Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yemen Briefing

Andrew Marcus shares a great bit about Yemen...

This report is interesting because even as it parrots the Jihad narrative, it provides more in depth background information and perspective on American, Saudi, and Iranian involvement in Yemen than anything we have seen from just about any US “news” outlet.

What a sad comment on the state of US/Western media, that “Jihad TV” is a better source of information pertinent to this aspect of the world war we are engaged in.

Pay special attention to the discussion that unfolds in the video above, regarding the common interests between Sunni radicals and Shia radicals, who both want to topple the Saudi Royal Family. One implication is that what is really transpiring here is a proxy war between the Saudis and the Iranians.

The larger implication is that Yemen is where Sunni radicals and Shia radicals work together against the Saudi Royals and Americans.

Does the Yemeni front of the Jihad wars represent the key to understanding the links between Iran and al-Qaeda? It depends on who you ask, but it sure is beginning to look that way.

The war in Yemen also reveals at least one massive hypocrisy on the Left. For all of their talk about the problem with America being that we do business with evil dictatorships around the world, Democrat controlled America sure does appear to be working side by side with the Saudis to fight on their behalf against a Sunni-Shia Jihad alliance/insurgency. Or, perhaps that’s why the President of the United States shouldn’t be seen bowing to the Saudi King. It makes it that much harder to argue that America isn’t doing the king’s bidding in Yemen.

In reality, we think this all mostly falls under “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” In this case, Sunni and Shia terrorists operate as friends (al-Qaeda) against their enemies in the Saudi Royal Family and America, while America operates as friends with Saudi royal family against the Sunni-Shia al-Qaeda factions.

And for all of those Lefties out there who insist that the Sunni and Shia can never work together because they hate each other so much, your theory appears to die with al-Qaeda in Yemen.


Steve Harkonnen said...

Ok, so I made it to 10:14 and had to turn it off for a moment because the nutty "Middle East Expert" was dancing to the tune of "we can't fight them with rockets or missiles" and "brokering a deal with the northern factions." So moving on, we realize he's wrong and that al-Qaida must be destroyed. Dancing around brokered deals isn't getting us anywhere.

Where the hell is US intelligence, and why hasn't these hideouts of al-Qaida been targeted and destroyed yet? If Yemen no longer has a backbone as the nutjob talking head dictates, let's move in there and give al Qaida the death rattle. Screw worrying over collateral damage. Let the carnage begin.

Render said...

US "intelligence" is currently being ordered to release al-Quds Force operatives captured in Iraq and getting its field agents killed with utterly stupid Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan.


Actually - There has been at least one (possibly two) recent US strike on al-Q targets inside Yemen.

They missed...


Yemens Jews have left the building. Turn out the lights and burn the place down.


Peter said...

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Yemen does not have two thin dimes to rub together, all the money paying for the warring factions comes from Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Here is my problem, we're spending billions on intelligence. We should know where the money paying for this comes from. We should also know the Mosques and Madrasses that churn out the recruits. If we do not know this we should shut down the Department of Intelligence and replace it with the Department of Stupidity.

So, we know who is paying and who is fomenting. We have rifles that can kill from three quarters of a mile away. We have a variety of missiles, from itty-bitty to humongous that we can drive through the window of our choice before exploding. We have bombs that can land on a quarter and give back fifteen cents change.

Y'all pardon me for bein' a pore dumb redneck but with all of this, why in the Hell don't we end this fight? The minute the Saudi "royalty" and the Mad Mullahs of Iran and all of those scumbags in the Land of the Pure start dying, this crap will stop. They all want their young, idiot kids to go for all those virgins, the bigwigs all want to enjoy their earthly harems.

We all know damned well that if they start dying next Monday, by next Tuesday the surviving Mullahs will suddenly discover that what Allah REALLY meant was for his children to have cold beer, bacon lettuce and tomato sammiches and hot, nasty sex like on the Spring Break dreams of an American college sophomore.