January 1, 2009
The UK PM Gordon Brown called for an “emergency summit of world leaders last night to stop Yemen becoming a new terror center,” reports The Sun. Brown declares the poverty-stricken country — increasingly described as a “failed state” by government officials and the corporate media (the same way Afghanistan and Iraq were deemed failed states before they were invaded) — represents an “evolving threat” threat and an “incubator” for terrorism.
|British PM Brown has called for a confab of world leaders to plot out action to be taken against al-Qaeda in Yemen.|
“Yemen, as a potential safe haven for terrorism, presents a regional and global threat,” said Brown and added that Britain and the United States are “building our support for Yemen’s efforts to tackle” the supposed terrorist threat.
In other words, the governments of Britain and the United States are preparing to invade Yemen. Gordon Brown’s planned “emergency summit of world leaders” later this month should be considered a red flag indicating the elite plan to expand the GWOT into Yemen and Africa.
“The United States will more than double its security assistance to Yemen, officials said Friday, and Britain will host an international meeting this month to seek ways to prevent the poorest Arab nation from becoming an al-Qaeda stronghold,” reports The Washington Post. “The announcements highlight mounting Western concern over Yemen after a failed attempt to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas; the suspect is a Nigerian man who reportedly told authorities that he received training and equipment in the country, which borders Saudi Arabia.”
On Friday, Saudi warplanes carried out several airstrikes on northern Yemen villages and the oil kingdom sent troops into the country, according to Houthi fighters who oppose the government of the Arab country. Houthis accuse the Yemeni government of violating their civil rights and attempting to politically, economically, and religiously marginalize them.
The Yemeni government claims to have destroyed what it calls a “terrorist den” in the northern Sa’ada region on Thursday, according to a report filed by Reuters. Since the so-called underwear bomber’s failed attack, the United States has called for the government of Yemen to attack what it describes as an expansion of an al-Qaeda presence in the country.
[efoods]Also on Friday, senior leaders of the Shabab rebels in Somalia promised to send their fighters beyond Somalia to Yemen and wherever jihad beckons, according to The New York Times. Sheik Muktar Robow, a senior rebel official, said that the fighters had been trained to fight the African Union peacekeeping force and the transitional federal government in Somalia but that Yemen was just across the Gulf of Aden and that “our brothers must be ready for our welcome.”
“The Shabab have increased their ties with Al Qaeda, which has recently been fighting the American-backed military in Yemen,” claims The New York Times.
“A group calling itself al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the failed bombing of an Amsterdam-to-Detroit aircraft on Christmas Day. Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab told investigators he had trained with al-Qaida operatives in Yemen. An increasing number of terrorism experts suggest that the turmoil in Yemen provides an ideal training ground for terrorists,” reports The Voice of America.
“Obama has formulated his new version of the Axis of Evil, composed of Afghanistan-Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen,” writes historian and author Webster Griffin Tarpley.
In Yemen, a civil war pits the Saudi-backed central government against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, whom the US has bombed at least twice this month. The goal here is to play Iran against Saudi Arabia so as to weaken both the pro-Moscow Achmadinejad government in Iran, and also those Saudi forces that are fed up with their status as a US protectorate. The US is openly now sponsoring a regroupment of “al Qaeda” (the CIA Moslem legion) in Yemen , including by sending fighters direct from Guantanamo . The new CIA-promoted entity synthetic entity is “Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, a gaggle of US patsies, dupes, and fanatics which is claiming credit for the Umar Farouk incident. The US hopes to further dominate the exit from the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, while also easing pressure on the battered US dollar by jacking up the price of oil in an atmosphere of tension on the Arabian peninsula.
It should be obvious now that the Umar Farouk incident was a false flag event designed precisely to cobble together a pretext for an invasion of the “failed state” Yemen where al-Qaeda has magically and conveniently taken up residence. Gordon Brown’s summit later this month will serve as a planning session on formulating the invasion.
As noted on the Haskell Family Blog today, the FBI has stumbled through no less than four versions of what happened in Amsterdam and Detroit. Confronted with the eye witness account of the event as told by Michigan lawyer Kurt Haksell, who related his story on the Alex Jones Show earlier in the week, the government is attempting to sow confusion and disinformation by spinning various distorted accounts and manufacturing outright lies about what happened. In many ways this a repeat of what the government — with the eager participation of the corporate media — did in the days and weeks following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Finally, it should be noted that al-Qaeda presence in Yemen is not a new development. As CIA contractor Billy Waug wrote in his autobiography, he was part of a concerted effort to train al-Qaeda operatives in the country beginning in 1994.