It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Al Qaeda claims French attack, derides Paris rally - first time a group officially claims attack

page: 1
6

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 09:29 AM
link   
So Al-Qaeda in Yemen has now officially claimed responsibility for the Paris attack it seems. It also suggests it was in the planning stages for a few years....I would think that an operation planned for a few years would have included a lot more violence and bloodshed than what happened. Was there supposed to be more to this attack?

Source



Al Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist militant group's leadership for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube.

Gunmen killed a total of 17 people in three days of violence that began when they opened fire at Charlie Hebdo last week in revenge for publication of satirical images of the Prophet.

This was the first time that a group officially claimed responsibility for the attack, led by two brothers who had visited the poor Arabian peninsula country in 2011.

"As for the blessed Battle of Paris, we ... claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the Messenger of God," said Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (AQAP) in the recording.




posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 09:38 AM
link   
Awesome, now Yemens vast oil fields, and I do mean vast now are belong to us!, woop! woop!

ho!

and im sure this is all A TOTAL COINCIDENCE.

World Oil Transit Chokepoints - U.S EIA


closure of the Bab el-Mandab could keep tankers from the Persian Gulf from reaching the Suez Canal/Sumed pipeline complex, diverting them around the southern tip of Africa. The Strait of Bab el-Mandab is a chokepoint between the horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 09:46 AM
link   

originally posted by: Dabrazzo
Awesome, now Yemens vast oil fields, and I do mean vast now are belong to us!, woop! woop!

ho!

and im sure this is all A TOTAL COINCIDENCE.

World Oil Transit Chokepoints - U.S EIA


closure of the Bab el-Mandab could keep tankers from the Persian Gulf from reaching the Suez Canal/Sumed pipeline complex, diverting them around the southern tip of Africa. The Strait of Bab el-Mandab is a chokepoint between the horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.


According to a wiki, it is supposed that the oil resources will be all used up by 2017.



The World Bank predicts that Yemen's oil and gas revenues will plummet during 2009 and 2010, and fall to zero by 2017 as supplies run out, and UK's Royal Institute for International Affairs warns that instability there could expand a zone of lawlessness from northern Kenya to Saudi Arabia, while describing Yemen's democracy as "fragile" and pointing to armed conflicts with Islamists pand tribal insurgents.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 10:01 AM
link   
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Dunno man they seem to have plenty.

U.S EIA Yemen

I thinks its a lot more to do with this than anything else. France's Total are invested quite heavily in Yemen, funnily enough.

Yemen Separatists Tell Oil Firms To Stop Exports From South


The Balhaf facility, heavily guarded by Yemeni troops, is run by France's Total and ships liquefied natural gas (LNG) primarily to Asia and some European countries




top topics
 
6

log in

join