Yemen: Al Qaeda Presence Not Credible
|Monday, November 15,2010 10:12|
|By Gordon Duff|
The people of Yemen simply don't believe in Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, and for good reason. When Abdullah al-Faqih, professor of political science at Sana University told the New York Times, "We cannot differentiate between what is propaganda and what is real…Some of what looks like Al Qaeda is really terror as a business."
With early news stories being continually contradicted, bombs that weren't really bombs heading out on flights that never existed, carrying packages for companies that don't service Yemen, all heading for Chicago synagogues, part of the wildest "persecution complex" of all time, the whole "Al Qaeda/Yemen" thing has been little more than a "borscht belt" comedy act.
Can we blame President Obama if he got some political mileage out of it before it became so outlandish that a new "Al Qaeda cell" had to take responsibility. Funniest of all was the supposed "Al Qaeda" statement that is clearly part of the long debunked synagogue attack fantasy;
Could manipulating threats against Jews in America serve Israeli interests?
Every scenario plays the same, as with this announcement, more calls for attacks on America and not a single word mentioned about Israel, the traditional target of all Islamic extremist groups. This announcement, like so many before it including Adam "Perlman" Gadahn's most recent, call for attacks on America. Though this one mentions Jews, its language, "so may G-d curse you for being the oppressors" calls for attacks on America only, not Israel. Could anything be more obvious?
"ELVIS BIN LADEN" GOES TO YEMEN
When Arnaud de Borchgrave of UPI and the Washington Times announced Osama bin Laden was "dead as Elvis," he knew there would be a reaction. The "bin Laden industry," making and selling bin Laden tapes to American buyers hungry for any excuse to bilk the public out of more money for the imaginary "war on terror" had run its course. When the real bin Laden died in 2001, the videos, short bin Laden's, fat bin Ladens, festooned like department store Santas, were debunked one by one, despite attempts by the US State Department and Homeland Security to exploit them.
Eventually, the CIA put a stop to this when Director Leon Panetta hinted at bin Laden's demise in 2001 stating that there had been "no known sightings" since that time.Phony intelligence reports had bin Laden driving around Afghanistan on a personal appearance tour the week before. Not long after, newspapers attacked Iran claiming bin Laden was living in luxury there while other rumors said he was being protected by the Iranian community in Los Angeles.
As phony bin Laden videos gave way to quickly debunked audio tapes, still flowing out of Israel on a near weekly basis, "Al Qaeda," the conveniently created terrorist organization meant to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq magically relocated to Yemen. However, not everyone is buying that. A November 3, 2010 New York Times report stated:
With the government of Yemen fully invested in bin Laden tapes and the influx of cash tied to hunting down the mysterious and illusory "Al Qaeda," the convenient terror organization that can make the difference between asking money to fight a civil war or crush local political opponents or, the second you scream "Al Qaeda," Israel has their worldwide network of newspapers repeating your every word, American drone aircraft are suddenly overhead ready to kill of your pesky mother-in-law or the guy who stole your highschool sweetheart.
This is how it all started in Afghanistan and is still going strong to this day, the "Al Qaeda card" being played when "government approved" drug kingpins want to crush competition. It was also a totally fabricated Al Qaeda, a fact long proven, that put America into Iraq and 5000 American soldiers into an early grave.
In fact, the position the government of Yemen now holds is amazing considering they were of the opposite belief only two years ago. Is there a wonder the people of Yemen believe they are being scammed? From a BBC report on October 7, 2008:
PHONY TERROR SCARE OBAMA'S HARMLESS VERSION OF "9/11?
The 2010 election in America is the most expensive in history, costing well over $1 billion. With the elimination of most controls on election spending, a massive influx of foreign capital, almost all untraceable even under United Nations money-laundering conventions, combined with millions from Israeli sources such as media mogul Rupert Murdoch, managed to take control of the US House of Representatives and almost took the US Senate. It is very possible that the phony terror scare may have been all that saved the last shred of President Obama's influence in American government.
Despite discussions of "smaller government" and "lowering taxes," many political experts in the United States saw the election, not as a referendum on approval or disapproval of any policy but rather a clear demonstration of the ability of foreign capital to flex its muscle in the American political arena using little more than cash, innuendo and broad coordination of controlled media resources, "spin" and suppression of positive news coverage of President Obama and his agenda and accomplishments.
UAE AND YEMEN DEBUNK CARGO STORY
Additionally, Press TV, reporting from Dubai, carried a government denial that any packages from Yemen left the United Arab Emirates for the United States;
With American jets scrambled, Chicago synagogues terrorized and US backed troops heading into secessionist regions of Yemen searching for "Al Qaeda" terrorists in a thinly veiled ruse for a tribal crackdown, irresponsible and complicit news media working hand in hand with intelligence agencies, both American and "other," have managed to manufacture more of the subterfuge required to maintain a continual flow of unverifiable threats from Yemen. It has become clear that, with adequate incentives, the government of Yemen will be willing to repackage their internal divisions to appear as terrorism "on demand."
This will help keep America's focus on the region will post-election political maneuvering is likely to stress a more aggressive policy toward Iran, pre-staging an attack in the spring, a response to, well, we can only wait and see.