The first post on this site about Yemen reveals another of Obama’s failures.
Excerpt from Conservative Headlines
The US State Department is evacuating it’s embassy in Yemen. This is the second evacuation in two months. Yemen is now in a three-way civil war that mirrors Syria. Shiite militia, al-Qaeda, and the Yemenese government battle for control. Shiite militia have taken control of the capitol and the capitol.
The President of Yemen resigned and the parliament dissolved last month. The capitol is being run by a five member “Presidential Council” set up by the Shiite militia.
Shortly after being sworn in “anti-war candidate” Obama began secretly bombing Yemen. The Obama administration denied the campaign for months. It was only publicly admitted after Wikileaks published stolen cables about the bombing.
When Obama started bombing targets in Yemen in 2009, al-Qaeda was a tiny pariah outfit hiding in caves. Today al-Qaeda controls large swaths of land and hold public parades and rallies. Civilian deaths at the hand of US drones and Tomahawk missiles, have sent Sunni Yemeni into the arms of al-Qaeda.
It is likely that Yemen will split back into two states, reflecting the former nations of North Yemen and South Yemen. One will be a hardline Shiite nation allied with Iran and Hezbollah. The other will be a radical Sunni nation that will harbor and export Jihadists.