Middle East

Meanwhile, in Yemen…

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AP:

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security forces firing from rooftops and houses shot at tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators, killing at least 31 as the protesters entered a downtown square in the capital to demand the ouster of their autocratic president.

Friday's violence is the harshest response yet from President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key — if uneasy — ally in the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida who has ruled Yemen for 30 years.

Other reports have the death toll at 33.

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  1. “Friday’s violence is the harshest response yet from President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ? if uneasy ? ally in the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida who has ruled Yemen for 30 years.”

    al-Qaida has ruled Yemen for 30 years?

    1. Yes, commas, how do they work?

  2. It’s funny how we let “allies” massacre their civilians. I guess President Ali Abdullah Saleh isn’t flamboyant enough to get his own no fly zone.

  3. Do the frogs get any oil from Yemen? God, I hope not, otherwise we’ll be sending planes over there, too.

  4. Don’t worry. President Obama is in charge. The American people, in their wisdom, pronounced him qualified to be POTUS, and thus to deal with foreign affairs. 65 million people can’t be wrong.

    1. I bet he’s getting pretty tired of these 3am phone calls.

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