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Yemen Attack On Defense Headquarters Is Linked To Al Qaeda

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Thursday, an attack on the Defense Ministry headquarters in Sanaa, Yemen, killed 52 people and was linked to Al Qaeda. A suicide bomber blew an entrance door to the compound open with a car loaded with explosives, and the others then started shooting civilians, according to witnesses.

Among the people killed were soldiers, doctors, patients and a number of foreigners, and they wounded more than 160 others. Two doctors from Germany, two others from Vietnam, as well as two nurses from the Philippines and one nurse from India were among those killed, the official Saba news agency reported.

The Philippine foreign ministry said seven of its nationals had died. Other civilian victims included a top Yemeni judge and his wife, and one of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi’s relatives.

Some of the Qaeda-linked sites, i.e. social media, twitter and websites that are used by Al Qaeda, said the militants were seeking revenge for Yemen’s coordination with the United States on drone strikes that have killed members of Al Qaeda.

The attack happened in broad daylight, and to one of the government’s most important security facilities. Plummeting Yemen’s descent into chaos and instability since its longtime president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was forced from power in 2011.

Yemen is home to some of the most threatening and organized Al Qaeda operatives who are determined to kill militants that have anything to do with the American drone campaign, and include kidnapping, ransom and other deadly attacks on military targets. The Qaeda affiliate in Yemen has also tried to plant bombs on planes bound for the United States.

The blast on Thursday was heard across Sana. Gunfire rang out after the car exploded, sending plumes of smoke into the air.

It was the deadliest attack in Sanaa since May 2012, when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a rehearsal for a military parade.

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Yemen Attack On Defense Headquarters Is Linked To Al Qaeda
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  • Wow

    The US government trained, armed, funded and supported Osama bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan during the cold war. With a huge investment of $3,000,000,000 (three billion US dollars), the CIA effectively created and nurtured bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network using American tax-payers money. Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries, where such an enormous sum sum of money would have had extraordinary value.

    BBC news article:
    “…Bin Laden left Saudi Arabia in 1979 to fight
    against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The
    Afghan jihad was backed with American dollars
    and had the blessing of the governments of Saudi
    Arabia and Pakistan. He received security
    training from the CIA itself.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/155236.stm

    Forbes business information service article:
    “…[Osama bin Laden] received military and
    financial assistance from the intelligence services
    of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States.”

    http://www.forbes.com/charitable/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html

    ABC News article:
    “In the 1980s, bin Laden left his comfortable
    Saudi home for Afghanistan to participate in the
    Afghan jihad, or holy war, against the invading
    forces of the Soviet Union – a cause that,
    ironically, the United States funded, pouring
    $3 billion into the Afghan resistance via the CIA.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/binladen_profile.html

    Come on people. Do you really trust anything you hear about Al Qaeda? That is as crazy as shooting the world’s most wanted terrorist and dumping his body in the ocean. It defies all logic and common sense.

    It is almost as crazy as “office fires” bringing down Building 7 on 9/11. It just isn’t possible.

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