Friday, September 23, 2011

There's something else I meant to tell you

4 days ago, Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh popped in to see his good friend Saudi King Abdullah who  had provided medical treatment in Riyadh after Saleh was injured in a bomb attack in Sanaa.  It seemed to be a pure courtesy call and there wasn't much sign that Saleh was headed back to oversee his killing machine in Yemen anytime soon, especially as it seems to be functioning quite well without him.

Today, he went back to Yemen.

Did he tell the Saudis he was going back? The choreography of the photo suggests not, but of course it's all guessing from the outside. But there's a strong likelihood that people who thought they knew what was going on are feeling duped.  It's going to be a long weekend.

Photo: Saudi Press Agency

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