Thursday, February 16, 2012
Yemen's Current Politics' Details by Jeremy Scahill
DemocracyNow interviewed Jeremy Scahill, award-winning investigative journalist, author of the bestselling book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He has recently got back from Yemen and wrote the cover story, "Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires", for Nation magazine which he is its security correspondent.
The clip tells at the begining about the horrific humantarian condition that children in Yemen live in. Old statistcs described the bad economical conditions with that an average Yemeni would live with 2 dollars per a day. Today, the young kid at the begining of the clip says he lives with 5 dollars per a month! Could anyone imagine that!!! How can a human being live with only 5 dollars per a month! What can that little amount of money do? would he be able to eat/live with that? It's heartbreaking!!
Then, Mr. Scahill said it all! He perfectly described the facade of "the fight against terrorism" mission that Abdul-Elah Haidar Shaye, has been telling about for a long time; which caused him to be put in jail by Saleh's forces to sielnce the truth. Then he beautifully described how Saleh has been fooling the US adminstration since 2001. He hit the core when he said, "Saleh never used the US funding in fighting al-Qaeda, he olny used that to enhance his forces to fight his political oponents."
Then, Mr. Scahill spoke about what's the nature of "Ansar al-Sharia". He gave a great assesment of what's happening in Zenjibar. Really shocking facts!
Later on, Mr.Scahill talked about how the youth's revolution in Yemen was hijacked and other important issues. He raised very crucial issues in Yemen. I can surely say that he is one of the best international experts that have spoken about Yemen. He described the situation very well and very accurately. I highly recommend watching the interview. And of course, thank you so much Mr. Jeremy Scahill!