SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official who worked for the U.S. Embassy in a drive-by shooting near his home in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, officials said.
Yemeni officials said the killing bore the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda attack, but it was too early to determine whether the group was behind it. The assassination resembles other suspected al-Qaeda attacks recently that have targeted Yemeni intelligence, military and security officials. The attacks are believed to be in retaliation for a military offensive by Yemen's U.S.-backed government against the terror group's branch in the country.
Got that..."Al-Qaeda has called for attacks on U.S. embassies in a bid to exploit the anti-American sentiment that swept the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world in the last month over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. "Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington considers the most dangerous offshoot of the terror network, has called for attacks on U.S. embassies in a bid to exploit the anti-American sentiment that has swept the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world in the past month over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
Think about that. The film had nothing to do with the attacks, but the White House pushed it as the spark for the unrest to cover its own posterior and failed foreign policy, and the Muslim nitwits latched on. The White House, at least indirectly, is responsible for giving said nitwits the lit fuse they required.
On a side note...still no US media coverage on the murdered US doctors in Yemen at the beginning of October. Try and find any references to Ali Abdullah Saif Al-Aghabri or Maraim Mohammad Al-Zahri anywhere other than the Yemen Post.