the size of Qadhdhafi's fortune and just as they exaggerated the number of civilian casualties prior to NATO intervention.  (They actually counted the foreign reserves of the Libyan Central Bank as the personal fortune of Qadhdhafi).  But they don't mention that whatever fortune Salih had amassed it was from US and Gulf financial assistance and bribes.