Yemen: Six "Facts" to Question
With Yemen in upheaval, US pundits have peddled inflated fears about the threat it poses. While it’s easy to identify risk factors, circumstances don’t spell the kind of chaos Americans most fear, nor do they validate US support for President Ali Abdullah Saleh. His unpopular government has little moral or logistical ground to stand on.
Copyright © March 22, 2011 The Christian Science Monitor. This article first appeared in Christian Science Monitor (2011), 1-6.
Carapico, Sheila. "Yemen: Six "Facts" to Question." Christian Science Monitor, March 22, 2011, 1-6. http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0322/Yemen-six-facts-to-question/If-President-Ali-Abdullah-Saleh-falls-radical-anti-American-jihadists-will-take-over-in-Yemen.