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Reader comment on item: The Emptying of Yemen

Submitted by Universalgeni (Denmark), Jun 7, 2011 at 02:54

How could you not mention the khat probem, Dr.Pipes? Yemen is a nation on drugs. Even the kids are on drugs. The irrigation (artificial watering) of khat trees takes 60 percent of the nations water supply. Again: how could you neglect to mention that?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Look again, I did mention that most Yemeni adults chew qat. You are right to note that it absorbs a huge proportion of the country's water supply.

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