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Old 30-10-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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Yemen has become the latest “rogue state” to be targeted in the US-led “war on terror”.

There has been a flood of rhetoric about Yemen, portraying the country as a “failed state” and a hotbed of extremism, swarming with Al Qaida terrorists and warring tribes.

Obama’s adminstration said last week that it plans to more than double the US’s “security assistance” – military aid – to the country.

A recent US Congress budget document explained the aims of increasing spending on Yemen: “Military assistance will increase the capacity of the Yemeni Special Forces and Coast Guard to conduct security missions… while helping achieve US counter-terrorism goals.”

And, not to be left out, Gordon Brown now plans to hold an international summit on Yemen alongside the one planned on Afghanistan in London on 28 January.

Yemen is indeed a country ravaged by war and instability – but this is the result of decades of imperialist interference in the region. And the ratcheting up of Western intervention will only make things worse.

The US military already trains Yemeni “security forces”.

And evidence has emerged to suggest that the US launched two cruise missile attacks on 17 December that killed up to 160 Yemeni civilians.

This attack took place before the failed attack on a US flight by a student who claimed he had trained with Al Qaida in Yemen.

Under pressure from Western powers, the Yemeni government claimed this week to have killed two Al Qaida members linked to alleged threats to the US, British and French embassies.

The government of Yemen is incredibly corrupt and has an appalling human rights record.

Yet the US continues to fund and prop up the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh has been in power for 31 years and has given many posts to his family and bought off rivals.

Yemen is already simmering with discontent.

It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Education levels are comparable with some of the poorest nations in Africa, while unemployment ensures a pool of angry, disenfranchised young people.

The country is marked by a destructive civil war. And US intervention will breed greater violence and misery.

It is not just the funding directly to Yemen that will shore up US interests in the region.

Neighbouring countries have also been given “watchdog” responsibilities, and the money to carry them out.
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Old 30-10-2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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02 May 2010

American drones deployed to target Yemeni terrorist

Armed US drones have been deployed to target one of the world's most wanted Islamist terrorists following reports that he was involved in last week's failed suicide bomb attack against Britain's ambassador to Yemen.

US President Barack Obama last month authorised the assassination of radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki after he was linked to last year's Fort Hood massacre and the attempt in December to blow up a Detroit-bound jet by a man wearing explosives in his underpants.

Now senior US intelligence officials say they have stepped up their efforts to target al-Awlaki following new evidence that the American-born cleric is taking an increasingly operational role in the operation of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group held responsible for the failed suicide bomb attack against Tim Torlot, 52, the UK envoy to Yemen.

As-Selwi, new patsy

[T]hey believe the bomber, 22-year-old Ali as-Selwi, had been radicalised at a training camp run by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a relatively new Islamist terror group that has been established with the help of former Guantánamo Bay detainees.

Previously Western intelligence experts have been sceptical about the links between AQAP and al-Awlaki, 38, a radical Muslim cleric who was born in New Mexico and spent years as an imam in the US before moving to Yemen.

Al-Awlaki, who is regarded as one of al-Qaeda's most inspirational preachers and whose sermons regularly appear on radical Islamist websites, came to prominence last year after it emerged he had communicated extensively by email with Major Nidal Hassan, the army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas.

The cleric, who allegedly had ties to the September 11 hijackers, later praised the Fort Hood killings and said Muslims should only serve in the US military if they intended to carry out similar attacks.

He is also believed to have played a role in the radicalisation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the British-educated Nigerian student accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jet last Christmas.

Mr Obama took the highly unusual step of authorising the assassination of an American citizen after US intelligence officials convinced the White House that the radicalisation of impressionable young Muslims by al-Awlaki's sermons posed a major threat to national security. [Authorized murder, sounds like Bush]
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Old 30-10-2010, 04:57 AM   #3
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Target, Yemen: U.S. War of Terror Expands

By Kenneth J. Theisen 26 August 2010

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal Obama administration officials “believe al Qaeda in Yemen is now collaborating more closely with allies in Pakistan and Somalia.” The story states that this belief increases “the prospect that the administration will mount a more intense targeted killing program in Yemen.”

