- al-Qa’ida and Iran are close allies.
- The Shia in Yemen are allies of the Iranians.
- The tribal forces fighting to force Salih from power are AQAP in disguise and there is a serious danger that AQAP could take power in Yemen.
- The revolution in Yemen is stalemated and Obama must be forced by the congress to abandon it.
None of this is true.
* Al-Qaida and Iran have always been enemies. The Shia and Sunni divide is too great for such an alliance to exist on anything other than a very temporary basis. Iran supports Hamas. a largely Sunni movement, but they do nt do it in conjunction with Al-Qa'ida.
* The Shia in Yemen are Zeidi or Fiver Shia. They have never had a significant relationship with the Iranians who are Twelver Shia ( a different religion) and do not have one now.
* The tribesmen fighting Salih in Sanaa are Fiver Shia. AQAP is exclusively a Sunni movement. They regard the Shia (any Shia) as apostates.
* The revolution in Libya is progressing nicely. The Libyan government is crumbling. israel wants Qathafi to remain. They also want t odemonstrata they, not Obama, are in charge in Washington. pl