Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yemen: Armpit of the World

SANAA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apologized to U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital Sanaa, as the death toll of the conflict rose to three.
That's nice.  On the surface, it appears, surprisingly, that the President of Yemen is sincere in his contrite apology for the attack on the US Embassy in Yemen.  Of course, you have to take it with a grain of salt, since  Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has relatives operational in Al-Qaeda.  Drone strikes by the US killed one of them back in February.
One of the killed leaders, Fathi Ma’wala, is claimed to be a relative of vice president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi grew up in the  Abyan Region, which is a hotbed for such jihadist nonsense.  Ronald Reagan used to say, "trust but verify."  I think we're past that point concerning political leaders, and heads of state in Middle Eastern countries.  The new motto ought to be, "You're on you own.  Enjoy, and don't bother us."

The attack in Yemen came as part of the widespread anger across the Muslim world over an U.S. movie insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammed.
Well, that's what the Obama Administration would like you to believe.  But, it isn't backed up by the facts.  
The protest was planned by Salafists well before news circulated of an objectionable video ridiculing Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, said Eric Trager, an expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was announced Aug. 30 by Jamaa Islamiya, a State Department-designated terrorist group, to protest the ongoing imprisonment of its spiritual leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman. He is serving a life sentence in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Well, I suppose our president can't expect to be on the money all of the time, especially when he keeps blowing off his intelligence briefings.

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