US Terror War: Next Stop Yemen

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Yemen: Behind Al-Qaeda Scenarios, An Unfolding Stealth Agenda - by F William Engdahl

"In addition to its geopolitical position as a major global oil transit chokepoint, Yemen is reported to hold some of the world's greatest untapped oil reserves. Yemen's Masila Basin and Shabwa Basin are reported by international oil companies to contain 'world class discoveries.' Some 15 years ago I was told in a private meeting with a well informed Washington insider that Yemen contained 'enough undeveloped oil to fill the oil demand of the entire world for the next 50 years.'

Perhaps there is more to Washington's recent Yemen concern than a rag-tag al Qaeda whose very existence as a global terror organization has been doubted by seasoned Islamic experts.."


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Almost $1.1 million worth of military goods were exported to Yemen in the reporting period. Most of those exports were aircraft, unmanned airborne vehicles and other aircraft equipment "specially designed or modified for military use."

Another $80,000 was dedicated to "specialized equipment for military training or for simulating military scenarios," while less than $1,000 was exported to Yemen for "ammunition and fuse-setting devices, and specially designed components."

Sounds like our corrupt stooges are guilty of helping out an oppressive regime in Yemen. Just another colonial administrative task delegated to them from Warshington apparently.


'Al Qaeda Bogeyman Of Choice For West'

"Thousands of demonstrators have once again taken to the streets across Yemen to call for political reforms in the country and the resignation of President Ali Abdullah.

'Al Qaeda is the buzzword to justify any kind of criminal activity imaginable from military intervention to brutal suppression of a genuinely peaceful and popular revolt against a corrupt and completely bankrupt regime, and of course the Saudis in particular have carried out a whole series of brutal campaigns violating the border of Yemen over a long period of time using this al-Qaeda pretext.."


Democracy Now: Dangerous US Game in Yemen/CIA Ops in Libya (and vid)

"Jeremy Scahill and ex DIA analyst Joshua Foust ' the US secret war has unintentionally played a significant role in weakening the Saleh regime..."


US Seeking 'Negotiated Exit' For Yemen's Saleh  - by Jason Dix


Yemen Leadership Change Is A Diversion (and vid)

"Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh may resign but it would only be a temporary fix...I think the important thing is that the Saudis are really dictating the terms of Saleh's departure. Interview with editor of the Executive Intelligence Review, Jeff Steinberg.."

'Yemen Is A Good Bad Guy For US' (and vid)

"The US has so far failed to criticize Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh over the harsh crackdown on anti-government protesters. Interview with Stewart Stogel, from Newsmax


PGCC Shelves Yemen Mediation Efforts

"...On Sunday, the embattled president warned against a potential civil-war if the opposition steps up its anti-regime protests..."

Breaking: Saleh Gunmen Hold Many Envoys Hostage at UAE Embassy...

"...Gunmen claiming to be loyal to President Ali Abdallah Saleh of Yemen laid seige Sunday afternoon to the embassy of the UAE in Sana'a, trapping ambassadors of the United States, Britain, and the European Union, and those from six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council..."


Death Toll Soars in Fighting in Yemeni Capital - by Patrick Martin

"Thousands of people were fleeing the city [Sana'a] in cars and trucks loaded with personal possessions and furniture, in an effort to avoid a conflict that seems rapidly escalating toward full-blown civil war."


Yemen's presidential palace was shelled Friday by tribal forces opposed to the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh himself was reported to have survived the direct attack, but four of his guards were killed, and the prime minister, his deputy, and the speaker of parliament were all injured. It was the first time opposition tribesman have targeted Saleh's palace


The speaker of Yemen's upper house of parliament has died of injuries from an assassination attempt on President Ali Abdullah Saleh in June.

Abdulaziz Abdulghani is the first senior politician to die as a result of the explosion at Mr Saleh's compound.

In a TV address last week, Mr Saleh said would return to Sanaa "soon" from Riyadh, where he and several aides are receiving medical treatment


Yemeni Jet Bombing Mistakenly Kills 70

"...The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to release the information, said there were unconfirmed reports that militants arrived at the school soon after the airstrike and killed an unspecified number of wounded troops.."



Saleh Still Indirectly Rules Yemen Through New Government: Analyst (and vid)

"...I think that the revolution has been hijacked from the first days.."

Welcome to the 'Arab Spring'...


Spanish Firefighter Refuses To Ship Arms To Saudi, Faces Job Loss

"A Spanish firefighter is facing a four-year suspension from his job for refusal to supervise the shipment of 4,000 tons of munitions to Saudi Arabia, believing the armaments could facilitate more war crimes in Yemen. Inazio Robles, according to the report, said his conscience would not allow him to help with the delivery."

Pity no such qualms of conscience seem to have afflicted Canadian General Dynamics  LAV workers in London...


In Yemen, Shocked To His Bones

"Jan Egeland, who heads the Norweigan Refugee Council (NRC) says that seven million Yemeni people are on the brink of famine. 'I am shocked to my bones', said Egeland, following a five day visit to Yeman.

'The world is letting 7 million men, women and children slowly but surely be engulfed...' Egeland blames this catastrophe on 'men with guns and power in regional and international capitals who undermine every effort to avert an extremely predictable famine, as well as the collapse of health and educational services for millions of children. 

Egeland stresses the vital importance of keeping humanitarian aid flowing through Hodeida, a port which stands mere days or hours from destruction..."


Canada's Complicity in the Saudi-Yemen War

"Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian disaster. Worse still, Canada was complicit in it."


WHO Reports 50% Rise in Yemen Cholera Victims (and vid)

"On Tuesday, WHO announced that 35,217 cases have been recorded since April 27, when the outbreak started."


Yemeni Tribal Fighters Kill US Troops in Ma'Rib: Report

"Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen's central province of Ma'rib, a report says. The Tuesday attack was the first US ground assault in Ma'rib and its deepest in the Yemani territories to purportedly target AQAP militants...while local sources say civilians have been the main victims."