|Ali Abdullah Saleh|
|Before / after rocket attack|
And that deadlock may also have done more to undermine the demonstrators than the lethal force once employed by Mr. Saleh and his allies.
There has even been some talk of help from unlikely sources. Ali al-Masqari, a former Army officer, said that he and others who defected to join the uprising are trying to organize disaffected young people into a new group.