SAUDI STOOGE? MSNBC’s Chris Hayes accuses John Kerry of lying about Yemen

In a series of tweets this morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes accused former Secretary of State John Kerry of lying about Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani traveling to Yemen: BTW, a revealing moment, I think, in this conversation with Kerry that shows just how dominant the Saudi line has been w US policy makers on...

WEIRD! Ben Rhodes left out one very important detail in his tweet criticizing U.S. policy toward Yemen

It was clear during that the policy wasn't working during the Obama administration despite the president then calling the Yemen model a "success story" … Supporting the Saudis in Yemen was part of it … Former Obama national security staffer Ben Rhodes took a shot at the US policy of supporting Saudi Arabia in the ongoing civil war in Yemen

Obama success-story Yemen tells Jews to convert, self-deport or ‘risk being killed’

There are an estimated 200 Jews left in Yemen, down from 50,000 in the "mid-20th century. … According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, Yemen's remaining Jews have been told to "convert, leave or risk being killed" … And Yemen -- which President Obama heralded as a success story a year ago when outlining how his administration would fight ISIS -- just got worse…

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, al Qaeda's second in command and former aide to OBL, reportedly killed in drone strike in Yemen; Update: ISIS takes a victory lap

Iranian authorities turned him over to authorities in his native Yemen, where he escaped from prison and reconnected with al Qaeda. … Wuhayshi, a 38-year-old Yemeni, served as a secretary to bin Laden at the time of the September 11 attacks and then rose in the al Qaeda hierarchy. … There is possibly some good news out of Yemen this morning…

‘Hey, let’s give them nukes’: US warships sent to block Iranian weapon shipments to Yemen rebels

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen. … Time for another update on what's going on in and near Obama's anti-terror "success story" of Yemen, this time sparked by the leaders of his other "success story" Iran…

‘Effing disgrace’: Obama admin ‘declined to organize a rescue mission’ for US citizens trapped in ‘success story’ Yemen

Calling the flight from Yemen "a tough experience" for many of the evacuees, the U.S. envoy, Tom Kelly, said hundreds of Americans have arrived in Djibouti in recent days aboard foreign ships and aircraft after journeys that for some included hundreds of miles of dangerous land travel from Yemen's capital, Sanaa, to the ports of Hodeidah and Aden. … American citizens escaping Yemen, including small children and some frail elderly, are arriving exhausted in Djibouti after harrowing journeys from the besieged country, where a U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombing campaign is entering its fourth week, the U.S. ambassador to the small Horn of Africa country told McClatchy on Thursday. … As the country that President Obama just last year cited as an anti-terror "success story" continues to implode, some U.S. citizens in Yemen have been able to make their way out…

'Obama success story'! Yemen continues its 'rapid downward spiral'

In September of last year, Obama touted his administration's anti-terror strategy as "one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years." … The security situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate … Last month, the U.S. embassy in Yemen was shut down and over the weekend special ops evacuated the country…

Obama's 'success story’ continues to crumble: Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany evacuate Yemen embassies

Italy and Germany have also closed their embassies in Yemen … Next up to leave Yemen: Saudi Arabia … Earlier this week, The U.S. announced that the American embassy in Yemen would be closing and the ambassador had been ordered to leave…

‘Victory for Iran’: Shia rebels in ‘success story’ Yemen dissolve parliament, take charge

Chuck Todd calls out 'the media' for covering #deflategate, not #YemenYemen expert Jane Novak writes that U.S. support and aid to Yemen will probably continue … Breaking news from the Middle East as it looks like "success story" Yemen, our partner in the war on terror, has a new government. Bonus?…

Dianne Feinstein: US Embassy in Yemen should be evacuated

#CharlieHebdo suspect tied to al-Qaeda in Yemen … Al-Qaida in Obama terror success story Yemen takes credit for #CharlieHebdo massacre in new video … With violence in the Yemeni capital on the rise (rebels have reportedly taken over the presidential palace and shots were fired at U.S. Embassy personnel at a vehicle checkpoint), Sen…

Reports: Yemen presidential palace taken over; ‘Shots fired’ at US Embassy staffers

Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen aren't yet under orders to evacuate, but there have been reports of shots fired at staff at a security checkpoint … The situation in Yemen, which last year President Obama cited as a counterterrorism success story, is deteriorating…

Al-Qaida in Obama terror success story Yemen takes credit for #CharlieHebdo massacre in new video

This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years. … FLASHBACK: In President Obama's address to the nation on September 10, he used Yemen as an example of a successful anti-terror strategy that could be employed in the fight against ISIS … There are multiple reports out this morning that the leader of the Yemeni based Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninusla, Nasr al-Ansi, released a video claiming responsibility for last week's terror attack in Paris against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo…

What happened to ‘on the run’? #CharlieHebdo suspect tied to al-Qaeda in Yemen

If it's true that al-Qaida's Yemeni offshoot, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, was involved in the attack, Wednesday was quite a day for the group. … Following eyewitness testimony reported Wednesday that the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo massacre claimed to be from "al-Qaida in Yemen," a French police official tells the AP on Thursday that the suspects, French brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, are believed to be linked to a Yemeni terrorist network. … CNN is reporting that one of the #CharlieHebdo terrorism suspects had trained with al-Qaeda in Yemen

FLASHBACK 9/10/14: Remember when Pres. Obama called Yemen an anti-terror success story? These Tweeters do!

But who could have predicted on 9/10 that Yemen would be anything but a success? … This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years. … And one of the examples he gave in the speech as a model of success was Yemen, site of two suicide car bombings earlier today that killed at least 15 schoolchildren…