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Old 01-06-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Choke

The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the 'Al-Qaeda' Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Chokepoint by F. William Engdahl

On December 25 US authorities arrested a Nigerian named Abdulmutallab aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on charges of having tried to blow up the plane with smuggled explosives. Since then reports have been broadcast from CNN, the New York Times and other sources that he was “suspected” of having been trained in Yemen for his terror mission. What the world has been subjected to since is the emergence of a new target for the US ‘War on Terror,’ namely a desolate state on the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen. A closer look at the background suggests the Pentagon and US intelligence have a hidden agenda in Yemen.

For some months the world has seen a steady escalation of US military involvement in Yemen, a dismally poor land adjacent to Saudi Arabia on its north, the Red Sea on its west, the Gulf of Aden on its south, opening to the Arabian Sea, overlooking another desolate land that has been in the headlines of late, Somalia. The evidence suggests that the Pentagon and US intelligence are moving to militarize a strategic chokepoint for the world’s oil flows, Bab el-Mandab, and using the Somalia piracy incident, together with claims of a new Al Qaeda threat arising from Yemen, to militarize one of the world’s most important oil transport routes. In addition, undeveloped petroleum reserves in the territory between Yemen and Saudi Arabia are reportedly among the world’s largest.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...t=va&aid=16786
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:28 AM   #2
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Excerpt of the article re creating sleepers at Guantanamo.

'Also in that video, in addition to former Guantanamo inmate al-Shihri, is a statement from Abu-al-Harith Muhammad al-Awfi, identified as a field commander in the video, and allegedly former Guantanamo detainee 333. As it is well-established that torture methods are worthless to obtain truthful confessions, some have speculated that the real goal of CIA and Pentagon interrogators at Guantanamo prison since September 2001, has been to use brutal techniques to train or recruit sleeper terrorists who can be activated on command by US intelligence, a charge difficult to prove or disprove. The presence of two such high-ranking Guantanamo graduates in the new Yemen-based Al Qaeda is certainly ground for questioning.'

That would be quite handy in the clean hands dept
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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United Nations Claims Funds are low, Cant aid Yemen enough.

I know theres always issues with funds and.......well you know the list of problems.

But its still something to look at considering the political climate right now.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE6140XT._CH_.2420
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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Aren't we all really fed up with US policy?
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