Things are so bad in Yemen now that some are seeking refuge in Somalia. You know things are bad when you show up as a refugee in that poster-child of failed states, Somalia.
The Saudis are bombing Yemen and the U.S. is reserving comment. We’ve been warning U.S. Citizens to avoid the place for years, and those who are there to leave, but now there are quite a few U.S. citizens who are complaining that they’ve been abandoned my their country.
Just a side note: The Saudis have long outlawed Valentines day, saying it violates Muslim ethics, and Kenya, which neighbors Somalia, is the biggest supplier of roses in the world. So Kenya makes a lot of money shipping contraband roses to Saudi Arabia for Valentines Day, and the Saudis are now bombing their neighbor, Yemen. It’s the Valentines Day massacre in reverse.
I’ve never been to Yemen, but I drove around Oman a lot, and the two countries seem to share the same scary, rugged desert. The only thing we have close in our country lie in some parts of Nevada and Utah.
The Middle East and the Horn of Africa are separated only by a slip of water, the Gulf of Aden.