March 13, 2011

Propaganda of the Day

"The U.S. government is strongly on record as defending the rights of citizens to demonstrate peacefully. The Embassy also rejects any allegation that the U.S. government has somehow condoned the use of violence by any side."

- U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, acting a little jittery for such a self-righteous statement.

It's not much, but we've done what we can to expose the U.S. government's cover-up of Yemen's revolution.

Gerald Feierstein, U.S. ambassador to Yemen: "We've been clear in saying we don't believe that the demonstrations are the place where Yemen's problems will be solved."

John Brennan, White House counter-terrorism adviser: "All sectors of the Yemeni opposition should respond constructively to President Saleh's call to engage in a serious dialogue to end the current impasse."

President Barack Obama hasn't commented publicly since early February. Some "record."


  1. This is all code speak, and double talk.
    The W.H. has no credibility.
    They do not want true democracy in the region.
    The West knows that if the people are in charge, their orders and commands will not be heard.
    This is all a dog and pony show once more.
    They have a wait and see attitude up front.
    While all the time they are plotting behind the curtain.
    Where will the next Western boot print land?
    Yemen, Libya, or some other target that they have in their sights.
    All the while Israel has just declared 500 more houses in the West Bank occupied territory.
    i am so disgusted with all of this.

  2. We're going even deeper into Yemen's cover-up - analyzing U.S. statements literally feels like digging through mud. Washington has inverted Yemen in relation to Libya; whereas Gaddafi needs to go to prevent civil war, Saleh needs to stay. But supporting Yemen's opposition in its current state doesn't require Libya's military force. Saleh's crumbling position demands a preemptive response that can be facilitated through the political and social spheres. As of now, though, America has completely lost the information war in Yemen.

    It would be particularly disturbing if Washington supported Saleh to the point where the country descended into civil war, then justified military intervention.