Friday, January 29, 2010

Yemen is a Haven for Qhat (Qat), not Al-Qaeda--Intervew with William O. Beeman

Yemen: A Haven for Qhat (Qat) Not Al-Qaeda
New America Media, Interview, Video, Sandip Roy, Video by Ann Bassette, Posted: Jan 30, 2010 Review it on NewsTrust
At an international forum in London this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Yemen to "take ownership" of their own long-festering problems -- including corruption, internal strife and poor governance -- if the country hopes to overcome threats from Islamist extremists and poverty. University of Minnesota Professor William O. Beeman, a noted scholar on the Middle East, believes the narcotic qhat is one of those root causes. He spoke to NAM's Sandip Roy.

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