Skip to comments.US allies, Al Qaeda battle rebels in Yemen
Posted on 08/10/2018 10:21:52 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
"Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that," said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism.
"However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen," Horton said.
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Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is ... your enemy.
Too bad we didn’t figure that out back in 1940.
File this report somewhere under ‘Mi’ between ‘Mideast’ and ‘Migraine.’
The Pentagon vigorously denies the aforementioned claims.
We are fighting both Al Quaeda in Yemen and the Iran proxies. Problem is we fund Saudi Arabia, but they don’t just act in coalition with the U.S. — but do a lot on their own unabated...That’s what makes this whole awful situation so tricky.
I’m ecumenical like that.
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Ah ... I was being snarky. It’s tempting to snark further, but you’re right, it is a tricky situation, and unfortunately, they won’t just let us do what really ... never mind, I was trying not to snark further. Have a good day. :)
Bottom line, we’re fighting to make the world safe for Sunni Islam. Can you imagine losing your kid to protect Yemen from being Iranian friendly rather than Saudi friendly? And to actually force them to fight alongside the people who attacked us on 9/11, Al Qeida?
But as long as they feel “angst” about being an adjunct of al-Qaeda, I guess it’s okay.
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