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WikiLeaks: “al-Qaeda Narrative” Feeds War in Yemen, Africa
December 10, 2010
The Maimi Herald reports the United States is deeply enmeshed in the Muslim world. “From the Saudi-Yemen border to lawless Somalia and the north-central African desert, the U.S. military is more engaged in armed conflicts in the Muslim world than the U.S. government openly acknowledges,” the Florida newspaper reported on December 9 after reading the latest batch of Wikileaks cables.
A few of the discoveries found by the Miami Herald:
The U.S. gave the Saudi Arabian government satellite imagery to help direct its military in airstrikes against Houthi Shiite rebels. Earlier strikes resulted in civilian casualties and the bombing of a medical clinic. Another target wasn’t a rebel site but instead the headquarters of a political opponent of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Pilots turned back when they learned of the target.
The Houthis are a separatist group operating in Yemen, a country that shares a border with Saudi Arabia. The Saudis claim the Houthis are in with al-Qaeda and backed by Iranian Shiites.
According to the Herald, the U.S. ambassador agreed to give the Saudis the satellite data because the imagery would help Saudi forces watch suspected al-Qaeda activity in that area.
“This kind of feeds the al-Qaida narrative, that we’re doing it everywhere,” said Lawrence J. Korb, a senior fellow at the globalist Center for American Progress in Washington and a former Pentagon official in the Reagan administration.
The military and intelligence complex and the foundation supported neocons have pushed an absurdist narrative with a fairy tale quality since September 11, 2001, a fictitious narrative that has so far resulted in more than a million dead in Iraq and an undetermined number of dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the African Maghreb.
In addition, the Wikileaks cables reveal a collaboration with Algerian forces in 2006 and 2007 to capture militants allegedly bound for Iraq. The U.S. had also received permission to fly surveillance planes through Algerian airspace to hunt suspected al-CIA-duh members.
Earlier in the week, the Washington Times reported that the documents show the Saudis intervened in the Philippines to get two suspected terror financiers released.
The cables also cite Obama’s special representative and notorious globalist operative Richard C. Holbrooke as saying the “chief source of Taliban financing” was private donations from individuals in Persian Gulf states, not selling opium cultivated by the CIA’s tribal minions in Afghanistan.
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