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UK to follow US intervention in Yemen

Press TV – January 3, 2010

The British premier’s office says that Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President Barack Obama have agreed to fight what they call terrorism in Yemen and Somalia.

The UK and the US have agreed to fund a counter-terrorism police unit in Yemen to tackle what they deem the rising threat from the country.

The US has been involved in war in Yemen by sending its special forces to train the Yemeni military and conducting air raids in both northern and southern parts of the Middle Eastern country.

Obama order

On December 18, ABC News quoted anonymous administration officials as saying that US Nobel Peace Prize laureate President Barack Obama ordered the US military to launch air strikes on Yemen.

Upon  Obama’s orders, the military warplanes on December 17 blanketed two camps north of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, claiming that “an imminent attack against a US asset was being planned.” The attacks killed scores of civilians, according to Yemeni opposition groups.

Fighting in the north

US military intervention in Yemen comes at a time that the country’s army with full support from Saudi Arabia has been fighting with Shia Houthi fighters in northern parts of the country.

Houthi fighters say both Saudi and US fighter jets have been involved in bombing Shia villages, inflicting heavy civilian casualties. Earlier, the fighters had expressed full readiness for dialogue with the Yemeni government.

The Houthis say they will turn to talks if the Yemeni and Saudi military halt their attacks against them.

The conflict in northern Yemen began in 2004 between Sana’a and Houthi fighters. Relative peace had returned to the region for a period before August 11, when the Yemeni army launched a major offensive, dubbed Operation Scorched Earth, against Sa’ada Province.

The government claims that the fighters, who are named after their leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi, seek to restore the Shia imamate system, which was overthrown in a 1962 military coup.

The Houthis, however, say they are defending their people’s civil rights, which the government has undermined under pressure from Saudi-backed Wahhabi extremists. Shias, who form the clear majority in the north, make up approximately half of Yemen’s overall population.

The United Nations, which according to its charter is set up “to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace,” has failed to adopt any concrete measures to help end the bloody war.

US war on terror

The latest alleged front against al-Qaeda in Yemen is opened more than eight years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan which was said to be aimed at eradicating militancy and the arrest of main militant leaders including Osama Bin Laden.

According to UN figures, Afghan civilians have been the main victims of the controversial war.

January 3, 2010 - Posted by | Militarism, Subjugation - Torture

2 Comments »

  1. The Crusading Whores want it all for themselves and would walk over skeletons to get it.
    Where is the Justice.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | January 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Amerika, this is 2010 and your shit has gotta stop. I make no apologies for speaking in the vernacular because you don’t understand the language of civilized peoples. Your continued and unwinnnable war on terror has got to stop. Because you are feeding the terror you are attempting to fight against. You are trying to put out a fire by throwing fuel on it. What dumb ass would do that?

    We are angry as hell.

    You’ve had the false flag Crotch Bomber prepare the way for yet another country to incubate terrorists to fight you. (A guy who can transit countries without a passport can only do it with the complicity of the authorities; and underpants that are only singed, when eye witnesses said that there were flames that rose above the back rest, must have been made of asbestos – think about it). That’s a further 20 million + potential terrorists. You’ve also now pissed off Nigeria which means another 125 million people who are gonna hate your guts. You are planning to blitzkrieg Iran together with that smirking, evil little middle eastern parasite that feeds off you and who has got you by the balls, and ignite a further 72 million people to take their revenge on you.

    This is great business for the military-industrial complex and your leaders who have shares in them but is not going to win your fight against the so-called terrorists – or the mythical al Qaeda as you creatively call them. It will, however, inspire terror in your dumb zombie­­-people now cowering even more frightened within the prison you have created of your own country – and this is part of your plan right? Keep the sheep cowed so the better to control them. I heard one of these dupes say today on tv from an airport crowded with people who had to go through security twice because some dumb ass went the wrong way on an elevator, “I’m always in favor of more security if it keeps me safe”. My god, these people love it don’t they. Dump more shit on them and they beg for more.

    Those of us who still have a few brain cells that can tell the difference between right and wrong, between truth and lies, between good and evil, are appalled that so-called intelligent political, military leaders and right-wing cheer leaders of the US, the UK and other western countries cannot see the folly of their actions.

    Or do they know their folly but only carry out their violence against black and brown peoples to get some sort of masturbatory orgasm? Do they bring out the lubricant when they are planning their ‘missions’ to kill innocent non-white men, women and children and destroy what few comfort structures they have with the most fiendish weapons that the criminal minds of their scientists can devise? Or is there a more sinister plan? Slow genocide of non-white people, as in the concentration camp of Gaza, in order to cull the world’s population so there is more for you?

