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  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Obama Now Claims The Power To Freeze Your Assets If You Oppose The New Government In Yemen

    05/16/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/16/12 | Alex Biles
    View Over at Salon, Glenn Greenwald has the goods on the latest astounding power grab by the Obama Administration. According to The Washington Post, Obama has just issued an executive order claiming the power to freeze any assets you own, if you "directly or indirectly" obstruct the new government of Yemen. There are hardly any criteria for judging just how broadly this order can be interpreted. Here's the background: Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the new Yemeni president, and the former Vice President of long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hadi was recently installed after an "election" where he ran unopposed,...
  • Don't tell anyone, but that al Qaeda mole op had zero to do with the Obama administration

    05/15/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 15, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Here's a disturbing update to last week's amazing story about the U.S. mole who infiltrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and thwarted an airliner attack with a more sophisticated underwear bomb. Someone in Washington whose boss stood to gain from an election year story about alert intelligence operatives successfully protecting American voters at great personal risk leaked the heroic story to the Associated Press. The AP held the story until Obama administration sources said the CIA operative was safe. But, it turns out, the mole was not a CIA operative. The Obama administration had nothing to do with the...
  • BOMBSHELL: Al-Qaeda Infiltrator was not CIA, Cover Blown for Election Year Politics

    05/15/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT · by wildbill · 49 replies
    P.J. Tatler ^ | 5/15/2012 | Patrick Poole
    Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain. As...
  • Postal worker says leaking package from Yemen made him seriously ill

    05/13/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13/5/12
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the package ever existed. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, in a story printed in Sunday's Miami Herald and The Ledger of Lakeland, reported that Jeffrey A. Lill suffers from extreme fatigue, tremors, and liver and neurological problems. The symptoms are consistent with toxic exposure, problems that he said began after he handled the leaking package on Feb. 4, 2011. The center tracked down co-workers who said that they saw and smelled the package and that...
  • US sends troops to Yemen as Al Qaeda gains ground

    05/12/2012 8:08:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12 | Anna Mulrine
    US sends troops to Yemen as Al Qaeda gains groundBy Anna Mulrine | Christian Science Monitor – Fri, May 11, 2012 The week after revelations by a double agent that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was trying to take down a US airliner with an underwear bomb, the Pentagon announced that it has begun sending US troops into Yemen. The move is part of a US effort to increase pressure on the terrorist outfit based in Yemen at a time when the Yemeni government is weak and only now beginning to emerge from a period of political turmoil....
  • US drone kills 8 Qaeda terrorists in Yemen

    05/10/2012 4:04:40 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 5 replies
    Daily Times ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Daily Times
    ADEN: US drone strikes killed eight al Qaeda terrorists gathered in a house in southern Yemen, tribal sources said on Thursday, amid reports a Saudi mole had infiltrated the network and supplied information to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The strikes took place around midnight on Wednesday in the town of Jaar, an al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province, a source in the town said. “We heard three explosions rock the town,” the source said, adding that a ‘US drone’ carried out the strikes on a residence where the terrorists had been meeting in the dead of night. “Eight terrorists...
  • US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

    05/07/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.
  • Jetliner Bomb Plot Is Foiled

    05/07/2012 10:30:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    WallStreet Journal ^ | By SIOBHAN GORMAN, LAURA MECKLER and EVAN PERE
    The U.S. thwarted a bomb plot by al Qaeda's Yemeni branch aimed at bringing down a jetliner with a more advanced version of an underwear bomb used in a failed 2009 Christmas Day attempt, officials said Monday. The Central Intelligence Agency, working with foreign security services, was able to seize the bomb—which they believed was intended for a U.S.-bound flight—before the would-be suicide bomber was able to move ahead with his plot, officials said. Because the plot was headed off in its early stages, officials said the effort never represented a threat to Americans or to U.S. allies, nor did...
  • Militant Tied to U.S.S. Cole Bombing Said to Be Killed

    05/06/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    A senior Qaeda militant in Yemen linked to the deadly bombing of an American warship there in 2000 was killed in an airstrike on Sunday, the Yemeni government said, in the latest sign of an escalating American campaign to counter the terrorist threat there. Yemeni authorities said the militant, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, 37, who has been on the F.B.I.’s Most Wanted list in connection with the bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole that killed 17 sailors in October 2000, died in the strike in Shabwa Province in one of the rugged tribal areas controlled by insurgents. The Yemen Embassy...
  • "Sin" has led to Middle East unrest - Saudi cleric think?}

    05/06/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by shove_it · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5 May 2012
    EDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top religious official has blamed Muslim sinfulness for instability in the Middle East, where pro-democracy unrest has toppled four heads of state. "The schism, instability, the malfunctioning of security and the breakdown of unity that Islamic countries are facing these days is a result of the sins of the public and their transgressions," Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh was quoted as saying by al-Watan newspaper. In a Friday sermon, he accused "chaotic" people of wearing mask of "democracy and equality" for actions leading to injustice and instability within the umma, or Muslim...
  • Per Yemen being raised as an issue today by Gingrich: would Romney send Seal team(s) into Yemen?

