It seems to be a pattern in some former dictatorships that the powers next in line now see if they can jump in and fill the void, as in Egypt, failing to appreciate that the population wants freedom from all despotic regimes.
But, according to our sources, eventually Yemenis will breathe free.
They need to be free not only of their own dictators but also from an alleged American attempt to pretend that Al Qaeda has a foothold in Yemen.
This pretence reportedly hides American interest in the portal that opened up in the Gulf of Aden, which has attracted the fleets of many nations. It’s also alleged that many Somali pirates are also part of that distraction of the world’s attention from the portal. But I cannot be sure of the latter contention.
Yemen celebrates as president steps down
Yahoo News, Nov. 25, 2011
Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Nov. 23 to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power.
Anti-government protesters react as they celebrate the signing by Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh of a deal to step down in Sanaa November 23, 2011. Saleh signed a deal on Wednesday under which he stepped down from 33 years in power and 10 months of protests against his rule that have brought the country to the edge of civil war.