Patrick Cockburn: Threats to Yemen Prove America Hasn’t Learned the Lesson of History

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Democracy Now!
Jan. 4, 2010

Patrick Cockburn: Threats to Yemen Prove America Hasn’t Learned the Lesson of History

The United States and Britain have closed their embassies in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a, citing security threats from an al-Qaeda group. On Saturday, President Obama connected the foiled Christmas Day attack on the Detroit-bound flight to al-Qaeda in Yemen. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described Yemen as a “regional and global threat.” We speak with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the London Independent, and Michael Horton, a freelance journalist based in Yemen. [includes rush transcript]

(starts at 12:41 minutes in)

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the London Independent.

Michael Horton, freelance journalist based in Yemen.

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