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UN will hold emergency meetings on Yemen

UN will hold emergency meetings on Yemen

Thank you for noticing the bloodstained pavement

Today the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the devolving situation in Yemen. The council will meet in a closed session at 3 p.m. EDT.

Earlier this year the UN condemned the Houthi siege on Sana’a and the subsequent attack on the sitting government. Deposed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for UN action yesterday:

Hadi sounded a defiant note from his base in the south on Saturday, threatening action against the Houthis’ northern stronghold.

“We shall deliver the country to safety and raise Yemen’s flag on Mount Marran in Saadeh instead of the Iranian flag,” he said in a televised speech, his first since reaching Aden. Iran is an ally of the Houthis, who belong to a Shia Muslim sect.

The Houthis, in a statement from their Supreme Revolutionary Committee, did not directly respond to the speech but called for a “general mobilisation” of the armed forces against a “dirty war” they said was being waged by militias loyal to Hadi.

Hadi’s flight to Aden has raised the prospect of armed confrontation between rival governments based in the north and south, creating chaos that could be exploited by the Yemen-based regional wing of al-Qaida.

Remaining US special forces and security personnel evacuated Yemen this weekend after Houthi rebels unveiled a plan to strike out against security and military installations loyal to Hadi.

In addition to threats by the Iranian-backed rebels, two suicide bombing attacks that killed over 100 people in Sana’a last Friday have shaken the confidence of the international community and added to instability in the region. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the two attacks.

If ISIS is indeed responsible for this latest upheaval, that means that we’re dealing with the volatility of ISIS in competition (at least for now) with both the Iranian-backed Houthi, and the internationally-active Yemeni al Qaeda cell, as the country devolves into civil war.

We’ll keep you updated as the situation progresses.

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“We’ll keep you updated as the situation progresses.”

You meant “digresses”, “devolves”, “goes further down the thunder-mug”…

And teh UN will perform a high-level, full-scale, all out, full-tilt-boogie hand wringing. Huuu-za…

    joethefatman in reply to Ragspierre. | March 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    You forgot the sternly worded letter.

      Ragspierre in reply to joethefatman. | March 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Well, let’s not be hasty or hard-line here…!!!

      Actually, who would you address any letters to?

      I mean, they should, by rights, go to Iran. At least several.

        legacyrepublican in reply to Ragspierre. | March 22, 2015 at 11:01 am

        That’s easy. They will publish the UN letter as a legal notice in an Icelandic paper because, as we all know, Iceland is a hotbed of volcanic terrorism that is threatening the nations of the world which include Yemen.

Conservative Beaner | March 22, 2015 at 9:37 am

To paraphrase Hudson and Vasquez from Aliens;

Hudson: They’re going to have a meeting, I feel safer already.

Vasquez: Pendejo jerkoffs.

Several tweets have come out saying that the US is withdrawing all Special Operation Forces from Yemen. Looks like another great Obama victory.

Ohhh, the UN……wonder whose side they’ll take.

Thank the Gods for the UN calling a meetin’ about them pesky Yemenis,’Yo!! Bursting with relief is what I am.

**Nope, just gotta peee….

The world would be a better place if Obama’s father withdrew early, not our Special Forces.

“If troubles abound, and there be tossing, and storms, and tempests, and no peace, nor anything visible left to support…”

“…we’ll be sitting over here calling a meeting to commission a deputation to study passing a sternly-worded non-binding resolution.”

Go, UN!!!

Will the UN congratulate Obama on his “success story” in Yemen, as he claimed just last October?

Carol Herman | March 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Over at Reddit someone posted a suicide bomber going off inside a mosque in Yemen. First, it was just someone taking pictures with his iPhone. Then BOOM. 72 virgins handed out to those in the room?

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