    Don’t you people, you Christians of a gentle god, have any morality in you? If your wars are really to get the oil and water and land resources of other countries, why don’t you just make deals for them like the Chinese and Russians do? Why do you have to bomb the crap out of those deprived countries and by so doing bleed your countries’ economies and the blood of your young men and women when there is an intelligent and easy and less costly way of getting what you want? And don’t give me that crap that the Chinese and Russians do not care about human rights or lack of them in the countries they do business with. And you warmongers care about human rights? You who said that you were suspending the Human Rights Act and Geneva Conventions in order to destroy Iraq – a country that was never any threat to you? Pass me the sick bag.

    Your voters saw the futility of your criminal wars and voted in a black guy who promised to bring change, to bring the troops home, to close that black hole of a prison in Guantanamo – on land that not even belongs to you – and to heal that running, pus-filled sore in that ‘shitty little country’ in the middle east. But the poor dumb asses were fooled again. What they got was an Uncle Tom or more correctly, an Uncle Moshe, who places the interests of a foreign ‘country’ above his own. A man who reads grandiose speeches written for him from a teleprompter to fool the suckers. Fine words don’t butter parsnips. Does anyone believe Uncle Moshe’s words anymore? Only the delusional.

    Uncle Moshe has to show that he has bigger cojones than his white predecessors, and the thrill-loving military ‘dumb stupid animals’ (Kissinger’s description) jerked off on this ready assent from their commander-in-chief to plan even more cruel methods of punishment on the ‘ragheads’.

    Uncle Moshe now says that terrorism threatens global security. So, why don’t you just bomb the whole fucking world and be done with it because you never know where these terrorists will pop up? Think of the CIA guy who blew up himself and his 6 colleagues in Pakistan. Hoist by their own petard, you might say. There might be one behind your desk. Fire up a drone and be done with it.

    Bringing democracy to these people, you say and then bomb the shit out of them if they don’t want it. Have you paused to think that there are many people in the world who are not enamoured of your brand of democracy? That they don’t want your version of freedom (you guys who have shredded your admirable Constitution and call it a ‘goddamn piece of paper’), who elect your leaders by rigging your voting machines, where you effectively censor your press, plan to muzzle the internet, embed your pressmen so they give only your version of war events, spy on your people, have nazi-like troopers patrol your cities and harass your citizens? That they don’t want your culture of junk food and mind numbing tv and movies? That they don’t want your type of religion preached by raving-eyed loonies who wouldn’t invite the brown-skinned Jesus into their parlors if he showed up? They’ve got religious loonies of their own, thank you very much.

    Even your Supreme Court and your judiciary are now corrupted by the depravity of your policies, evidence of which is shown by their decision that torture is acceptable and that indiscriminate murder of innocent brown people by mercenaries is just hunky dory.

    This is evidence of the rotting of an empire. Historians have seen it before in other empires. Emperors unfortunately for their empires do not recognise that the rot starts within them. They blame it on others, the barbarians, al Qaeda, whoever is a convenient boogie man to scare their people shitless while they steal their wealth. Empires crumble when they run out of money. Amerika, you are now trying to get the last coins from your piggy bank with a butter knife.

    Is there no hope for you? None, if you continue to listen to the ‘bomb, bomb, bomb’ lunatic fringe of your talking heads. A) You will never win your so-called war on terror but create more of it, unless this is your objective all along, and B) you will bleed your country to death both economically and in lives.

    But it’s still not too late to save yourself. And I will tell you how in very simple words. No jargon, here, my good Amerika. No words such as full spectrum domination, new world order, fulfilling the mission, targets of opportunity, tooth to tail ratios, shock and awe and all those other warmongering terms of people who think of the non-white people they want to kill as digital images in a computer war game. This is what computer-simulated war games fed to kids do to their minds as they grow up. Killing the ‘raggies’ is just pressing the zap button on a pc game stick. Their minds have been deadened. But I digress.

    Here are the magic words, Amerika. Be nice. They are easy to learn, easy to remember, and easy to apply.

    Now let me develop this magic formula for peace if you are not imaginative or clever enough to understand it. I’m afraid I will have to use some old Anglo Saxon words to make myself very clear. I bet the Pope used one of them the other day when he fell on his kisser with a woman on his back. My mind wanders so easily these days. Maybe they’ve put something in the water.

    1. Stop empire building. Your Founding Fathers were dead against it. Ask that wise man, Ron Paul. You may think he is a buffoon but in my view is one of the few intelligent and enlightened men in your country which for some time has been run by men with money for brains. Men who will sell your Constitution for a few bucks.

    2. Stop funding that little grinch you created in that ‘country’ you gave genesis to in the middle east that is named after three pagan gods – Isis, Ra, and El. Get them to give back the land they stole from Jesus’s real relatives. Tell them that if they want to live in peace there will have to be one land for both them and Jesus’s relatives and that all its citizens will have to live in a free and democratic society. Fergeddabout the two-state solution. This is utter bullshit. Will never happen. Will never work.

