In the past couple of days I've read a few blogs which have posts regarding the Yemen. Two I found most interesting were whollyrude and Leg Iron.
One of my erudite readers sent me this by email. I consider it an opinion worth sharing (I have the writer's permission to publish):
Oil is in Somalia and the Yemen. So is the USA.There has been a covert war going on there for at least 30 years, in one form or another. The yanks see oil as vital for their survival and will do what is necessary.
As for Broon, O'bummer and co moving into Yemen, can I suggest that a build up, slowly in Oman, a crack down on Somalia due to piracy and then if the Yemen govt plays along, stabliise Yemen properly. That would give them defacto control of the gulf of Yemen, which could be useful. The yanks already sling in the odd cruise missile to the region.
And with the cooperation of Oman you could have effective control of the Gulf of Oman, which would make it interesting for Iran, and would make it easy access to Pakistan and Afganistan, which may explain a few hints as to why we will be in Afganistan for 40 years.
Of course Russia may be unhappy, but the attitude there may be changing and agreements for mutual benefit have happened before....!
The big problem is Islam. It works on religion before country so the effect of doing anything dire may be to unite all Islam against the west.
And of course, the old cynical question, what is happening around the 28th of January they don't want us looking at!! I don't trust any of them.
As the old Chinese curse, may you live in interesting times!!