Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oh, no! We've qat another target!

With all the recent talk about Yemen (and Fox News telling everyone that Despite Al Qaeda Threat, US Not Planning to Expand Terror Fight in Yemen - don't click on it, it'll go to Fox News), reminds me that we may be on the verge of "liberating" yet another country that we don't understand. Yemen is a pretty interesting place, the history and politics of which does not fit any of the other oil-rich middle eastern countries. I recommend reading "Motoring with Mohammed" about life in Yemen (it's an awesome travel book by Eric Hansen). Plus, you'll learn a lot about qat (a euphoria-inducing stimulant used daily by the Yemeni).

Gotta love the qat break

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