Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen
By Patrick Martin
31 December 2009
Five days after the unsuccessful attempt by a Nigerian student to set off a bomb aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet, US military and intelligence officials are said to be preparing expanded military action against targets in Yemen, the Arab country where the student allegedly received terrorist training and was equipped with an explosive device.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration was discussing nearly tripling its military and counterterrorism aid to Yemen in the coming year. ...$190 million in 2010....
The Los Angeles Times cited a Yemeni terrorism expert as the source of an estimate that Al Qaeda has "as many as 2,000 militants and sympathizers exploiting the country's economic and political chaos to create a base for jihad at the edge of the Persian Gulf." This is ten times more than other media estimates of the number of such militants in Yemen, and 20 times the number of Al Qaeda forces said by US officials to be in Afghanistan now.
via Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen. World Socialist Web Site.
This whole thing stinks to high Heaven. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab bought his one-way ticket in cash.
The New York Times did a correction on this. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/pageoneplus/corrections.html
I Tweeted as followings about it:
TomUsher @ggreenwald at
glenn_greenwald/2010/01/12/media/index.html points out Abdulmutallab's ticket was two-way
Abdulmutallab's two-way ticket doesn't clear up things. It makes the glaring lack of security (false-flag) a little less glaring. Planned?
He was aided by a man in a suit. There were discussions that went on in some back or side room. His father (a billionaire who couldn't get noticed?) had been supposedly complaining through channels to U.S. intelligence. Umar didn't have a passport. He was allowed through security by the same security corporation that handled 9/11, a security company with close ties to Israel. Now, apparently it's been reported that the U.S. knew Abdulmutallab was on board and planned to talk with him when he landed. The U.S. Customs changed it's story around about someone else questioned on the ground after the plane landed.
It's all so convenient for the Obama administration to go into Yemen to build Empire.