Friday, January 15, 2010

Main problem in Yemen.

So my husband's from Yemen. We both talked about the main problem in Yemen. It's Khat. If there was no Khat, Yemen wouldn't be where it is today. It's sad but what can we do?

The man in the picture thinks he looks smooth. Instead of buying this crap, he could be using the money to put food on the table for his family. The sick part is, the children pick up the habit too.

Yemen is one the poorest Arab countries in all the Middle East. I thought Iraq was but I guess I was wrong. Read more about Khat, Seriously, the chemicals found in khat are what's found in Cocaine and Heroine. It's like a speedball all in one.



  1. Salam Wa Alaikum,
    I'm yemeni and I agree that this is a huge problem in yemen. But I wouldn't say the biggest, some people chew it sometimes to socialize. But I agree that if the person can not feed his family he shouldn't chew it. Alot of yemeni americans chew it also. I think it is grose and Alhamdillah my dh does not like it. Although he did get made fun of in yemen for not chewing it with the guys lol. But I do not believe it is anything near cocain and herion.I have seen people chewing it all the time and it doesn't really do much to them except keep them up and maybe give them some energy. It is kind of like a energy drink. And when they do not have it they do not have any kind of a withdraw.

  2. I've been wanting to do a drug test to see what the Qat will come out as. Hmmm, I think I'll get some connections from the probation officers in Texas and come up with a plan.

  3. I saw something on Yemen on a Turkish channel, and just about everyone was chewing this stuff, even kids, I thought it was very sad..


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