Run by a president whose election years ago was accompanied by violence, violation of press freedom, and multiple fraud allegations.  Uprisings against the government have since occured, with escalating clashes between the police and pro-government supporters versus the rag-tag rebel groups, who may have been being run by Al Queda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

This had resulted in violent crackdowns on the population by the folks running the government.  The government and its security enforcement forces were widely corrupt and  had been responsible for torture, inhumane treatment, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary searches of citizens and their homes, prolonged detention without charges, restriction of the press, religion, and speech

Didn’t we just overthrow them?

It’s not Libya.  It’s our 2nd bestest buddy in the Middle East and a close ally in the war against terror, Yemen


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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