Armies of Liberation

Jane Novak's blog about Yemen

The new improved Yemeni regime attacks the Life March

Filed under: Dhamar, Donors, UN, Ibb, Protest Fatalities, Sana'a, Taiz, War Crimes, protests, reconfigurations — by Jane Novak at 8:38 am on Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thousands of bare foot, bare chested Yemeni youth terrify the barbaric Sana’a regime and the international community with their bleeding feet: Livestream.

The Life March from Taiz was attacked by Central Security forces in Sanaa with live fire and tear gas. Nine wounded marchers were transported to the field hospital in Sana’a Change Square. One fatality has been reported, Abeer AlFaten, murdered for walking. As is standard practice for a decade, security forces are preventing ambulances from reaching the wounded pedestrians. NYR

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. By re-branding the Sana’a dictatorship and shoving down the citizenry’s throat. the UN, US, EU and SA are publicly treating the entire Yemeni population like petulant children who don’t know what good for them.

The UN SC statement fails to acknowledge, much less take into account, the demand for political empowerment by both the revolutionaries and the southerners. Ironically, while the international community seeks to secure its own goals, these nations are in fact damaging their own mid-term security and national interests, at a time of opportunity, in facilitating the continued imprisonment of a millions determined for freedom.

From my article: The Obama administration’s insistence in retaining elements of the Saleh administration and security forces has thwarted the regime change demanded by millions and allowed al Qaeda to flourish in southern towns. Although US counter-terror efforts have had more latitude to operate since protests began, the Saleh regime and al Qaeda have long had a symbiotic relationship.

Read Noon’s article at Global Voices here: “These GCC states are not at all competent to deal with popular requests for liberty and freedom, not to mention democratic government, because they themselves are mostly despotic regimes,” observed Yemen’s Coordinating Council of the Youth Revolution of Change (CCYRC). “They themselves would never welcome such requests from their own people, let alone be ready to accommodate such demands by people in neighboring states.”

Message from Yemeni women in Dhamar to the American people

Filed under: Dhamar, Yemen, photos/gifs, protest statements — by Jane Novak at 4:07 am on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

dtd 9/19, prior to the last unleashing of the Saleh regime’s fury

Military build up in Dhamar

Filed under: Dhamar, Military, Yemen, reconfigurations — by Jane Novak at 11:20 am on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Several reports indicate the scud missiles, shipped to Yemen in 2002, are in Dhamar. Reports of major troop and equipment re-deployments in Yemen began to show up in the Yemeni press days before the Libyan rebels took Tripoli, so the moves were not entirely in response to a heightened threat level to the regime.

The National

SANAA // Thousands of troops were deployed on to the streets of Yemen’s capital and other cities yesterday as Libyan rebels consolidated their hold on the Tripoli thousands of miles away. (Read on …)

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