Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Yesterday & Today

Up: Who had the power, yesterday? 
"Shaykh Abdullah al-Ahmar: The patriarch of the clan led Hashid from 1960 - when Imam Ahmad executed his father and older brother - until his death from cancer in late 2007. While never a great friend of President Salih, the two men worked together throughout much of Salih's rule, with al-Ahmar supporting Salih in every presidential election....." -GREGORY JOHNSEN

Down: Who has the power, today? 
"Abdel-Malek al-Houthi was born in 1982 in the northern province of Saadah close to the border with Saudi Arabia. The youngest of eight brothers al-Houthi grew up under the close tutelage of his father, Badreddin al-Houthi, a prominent religious scholar of Yemen’s minority Zaydi Shia sect (Zaydis, a majority in Saadah, make up around 30% of the population)..... "-Tom Finn