    05/02/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    5/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    During Gingrich's speech today on the day of his suspension of his campaign, Gingrich raised and interesting issue about Yemen - saying that it, not Afghanistan, was the center of Al Qaeda. According to some sources, the U.S. is supposedly conducting drone attacks in Yemen against Al Qaeda. But... Would Romney favor sending in Seal team(s) into Yemen (or any other country for that matter in the ME, ally or not) to target high-value terrorists targets? If so, why did Romney say on Aug 1, 2007 the following: "I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a...
  • White House approves broader Yemen drone campaign

    04/26/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 26 2012 | Greg Miller
    The United States has begun launching drone strikes against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen under new authority approved by President Obama that allows the CIA and the military to fire even when the identity of those who could be killed is not known, U.S. officials said. The policy shift marks a significant expansion of the clandestine drone war against an al-Qaeda affiliate that has seized large ­pieces of territory in Yemen and is linked to a series of terrorist plots against the United States.
  • Yemen air force, US drone kill 24 Qaeda suspects

    04/08/2012 5:32:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 08 April 2012 | AFP
    Air strikes have killed 24 Al-Qaeda suspects in their strongholds in the country's south and east, the defence ministry and a tribal chief said on Sunday. A Yemeni air raid late on Saturday killed "16 terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda network in Kud near Zinjibar," the extremists' stronghold in the south, the defence ministry news website 26sep.net reported. Meanwhile, a tribal chief told AFP a US drone killed eight Al-Qaeda suspects when it fired a missile at their vehicle in the eastern province of Shabwa on Saturday, a tribal chief told AFP. "Al-Qaeda militants were aboard a vehicle on their way...
  • Clinton proposes missile shield to protect GCC

    03/31/2012 11:14:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Arab News ^ | April Fools' Day 2012 | Ghazanfar Ali Khan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, who met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) here yesterday, proposed a strong missile shield to protect Gulf Arab states from Tehran and sought to work with them to help end the violence in Iran's ally Syria. Clinton said: "It is a US priority to help the GCC build a regional missile defense architecture" against what that country sees as a looming ballistic missile threat from Iran. Clinton said that she looked forward to discussing the wide range of common strategic concerns, including preventing Iran from acquiring a...
  • U.S. drones attack militants in Pakistan, Yemen (suspected al Qaeda targets)

    03/30/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12 | Mark Hosenball - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-operated drones carried out deadly missile strikes against suspected al Qaeda targets in Pakistan and Yemen on Friday, U.S. government sources said. There was no connection between the targets in the two locations, other than the fact that both sets of militants who were attacked were believed to have had some connection with al Qaeda affiliates, .. Reports from Aden said that at least five suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a car in southern Yemen's Shabwa province were killed when a drone strike set their vehicle on fire. Witnesses said a second drone hit an empty...
  • American killed in Yemen 'highly respected' Islam

    03/19/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | March 19, 2012
    The employers of an American man killed while working in Yemen said in a statement Monday that he “highly respected” Islam, after a group tied to al-Qaida claimed it had executed him because of his “Christian proselytizing.” Joel Shrum, a teacher at the International Training Development Center, was shot dead Sunday in the city of Taiz where he worked. A group linked to al-Qaida, Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law), claimed responsibility. "This operation comes as a response to the campaign of Christian proselytizing that the West has launched against Muslims," an unidentified person said in a text message to...
  • Al-Qaida gunman kills American teacher in Yemen

    03/18/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3/18/2012 | Charlene Gubash
    A gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle shot to death an American teacher in the city of Taiz, Yemen, on Sunday, a high-ranking government official there told NBC News. The official said the teacher, an adviser at a Swedish-affiliated institute, died immediately after he was struck by gunfire Sunday morning. Taiz is about 50 miles south of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Officials from the institute identified the victim as Joel Shrun and said he was born in 1983. However, a U.S. State Department official later told NBC News it had not yet been able to confirm the...
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • Exclusive: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula massacres 60 Yemeni soldiers

    03/05/2012 4:24:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Catherine Herridge
    A Yemeni government spokesman tells Fox News that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is responsible for the deaths of at least 60 Yemeni soldiers in the southern province of Abyan after a massacre Sunday. The attack at a forward operating base or FOB, about 10 miles from the strategic city of Zinjibar, an area largely controlled by the network's affiliate, included suicide bombers and VBIEDS (vehicle borne improvised explosive devices.) The assault began from the east, and like a one-two punch, a second assault was launched form the north with AQAP operatives taking control of the Yemeni military's...