“Yemen is like a bus station — we stop some terrorists, and we send others on to fight elsewhere … We appease our partners in the West, but we are not really helping.” – Yemeni political analyst Murad Abdul Wahed Zafir, 2008.
This, once again, shows Yemen’s lack of seriousness or a sense of urgency about the jihadists operating freely in Yemeni territory. An update on this story. “Yemen frees parcel bomb suspect conditionally: relative,” from Reuters, October 31:
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen freed on Sunday a female suspect detained in connection with explosive packages sent from Yemen and bound for the United States on condition that she appears when summoned for questioning, a relative said.
Asked if the woman had been released, a family member who refused to be identified, replied: “Yes.”