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Yemeni air strike kills 30, targets home of cleric linked to Ft. Hood attack

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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Yemeni air strike kills 30, targets home of cleric linked to Ft. Hood attack


www.washingtonpost.com

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni forces killed at least 30 suspected militants in an airstrike early Thursday on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in southeastern Yemen, the second such assault in the past week, according to Yemeni security and government sources.

According to some accounts, the strike appeared to target the home of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the extremist Yemeni American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood Army base attack in November.
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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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OK now if this doesn't sound like a made for TV movie I don't know what does. The Obama administration is taking a lot of heat over this one strike. Apparently they believe the preacher is somehow connected to the attack that was carried out at Fort Hood.

So was this the sole reason the US is helping the Saudi's?

This will be very interesting to watch as the story unfolds.

Your thoughts?


www.washingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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Related story...

Al-Qaida fighters killed in Yemen air strikes

The Pentagon recently confirmed it is has poured nearly $70m (£44m) in military aid to Yemen this year – compared to none in 2008.

The US military has also boosted its counterterrorism training for Yemeni forces, and is providing more intelligence, which may include surveillance by unmanned drones, according to US officials and analysts.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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involving fort hood will very much have the american people on Obama's side

He is playing with the people's emotions basically, but more importantly whoever believes this piece of croc is the biggest idiot on the history of this planet and perhaps universe.

Basically it's very strategic for America to have bases in Yemen, have drones and of course be able to pull strings.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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reply to post by ModernAcademia
 


I agree to a certain extent. Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen the day after the hood incident. Coincidence?

At Least 7 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas

5-11-2009


Saudi fighter jets reportedly strike rebel targets in Yemen

6-11-2009



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by ModernAcademia
 


I agree to a certain extent. Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen the day after the hood incident. Coincidence?

At Least 7 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas

5-11-2009


Saudi fighter jets reportedly strike rebel targets in Yemen

6-11-2009



Going to give this a big COINCIDENCE

the American Arrogance of the world gets in their way of thinking sometimes

Stuff happens around thr globe , between countries, that at times

will and do happen , without US involvement



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by Sean48
the American Arrogance of the world gets in their way of thinking sometimes

Stuff happens around thr globe , between countries, that at times

will and do happen , without US involvement



You mean that not everything that goes wrong in the world is the big bad Americans fault?


I agree. However just read many threads here at ATS. Many if not most that slam the US are written by non Americans who make many claims to the contrary.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:10 PM
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I'm a non-American

But I agree with the post you wrots



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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actually the saudis became involved after the Houthi rebels attacked one of thier border outposts on november 3rd..

www.upi.com...

Saudi authorities on Wednesday said al-Houthi rebels from Yemen ambushed and killed several security officers during gun battles along the border.

Conflict erupted between al-Houthi fighters and Saudi security forces as Yemeni insurgents stormed the border from their strongholds in the northern provinces of Yemen, the Yemeni Post reports.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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Yemen air strike on Al Qaeda: Was cleric linked to Fort Hood shooting killed?

The Yemen Observer reported that the house where Anwar al-Aulaqi, the radical cleric linked to Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, had been destroyed during the Al Qaeda meeting.


The house of the US Fort Hood shooter’s mentor, Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, was raided and demolished. The strike took place in the area of Rafadh, Shabwah province’s Suaeed district, as dozens of militants gathered in the presence of terrorists Nasser al-Wahaishi and Saeed al-Shahari, a Saudi national.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Obama is extremely calculated in everything he does.
Hes very aware that this whole healthcare thing is unpopular and driving his numbers down.

What better way then to strike back at people connected to the extremist who opened fire at one of our military bases, to drive those numbers up a bit!

Oh wait.......didnt he tell us NOT to jump the gun on this? Wasnt he basically having the gov run media keep hush hush on calling this guy a terrorist in the first place?

I love this guy, hes contradicted himself since day one of his campaign and the "sheep", calling the CONSERVATIVES sheep, followed blindly , mesmerized by his teleprompters 5 dollar words, and shirtless magazine photos........

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Merry Christmas guys!

Semper Fi

[edit on 24-12-2009 by ManBehindTheMask]



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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makes me wonder since this awlaki cleric guy was killed if we'll find out a day or two from now unoffically that the us fired more cruise missles... plus its unconfirmed that shahari and wuyhashi are dead but the fact they went after them to me also says the US was prolly involved.

www.longwarjournal.com good source of info on the global jihad/global war on terror...

[edit on 24-12-2009 by TheCoffinman]



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:39 PM
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The problem with coincidences is that there is a possibility (or probabilty) that it wasn't.

Political expedience is often referred to as coincidence, especially when the connection begs denial.

Regardless of the facts, such expedient coincidences spur the worst kind of political 'marketing' abuse.

Let's hope we don't see this elevate into a 'blow-back' situation; which would be sad because it could be an actual coincidence....

We do complicate things beyond reason sometimes.....

Thanks for posting this.... I would have missed it....

[edit on 24-12-2009 by Maxmars]



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
actually the saudis became involved after the Houthi rebels attacked one of thier border outposts on november 3rd..



Thanks for posting that link and story.
I guess timing is everything.
I'm going to keep updating this thread as information becomes available.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask

Oh wait.......didnt he tell us NOT to jump the gun on this? Wasnt he basically having the gov run media keep hush hush on calling this guy a terrorist in the first place?



I can't help but think that some at Langley probably made the connection a long time ago and [informed] Obama to keep it on the downlow until they could actually have a [Situation] in which the US could retaliate. All speculation on my part of course.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
Let's hope we don't see this elevate into a 'blow-back' situation; which would be sad because it could be an actual coincidence....

We do complicate things beyond reason sometimes.....



Well whether the US warrants it or not. Rightly or Wrongly depending on the situation. The US should always beware of Blow back. Lately we have had our hand caught in the cookie jar far too often.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Gday Slayer! you mean exactly 30 ? again the same number thats been portrayed in the media for sometime, there is a thread about this somewhere , ill check;

Never mind, it must be the Festive Spirit'''s catchin up with me, after all , it is christmas.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Is it me... or does this guy look like the guy from the movie: Jewel of the Nile?



Jewel of the Nile... (The one with Michael Douglas)

To get back on subject... I believe they think that Imam is dead and somewhere in the rubble.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 04:32 PM
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Can't please some folks...Honestly!

It's a win win.We get our revenge and they get to go to heaven.So what if it makes our President look good.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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The US has a long standing treaty with Saudi Arabia - the Saudis sell oil in American dollars to the US and in must bank their revenue with the US. The Saudi Royal Family (goat herders who believe in Wahabism - the most EXTREME form of Islam which is at the very root of the current rise of militant islam through the saudi funding of extremist learning centres all over the world) - permanent protection from the US - Saudi Arabia has unconditional US backing - a perfect foil for us strikes against Iran will come in the form of an Iranian false flag against Saudis. The Saudis purchase incredibly vast quantities of US military hardware from the US, which is all maintained and operated by private US sercurity companies - the first and foremost amongst these was operated by the Carlyle Group which the Bush family have been behind for decades. Cant remember the name of the company off hand - but they train all teh Saudis and operate their airforce etc - basically the Saudi military is a private US corporation - makes black water look like muppets.

Anyway - the US will strike HARD on anyone threateneing the SAUDI's - which was pretty much what the first gulf war was about (to a degree).

The link to Yemeni cleric and the Ft Hood incident is merely a long bow being drawn to link the attacks to Islam as part of the global war on terror rather than acknowledging what it really was - Palinism at its worst.



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