Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where All Despots End Up: Five top Yemeni officials in Saudi for treatment


"Five top members of the government were sent to Saudi Arabia for treatment of wounds they suffered in a rebel rocket attack on the presidential palace, the official government news agency reported today. President Ali Abdullah Saleh was slightly injured....

As for Saleh's injuries, Deputy Information Minister Abdu al-Janadi spoke of only "scratches to his face."[Hopefully 4-inches deep.] But there were indications the injuries may have been more severe. Saleh, in his late 60s, was taken to a Defense Ministry hospital, while officials promised repeatedly that he would soon appear in public. But by late Saturday morning, state television had aired only an audio message from the president, with an old still photo....."

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