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.

In January Shiite Houthi rebels seized the Presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen after a brief gun battle.
houthi palace fight
Shiite Houthi rebels fired on the palace before they captured the palace. (Aljazeera)

Today the Houthi rebels dissolved parliament and took over the country.
NPR reported:

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…

Here’s the video of the announcement.

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