But: please tell Ms. Clinton and Mr. Geithner that they’ll have a tough time freezing my assets; like anyone paying attention to the stock market and about-to-fail banks, I buried what little cash we have…well, never mind where I buried it. Unless, of course, you know already from the constant monitoring of ‘potential dissidents’ you’re engaged it. Yes; I did tell our kids where to dig if we die soon, or…get sent to some gulag of your choice.
We do understand that, as Pepe Escobar says, your ME (and NATO/AFRICOM/GCCC’s) foreign policy is essentially based on “Long Live Our Gulf Bastards”, but for Allah’s sake: Hadi? The sole candidate on the ballot after Saleh ‘stepped down’ last year? His former (US-backed) Veep? Get real, Mr. President.
The directive you issued today, according to the WaPo’s Karen deYoung says that your whiz-bang Executive Order gives:
“…the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who “obstructs” implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.
The unusual order, which administration officials said also targets U.S. citizens who engage in activity deemed to threaten Yemen’s security or political stability, is the first issued for Yemen that does not directly relate to counterterrorism. (my bold)
Unlike similar measures authorizing terrorist designations and sanctions, the new order does not include a list of names or organizations already determined to be in violation. Instead, one official said, it is designed as a “deterrent” to “make clear to those who are even thinking of spoiling the transition” to think again.
The official was authorized to discuss the new order on the condition of anonymity.”