U.N. warns Yemen conflict could become Iraq-Libya-Syria scenario

Yemenis and members of the Houthi militia inspect the scene of a suicide attack on Saturday in Yemen

(Reuters) – The United Nations warned on Sunday that Yemen’s conflict could become an “Iraq-Libya-Syria” scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the U.N. Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end.

The violence has been spreading across the Arabian peninsula country since last year when Houthi militia seized the capital Sanaa and effectively removed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who now seeks a comeback from the southern port city of Aden.

U.N. mediator Jamal Benomar briefed the 15-member Security Council on Sunday and said Yemen had been pushed “towards the edge of civil war.”

“It would be an illusion to think that the Houthis could mount an offensive and succeed in taking control of the entire country,” Benomar said via video-link from Doha. “It would be equally false to think that President Hadi could assemble sufficient forces to liberate the country from the Houthis.

“Any side that would want to push the country in either direction would be inviting a protracted conflict in the vein of an Iraq-Libya-Syria combined scenario,” he said…

Related: Yemen Shiite chief calls for mobilisation

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  • mauser 98

    b b b…. thats the plan
    General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

    • Destroyer-Drone

      Looks like Yemen wasn’t on their list. Pretty desynchronised too in light of events over the past few years.

      Epic fail.

      • mauser 98

        video from 2011.. changed?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Clarke is such a toad. I’d be hesitant to believe much of what he says.
      This is his new GF, almost 40-years younger than him, after dumping his wife of 46-years.

      • Destroyer-Drone

        He did a wonderful job providing tons of ammo to the America-bashing folks on the video’s comments. This is enough to warrant arrest & court-martial if you ask me.

      • mauser 98

        OK ..cannot see a man that high in US military making stuff up .. must be some truth there(?)…sheesh he is big shot general

        as for the GF…jealous??…time waits for no one

        • Destroyer-Drone

          Oh the destabilisation of the Middle East was planned alright. Problem is Clark got it completely wrong on the true culprit.

          Those wars were planned by moslems fourteen hundred years ago. Not an inside job, but an islam job. Democrats like him have a hard time understanding this most-crucial fact of life.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This doesn’t even need words.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Still waiting to hear the bad news.

  • bob e

    would not leave clark in my barnyard with my goat ..
    if that’s were goats live ..

    i think these maps are a terrific post .. gives you great perspective