Yemen, America’s Uneasy Ally in War on Terror

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Steve Kroft
January 17, 2011

(CBS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid an unannounced visit to the Republic of Yemen this past week, a nominal U.S. ally that has been in and out of the news for the last decade: most of the news bad. It started with a bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Aden harbor back in 2000.

Today, half the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are from Yemen, and the last two al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. mainland have originated there. While the United States has been busy with military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, this remote, lawless country has now emerged as the main staging area for attacks against the west.

Wracked with internal strife and political instability, Yemen is presenting a complicated challenge for U.S. policymakers, with no easy fixes and few good options.

Yemen is one of the oldest civilizations in the Middle East, with 3,000 years of history. It is believed that Noah and the Queen of Sheba once lived there, and if they were to come back today they would find much of the countryside unchanged, except for the weapons.

Read entire article

This article was posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:26 am Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

Hollywood's Dirty Secret Exposed See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Dirty Harry Reid's Dirty Deeds' See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.