What an unGodly mess! The insanity that is US foreign policy in the Middle East is destroying totally yet another region still! However, nobody in the US has been paying much attention to Barack Obama’s drone attacks inside Yemen nor the D.C. regime’s support for Saudi Arabian funded Islamic terrorism world wide, except when the blowback really gets hot. And now it’s beginning to heat up, because the people of Yemen are sick of US and Saudi imposed terrorism against them. The israelis go along for the bloody war mongering ride, too, since much of the Yemen population is supportive of Iran. And that of course is also why Saudi Arabia is spearheading the new fighting. See Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom? for some much needed background info in regard to the hellhole that US foreign policy has made inside Yemen.
Yemen is one of the world’s great cultures with great food, music, and beautiful architecture. See Music of Yemen, Sana’a – Ya Rabbat el-Husn (Oh Goddess of Beauty) to sample some of the music. These are the people that the war mongers will be killing….
So, no, the twenty schoolchildren killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut were not Pakistani. That’s apparently what everyone is so upset about. I’m rather embarrassed how distraught Americans are about the Connecticut school shooting, considering equivalent child-massacres happen daily in Pakistan, victims of US drones, to no public outcry. In Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and all the far reaches of our multinational corporate empire, child killing is public policy, far from being a subject of public anguish.
Americans as a mass are so completely outside of the making of any political decisions in their supposed democracy, that they hardly now bat an eye at news about the US/ Pentagon war making in places like Bahrain, Syria, Libya, and Yemen. It’s just background noise to most Americans these days, and people go about their daily lives totally oblivious to what the Pentagon is doing to the peoples of other nations of the world. It’s not like most of us feel that there is anything we can do about it!
‘Washington has stepped up drone attacks in Yemen since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took office in February. The Pentagon said earlier this month it had resumed sending military trainers to the Arab state. On Saturday, the head of the U.S. Special Operations Forces met Yemen’s chief of staff and said the United States was committed to supporting Yemen, the state news agency Saba reported.’ See Yemen clashes kill 34 militants, soldiers: officials and also here is more info about yet more US military operations in Yemen below…
The US government continues to support military dictatorship in Yemen as well as doing the exact same thing in Bahrain. The excuse as always in the Middle East is that it is part of the fight against a basically now totally defunct Al Qaeda. Actually US government continuing support to the dictatorships of the Middle East is a form of state sponsored terrorism against the Arab people. The US government is supporting terrorism in the Middle East as it has also been doing in Latin America.
Said Senator Dianne Feinstein to Fox News about an al-Qaeda suspect in Yemen: “I am hopeful that we will be able to, candidly, kill this bomb maker and kill some of these other associates. This, about a certain Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri about whom we have only intelligence hearsay to go on, based on an undetectable bomb, on which they say they detect his forensic signature, and about his friends, members they say of AL-QAEDA OF THE SAUDI PENINSULA or some such. What this means, for employees of GENERAL DYNAMICS or RAYTHEON OF SOUTHERN COLORADO for example, is that you don’t even have to possess a factory security ID to be suspected by Yemen, or our other Muslim adversaries, of making bombs that terrorize their innocents. Allah forbid they should commandeer armed drones, in preemptive self defense, to kill you and your now pants-pissing friends, candidly.
And let’s be realistic, the BOMB MAKERS OF AMERICA is an awfully big fraternity at this point.
Remember the Maine? In 1898 a popular uprising was threatening Spanish rule in Cuba. The US Navy cruised to the rescue. The rescue of whom, we never got the chance to find out. An explosion aboard the USS Maine gave America the pretext to blame a Spanish torpedo. An America inflamed by a jingoist press declared war on Spain and promptly seized her colonies “to protect US interests,” by coincidence just as the indigenous populations were overcoming their colonizer and were about to win their freedom. Today a US attack fleet speeds toward Egypt. Washington asserts its mission is to evacuate US nationals if need be.
Everything I need to know about CIA Intelligence I learned in elementary school, 9/11, al-Qaeda. Who smelt it, dealt it. Student in Yemen –allegedly, even to herself– mails a package containing explosives, CIA forwards a tip-off. YOU, think of a number between 1 and 10. Even Ockham’s Razor would not predict the CIA can guess it. Do you suppose the New York Times headline got it right? “Bomb Plot Shows Key Role Played by Intelligence.”
Maybe it’s because the American-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is in fact born American, but his statement that there should be Retaliatory killings of American Civilians fits so very well with the American killings of Afghan, Pakistani, VietNamese, Korean, … Mexican, Native American, Guatemalan, Chilean, Bolivian, Colombian, Grenadan, Salvadoran, Chinese, Iraqi, Honduran, Libyan, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, just really any-old-an civilians whose governments happened to stand in the way of U.S. Corporate Interests. But what makes the Colorado Springs Gag-Zette stand out is their work-up for this weekend, with the celebration of Territory Days, where they’ll be celebrating the exploits of such Baby-killing anti-civilian warriors as Kit Carson, Chivington and General Palmer. What FUN that is!
Hundreds of thousands of new refugees and yet another country, Yemen, is now being destabilized by the US’s relentless drive to control the Middle East’s oil resources. Yemen is not oil rich but sits in a strategic locale between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and Iran and the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya). That makes it a key battle zone (like Lebanon and Syria to the West) in US efforts to destabilize and topple the current Iranian government in order to replace it with a servile puppet regime under US government control.