Tag: Yemen

War and famine in Yemen

Yemeni homes and buildings have been destroyed by airstrikes. Photo: BBC
Donald Trump’s first concrete decision as commander in chief was a major fiasco that killed nine children, eight women, and a U.S. soldier in a botched raid on al Qaeda in Yemen.
The operation — which Trump reportedly approved over dinner — also failed to catch its reported […]

Flight 253: Anatomy of a Cover-Up

by Tom Burghardt, Global Research, Jan. 11, 2010
New revelations about the failed Christmas Day attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 continue to emerge as does evidence of a systematic cover-up.
With the White House in crisis mode since the attempted bombing, President Obama met for two hours January 5 with top security and intelligence officials. Obama […]

War of terror expands

U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa And Indian Ocean
by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, Jan. 8, 2010
In parallel with the escalation of the war in South Asia – counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and drone missile attacks in Pakistan – the United States and its NATO allies have laid the groundwork for increased naval, […]

America’s march to war in Yemen

The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Chokepoint
By F. William Engdahl, Global Research, January 5, 2010
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 […]

Is Obama walking into an Al-Qaeda trap?

Touch Yemen, Get Burned
By Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Dec. 31, 2009
We are the Awaleq
Born of bitterness
We are the nails that go into the rock
We are the sparks of hell
He who defies us will be burned
This is the tribal chant of the powerful Awaleq tribe of Yemen in which they bid defiance to the world. Its angry […]

Lieberman: Yemen will be ‘tomorrow’s war’ if pre-emptive action not taken

By Jordan Fabian, The Hill, Dec. 27, 2009
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) Sunday said that Yemen could be the ground of America’s next overseas war if Washington does not take preemptive action to root out al-Qaeda interests there.
Lieberman, who helms the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the U.S. […]