Or, in plain English, murder and assassination.

Given the history of the Obama administration this is quite likely. In fact, the U.S., under Obama’s leadership, has already expanded the U.S. war of terror into Yemen, and many other countries.

Obama has sent tens of thousands of additional troops into Afghanistan, and Obama dramatically increased missile strikes into Pakistan. There have been at least 50 such illegal attacks in Pakistan this year alone. The unlawful “targeted assassination program” also was expanded. Last September General Petraeus issued a memo expanding covert operations into nations under his CentCom operation, which includes Yemen. All of this has greatly expanded the areas of actual military assaults by U.S. forces.

CenCom has been lobbying Congress to sharply increase military assistance to Yemen. The Pentagon recently announced that it will have spent $155 million by the end of September on equipment to help Yemen’s army fight al-Qaeda. This is compared to $67 million spent last year for the same purpose. The $155 million does not include an unknown sum for covert U.S. assistance for Yemen which has also increased over the last year.

On August 25th the Department of Defense informed Congress that it will supply four Huey helicopters to Yemen and upgrade10 Russian-made MI-17 helicopters already owned by Yemen. In addition to this, the U.S. will give Yemen 50 military Hummer vehicles, night-vision goggles, and transport aircraft according to a Pentagon spokesman.

The U.S. military has launched several strikes against alleged terrorists in coordination with Yemen's government. But like in other so-called targeted attacks there is “collateral damage”. In May of this year one of those U.S. attacks killed a deputy Yemeni governor. Under pressure from the U.S., Yemen forces have also stepped up their own attacks on alleged terrorists. It is not known how many have become casualties of this latest escalation of the U.S. war of terror.

In addition to arming and training Yemeni military forces, the U.S. military's Special Operation Forces and the CIA have been expanding their own presence in Yemen and surrounding nations over the last year or so. U.S. officials have admitted that the U.S. has positioned surveillance equipment, drones, and personnel in Yemen, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia to increase the targeting of alleged terrorists in Yemen and nearby Somalia.

According to the Journal story there is a debate within the Obama administration over “whether to try to replicate the type of drone campaign the CIA has mounted with success in Pakistan. The CIA has rapidly stepped up its drone hits in Pakistan under the Obama administration and is now conducting strikes at an average rate of two or three a week…”

If the administration decides to expand its illegal actions into Yemen it will have support on Capitol Hill, according to the Journal. The Journal quoted Democrat Representative Adam Smith. Smith sits on two key committees - the House intelligence and armed services committees. He told the Journal, “The intelligence community, broadly speaking will need to increase its focus on Yemen.” He also called for further involvement of the U.S. military there.

While announcing the spending of money for its war of terror, U.S. officials have been rather quiet about the fact that the Yemen government which they are aiding has been named as a human rights abuser by international rights groups and even the U.S. State Department.

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has kept his regime in power for 31 years by suppressing all opposition to his rule. His government is known for its corruption, much like that of the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan. Also like those countries occupied by the U.S., his regime is unable to provide basic public services, including water, electricity, security, medical care and education. Seven million Yemenis are malnourished. This is a third of the population. Hundreds of thousands are refugees in their own country. The police and military act as enforcers for corrupt officials. Torture in Yemeni jails is systemic and brutal according to human rights groups.

But why should Yemen be any different from other nations where the U.S. is waging its war of terror? While the excuse for this war is alleged to be a fight against terrorism, the fact is that the government waging it is the biggest terrorist in the world. It allies itself with the oppressors in individual nations because it is the biggest oppressor in the world. In upholding and expanding this oppression it has no other choice than to use the tools of the oppressor – war, torture, assassination, massive surveillance, etc.

