Saturday, April 08, 2006

Yemen Blast

Al-Jazeera (English) is reporting a blast in a Yemeni warehouse of an arms merchant. No word yet on what caused it, but these stories have a way of changing and my bet (yes I'm taking bets on this) would be that withing two or three days this blast is not going to be as innocent as first thought.

For some reason I've been having problems with al-Jazeera's Arabic website for the past few days, so I'm not sure what the Arabic is yet.

2 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Anonymous i'll shin bet you it was an accident said...

care to speculate on what happened in the warehouse of the arms merchant? since i'm sure all safety precautions possible were used in the operation and maintenence of the facility, it must be either the mossad or al-qaeda or maybe a joint venture.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger al-Zabaniya said...

That is a very clever title. But usually when something like this happens, it is the government - either Yemen or the US - that attempts to make it look like an accident. Remember the 2002 Predator drone strike in Marib, which was originally reported as an accident.

There was also an explosion in Sana'a that was made to look like an accident.

That being said, however, there are a great many explosions in Yemen that take place due to poor planning and some bad Sauti qat. Like exploxing gas cannisters and the like.

 

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