Yemeni youth caught up in revolutionary fervor against Saleh and his corrupt system of power.
Apparently seriously injured in what was likely an assassination attempt by RPG on June 3rd, Strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh is now in Saudi Arabia recuperating. Although his ministers say he will definitely return, this may very well may have been one of those unexpected quirks of history upon which governments and rulers suddenly come and go. Whether or not the besieged power structure tries to bring Saleh back, attempts only cosmetic change, or begins to surrender to revolutionary transformation is up in the air at this point, but much of the Yemeni populace is already celebrating as if Saleh is gone for good. Momentum is on their side right now, begging the question, has Saleh now become the third despot to fall to the Arab Awakening, and if so, who will be next to go?
This video gives you an idea of the extent of Yemeni celebration over Saleh's departure and the many questions surrounding the dramatic events unfolding:
And here is some in-depth analysis and more news on these dynamics from al Jazeera's INSIDE STORY:
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