President WAS Going To Tout Yemen In SOTU Speech ~ OOPS!

Jihad Watch note who is backing the rebel takeover in Yemen:

Yemen’s President ‘has no control’ as Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi rebels storm palace, fire on US Embassy

The Shi’ite Houthi rebels have received weapons, money and training from Iran. So this represents a significant advance for Iran’s power and influence in the Middle East. What will Obama do in response to the firing on the embassy? Surrender, of course: preparations are already being made to evacuate it.

“Yemen’s President ‘has no control’ as Houthi rebels storm palace,” by Josh Levs, Nick Paton Walsh, and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, January 20, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

(CNN)Shiite Houthi rebels overtook the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday, marking what a government minister called “the completion of a coup.”

“The President has no control,” Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN as clashes raged….

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The Prez was gonna say something like this tonight: “…while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”: AND THIS via The Weekly Standard:

….So our strategy in Iraq and Syria is going to replicate “one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years”? According to the president, Yemen and Somalia are examples of success? I’m no expert on either place, but I have the impression both are in pretty bad shape, have probably been getting worse, and that our government is pretty worried about the export of terrorism near and far from both….

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And Gateway Pundit notes the Prez’s 2014 statements:

In September 2014, Obama bragged that Yemen was a foreign policy success story. On Tuesday Houthi rebels seized the Presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen after a brief gun battle.