Well one talk down and one to go - although tomorrow's is on the 1994 civil war. But while I was busy dissecting the Siege of San'a others had more nefarious schemes in mind. A security official in Marib just barely escaped assassination yesterday when a car bomb was discovered. This would have been the third assassination of a security official in Marib in as many years, and as this article from Mareb Press suggests coming so soon after the recent threats by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula this is not a good sign.