View Full Version : Looks like Obama missed his target in the Yemeni civil war

01-23-2010, 06:42 PM
Yemen rebels post video to prove chief is unhurt
Rebel video purportedly showing uninjured Abdul-Malik al-Houthi
Officials said Mr Houthi lost a leg after being seriously wounded in December (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8475896.stm)

Houthi rebels operating in the north of Yemen have posted a video of their leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, showing him in apparent good health.

Officials in Sanaa had said Mr Houthi had his leg amputated after being seriously wounded in December, and had appointed a successor.

Fighting between members of the minority Shia Zaidi sect and the state has occurred sporadically since 2004.

The rebels are also in conflict with neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the rebels said they had broadcast the video on Friday "at the insistence of the majority of media outlets that have contacted us about the necessity to show Abdul-Malik al-Houthi in a video that confirms what we have said time and again, that he is safe and no harm has come to him".

Legs intact

Yemeni officials had said Mr Houthi's leg had been amputated following a serious injury.

In the video Mr Houthi sat on a chair with both legs intact and no visible wounds.

The video was posted on a pro-rebel website and cannot be independently verified. The date of recording is also unclear.

The rebels accuse the Yemeni government of social, economic and religious marginalisation.

Alongside the fighting in the north and a secessionist movement in the south, Western policymakers believe al-Qaeda is gaining a foothold in Yemen.

In early January, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said instability in Yemen was a global as well as regional threat.

((((They believe in yellowcake WMD & yea see how that worked out)))

01-23-2010, 06:45 PM

((((They believe in yellowcake WMD & yea see how that worked out)))About as well as 'hope and change' has worked out for the economy.