Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.
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."
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