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#1 Yemenis use 40 percent of their available water to grow qat, a mildly narcotic plant that's the country's largest cash crop and highly prized across the Arabian Peninsula. That's far more than they allocate to grow food.
Sounds like a self inflicted problem and a self correcting issue.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-06-30 00:38||
#2 Gaia's wrath is slow to start, and slower to end.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-06-30 05:27||
Well then, let them eat the khat.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-06-30 19:27||