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03-22-2011, 01:59 PM
SAN'A, Yemen—President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to give in to a towering array of opponents demanding that he immediately step down to make way for a military-backed democratic transition, and tried to salvage his 32-year rule through negotiations.
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Back-channel talks between the controversial U.S. ally and Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar—a top commander who withdrew his loyalty from the president on Monday—haven't yet yielded a clear transition of power, but as of late Tuesday the political process had kept the power struggle from devolving into military conflict.
Tanks commanded by units loyal to Mr. Saleh remained deployed around the presidential palace in the capital, while tanks manned by forces loyal to Gen. Ahmar had set up nearby, as well near several sensitive government buildings, including the Central Bank, according to residents.
Military defections left Mr. Saleh with the loyalty of elite forces commanded by his son and nephews, many of them trained and equipped by the U.S. to fight terrorism.

Since Friday, opposition to Mr. Saleh has swelled in reaction to a bloody crackdown by security forces against unarmed protesters who, like those in Egypt and Tunisia, had gathered for weeks to peacefully demand political change.
Gunmen, whom the opposition says were soldiers under the command of President Saleh's sons, opened fire into the crowd, killing dozens of people.

why not?

03-22-2011, 02:01 PM
so many questions

S.V. Airlie
03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
A military backed regime..yup now that is democracy in action.

Chris Coose
03-22-2011, 02:32 PM
The lib white house war mongers saw your recent thread "Neo-Libs and their push for war" and thought you were right and backed off some.
I read they were poised to invade Yemen and Djibouti something like 3 hours before reading your thread!!!

Excellent work Dutch, you deserve a ******* medal.