But while U.S. imperialism may have no other choices because of its nature, we do. We can choose to oppose its actions. We can band with millions of others to end this war of terror. As people who reside in the belly of the beast we have a special responsibility to do so.
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Old 30-10-2010, 05:29 AM   #4
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Yemen - the next target for the War on Terror?
Posted by AriRusila on 07/01/10

“Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq was yesterday’s war. Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act pre-emptively, Yemen will be tomorrow’s war.” (Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.)

On December 25 US authorities arrested a Nigerian named Abdulmutallab aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from to on charges of having tried to blow up the plane with smuggled explosives. He was “suspected” of having been trained in for his terror mission in Yemen. A new target for the “War on Terror” has been found. Is it really so that a guy who burnt his trousers with some powder hidden there has so big (sic) influence to geopolitics – I have some doubts. More than from trousers of this desperate Nigerian wannabe terrorist the hidden agenda may be found again from great energy game and from interests of military-industrial complex.

Yemen has a population 23.8 million is located at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula , bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, Oman to the east, Red Sea to the west and Gulf of Aden to the south. It is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. Per capita GDP estimated at $2,500; 45% live below the poverty line, and 35% are unemployed. The Republic of Yemen was created in 1990 when North and South Yemen united. President is Ali Abdallah Saleh became the first elected President in reunified Yemen in 1999 (though he had been President of unified Yemen since 1990 and President of North Yemen since 1978). 53% of the Muslim population is Sunni and 47% is Shi’a. Among Yemen’s natural and cultural attractions are four World Heritage sites. [map]

The fight now

Yemen’s southern provinces have recently been the scene of US air strikes which Washington claims to be aimed at uprooting an al-Qaeda cell operative in the Persian Gulf state. But the residents of the area dismiss the claims that al-Qaeda members are being targeted in the US-sponsored air strikes, while Yemen’s government says the strike targeted militants and their relatives.

The Yemen-based group, which claims to be affiliated with Osama bin Laden’s organisation, had earlier claimed responsibility for the failed attack and called for strikes on embassies in Yemen.

The US operation in southern Yemen comes on top of a joint Saudi-Yemeni military campaign in the country’s war-weary north where Sana’a and Riyadh forces are engaged in a fierce fighting against the Houthi fighters. The Houthis, who accuse the Sunni-dominated Sana’a government of discrimination and repression against Yemen’s Shia minority, were the target of the army’s off and on attacks before the central government launched an all-out fighting against them in early August. Saudi Arabia joined the operation later following alleged clashes between its border guards and the Houthis, carrying out regular air strikes and ground incursions against the fighters.

One presumption is that US has gave the Saudis a green light to militarily intervene in Yemen to defend the Sunnis against Shias. It remains to see if this outsourcing of US foreign policy to the Saudis is enough or will escalation occur.

The Oil

The actual reason for planned U.S. involvement can be the fact that the U.S.-backed dictator, Yemen’s President Saleh, increasingly is losing control after two decades as despotic ruler of the unified Yemen. Economic conditions in the country took a drastic downward slide in 2008 when world oil prices collapsed. Some 70% of the state revenues derive from Yemen’s oil sales. The central government of Saleh sits in former North Yemen in Sana’a, while the oil is in former South Yemen. Yet Saleh controls the oil revenue flows. Lack of oil revenue has made Saleh’s usual option of buying off opposition groups all but impossible. The government has little control outside the capital, leaving a power vacuum in large swaths of the mountainous, impoverished nations.

For U.S. Yemen is important for two energy related issues: one is Yemen’s geopolitical location as one of the world’s most important oil transport routes and the other is undeveloped – some say one of the world’s largest - petroleum reserves in the territory.

The U.S. Government Energy Information Agency states that “closure of the Bab el-Mandab could keep tankers from the Persian Gulf from reaching the Suez Canal/Sumed pipeline complex, diverting them around the southern tip of Africa. The Strait of Bab el-Mandab is a chokepoint between the horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.”
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