I guess he doesn't have any oil...
Yemen’s Tyrant and a Bloody Friday
Today, Friday, March 18, 2011, Yemen’s Tyrant, President Ali Abdullah Saleh chose to unleash his police and snipers from rooftops to commit a massacre, a bloody Friday, against thousands of peaceful protesters gathered after Friday prayers demanding his removal. At least 45 protesters were killed and many more wounded. This has been the bloodiest massacre committed by Saleh’s forces since the peaceful uprising began weeks ago, although his police, thugs and supporters have been killing and injuring these peaceful protesters gathered at Sana University for weeks.
Hospitals are overwhelmed and many mosques are now converted to morgues. Doctors report that the wounds suffered by the dead and injured were direct sniper shots to the head, neck, and chest.
In the weeks prior to this Friday dozens of peaceful protesters have been killed. Many of them were in the south of Yemen.
What kind of a madman would massacre the youth of his nation to simply retain power. In Saleh’s case It’s only two remaining years of his term.
Yet neither Saleh nor his murderers were successful in dispersing the dedicated crowd of tens of thousands of peaceful protesters raising their voices above the voices of bullets demanding their freedom long denied by this dictator for 33 years.
Saleh has not shied away from using American made Nerve Gas against these protestors as well as other protesters in cities across the country. This is a war crime and a crime against humanity. His forces have used tear gas, nerve gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition but the protests continue nevertheless. Yemen’s population is willing to peacefully endure all the bloodletting by this tyrant to achieve their goals of a free democracy.
On March 16 in the port city of Hodeidah hundreds of peaceful protesters were attacked by pro-government forces injuring more than 200.
His forces for weeks have killed and injured innocent protesters in cities across the country from Aden in the South, to Taiz in the center of the country, to Ibb, Al Mukala, Sana, Hodeidah, and cities in the north.
After this bloody Friday Saleh, like all his Tyrant brethren, established emergency law to murder, imprison, torture, exploit and expel people at will, as if that wasn’t the case already.
After the massacre he appeared on television laying blame on the protesters themselves for disturbing the peace of the people in their homes and shops breaking down their doors which led to a reaction by these disturbed citizens. He blatantly lies in denying the involvement of his police despite videos to the contrary.