Another Obama Success Story… Shiite Rebels Dissolve Yemeni Parliament, Take Over Country
In September 2014, Obama bragged in his address to the nation that Yemen was a foreign policy success story.
Today the Houthi rebels dissolved parliament and took over the country.
Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels announced today they are dissolving parliament and taking over the country, cementing a seizure of power that began last September.
A televised statement read by an unidentified Houthi member called the takeover “a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores.” He said the group was forming a 151-member presidential council that would act as a government for two years. Revolutionary Committees would be in charge of forming a new parliament, the statement said…
…Today’s developments are the culmination of weeks of instability that began Jan. 20 when the Houthis shelled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s house and seized the presidential palace. Two days later, Hadi, his prime minister and Cabinet all resigned amid pressure from the rebels to, among other things, make some key appointments, which the president rejected.
Actor James Woods said it best…
“@AP: BREAKING: Yemen's Shiite rebels announce they are taking over the country and dissolve parliament.” Obama loses another one…
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 6, 2015
Here’s the video of the announcement.