I'll do a full recap of the yesterday's events a bit later today, when I have time to read Khalid's full article above the fold in al-Quds al-Arabi, but for the moment I was struck by this UPI report.

The following paragraph is irresponsible journalism - is there any proof whatsoever to this allegation:

"Security officials believe the pipeline attacks are carried out by the so-called Southern Movement, which is thought to have connections to al-Qaida."