    The grinch will stomp their feet and wave their nuclear weapons and threaten all kinds of merry hell, even Armageddon. They love this word. They will threaten to reveal the incriminating pictures and the movies and the documents, even who committed 9/11, but call their bluff. Also, they won’t tell you who did 9/11 because, well, talk about ‘vanishing from the pages of time’. We won’t think any less of you if they showed you jacking off a rabbit. If they wave the nukes, say ‘gotcha’ and stop funding them siting the Symington Amendment – you know the 1976 Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (subsequently contained, as amended, in the Arms Export Control Act) that banned US economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. (Thanks, Wikipedia).

    You then will have them by the proverbials. Close the faucet and the flooding will stop.

    I guess you realise why they will not declare their possession of nukes or sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ironically. they are quick to point the finger at those signatories who allegedly transgress the Treaty. But hypocrisy is a genetic trait in them. Call me an anti-Semite and I’ll call you an anti-Gentile.

    This problem in the middle east is a running sore and a cancerous one that cannot be healed without some drastic action. Only you, Amerika, have the surgical equipment to perform the operation. It will be painful but it will sure as Ra made little apples bring peace not only to the middle east but to the rest of the world. Those terrorists you helped create will disappear from whence they came to fight wars against their repressive and undemocratic governments – a cause that you will no doubt support enthusiastically.

    3. Close your military bases around the world. You will not need them if you do what I tell you in item 2 above. Also, dissolve NATO. They are NFG. Always hitting the wrong targets and pissing off the natives. But I guess they learned from you. They are now known as the North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation. It would also plug a drain in the resources of the countries who are members of this organisation that no longer has any purpose for which it was originally created.

    4. Use the billions saved from shutting down the war machine or putting it into hibernation to reconstruct and rehabilitate your crumbling infrastructures, fund your healthcare program, bring the 37+ million of your citizens out of poverty, educate your children, sort your social ills, help those poor browns and blacks whose countries you’ve eviscerated and left polluted for a billion years with your weapons of mass destruction and radiation, and make your country one to be envied and emulated – not hated, feared and pitied as now. You know, once upon a time, your country was looked up to with reverence and awe and whose founding ideals were a standard to which most of the rest of the world aspired to. But you forgot the warnings of your Founding Fathers and more recently, Ike, and you let the military-industrial complex and the grinch take over.

    5. Train your military and your young people to be ambassadors for peace. You know, like the Peace Corps. Train them to save the world rather than destroy it. Train them to give their skills and talents to help raise the standards of living in the deprived parts of the world. Raise their standards and you create more potential customers to sell to. Win-win as they say in management-speak. Young people want to make a difference. They want to change the world for the better. Give them the tools to make this happen. You won’t and we won’t regret it.

    6. Stop bailing out the people who created the financial mess we are in. If they’ve got to go under because of their fraudulent or incompetent actions, so be it. Don’t worry, the world won’t go under. Ask the Icelanders. OK, we might have to tighten our belts a little bit but we are having to do it anyway, so what’s the problem?

    7. Give the bailout money direct to the people who have lost it and to the people who have been made jobless. If you followed my recommendations so far, you will have plenty of money to hand around, even to reducing taxes to benefit all your citizens. They will get the economy going as they will want things to buy and people will start making things to satisfy this demand. This is how a robust economy works, right? Not by creating and selling pieces of paper with fake values for people to gamble for with real money. This is what the people you gave the bailout money did and continue to do in some form or another and give themselves obscene bonuses.

    OK, all this has been said before by others more cogently and intelligently but has fallen on deaf ears. I hope my own reminder may have some effect on convincing you, Amerika, that you continue on your present path at your peril. You are already building your own prison, like the middle eastern grinch, and your people tremble at the slightest whisper of terror. This is exactly what your leaders want you to do. The greatest kick that leaders get is not the opportunity to siphon the nation’s wealth into their own pockets but to control its citizens.

    People, the only terrorists are those we create. If we do not stop fucking around with their countries, stealing their resources, disrespecting their cultures and their religions, some of them are going to try to hurt us. We would do the same if the situation was reversed.

    The alternative is that our so-called security minions (who couldn’t prevent 9/11, and the Crotch Bomber) are going to continue to poke us, prod us, look in our pants and shoes, squeeze our tits, shove their fingers in where the sun don’t shine, bombard us with xrays and terraherz rays that probably adversely interfere with our cell structures, and eventually tattoo us and implant an RFID chip in our arms, if not in our heads, to reassure us that they are making us safe from the terrorists that we helped create by our indifference to the deprived lives of others.

    So, Amerika, don’t fuck up in this new year. (I love this AngloSaxon word, it conveys such a great deal of meaning that no other word does.)Be nice. I know I will be.

    Happy New Year.

    Comment by Truthteller | January 5, 2010 | Reply


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