Sunday, June 24, 2012

Yemen: Troops regain 3 al-Qaida strongholds

US drone bombs al-Qaida bastions in southeast Yemen, 10 Al Qaeda killed

Yemen military making "some progress" against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Yemen: Troops regain al-Qaida stronghold: Government troops regained control of a key al-Qaida stronghold in Yemen's south in a surprise dawn attack on Tuesday, recording their first major triumph over the militant group in more than a year, witnesses and the military said. Military officials said the attack on Jaar followed hours of heavy shelling of the town by artillery and rockets from hilltop positions. At dawn, troops and allied tribesmen entered the town from three different fronts in trucks, while dozens of tanks were used to block the town's entry and exit points, they said.

The officials and witnesses said that some 500 al-Qaida militants fled the town after spraying the town's walls and store shutters with graffiti saying, "Al-Qaida has withdrawn. Al-Qaida was not defeated." The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. SABA said the militants fled to the nearby coastal town of Shaqra, another al-Qaida stronghold.

Yemen govt says poised to seize 3rd town from al Qaeda:Asked about the coastal city of Shaqra, where militants fled after quitting Zinjibar and Jaar, the minister said: "It will be over within hours." And it was, now they are well om their way of removing Al Qaeda from all their Southern fortresses.

Toll climbs in Yemen's fight against Al Qaeda as Yemeni troops push into al Qaeda strongholds: Citizens say it is time to get rid of Al Qaeda! Yemen Moves to Recapture Towns Controlled by Islamist Insurgents, US escalates clandestine war in Yemen, Yemen's army and air force supported by local militiamen and with US backing stepped up an offensive to expel Al-Qaeda from their southern bastions. This is looking good! Yemen, US vow to crush Qaeda, Yes they can!

I am happy to say that with their new leader it now looks like Yemen can do this! Backed by heavy artillery and warplanes, Yemeni troops have advanced into Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, which fell under the control of al Qaeda-linked fighters last year as the country was engulfed by political turmoil that led to the ouster of longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Theory was that If the military were to capture Zinjibar, it would deal a heavy blow to al Qaeda by depriving it of a key base and scattering its fighters to smaller towns and mountain areas of the south.

"They "Al Qaeda" gave us electricity, free water and food," he says of al-Qaeda, "but they have brought the army. They have brought war. Civilians are dying now because of them." Tribal fighters in the city of Lawder, Yemen, celebrated victory over al-Qaeda-linked militants Thursday as government soldiers continued the battle farther south to regain control of two cities in the latest offensive against the insurgents.

US escalates clandestine war in Yemen: Operating from a Yemeni base, at least 20 U.S. special operations troops have used satellite imagery, drone video, eavesdropping systems and other technical means to help pinpoint targets for an offensive that intensified this week, said U.S. and Yemeni officials who asked not to be identified talking about the sensitive operation.

The U.S. forces also advised Yemeni military commanders on where and when to deploy their troops, two senior Obama administration officials said. The U.S. contingent is expected to grow, a senior military official said.

Yemen's army and air force supported by local militiamen and with US backing stepped up an offensive to expel Al-Qaeda from their southern bastions, with fighting concentrated around the town of Jaar on Sunday. "Violent clashes on Jaar's western outskirts between the army and Al-Qaeda are continuing," a military official said. They will not stop till they drive Al Qaeda from Yemen.

Yemen, US vow to crush Qaeda: Yemen's army chief warned Al-Qaeda and its local affiliates that the "war" against them would continue unabated. Yes they can! Best part? The people vowed to defeat Al Qaeda too and that is what it takes!

Al Qaeda has always been in Yemen but it has now become Al Qaeda central. Their principle targets are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the US, allies and allies in this so called war on terror. Best of all for us is they are killing their own people and trying to destroy their survival so the people have turned on them and want them out!

The Saudi and Yemen branches of Al Qaeda have joined forces and many outsiders are moving in to join the fight as I believe Al Shabab has done instead of being killed in Somalia. Yemen is on the verge of being a failed state as you already know. Yemen is on the Abyss and we must help them for own good! What to do? They have been dealing with terrorism and insurgencies for years!

They are not a failed state but well on their way and may be tomorrow! Their attention has been on survival as a country. With that in mind I believe building them a desalination plant would out Al Qaeda once they started to destroy it and let the people know we were on their side.

As many of you know by now my prime concern in Yemen was the interference by Iran in trying to get Shiite dominance there. Bush freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program.

The goal now absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

In Yemen once again the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is the instigator. They are ferrying weapons through Eritrea to Yemen. They are now avoiding the Arabian Peninsula as Saudi Arabia has instituted a blockade along the coast of Yemen. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has also transported Lebanese Hezbollah fighters to fight with the rebels.

As you know, Saudi Arabia is also there fighting the Iranian backed Houthi rebels. So far there has been no direct confrontation. However I absolutely see what I have been warning about since Bush diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq and get back in the middle east to create a new middle east (dis)order! This is going to be total middle east war for a new middle east order like it or not, Sunni against Shiite.

It is looking like Yemen is going to be the first country down! The Middle East is right to be concerned. Yemen is going through severe domestic turmoil due to the violent activities of Al Qaeda, Houthi rebels in the north and the Southern Movement in the south. The remaining Jews are threatened with slaughter by the Shiite. How much longer can Yemen hold on? What is next?

Yemeni Al Qaeda previously sent arms and help to Al Shabab in their fight in Somalia. Al Shabab is reciprocating sending fighters to Yemen to help Yemeni Al Qaeda as they were being defeated in Somalia anyway.

Supposedly the so called experts say the three forces operating to destabilize Yemen from the North, South, and East will not join forces but you bet they will and seem to be already! Al Qaeda has been leaving Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mauritania; to use Yemen as their new base we in turn better meet them there with some kind of force "which seems to be drones since it is all we can do there.

This entire so called terrorism war is barely beginning. This is not a war to end all wars but the war of all wars. Remember, this is George Bush's Forever war and there is much, much more coming. Be very concerned about what is happening in Yemen!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Actually Yemen is much like Afghanistan with little resources. And the concept of Al Qaeda is not just some army but an idea. As the country is so corrupt it's easy to side with a provider.
Saudi Arabia to it's discredit has done little to quell this situation. In fact it was radical wealthy Saudis who have backed Al Qaeda in the past. So as we know someone must be supporting the fighters and providing money for electricity, water and food to the locals.
You seem to think this is some us verses them army situation. It's not. It's a bunch of people stuck in a situation trying to survive. I'm sure they, the general public, would be delighted to have both sides out of their life or at the very least a government that provided for their needs.
We saw the same thing in Iraq. When the insurgents were in town the people waved their insurgent flag. When the U.S. was in town it was the same thing only a U.S. flag. It's called survival.

an average patriot said...

It looks pretty promising right now. If we would only make them a desalinization plant. If Al Qaeda tries to destroy it thus their life they know who their enemy is. Water is gold there.