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Yemen: Masked Gunmen Reportedly Kill U.S. Embassy Employee In Sanaa

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Yemen: Masked Gunmen Reportedly Kill U.S. Embassy Employee In Sanaa

SANAA, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni man on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, a security source said, the latest in a wave of assassinations in the Arab state where Washington is battling al Qaeda militants.

The attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on a car carrying Qassem Aqlan - who headed an embassy security team - in the centre of Yemen's capital, the source told Reuters.

"This (assassination) operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before," said the source who asked not to be named.

The Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and other militant groups strengthened their grip on parts of the country during an uprising that ousted veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh in February.

There have been a number of assassinations attempts, some of them successful, on security officials and politicians since Yemen's army drove Islamist fighters out of several southern towns earlier this year.

Washington, wary of the growing power of al Qaeda, has stepped up drone strikes on suspected militant positions, with the backing of Saleh's successor, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Yemen: Masked Gunmen Reportedly Kill U.S. Embassy Employee In Sanaa
 

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Wonder what The One and his bootlickers are going to blame this one on?
 

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Another diplomatic casualty under the Obama administration.
 

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this was the place we needed to focus on, not libya.

last year when obama was involved in Libya I criticized him not for getting involved, but just in the wrong place ( and minus congressional approval only becasue it was hypocritical of him to ignore them), this area is a hive of AQ and affiliate logistics, manpower, trng. and the danger to the last president that was pro western, pres. Saleh who stepped down under pressure, thats the area we should have been paying attention too.

oh and Bahrain, which was undergoing at the same time massive pressure form shia in their country backed by Iran back then too, is now again, in trouble.....

Qaddafi and all that was a distraction and a waste of time we didn't need to waste...and Syria? We have totally dealt ourselves out of any end game there, period. Its speaks to a confused mish mash of a FP with no focus.
 

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this was the place we needed to focus on, not libya.

last year when obama was involved in Libya I criticized him not for getting involved, but just in the wrong place ( and minus congressional approval only becasue it was hypocritical of him to ignore them), this area is a hive of AQ and affiliate logistics, manpower, trng. and the danger to the last president that was pro western, pres. Saleh who stepped down under pressure, thats the area we should have been paying attention too.

oh and Bahrain, which was undergoing at the same time massive pressure form shia in their country backed by Iran back then too, is now again, in trouble.....

Qaddafi and all that was a distraction and a waste of time we didn't need to waste...and Syria? We have totally dealt ourselves out of any end game there, period. Its speaks to a confused mish mash of a FP with no focus.

"Eighteen miles. That’s the width of the Bab el-Mandab passageway, the narrow stretch of ocean separating Djibouti from Yemen that connects the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea. In strategic terms, this passage is crucial. Control the Bab el-Mandab passage and you control the eastern half of one of the most important shipping lanes in the world.

That is exactly what Iran is looking to do. Few recognize it—but it’s happening under our noses. All you have to do is look at Yemen."
From Sea to Shining Sea - theTrumpet.com
 

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this was the place we needed to focus on, not libya.

last year when obama was involved in Libya I criticized him not for getting involved, but just in the wrong place ( and minus congressional approval only becasue it was hypocritical of him to ignore them), this area is a hive of AQ and affiliate logistics, manpower, trng. and the danger to the last president that was pro western, pres. Saleh who stepped down under pressure, thats the area we should have been paying attention too.

oh and Bahrain, which was undergoing at the same time massive pressure form shia in their country backed by Iran back then too, is now again, in trouble.....

Qaddafi and all that was a distraction and a waste of time we didn't need to waste...and Syria? We have totally dealt ourselves out of any end game there, period. Its speaks to a confused mish mash of a FP with no focus.

"Eighteen miles. That’s the width of the Bab el-Mandab passageway, the narrow stretch of ocean separating Djibouti from Yemen that connects the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea. In strategic terms, this passage is crucial. Control the Bab el-Mandab passage and you control the eastern half of one of the most important shipping lanes in the world.

That is exactly what Iran is looking to do. Few recognize it—but it’s happening under our noses. All you have to do is look at Yemen."
From Sea to Shining Sea - theTrumpet.com

geography schmigography, who cares? :rolleyes:


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