"Let nothing human be alien to me"- Terence

Saturday, February 12, 2011

One Very Brief Worry

In Will's piece linked to below he also talks about violence in Aden, which is kind of par for the course, though no less terrible for it.   But there is this brief LATimes blurb about the protests which contains something worrisome.

The protests come after a wave of anti-government rallies spread across Yemen during the past two weeks, inspired by revolts that ousted Tunisia's former president and the uprising in Egypt that threatened President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

It isn't quite the same.  The Southern Movement has been going on for several years, and was not "inspired" by Tunisia or Egypt.  They may be more motivated or more persuaded of eventual success; I don't know.   I just worry that the media, in the understandable flush of history, will have a hell of a time sussing out the various strands of Yemeni rebellions and revolutions, and the we'll see Peggy Noonan on CNN trying to tell us what Reagan would have done in Abyan and I'll have to turn to the bottle for comfort.

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