Suicide Bombing in Yemen Bad Sign for Obama (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/21/12)
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A massive suicide bombing in Yemen Monday morning is another blow to
President Barack Obama’s attempt to show the Arab world that
democracy works for it.
The suicide bomber, wearing a military uniform and presumably linked
to Al Qaeda, killed at least 97 people, mostly soldiers, and wounded
300 others practicing for a military parade in the Yemeni capital of
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Obama administration,
was scheduled to attend the parade on Yemen´s national day on Tuesday.
The suicide bombing came 10 days after the government launched a
military campaign against Al Qaeda-linked terrorists who have nearly
overwhelmed southern Yemen.
Obama has pointed to Yemen´s change in government as a model for Arab
countries seeking to adopt democracy, but the results there, as in
all of the rebellions, have raised the nearly-century old
question, “Is democracy safe for the world?”
Obama told G8 leaders meeting at Camp David that Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad must leave power, and pointed to Yemen as a model “to
enable a Syrian-led, inclusive political transition leading to a
democratic, plural political system.”
Despite a growing resistance by U.S. voters to more American military
intervention in failed campaigns to make Arab countries safe for
democracy, President Obama last week announced he is returning
military trainers to Yemen for “routine” cooperation with Yemeni
security officers, one year after then-president Ali Abdullah Saleh
was wounded in a terrorist attack.
On Sunday, terrorists wounded a U.S. Coast Guard trainer as he and
two other American trainers were driving near their hotel. His
condition is not known.
The Obama administration encouraged Saleh to step down and make way
for Hadi, whose power is threatened by a divided military.
President Obama even sent Hadi a cable last week to express his
continuing support for the new government. If Al Qaeda terrorists
succeed in disabling the government, it will be a double whammy
affecting the entire Middle East revolution movement as well as
President Obama’s tarnished image in foreign policy.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/21/12)
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