Yemen’s Descent, Ctd

Apr 5 2011 @ 9:42am

A reader writes:

I think as Yemen continues to get worse, it's important to keep in mind that they are second in per capita gun ownership in the world (the good 'ol USA is #1), which means if things get ugly, they can do so quickly and be very widespread.

EA is picking up on fresh violence today. Joe Klein worries about a new report showing that unrest in Yemen is causing the government to neglect counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda:

It seems to me that this is a more appropriate focus for US military attention than Libya. It may even be a more appropriate focus for US military attention than Afghanistan. (No, I'm not calling for an invasion–just…attention.) I hope to be proved wrong, but I continue to worry that the bright shiny object (Gaddafi) has diverted our attention from the tumor in the region.